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The Aitken University Centre is located on the campus of the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Aitken University Centre
Aitken Centre.jpg
Interior of the Aitken Centre
Location20 MacKay Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 5A3
Coordinates45°56′31″N 66°38′31″W / 45.941959°N 66.641884°W / 45.941959; -66.641884Coordinates: 45°56′31″N 66°38′31″W / 45.941959°N 66.641884°W / 45.941959; -66.641884
OwnerUniversity of New Brunswick
Capacity3,278 (seated, hockey)
4,258 (Concerts)
Surface200' X 90'
Opened1976
Tenants
UNB Varsity Reds (AUS) 1976-present
Fredericton Express (AHL) 1981-1988
Fredericton Canadiens (AHL) 1990-1999

Constructed in 1976, it is the home of the UNB Varsity Reds hockey and hosted UNB basketball games until the construction of the Richard J. Currie Center in 2011. The arena hosted the University Cup in 2003, 2004, 2011, and 2012. The Aitken Centre was also the venue for the 2006 CIS Women's basketball championships, and the 2007 and 2008 CIS Women's volleyball championships.

The arena's capacity is 3,278 for ice events and 4,258 for concerts.

Other usesEdit

 
Aitken University Centre, UNB

The Aitken Centre was home to the American Hockey League's Fredericton Express (1981-1988) and Fredericton Canadiens (1990-1999).

The arena was used as a set during the filming of the television miniseries Canada Russia '72. It stood in for the Montreal Forum, Maple Leaf Gardens and Luzhniki Palace of Sports.

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