Events & Tickets
Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres
The Meridian Centre is thrilled that the Toronto Maple Leafs will play the Buffalo Sabres in our building on September 29th. While the Leafs have announced their schedule, details are still being finalized regarding ticket prices, and an on-sale date. What we can share with fans is that tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.ca and to keep checking our website www.meridiancentre.com for details or join the Meridian Centre Insiders email for alerts at http://www.meridiancentre.com/news/be-in-the-know. The Meridian Centre is receiving a high volume of calls and emails regarding the on-sale and kindly asks that all fans refer to the website in the coming days for the latest information.
On Sale TBA
Festival of Stars Concert Series
Four concerts over 2 days, buy them all or choose from each show below.
DANIEL O’DONNELL AND MARY DUFF
Coming to Festival of Stars in Ontario’s Niagara region is Irish singing sensation Daniel O’Donnell, who has made himself a household name in countries all over the world with more than 12 million CD and DVD sales and 12 national PBS television specials. With a different album on the UK charts every year for 28 consecutive years, Daniel’s versatile voice and signature Irish charm never go out of style. Join him for a concert of favourites, including “Danny Boy”, “Rivers of Babylon”, “Stand Beside Me”, “Moon over Ireland” and many more. Don’t miss this toe-tapping concert of beloved country, folk, oldies and Christmas melodies, with special guest Mary Duff.
MIKE WALKER: CONWAY TWITTY REMEMBERED
- Sunday, December 4 at 8 PM BUY NOW
In “Conway Remembered”, impersonator and tribute artist Mike Walker delivers the hits of late country music legend Conway Twitty! During Festival of Stars in Ontario’s Niagara Region, Walker performs some of the most beloved, timeless songs of this musical icon, including “Hello Darlin'”, “Slow Hand”, “Don’t Take It Away”, “Tight Fittin’ Jeans”, “I May Never Get to Heaven”, and many more. Walker’s uncanny rendition will thrill both long-time fans and newfound admirers with this musical tribute to this multiple award-winning singer. No fan of classic country music should miss “Conway Twitty Remembered”!
- Monday, December 5 at 2 PM BUY NOW
Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer BJ Thomas will join the star studded artist line-up at Festival of Stars in Ontario’s Niagara region. Thomas has topped the charts with beloved songs like “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” and “Hooked on a Feeling”. See him perform live, as he celebrates an incredible half century of hits – Thomas has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard’s Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years, known best for his hit songs of the 1960s and 70s. Performing “Suspicious Minds”, “Any Day Now”, as well as Christmas favourites to celebrate the season, don’t miss this invitation for long-time fans and newcomers alike to see BJ Thomas in concert. A treat for all ages.
49.50-145.00 Plus applicable fees
On Sale Now
No Parking on Site
We have a limited number of accessible parking spots on a first come first served basis
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.
Full event packages are $369 plus applicable fees