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.


The Division is taking a positive baseline approach preparing the 2021 budget but reduced revenues may continue beyond 2020 as community programming and ticketed events recover from the effects the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting cancellations.

Northcrest Arena officially ceased operations as a municipal facility in May 2020, with demolition planned beyond 2021 to prepare the site for alternate use.

Major operating budget variances for arena facilities in 2021 include substantial increases for contractual snow removal services, notably for Kinsmen Arena and Morrow Park. A large increase in the utilities expense for Kinsmen Arena for 2021 due to the requirement to exchange the summer floor and ice schedules with Healthy Planet Arena to accommodate the roof project taking place 2021 through 2023. The final phase of the software transition to PerfectMind was completed in 2020. Facility booking including ice, floor and room rentals, memberships, programs and direct point of sale transactions are now organized through one software application. The result is improved customer service through the City's website and alignment with the other Divisions within Community Services. PerfectMind also provides comprehensive reporting options to monitor programs and gather statistics. These statistics will be used for program evaluation, to assist with the planning of program delivery and to provide annual statistical reports.

2021 budget overview

Arena Division
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $5,267,909
Revenues $4,038,351
Debt charges $947,142
Net requirement $2,176,701
2021 projections
Total hours rented on ice pads 14,051
Peterborough Memorial Centre event days 61
Morrow Building event days 94
Healthy Planet Arena and Kinsmen Civic Centre event days 125
Tournaments 13
Sports camps and schools (multi day/week events) 11
Ticketed events sold through PMC Box Office 58
Tickets sold through PMC Box Office 162,660
Public skating attendance 26,878