|"Centre Bionest de Shawinigan"|
|Location|| 1200, Avenue des Cèdres|
Shawinigan, Quebec G9N 1P6
|Opened||December 27, 2008|
|Surface||200' X 85'|
|Tenants|| Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)|
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.
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:
- 33 Patrick Lalime (G) January 23, 2009
|Current arenas in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League|
|K. C. Irving Regional Centre · Centre 200 · Scotiabank Centre · Moncton Coliseum · Eastlink Centre · Harbour Station|
|Centre Henry-Leonard · Centre Georges-Vézina · Videotron Centre · Colisée de Rimouski · Colisée Desjardins · Centre Bionest de Shawinigan|
|Centre d'Excellence Sports Rousseau · Centre Marcel Dionne · Robert Guertin Arena · Aréna Iamgold · Centre Air Creebec · Palais des Sports|