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.

Highlights

The Division has taken a positive baseline approach preparing the 2022 budget with the assumption that business levels will return to more regular levels, as allowed under Provincial and Municipal restrictions, with community programming and ticketed events rescheduled following two years of reduced revenues. 

For 2022, Peterborough Memorial Centre budget revenue accounts have been adjusted to reflect a shift to the way revenues are being allocated regarding the Peterborough Petes games. The City will receive most of these revenues through fixed-rate user fees versus the previous revenue sharing model as a result of the new Facility License Agreement with the Peterborough Petes. The Peterborough Petes 2021/22 Regular Season began in October 2021 following September Exhibition Games. Concerts and ticketed events are scheduled inside the Peterborough Memorial
Centre for 2022 in anticipation of reduced Provincial restrictions. 

The requirement to exchange the summer floor and ice schedules between Kinsmen Arena and Healthy Planet Arena continues in 2022 to accommodate the roof project taking place 2021 through 2023 at the Healthy Planet Arena. 

Northcrest Arena no longer has operating budget requirements in 2022. Facility demolition costs in 2021 were incorporated in the North End Fire Hall Capital project. 

For the 2020/21 Seasonal Statistics, these were heavily affected by the facility closures and restrictions required as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All arena facilities were closed in March 2020 due to the Provincial Shut-Down orders. Once arena facilities were allowed to reopen, scheduling and programming commenced in August 2020 through to December 2020 in all arena facilities but activities were restricted to small groups and on-ice skill-based clinics only with all league play and tournaments cancelled. Arena facilities were allowed to reopen with restrictions in place again in February 2021 until another Province-wide Shut Down was announced in April 2021 until reopening in Step 3 of Provincial restrictions in July 2021. Scheduling for the first half of the 2021/22 Fall/Winter Season under Provincial Step 3 restrictions is set with the ability to transition to either tighter or looser restrictions as required through the season. 

In Quarter 2 and Quarter 3, 2021 Drive-In Events in the parking lot at the Peterborough Memorial Centre were successful resulting in 18 events including attendance of 1,751 vehicles with approximately 6,500 people in total throughout June, July and August. The events featured 10 local talent acts on stage with 10 local companies involved and partnerships with Community organizations including Market Hall Performance Centre, Showplace, Peterborough Museum & Archives and MusicFest. The return of indoor ticketed events commended in Quarter 3 2021 with the start of the Peterborough Petes 2021/22 Hockey Season. Community ice and floor rentals with schedule and program modifications began again in all arena facilities starting in Quarter 3 2021.

2022 budget overview

Arena Division
Description2022 recommended
Expenditures $6,143,194
Revenues $3,860,734
Debt charges $947,142
Net requirement $2,282,460