Centre Of Attention

The Progressive Auto Sales Arena opened its doors in September 1998 and serves as one of the region’s major sites for sporting, entertainment and consumer show industries. The facility features two OHL sized ice pads, a full service restaurant overlooking two ice rinks, 43 corporate suites and seats up to 5,500 people.

The Progressive Auto Sales Arena has been host to Musical Legends such as The Beach Boys, Alice Cooper, Lou Gramm and Charley Pride. World Class Figure Skating Shows including “The Great Skate” featuring Elvis Stojko and Victor Petrenko, “Dreams on Ice” featuring Lloyd Isabelle Brasseur and the “Holiday Festival on Ice” starring Kurt Browning have also taken to the ice at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Look for all of the exciting new events scheduled for the upcoming year in our event calendar!

Location

The City of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada provides advertisers with ready access to major markets such as London, Ontario, Port Huron, Michigan and Detroit, Michigan. It is Lake Huron’s largest city, located in southwestern Ontario at the mouth of the St. Clair River. Sarnia is conveniently and strategically located about an hour’s drive west of London, Ontario, and about an hour northeast of Detroit, Michigan. The City is noted for its transportation links, including the Blue Water Bridge to Port Huron, Michigan, and The CN St. Clair Rail Tunnel, which provides a major railway link to the U.S.

State-of-the-Art

The wide-screen Sting Video Wall is an eight-sided video score clock mounted at centre ice and highly visible from all areas of the bowl. It is complete with four large video panels to see play by plays, replays, commercials, concert videos, etc. While on the subject of technology, the Progressive Auto Sales Arena’s in-house sound system features concert quality sound that is suitable for special events announcing, seat-side presentations, music and audio and commercials.

Progressive Auto Sales Arena Theatre

Through the support of RBC Financial Group, the Progressive Auto Sales Arena is excited to partner with RBC in providing a new theatre format within the Progressive Auto Sales Arena, the ‘RBC Theatre at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena’. This new venue for the Sarnia-Lambton community provides a scaleable building format to attract entertainment prospects of a different variety than have ever been seen at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena. Theatrical plays, comedy, speakers and more will now have the opportunity to perform for appropriately sized audiences while taking advantage of all that the Progressive Auto Sales Arena has to offer, in the form of professional amenities.

Additionally, the ‘RBC Theatre at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena’ will be able to offer a multimedia experience unlike anything else available in Sarnia. An investment of technology will allow audio-visual spectacles ranging from feature film presentations to satellite-fed speaker productions.

Progressive Auto Sales Arena Fast Facts

Address: 1455 London Rd., Sarnia, Ontario, N7S 1P6
Location: Beside Lambton College, in between London Rd. and Wellington St., just off Highway 40/Modeland, South of 402.
Ceremonial
Groundbreaking:
September, 1998
Seating Capacity:
  • 5,000 for hockey
  • 6,000 for concerts
  • Includes 1000 club seats and 43 luxury suites
Stadium Features:
  • 43 Upper Level suites, featuring all the club seat amenities. Each suite has a capacity of 12 to 24 people.
  • Eight-sided scoreboard with Jumbotron video and instant replay capabilities on four sides, and message/graphic capabilities on four sides
  • 4 Concessions Stands located on the concourse level and 1 on the event level offer a complete array of food and snacks.
  • The Hive Restaurant, our full menu, licensed restaurant with a capacity of 300, offers Rink side seating available for both NHL sized ice pads.