Canucks Unveil New Dressing Room
Over this past summer the Vancouver Canucks did a full face lift to their dressing rooms and subsequent offices and such. Today they've released their full dressing room tour of the new facilities. The upgrade costs easily went into the millions of dollars.
Being that I've just started playing hockey so equipment is all the rage for me, and I have to put up with smelly, tiny dressing rooms.
You can also read about the facilities here.
The cornucopia of beauty that is now home to the Canucks is proof that the upgrade was done right, so much so that the organization has been drawing a lot of attention from other teams, according to Jones.
“We had a call from a guy in Ottawa saying ‘what the heck did you do, my boss just came in here and said to find out what the guys in Vancouver did because all the players are talking about wonderful things you’re doing for the players and the new dressing room.’ Word is getting out all over.”
Word will spread even more in four months when the 2010 Olympics take over GM Place and Team Canada, as the top ranked team, will get its pick of dressing room, inevitably choosing that of the Canucks.
“The 23 top Canadian players are going to be in there enjoying the benefits of it and that’s a feather in our cap.
“The Sedins and everybody, they’ll have to go down to one of those crummy dressing rooms down the hall.”
The highlight of the 850 square foot dressing room (total size of the area, including dressing room, medical and equipment rooms, lounge and coaches office is 8,205 square feet) is the oval shaped seating area where the players dress and prepare to do battle.
“The oval is inclusive, so everyone can see everyone else and it really gives the room a feeling of unity,” said Cox.