Kingston Concerned About the LVEC
Currently known as the "KROCK Centre"
Formerly the "Kingston Regional Sports and Entertainment Centre" or KRSEC
Formerly the "Large Venue Entertainment Centre" or LVEC
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Whig Standard Letter February 28 2008

Show some respect for the M-Centre

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Centre in this story: "In the span of a week, Kingston hockey fans went from holding their noses in one of the most outdated and ill-equipped buildings in all of hockey to inheriting a building on par with any of hockey's modern houses...."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.

Charlotte Dorn