Peterborough Memorial Centre

The Peterborough Memorial Centre is a 4,329-seat multi-purpose arena in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Built in 1956, it is now home to the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League and the Peterborough Lakers of the Major Series Lacrosse league.

Peterborough Memorial Centre
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Peterborough Memorial Centre
Coordinates44°17′19″N 78°18′56″W / 44.28861°N 78.31556°W / 44.28861; -78.31556Coordinates: 44°17′19″N 78°18′56″W / 44.28861°N 78.31556°W / 44.28861; -78.31556
CapacityIce Hockey: 3,729 (4,329 with standing room)
Broke ground1954
OpenedNovember 8, 1956[1]
Construction costC$875,000
($8.38 million in 2020 dollars[2])
ArchitectBlackwell, Craig & Zeidler[3]
General contractorEastwood Construction[3]
Peterborough Petes (OHL) (1956–present)
Peterborough Lakers MSL (1968–present)
Interior of Peterborough Memorial Centre before renovation

The Peterborough Memorial Centre is a single-pad arena. It is most noted for having a large stage to the south end of the arena and a large portrait of the Queen painted by notable local artist David Bierk hanging above the ice. It is named in honour of the many war veterans who came from the region.

Along with hockey, the arena has hosted many events from trade shows, summer fairs, to lacrosse games and corporate Christmas celebrations for large industries such as Canadian General Electric.

In 2003, the Memorial Centre was renovated adding 24 luxury box suites, improved concessions, a licensed restaurant, new seats, boards, scoreboard and the addition of air conditioning. In late 2005 the building added a full video scoreboard. When the Memorial Centre was renovated, the stage was replaced with a restaurant.


  1. ^ Barrie, Don (July 25, 2009). "Many Memorable Sporting Moments in Peterborough". Pembroke Daily Observer. Retrieved October 17, 2013.
  2. ^ 1688 to 1923: Geloso, Vincent, A Price Index for Canada, 1688 to 1850 (December 6, 2016). Afterwards, Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada tables 18-10-0005-01 (formerly CANSIM 326-0021) "Consumer Price Index, annual average, not seasonally adjusted". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 17, 2021. and table 18-10-0004-13 "Consumer Price Index by product group, monthly, percentage change, not seasonally adjusted, Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 17, 2021.
  3. ^ a b {sessionKey=999999999_142&l=0&lvl=1&v=0&coll=1&itm=212726&rt=1&bill=1|publisher=Archives Canada|accessdate=October 17, 2013}}

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