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
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!