Charles V. Keating Centre

The $20 million athletics and conference centre was built in 2001 as part of St. Francis Xavier University’s campus renewal program. The Charles V. Keating Centre is our main conference venue and can welcome over a 1000 guests. It features Plenary Hall, Conference Rooms, Hospitality Suites and our Executive Boardroom.

Each spring, the Keating Centre Arena is converted into Plenary Hall and remains until October at which time it converts back to an arena!  With the adjacent Auxiliary Arena, both spaces create over 40,000 sq feet of total floor space and have hosted numerous trade shows, major events and concerts over the last 10 years.

The following services are available on-site:
•    Catering and bar services
•    Guest services
•    Large fitness center

Main Auditorium

Used for StFX’s most important events such as Convocations and the famous X-Ring Ceremony, as well as the annual NSSSA Conference, the Main Auditorium is a venue designed for larger conventions & gatherings.












Conference Rooms

During the last 15 years, the Keating Centre Conference Rooms have played host to important press conferences, gatherings and ceremonies. They feature state-of-the-art technology with 3 AV units, LCD display and infloor power.

Executive Boardroom

The Keating Centre Executive Boardroom is perfect for strategy sessions, meetings with small to mid-sized groups and presentations of just about any kind. With the usual compliments of technology, design and comfort the room is a favorite with many clients.

Hospitality Suites

Our Hospitality Suites are versatile and overlook the main hockey rink, making this location ideal for small meetings, lunches and receptions. With glass windows that open onto the ice, the space is intimate but spacious.