Save On Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria

Categories: Tourist Spots, Arenas & Stadiums
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3.5/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
The Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (SOFMC) is an indoor arena located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and is the largest arena in British Columbia outside of Vancouver. It is primarily used for ice hockey, previously the home arena of the Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL, and currently the home of the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League. It is also used for concerts and other special events such as figure skating, curling, plays, trade shows and conferences. It is also opened for public ice skating on special occasions; the public skated with the former Victoria Salmon Kings players after some of the games. The building also features a fine dining restaurant (Lion's Den Restaurant), retail & meeting space. Shaw Communications has a TV studio on the main floor and itgroove Professional Services shares office space with the arena and Victoria Royals personnel. It occupies the site of the former Victoria Memorial Arena as its successor facility. It is located within 10–15 minutes walking distance from the other Downtown Victoria landmarks such as: Chinatown, Victoria, Bay Centre shopping centre and Market Square, Victoria.
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  • Saw Cirque du Soleil here in 2015. I loved the venue cause there were tons of washrooms - and all clean too! 
  • I have been fortunate to be able to frequent this venue for many different events (WHL Hockey, Ice Skating shows, large and small concerts, the Globies, etc.) and no matter what you go there for, the ...  read more »
  • The wife and I went to def leppard in may, great concert and sound was ok too. We will be back. Suggestion don't bring smokes and a lighter they will make you throw them away. 
  • An intimate venue for Concerts. Sound quality is amazing. There's no bad seat in this house. The club house at Save-on-Foods Memorial Arena offers a wonderful buffet and full bar for special events and game night; be sure to call ahead to book revervations.
  • Typical multi-event venue. Stadium seating. Seats were decently comfortable. Staff and security were good. Parking was very, very scarce. Facilities were clean and orderly.
  • Nice location for a convert so vlose to the heart of victoria downtown waterfront area:)
  • As a venue for large music events this place is terrible. The audio is never of a quality befitting the acts that are playing there. It has very poor acoustics, and this never seems to be addressed when they setup the audio.
  • Big, seats are better than expected, but still just plastic and hard. Only serves bud and Alexander Keith's (get some local beers! Phillips is literally down the street)
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