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Address: 853 Eckhardt Ave W, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 9C4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-490-2460
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The South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) opened in September 2008. Owned by...

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!

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Clean and well organized

We attended an RV show here and were quite impressed with the building. Obviously, RVs are big and I couldn't believe how many they managed to fit in the building! There was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2016
Ange_McD
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Salmon Arm, BC
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & I enjoy this Event Center for concerts. It's a great size, not to large. Hotels & restaurants near by.

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Thank Betty K
West Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have lived in this area for 13 years. This was our first trip to the facility. The parking staff directed us to and area for handycaped as I need a cane to insure I walked balanced. We parked and short walked to the main door and up 30 odd steps into the hockey arena which had been cut off... More 

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Thank JRFraine
Penticton, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you haven't been to the event center you are in for a big surprise. Not only do we have the Penticton Vee's Junior Hockey team play here and not to be missed we have fantastic events like Alice Cooper, Slayer, Mamma Mia, Cirque de Musica to name a few. This is a place that rocks and can't be missed... More 

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Thank Roy S
Salmon Arm, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We attended an RV show here and were quite impressed with the building. Obviously, RVs are big and I couldn't believe how many they managed to fit in the building! There was carpet laid out that showed how to get from one area of the events center to the other so that you could easily wander the whole facility and... More 

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Thank Ange_McD
Kelowna, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We went to see this show in the Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada. I agree, it fell short by 100 miles. Firstly, the story line was hard to follow, and not sure if there was one? The costumes were the tackiest I have ever seen. The singing was terrible. The scantily dressed fairies did not match the background in their lu... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I attended a concert there. The sight lines & acoustics are more than fine but you would expect that in such a new building. Looks like it would be a great place to watch a hockey game

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Thank Denis2727
Salmon Arm, BC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

I was not impressed that I had to pick up my will-call tickets from the regular ticket booth. Isn't pre-purchasing done so that you don't have to stand in a long line-up? When we got up to our seats, they were taken. This is, of course,no fault of the venue and (after proving that my tickets were indeed for my... More 

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Thank Ange_McD
Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014

Tonight was the first opportunity we had to attend the South Okanagan Events Centre and what a great time we had. From the friendly staff in the parking lot, to the ladies in the box office and the attendants along the way making sure we found our seats, we were treated very, very well. This venue has great seats and... More 

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Thank EagerB
Summerland, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014

When getting presales tickets, I was under the impression that meant getting access to the best available tickets but Oh no, not at the SOEC. I went online at 10am on the dot to purchase show tickets for $115. At $115, it was the highest priced tickets. I ended up getting 2 tickets on the floor in the 4th section... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

The concert was great, and the sound was fine. Best to get a seat in the bleachers - that way when your jacket falls on the floor, it won't get covered in spilled beer. Entrance to the seating areas was not the clearest. However, there was lots of time to find one's ways round.

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