Scotiabank Centre Re-opening

Scotiabank Centre, Atlantic Canada’s largest venue for marquee sporting and entertainment events, re-opens today following completion of the ice slab replacement project.

The facility closed in early July to allow work to commence on the 40-year old ice-making system, which took approximately 17 weeks to complete.  The project, which involved 6,400 hours of labour and 240+ cubic meters of concrete, was completed on time and as budgeted.

“Continued investment in the facility through projects like this ensure we can continue to deliver the variety and high calibre of events our community has come to expect at Scotiabank Centre,” said Carrie Cussons, president & CEO of Scotiabank Centre. “We’re thrilled to welcome our guests and tenants back to the facility and look forward to an incredible event lineup in the year ahead.”

Scotiabank Centre will kick off the season with the Halifax Mooseheads home opener on October 27.

“Our players and fans have been looking forward to Saturday’s home opener at the Scotiabank Centre since our training camp in August,” said Brian Urquhart, president of the Halifax Mooseheads. “The success the team has had on their 15 game road trip has only added to that excitement.”

In addition to the Halifax Mooseheads regular season, the facility will host a diverse lineup of events this year:

·         Trevor Noah, November 2

·         Paw Patrol Live, November 7

·         Jack White, November 14

·         Halifax Hurricanes home opener, November 15

·         Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland, November 17 & 18

·         Bryan Adams, January 23

·         Subway AUS Men’s Basketball Championships, March 1-3

·         U Sports Men’s Final 8, March 8-10

·         Foreigner, March 17

·         John Cleese, May 5

·         Old Dominion, May 8

·         Memorial Cup, May 16-26

·         Professional Bull Riders Monster Energy tour, June 1

·         Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, June 29  - July 6

·         National Lacrosse League, December 2019

“Scotiabank Centre is home to some of the most exciting sports and entertainment events our city has ever experienced,” said Mayor Mike Savage. “It creates a sense of community, pride and energy in our downtown and throughout the community and I can’t wait for another year of great events.”

The community is invited to visit the facility for a free skating event today, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit

Scotiabank Centre is the largest multipurpose facility in Atlantic Canada, serving as the region’s premier venue for major entertainment and sporting events and the nucleus of major event activity in Nova Scotia. Having hosted the world’s top performers, homegrown talent, best in class athletes and many performers in between, Scotiabank Centre has been a source for community vibrancy and pride for 40 years.


Media Contact

Erin Esiyok-Prime
Scotiabank Centre
(902) 403-2693