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The exterior of the Aitken Centre.

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 basketball teams.

The arena hosted the University Cup in 2003 and 2004 and will host it again in 2011 and 2012.

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

Other uses

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 prop during the filming of a television mini-series titled Canada-Russia '72. It stood in for the Montreal Forum, Maple Leaf Gardens and Luzhniki Palace of Sports.

The arena was used by the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for a home playoff game in 2015 when their home rink was double booked and it was discovered too late for the team to use either of their back up arenas in Moncton.

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