Events & Tickets
Don’t miss any of the action as the IceDogs continue to compete for an OHL and Memorial Cup Championship. Get your tickets today!
Season tickets $399-$569
During events, parking at the Meridian Centre is limited to accessible spots with a government issued permit. However, there are a variety of parking options available in the surrounding area. We recommend using the multi-level parking garage between Garden Park and Carlisle Street and entering the Meridian Centre from the Rankin Gateway pedestrian bridge.
Click here for directions: http://www.meridiancentre.com/plan-your-visit/parking
State of the City Address 2017
Brock Badgers vs. Ryerson Rams
Brock Badgers basketball is ready to Paint the Meridian Red. The men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Toronto’s Ryerson Rams in a key mid-season doubleheader at the Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines on Friday, Jan. 27. The Brock women’s team will tip off at 6 p.m., and then the nationally ranked men’s team will play at 8 p.m.!
During events, parking at the Meridian Centre is limited to accessible spots with a government issued permit. However, there are various easy parking options available in the downtown core. Click here for the specifics.
Winterfest Cheer Competition
Canada’s largest Cheer and Dance event company hosts their 2017 Winterfest Competition at the Meridian Centre. Come see these incredible athletes perform and compete!
Scotties' Tournament of Hearts
Canada’s elite women’s curling teams will be heading to the Niagara region of Ontario for the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, it was announced today by Curling Canada.
The 2017 Canadian Women’s Curling Championship will be staged Feb. 18-26 at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines.
“St. Catharines put in a wonderful bid that was backed wholeheartedly by the city, and we’re excited to see what’s in store in 2017,” said Hugh Avery, Chair of the Curling Canada Board of Governors. “The Scotties Tournament of Hearts has a rich history of thrilling action on the ice and party for all ages off the ice. Curling fans in St. Catharines, and all over Southern Ontario, are in for a treat.”
It will be the first time the Scotties has been staged in St. Catharines, which previously hosted the 2001 (won by Newfoundland/Labrador’s Brad Gushue and Prince Edward Island’s Suzanne Birt) and 2007 (won by Alberta’s Charley Thomas and Newfoundland/Labrador’s Stacie Devereaux) Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Championships.
“Congratulations to the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club and Meridian Centre, co-hosts of the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts,” said St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik. “We look forward to welcoming curlers and their families from across Canada to St. Catharines, to experience our world-class sports facilities and cultural venues, right here in our hometown.”
The Meridian Centre opened in September 2014, and seats approximately 5,300 for hockey. It is home to the Ontario Hockey League’s Niagara IceDogs.
“When my sister (longtime teammate Christine Jurgenson) and I were growing up, it was our dream to curl in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and we worked hard to achieve that dream,” said St. Catharines curling legend Marilyn Bodogh, a two-time Scotties and world women’s champion. “Now to see the biggest women’s curling event in the world come to my hometown is an absolute thrill, and I can’t wait to show off our city for all of the curlers and fans who’ll be here in 2017.”
There will be plenty on the line at the 2017 Scotties. The winning team will represent Canada at the World Women’s Championship in Beijing, China. Additionally, should the Scotties champion win a medal at the World Women’s, the team will also qualify for the 2017 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials in Ottawa. That’s the event that will decide Canada’s men’s and women’s four-player teams for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
“We couldn’t be happier to welcome the Scotties Tournament of Hearts back to Ontario,” said Ontario Curling Association executive-director Steve Chenier. “St. Catharines has produced some great curling champions, and has also hosted wonderful curling events in the past, so I’m confident that the 2017 Scotties will be no exception.”
The 2017 Scotties will mark the 36th consecutive year of Kruger Products’ title sponsorship of the Canadian women’s curling championship, which is among the longest-running partnerships in Canadian sports.
“Kruger Products is excited to welcome the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts to St. Catharines,” said Nancy Marcus, Corporate Vice President Marketing at Kruger Products. “As a Canadian company, we are pleased to continue to support the outstanding women of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and we look forward to seeing this premier event hosted in St. Catharines for the first time. All of us at Kruger Products are proud to be the longest sponsor of amateur sport in Canada and we are thrilled to continue our support of women’s curling for over 35 years.”
TSN/RDS will provide complete coverage of the 2017 Scotties, from the opening round-robin draw to the gold-medal game.
Tickets for the 2017 Scotties will go on sale early in 2016.
It’s time to join the volunteer team
for 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
YOUR CHANCE TO VOLUNTEER!
St. Catharines curling fans are getting geared up to welcome the world’s most famous women’s curling event, and now they have a chance to be directly involved in helping make the 2017 Scotties Tournament of Hearts a success.
Volunteer applications are now being accepted, giving you the opportunity to make your contributions in all aspects of putting on the 2017 Scotties.
Volunteer contributions, both behind and in front of the scenes, are indispensable, and their efforts are often as profound as the event itself.
Facilities will need volunteers in a variety of positions that start before the event and carry through to teardown. Opportunities vary from setting up and taking down equipment to facilitating interview requests for the media. Canada’s best curlers, VIPs and fans will be gathering at the Meridian Centre, and volunteers will be required to work behind the scenes at various checkpoints.
Hosting is looking for friendly faces to provide information regarding tickets and daily activities. Some volunteers will be tasked with transporting VIPs, media members and athletes to and from their destinations around St. Catharines, while others will help keep a variety of lounges stocked with refreshments and food.
The special events committee will make the off-ice activities, such as autograph sessions, Up Close and Personal interviews, and the Junior Stars program, a success. They’ll also help plan and prepare the ceremonies at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and provide retail assistance for souvenirs.
After the last rock is thrown each night, attention shifts to the HeartStop Lounge, Curling Canada’s post-game party zone. The bands will be electrifying, the dance floor packed, and volunteers make it all possible by bartending, busing, selling tokens, and enjoying the camaraderie of the HeartStop Lounge.
What are the benefits of volunteering? Here’s a look at what you get:
Official volunteer clothing;
Limited-edition volunteer pin (not available to the general public)
Invitation to the volunteer appreciation party
Access to the famous HeartStop Lounge with entertainment
Access to seating in the venue when not on shift*
*based on seat availability
These positions are just a taste of what volunteers will be doing to make the 2017 Scotties a success. Visit www.curling.ca/2017scotties/volunteer/ and become part of the team today.
Mini Packs on Sale
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, on April 20th at 7pm during their 2017 World Tour.
The Globetrotters recently wrapped a busy 90th year tour, during which they named Pope Francis the ninth Honorary Harlem Globetrotter in team history, walked the runway at New York Fashion week, launched the Great Assist initiative alongside Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts – whom the team named also named an honorary Harlem Globetrotter – pledging to spread 100 million smiles over the next 10 years, broke seven Guinness World Records® and remixed the team’s legendary theme song, “Sweet Georgia Brown,” with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter Teddy Riley.
During their 2017 World Tour, the famed team will feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister and Ace Jackson*– the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.^
Tickets start at $21.00 (plus fees) and are available for presale starting October 13th at 10am at harlemglobetrotters.com and ticketmaster.com Tickets go on sale to the general public on November 8th at 10am at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-855-985-5000, and the Meridian Centre box office on November 9th at 10am, Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.
Sign up for the Meridian Centre’s Be In the Know Insiders Newsletter to receive pre-sale access and discounts at http://www.meridiancentre.com/news/be-in-the-know
The Harlem Globetrotters will tip off their 2017 World Tour on Dec. 26, 2016 and bring their unrivalled family entertainment to over 250 cities in 48 states across North America.
The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 90 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter @Globies.
$21-$113 plus fees
Limited Accessible parking on site. No other parking availalbe