The Leon’s Centre is a 6,700 seat sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Kingston, Ontario, Canada, at the intersection of Ontario Street and The Tragically Hip Way. The arena is the home of the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
Ground breaking took place July 28, 2006, and construction began November 3, 2006. Owned by the City Of Kingston, The City hired SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development, to manage this innovative facility.
On February 6, 2008, local radio station K-Rock 105.7 purchased the naming rights to the arena.
The Kingston Frontenacs played their first game at their new home on February 22, 2008. Don Cherry dropped the puck for the ceremonial face off prior to the game.
Kingston’s ‘The Tragically Hip’ performed the inaugural concert in the arena the next night on Saturday, February 23, 2008.
On August 14, 2013, the K-Rock Centre was officially renamed the Rogers K-Rock Centre. Rogers Communications had purchased the radio station in 2009. On July 1st, 2018 the venue became known as the “Leon’s Centre” after a local Leon’s Furniture store took over the naming rights agreement. Learn more about Leon’s Furniture store by visiting www.leons.ca.
On October 1, 2019, SMG merged with AEG Facilities to form ASM Global. ASM Global is a venue management powerhouse that spans five continents, 14 countries and more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibit centers, and performing arts venues. To learn more about ASM Global and the exciting new ways we can serve you, visit our website at www.asmglobal.com.
Since opening, Leon’s Centre has hosted hundreds of sporting events, concerts, special events, and community activities. World-renowned artists, athletes, and performers have come to Kingston through this facility.
The Glorious Sons
Brooks & Dunn
Skate Canada International
Florida Georgia Line
Cirque du Soleil
Scotties Tournament of Hearts
And many many more!
For a full listing of all past events, see our Event History page.