It's built in a residential neighbourhood with a large football field just across "Roger Neilson Way", a street named for the legendary former Petes coach.
The building also has a sizable parking lot on site, with more parking in the neighbouring fairgrounds.
When you first see the bowl of the Memorial Centre the sight takes your breath away.
Banners hang prominently from the ceiling and a gigantic portrait of HM the Queen smiles down from the far end of the ice.
Arena Name: Peterborough Memorial Centre Capacity: 4,069 (3,729 seated) Built: 1956 Address: 121 Lansdowne St.
W, Peterborough, ON, K9J 1Y4 Telephone No: (705) 743-3681 Ice Surface Size: 195 X 85 Franchise Date: 1956-57 OHL Championships: 9, Most Recently in 2005-06 Memorial Cup Championships: 1, in 1978-79 Colours: Maroon & White Official Web Site: Unofficial Sites: Petes Videos.com, Petes Message Board Google Satellite: Click Here You have to really want to be in Peterborough to find yourself there.
Their promotions girl's voice is nails on a chalkboard, and it's a shame for a team as historic as the Petes to play in an atmosphere where they seem like the sideshow at times.
Finally, while the arena sound system is terrific, the music selection is mainly techno and club music, which in my opinion doesn't really belong at a hockey game.
Killing the lights is no longer necessary since air conditioning was installed, but they still do it anyway.
In addition, Peterborough is as "promotion-heavy" as any OHL building I've been to.
There are only about ten rows of seats on either side of the ice, with private suites behind the seating.
One side of the ice is "club seats" and there is also a sizable press box.
The design of the building is definitely odd; it's built with a large overhang that almost reaches Landsdowne Street that is constructed over a new atrium that was built when the Memorial Centre was renovated a few seasons ago.