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South Okanagan Events Centre
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Owner description: The South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) opened in September 2008. Owned by the City of Penticton, the state of the art arena is managed by Global Spectrum Facility Management. The Okanagan's premier sports and entertainment venue, the SOEC brings world-class concerts and events to Penticton. Over the years, we've played host to world class events including Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Motley Crue, Brad Paisley, and many more! We're also home to the Penticton Vees Junior 'A' Hockey team of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and the prestigious Okanagan Hockey School. Part of a larger complex, the SOEC connects to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre adding to our hosting ability. The 5,000 seat arena features a retractable seating system. This unique, patented design reduces the conversion time between hockey and basketball floor configurations. The result is great sight lines for all sports fans!
Penticton, Canada
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97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Excellent facility. Try the Vault before the game or event. Food is very good. The prices are a little high, but good food.The seats are comfortable, and there are heaters to keep you warm during the hockey game.

Visited September 2013
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Penticton, Canada
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Hockey Anyone? Concert? Monster Trucks?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Hockey, concerts, and monster trucks.... Loads of entertainment, keep up the good work SOEC. Club seats, and private suites, gets pretty damn comfortable here!

Visited October 2013
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Flippin, Arkansas
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75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“SOEC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

Impressed with the size and overall experience in the SOEC. This is a definite boost for the South Okanagan.

Visited January 2013
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Penticton, Canada
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60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“RV show”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

The event centre is a combination of buildings that are multipurpose. The staff were friendly, and the facilities are clean and bright

Visited July 2013
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St. Albert, Canada
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139 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“At the arena for the Young Stars Classic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Our first time in the arena to watch a hockey game and we were impressed.

Plenty of parking, easy to move around. Seats were comfortable, plenty of concession areas, great sight lines.

Even though the outcome of the outcome of the game wasn't in our favor, the experience of th arena was a good one!

Visited September 2013
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