Aitken Centre

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Aitken Centre
Interior of the Aitken Center
Location 20 MacKay, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3
Coordinates 45°56′31″N 66°38′31″W / 45.941959°N 66.641884°W / 45.941959; -66.641884Coordinates: 45°56′31″N 66°38′31″W / 45.941959°N 66.641884°W / 45.941959; -66.641884
Owner University of New Brunswick
Capacity 3,685 (seated, hockey)
4,258 (Concerts)
Surface 200' X 90'
Opened 1976
Tenants
UNB Varsity Reds (AUS) 1976-present
Fredericton Express (AHL) 1981-1988
Fredericton Canadiens (AHL) 1990-1999

The Aitken Centre is located on the campus of the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Constructed in 1976, it is the home of the UNB Varsity Reds hockey and hosted UNB basketball games until the construction of the Richard J. Currie Center in 2011. The arena hosted the University Cup in 2003, 2004, 2011, and 2012. The Aitken Centre was also the venue for the 2006 CIS Women's basketball championships, and the 2007 and 2008 CIS Women's volleyball championships.

The arena's capacity is 3,685 for ice events and 4,258 for concerts.

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The Aitken Centre was home to the American Hockey League's Fredericton Express (1981-1988) and Fredericton Canadiens (1990-1999).

The arena was used as a set during the filming of the television miniseries Canada Russia '72. It stood in for the Montreal Forum, Maple Leaf Gardens and Luzhniki Palace of Sports.

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