Memorial Arena - Penticton, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 29.684 W 119° 36.191
11U E 311499 N 5485712
Quick Description: Memorial Arena was, for 57 years, the major ice arena and entertainment venue in the city of Penticton.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 1/13/2016 8:42:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ96X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Infra-Blue
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Long Description:
This 2,212-seat multi-purpose arena was built in 1951 as a memorial to all the soldiers who served in time of war, and especially to those who did not return. On the east wall of the main entrance is mounted a bronze plaque on which the dedication is stated.

For many years the arena was home to the Penticton Vees hockey team, winners of the Allan Cup in 1954, symbolic of senior men's hockey supremacy in Canada. The next year, 1955, the Vees won the World Hockey Championship. The arena offers public skating, hockey camps and clinics for all ages, presented by the Okanagan Hockey School, pickup hockey for all ages, figure skating clinics and is the home of several minor hockey teams. Nearby, in the concourse of the Southern Okanagan Event Centre is the home of the BC hockey hall of fame.

Until the opening of the nearby 5,000 seat South Okanagan Events Centre in 2008, Memorial Arena was the major ice arena and entertainment venue in Penticton. The arena has been incorporated into the South Okanagan Events Centre Complex.


A LIVING MEMORIAL

TO THE MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
AND ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO DID NOT RETURN
THIS ARENA IS GRATEFULLY DEDICATED BY THE
CITIZENS OF
PENTICTON AND DISTRICT
NOVEMBER 1951

LEST WE FORGET

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Public or Private Access?: Public

Physical Address:
399 Power Street
Penticton, BC Canada
V2A5A9


Rink Website: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation: Not listed

Price: Not Listed

Rent available ?: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the building or rink to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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