Our 2 Astrolabes, dated from the early 1600's were discovered near Channel-Port aux Basques. They are both in mint condition and in working order. A very rare and valuable find for Newfoundland and all of Canada.

Bruce II Sports Centre
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Explore our connection with age-old astronomical instruments used by navigators. Two astrolabes are featured in Channel-Port aux Basques, dating from the 1600's.

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Ice Rink

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Ice Rink at Bruce II Sports Centre

The ice surface measures 185' in length by 85' wide and has seating for 684, with standing room for 440 and a total capacity of 1124. During the winter season group users include the Port aux Basques Minor Hockey Association, Port aux Basques Figure Skating Club, Molson Recreational Hockey, Labatt Gentlemen’s Hockey League, and the Port aux Basques Mariners hockey team among others. General Skating, Pre-School Skating, Adult Skating and Shinny Hockey are all offered throughout the week at various times.

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Contact Information
Main Line: (709) 695-3592
Information Recording: (709) 695-2942
Fax: (709) 695-7683
Email: bruce2arena@nf.aibn.com


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The origins of the Gateway Curling Club began at the former Bruce Arena where the club curled on the rink surface of the arena. With a growing popularity in the community, the Bruce II Sports Centre design included two dedicated curling sheets, as well as a beautiful lounge area and bar. The curling facility is also equipped with two overhead cameras to view the action at the other end of the sheet.

The Gateway Curling Club has league play for Men's, Women's, Mixed and Juniors. The Junior Curling Club boasts one of the highest enrollments numbers in the province. As a growing sport within the community, there are approximately 90 full time senior members to complement the 30 junior members.

Contact Information:
Bob Hinks
Tel: (709) 695-2930
Fax: (709) 695-7683
Email: paulhinks@nf.sympatico.ca

Canada's Ferry Gateway
to Newfoundland
The gulf crossing between North Sydney and Channel-Port aux Basques is always a memorable lifetime experience. The ferries are among the largest ice breaking ferries in the world. They look like cruise ships and they can each take 1200 passengers and 350 cars. Book early to ensure availability.


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