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Owned by the City of Oshawa, and managed by Global Spectrum Facility Management, the General Motors Centre opened in 2006 with a project cost of $45 million. As Durham Region’s premier Sports and Entertainment Facility, the General Motors Centre provides a first-class home to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, the Durham TurfDogs of the Canadian Lacrosse League and the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame.

Since opening, the General Motors Centre has hosted major concerts and special events including Elton John, Cirque du Soleil, 2011 BDO Canadian Open, IIHF World Junior Pre-Competition, Alan Jackson, Hedley, Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships, Selena Gomez and The Wiggles; just to name a few!

The main ice pad in the General Motors Centre is flexible in seating capacity, and can host events which require seating from 1,500 to 7,600. Inside, the General Motors Centre is equipped with an in-venue full-service restaurant, Prospects Bar & Grill, executive suites, special club seating, rental space, and an Oshawa Generals retail store.

The year positively showcased the tremendous effort put forth by the entire Global Spectrum team at the General Motors Centre. Through building relationships within the entertainment industry, the venue welcomed 8 new performances for first time appearances; following their visit, several of them have expressed their interest to return.

The General Motors Centre hosted a total of 318,809 guests throughout 2012 which attributed to five sold out show dates and our world rankings in the industry. The General Motors Centre has received a nomination for “Major Facility of the Year under 8,000 seats” over the past four years at Canadian Music Week, and was recently ranked number 14 in the world by Venues Today Magazine in their “2012 Year-End Top Stops” report for venues of 5,001-8,000 capacity!

2014 Events

  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Dean Brody
  • Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • More to come!

2013 Events

  • Blue Rodeo
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Lord of the Dance
  • The Tragically Hip
  • Eric Church
  • 2013 CMT Hitlist Tour
  • The Price Is Right Live!
  • Now & Then - Oshawa Skating Club
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Motley Crue
  • Jillian Michaels
  • Summer Circus Spectacular
  • Celtic Thunder
  • Reba
  • Dora the Explorer Live!
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Subway Super Series: Canada vs. Russia
  • Great Big Sea
  • Johnny Reid

2012 Events

  • Cirque du Soleil "Quidam"
  • Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales
  • Gigantour feat. Megadeth & Motorhead
  • Hedley
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Imagination Movers
  • Riverdance
  • Stars on Ice
  • Johnny Reid
  • TNA Impact Wrestling
  • John Mellencamp
  • Shrine Circus
  • John Fogerty
  • Marianas Trench
  • The Wiggles
  • Cesar Millan
  • Theory of a Deadman & Big Wreck
  • Jeff Dunham
  • Cheer for the Cure
  • Disney Live! Phineas & Ferb
  • SuperDogs

2011 Events

  • Disney Live! Mickey's Rockin' Road Show
  • 2011 BDO Canadian Open
  • Alan Jackson
  • X-Treme International Ice Racing
  • Old Timers' Hockey Challenge
  • Lord of the Dance
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Adventures in TV Land - Oshawa Skating Club
  • Larry the Cable Guy & Bill Engvall
  • Burton Cummings
  • Shrine Circus
  • The Wiggles "Big Birthday"
  • International Women's Volleyball Series CAN vs. NLD
  • Sir Elton John
  • 2011 NHL Rookie Tournament
  • Terri Clark
  • Selena Gomez
  • O.U.C.H.
  • Alice Cooper
  • Cheer for the Cure

2010 Events

  • Playhouse Disney Live!
  • X-Treme International Ice Racing
  • Old Timers' Hockey Challenge
  • Toronto Maple Leafs Practice
  • Blue Rodeo
  • Barnaked Ladies
  • One Night of Queen
  • Break the Guitar Record
  • SuperDogs
  • Meat Loaf
  • Shrine Circus
  • Hedley
  • World Rock Symphony Orchestra
  • Sarah Brightman
  • Tim Allen
  • Johnny Reid
  • Cirque du Soleil "Dralion"
  • Great Big Sea
  • Jeff Dunham
  • IIHF World Junior Pre-Competition CAN vs. SUI

2009 Events

  • CHL Top Prospects
  • Doodlebops
  • Old Timers' Hockey Challenge
  • Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Trailer Park Boys
  • Akon
  • Zoom Street Circus
  • OPP Tattoo
  • Toronto Marlies vs. Hamilton Bulldogs
  • KISS
  • Blue Man Group
  • Johnny Reid
  • 1964 The Tribute
  • Cheer for the Cure

2008 Events

  • Three Days Grace
  • Old Timers' Hockey Challenge
  • Garden Brothers Circus
  • Sum 41
  • Backyardigans
  • RCMP Musical Ride
  • Monster Madness
  • TNA Wrestling Pay-Per-View
  • Thomas & Friends
  • Alice Cooper
  • Blue Rodeo
  • Lipizzaner Stallions
  • Bob Dylan
  • Great Big Sea
  • Lord of the Dance
  • Holiday Festival on Ice
  • Cheer for the Cure
  • IIHF World Junior Pre-Competition KAZ vs. RUS
  • SuperDogs

2007 Events

  • Tragically Hip
  • Old Timers' Hockey Challenge
  • Big Air Insanity
  • Monster Madness
  • Super Grover
  • Garden Brothers Circus
  • The Rankins
  • Spirit of the West
  • Toronto Maple Leafs "Blue & White" Game
  • Stuart McLean
  • Bachman Cummings
  • FMX World Tour
  • Cirque Sublime
  • Cheer for the Cure
  • Toronto Rock vs. Minnesota Swarm
  • SuperDogs
  • TNA Wrestling

2006 Events

  • Lipizzaner Stallions
  • Tom Jones
  • INXS
  • ADT Canada vs. Russia
  • Toronto Rock vs. Arizona Sting
  • Celebration on Ice
  • Franklin's Family Christmas
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