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Peterborough Memorial Centre
Peterborough Memorial Centre

Peterborough Memorial Centre
Broke ground 1954
Opened November 8, 1956
Renovated 2003
Surface Multi-surface
Construction cost $875,000 (Canadian)
Architect Blackwell, Craig & Zeidler
General Contractor Eastwood Construction
Capacity Ice Hockey: 3,729 (4,329 with standing room)
Tenants
Peterborough Petes (OHL) (1956–present)
Peterborough Lakers (Major Series Lacrosse (1968–present)
PMC interior

Interior of Peterborough Memorial Centre before renovation.


The Peterborough Memorial Centre is a 4,329-seat multi-purpose arena in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. It was built in 1956. It is home to the Peterborough Petes ice hockey team.

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 Queen Elizabeth II 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.

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