October 18, 2017
The installation of the Stanley Cup monument at the intersection of Sparks and Elgin Street in Ottawa is officially underway, and is expected to be completed in December.
The monument was designed last year by a Montreal-based team called Covit/Nguyen/NORR. Their tribute to Lord Frederick Stanley beat out the designs of seven other teams.
The structure will sit on a small rink, and will be embedded with stainless steel lines designed to evoke skate marks. There will also be 39 granite discs engraved with the names of the Stanley Cup winners from 1893 to 2017.
This year marks the 125th anniversary of Lord Stanley’s donation of the cup that has been named in his honour.