PMC Opening for Community Ice Rentals beginning September 21, 2020

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Peterborough, ON – Peterborough Memorial Centre will reopen for community ice rentals starting Monday, September 21, 2020 as part of the next phase of the reopening of City arenas to the public.

Reopening the Peterborough Memorial Centre will add one more ice pad to the City’s active inventory in arenas after the successful re-opening of the Evinrude Centre for limited use starting Monday, August 3, 2020 and Kinsmen Civic Centre on September 8, 2020. The City has taken a gradual approach to the reopening of community arenas and the Memorial Centre to the public.

The 2020/21 Fall/Winter Season is underway with ice allocations at all facilities adjusted to incorporate increased cleaning protocols between rentals. Based on availability, ice rentals have been expanded to include rentals to all eligible user groups with COVID-19 Safety and Screening Protocols in place. The operation of select City-run pre-registered ice programs are set to resume over the coming weeks with limited capacities. 

Safety protocols at all arenas include:

  • Group size limits remain at 22 per ice pad, including on ice coaches/instructors.
  • Gameplay activity permitted - adhering to 22 participants per pad maximum - all activity must comply with Provincial regulations and various Sport Return to Play Plans.
  • Spectator access permitted up to a maximum of one parent/guardian per youth under 18 years of age.
  • Designated viewing areas permitted for spectators.
  • Public washrooms open for spectators only.
  • Group entry (participants and spectators) is controlled by City staff 10 minutes prior to each rental time - exterior doors will remain locked.
  • Groups must exit no later than 10 minutes past permitted rental time. 
  • General public access is not permitted.

Further details on safety measures in place, safety protocols and City-run programs can be found on the Arenas page of the City website

The Evinrude Banquet Hall and Kinsmen Boardroom remain closed at this time. The Evinrude Centre Customer Service Office continues to remain closed to public access with services continuing online and over the phone. For arena facility booking related inquiries, please email or call 705-742-7777 Ext. 2577 and leave a message.

Tickets are available for the Drive-In Concert Series featuring The Sheepdogs, Tim Hicks, Jim Cuddy Band and Jason McCoy, being held in the PMC parking lot on September 18 & 19. 2020. Other events previously scheduled inside the PMC continue to be rescheduled or cancelled with details posted on the PMC website

The Peterborough Memorial Centre’s Grant Thornton Box Office is open for pre-scheduled appointments only.  Normal ticket office operations and PMC Drive-In Concert Series ticket sales continue online at and over the phone at 705-743-3561. To schedule an appointment with Box Office Staff, please visit the PMC website or call.


For further information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Jeremy Giles, Facility Manager

Peterborough Memorial Centre

151 Lansdowne Street West

Peterborough, ON  K9J 1Y4

705-742-7777 Ext. 2503

Toll-Free: 1-855-738-3755 Ext. 2503