SMU unveils plans for Dauphinee Centre

June 20, 2018

Saint Mary’s University has unveiled the design for its proposed on-campus arena, the Dauphinee Centre. The centre is named in honour of the late Bob Dauphinee, who donated $2M toward the arena through his estate. “For 50 years, the Saint Mary’s Alumni Arena served as a community gathering space. A place where students who are new to Canada experience what it’s like to strap on skates for the first time and where young children learn to love skating and Canada’s game,” said President Robert Summerby-Murray. “Today, we look forward to the next 50 years.” SMU states that the facility will cost $14.8M overall, and is expected to open in time for the 2019 varsity hockey season. SMU