Host Your Event at Memorial Gardens

Artist's rendering of the outside of Memorial Gardens with a crowd looking at the building

About North Bay

Photo of North Bay's Gateway arch located at Lee Park

North Bay is a vibrant city of 54,000 people and has a regional population of 109,000.

It is a beautiful and welcoming community that offers a variety of amenities including fabulous restaurants, attractions and a waterfront park.  It is a refreshing location to host your next concert or event.

North Bay is home to the award winning Nipissing University and to Canadore College, one of the fastest growing colleges in Ontario.  Together, the two institutions boast more than 10,000 part-time and full-time students.

It really is "Just North Enough to be Perfect", located just 3.5 hours north of Toronto, 4 hours west of Ottawa and only a short distance from other major Ontario centres such as Huntsville and Sudbury.

Our convenient, centralized location coupled with modern facilities ensures that we maintain cost effective land, rail and air services for both business and leisure travellers.

North Bay is within a day's drive to more than 100 million consumers.  To reach our destination, you have the choice of six border crossings such as New York City, Detroit, Boston and Chicago.

Comprehensive medical services in North Bay are provided by the new $550 million dollar North Bay Regional Health Centre.

Why Memorial Gardens

Photo of banquet supper held at Memorial Gardens for JS Redpath
  • Winner of Hockeyville 2007 where we saw the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers and New York Islanders battle it out on the rink.
  • Proud host of the 2014 World Ringette Championships.
  • Became home to the North Bay Battalion in the fall of 2013, an OHL team that drew approximately 160,000 fans in its 2013-2014 season.
  • Host to great figure skating events such as Celebration on Ice and Skate the Nation where Brian Orser, Kurt Browning and Elvis Stojko made their sport come alive.
  • Rafters have resonated with the melodic tunes of George Jones and Charlie Pride and to the hell raising banter of Alice Cooper and the Tragically Hip.
  • Provider of fun for the whole family with the likes of the Garden Brothers Circus and Dora the Explorer.

This facility can be transformed to suit any event.  Our dedicated staff will do their best to help your event be a success!

Getting to North Bay

Easily accessible by land or air, North Bay's location provides convenient links for transportation and communication-related activities.  It is situated at the crossroads of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 11 corridor and is on the national high-speed fibre optic network.

Just minutes from the downtown core, North Bay's Jack Garland Airport is the largest airport north of Toronto and accommodates all types of aircraft and special guests. 

Map of Ontario showing North Bay's location within the province

Technical Specifications

 Building

  • Ceiling Height: 34' low steel, 49' high steel
  • Floor Area: 200' x 85'
  • Ice Surface: 200' x 85' (North American NHL standards)
  • Floor Size: 17,000 square feet
  • Floor Type: IceCap Pro 1" thick solid sheets
  • Loading Doors: Single
  • Zamboni Garage Door for Load In and Out: 14' x 14'
  • Portable Stage: 48' x 40' (50 piece, adjustable legs)
  • Lighting: Dimmable Programmable LED Lighting
  • Entrance Way to Ice Surface: 9'2"
  • Distance from bottom of the video board to the floor is 20' 2" without the ice in or 20' with the ice and floor in.

Arena Rigging Weight

2,500 pounds per truss maximum.

Structural engineer may be required.

Seating

Tiered Seating - Holds 4,235 people

Tiered Seating & Floor Seats - Holds 5,258 people

Seating plans can be designed to accommodate a wide variety of events.

Photo of a crowd in the tiered seats at Memorial Gardens

Internet Access & Wireless Capabilities

Memorial Gardens has internet access and wireless capabilities throughout the building.

Rooms

Hall of Fame Lounge - Holds 79 people

Club Lounge - Holds 105 people

Office Boardroom - Holds 36 people

Scout Room - Holds 54 people

10 Suites - Hold 200 people (20 per suite)

Media Box - Holds 45 people

Available Electrical

Located in the Near East end of the Arena:

1 x 400 Amp

2 x 200 Amp

2 x 100 Amp

Exterior Power Available:

2 x 50 Amp

2 x 20 Amp in two locations (south east side and north east side of the building)

Floor Layout - Concert Layout

Seating chart showing the layout for a concert with no mixer board

SEATING CAPACITY TOTAL = 5,349

Floor = 1,678

Rinkside = 201

Tiers = 3,290

Suites = 180

Floor Layout - Concert Layout with Mixer

Seating chart showing the layout for a concert with a mixer board

SEATING CAPACITY TOTAL = 5,258

Floor = 1,587

Rinkside = 201

Tiers = 3,290

Suites = 180

Memorial Gardens Facility

 

Photo of the hallway leading to the suites Photo of the video board which hangs above the Memorial Gardens ice surface Photo of a crowd watching a concert Patron purchasing a beverage at one of the portable bar locations

Other Amenities

Ten corporate suites available for purchase.  Each suite includes 14 permanent exterior seat locations plus 6 additional interior stool/standing positions.

Box office services include ticket production, ticket sellers, online ticketing and credit card services.

A 4 sided state-of-the-art centre hung video board which is not removable or retractable.

New sound and lighting systems.

HVAC system and A/C to allow for year-round spectator events.

On-site ATM

Arena security

Police services (upon request)

Stage

Transport Entrance/Drive in

Forklift and Genie Lift

Towels

Glass in/out

Battalion Retail Outlet Store

Media Box

Scout Room

On-site Parking

Exterior Marquee 160" x 32"

Food & Beverage

3 Modern Concessions

2 On-site Bars (Hall of Fame Lounge and Club Lounge)

On-site Catering

Portable Concession Stands

Remote Bar Locations

Fully Licensed Arena

State-of-the-art Kitchen Facilities

 

Contact Us Today to Start Planning Your Event

MEMORIAL GARDENS SPORTS ARENA

100 Chippewa Street West

North Bay ON  P1B 6G2

Melinda Fry, Manager of Sports and Events

Email:  events@cityofnorthbay.ca

Phone:  1-800-465-1882 Ext. 2662

www.cityofnorthbay.ca

Silhouette of a crowd cheering at a concert