The Arena Division provides a wide range of programming and events that appeal to all members of the community and encourages tourist visits. The Division strives to efficiently manage all facilities and maximize use by providing affordable and attractive facilities that staff and the community can be proud of, resulting in an increase of event organizers choosing Peterborough for their events.

Proposed Arenas 2020 budget


The Division continues a proactive approach in 2020 by strengthening our relationship with agents, promoters and event organizers with a goal of increasing the number of special events held in Arena facilities.

The comparison between the 2020 and 2019 PMC Operating Budget shows a variance due to the 2019 budget being reduced by the four months of lost revenue and reduced expenses from the closure for the replacement of the floor and boards. The new Food and Beverage Operator at the PMC began Q2 2019 with operations beginning after the four-month facility closure due to the floor renovation project. Reduced food and beverage operation commissions for a portion of 2019 and 2020 were received by the City from the Operator as agreed during the initial start-up of the contract.

Northcrest Arena continues to provide a single-pad ice surface. Although this facility is aging and severely lacks the amenities user groups require and demand, staff continue to maintain the facility. Additional refrigeration plant monitoring continues since all plant equipment has exceeded the estimated useful life cycle. Structural components of the facility are also being reviewed and monitored.

2020 projections
Total hours rented on ice pads 16,535
Peterborough Memorial Centre event days 126
Morrow Building event days 77
Evinrude Centre and Kinsmen Civic Centre event days 94
Tournaments 20
Sports camps and schools (multi day/week events) 11
Ticketed events sold through PMC Box Office 80
Tickets sold through PMC Box Office 216,264
Public skating attendance 16,170