Home for the Montreal Canadiens
original home was the Westmount Arena
. On Jan. 2, 1918, after 8 season at the Westmount Arena, it was totally destroyed in a fire, forcing the Canadiens to play at the Jubilee Rink
- a long time "neutral" ice in Montreal. However, the fate of Canadien
rinks' seemed sealed. The Jubilee rink burned down in the summer of 1919.
The Mont-Royal Arena was built in less than six months at a cost of $300,000. It seated 10,000 and served as the Canadiens home through the 1924 season.
After the 1924 season the Canadiens played several games at the new Montreal Forum
, and some at the Mont-Royal Arena. Finally officially adopting the Forum as their home in 1926.