Centre Bionest
"Centre Bionest de Shawinigan"
Location 1200, Avenue des Cèdres
Shawinigan, Quebec G9N 1P6
Opened December 27, 2008
Owner Shawinigan, Quebec
Surface 200' X 85'
Tenants Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
Capacity Hockey: 5,195

The Centre Bionest de Shawinigan is a 4,125-seat multi-purpose arena in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada that opened on December 27, 2008 and has been the home of the Shawinigan Cataractes since 2008. When the Shawinigan Cataractes played their first-ever game in their new state-of-the-art facility, the game sold out with 4,112 spectators in attendance. The Cataractes won 5–1 against the Junior de Montreal. The team departed from the historic Aréna Jacques Plante after their last game there on December 18, 2008 of the same year.

Events Edit

On May 5, 2009, Shawinigan Cataractes hosted their first QMJHL President Cup Finals game in 38 years and their first in the new arena.


Retired jerseys Edit

The following numbers have been retired by the Cataractes (positions in parentheses) and hang from the rafters:

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