The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club is the third major-professional ice hockey team to represent the city of Calgary. The team was founded in 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia, as the Atlanta Flames until relocating to Calgary in 1980. The Flames moved into their current home arena, the Scotiabank Saddledome in 1983.