Upon stepping into the Canadian Tire Centre, you’ll be greeted by the history and tradition of hockey in Ottawa. Throughout the arena, you’ll see several tributes to former Senators players and teams. The team even does an excellent job showing off the history of the former Ottawa Senators franchise that played from 1883 to 1934.
The Senators also put on a good in game production, and the sightlines are excellent as well. No matter where you’re sitting, you’ll have a good view of all the action on the ice. The in-game experience also features pretty much everything you would expect from an NHL game including good video production and a lovable furry mascot.
The fans at Canadian Tire Center are also a big part of what makes attending a Senators game an enjoyable experience. The Sens Army located in section 312 live and die with this team and aren’t afraid to show their support no matter what the team’s record. This group of super fans can be seen at games clad in Roman-style attire and make lots of noise with their drums and noise makers. If you’re looking to get into the full Senators game day spirit, then try to snag tickets in this section.
The concessions and restaurants at Canadian Tire Center also aid in you having a good time at a Senators game. The 212 Deli & Pub, Farm Boy Fresh Zone, and Fat Boys all feature delicious and unique cuisine that will fill you up no matter what you’re craving. As for the restaurants, Chek Point’s after party on Friday and Saturday nights goes a long way in making attending a Sens game a fun night out.
An Ottawa Senators game is an excellent way to spend a night thanks to the franchise’s devotion to Ottawa’s hockey history and putting on a good production.
Things to check out
Throughout the concourses of the Canadian Tire Centre, you’ll see several murals paying tributes to the franchise’s history. There are murals of various Senators greats including Daniel Alfredsson, so check them all out.
Stanley Cup and Retired Number Banners
Check out the banners hanging from the rafters honoring the Stanley Cups won by the former Ottawa Senators franchise and the current Senators retired numbers. These banners do a fantastic job of showcasing Ottawa’s pro hockey history and are a must-see for any hockey fan.
Located near section 102, Bert’s is a great place to keep up with the action going on around the league. Bert’s features 23 TVs, stone-fired pizza, and burgers, so stop on by and take it all in.
Chek Point, located near section 120, is the perfect place to hang out after a Friday or Saturday night game. It’s home to the New Country 94 After Party meaning you won’t have to go home when the game is over.
Reserve your spot at the Alumni Lounge for your chance to meet former Senators players. The Alumni Lounge offers a casual dining experience and self-serve food making it a great place to eat before the game.
Sens Army Section
The Sens Army Section is the most raucous section in the Canadian Tire Centre. Located in section 312, the Sens Army are encouraged to wear red and black, bang drums, and play noise makers. If you want to cheer on the Sens as hard as possible, then get tickets in the Sens Army Section.Watch video
At Sens games you’ll always hear live music, which sometimes includes traditional Scottish music from the ‘Sons of Scotland Pipe Band.” Highland dancers typically accompany these Scottish musicians, so don’t miss them during your trip to Ottawa.
Before every Sens game, youth hockey players carry team flags onto the ice. The skating of the flags brings everyone in the arena to their feet and is an excellent way for young fans to get up close to their heroes, so be in attendance for this fun tradition.Watch video
Ottawa Senators Theme Song
Played as the team takes the ice.
Senators regular goal songI got my head checked
By a jumbo jet
It wasn’t easy
But nothing is
When I feel heavy-metal
And I’m pins and I’m needles
Well, I lie and I’m easy
All the time but I am never sure
Why I need you
Pleased to meet you
I got my head down
When I was young
It’s not my problem
It’s not my problem