-1953 Arena Fire



Card Date 53/09/15 Oshawa, ON Oshawa Arena
Pat Flanagan/Timothy Geohagen vs Alan Garfield/Al Costello
Ilio DiPaolo vs Firpo Zbysko
Bob Liepler vs Abe Zvonkin

Sept 15 1953 was to be the last card of the season but the
Oshawa Arena would burn to the ground on the morning of the card

The Arena was the home for Wrestling since at least 1946 and
is now the site of a Car Dealership. The Oshawa Civic Arena (to replace it) opened in 1964.

Promoter Pat Milosh would start the following year in Bowmanville
about 15 minutes east of Oshawa before moving the cards to the
Kinsmen baseball stadium directly adjacent to the old Arena
The Kinsmen is still there and will be the subject of a future entry

More info on the fire as well as a pic of the Arena can be found here
Oshawa Arena


 

Oshawa Wrestling History.com