It is a shame that The Whig-Standard did not get the fact straight in the story "Centre scores big with fans" (Feb. 23). The story says, "Coming from the wooden benches and low-hanging steel girders of the Memorial Centre, the unpainted drywall and missing plastic baseboards that still dot the K-Rock Centre went largely overlooked amid the splendour and novelty of a brilliant new rink."
If my memory serves me, the Memorial Centre had comfortable individual wooden seats. I spent many an hour there as a hockey and figure-skating mom and liked it.
I also read, with sadness, the maligning of the Memorial Centre in this story: "In the span of a week, Kingston hockey fans went from holding their noses in one of the most outdated and ill-equipped buildings in all of hockey to inheriting a building on par with any of hockey's modern houses...."
The Whig should show a little respect for a building that served so well for so many years, was not looked after, survived despite neglect, and made a lot of kids happy.