Arenas of the Western Hockey League - BC Division

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Kamloops Blazers

Sandman Centre (Riverside Coliseum)
Kamloops, British Columbia
Home of the Kamloops Blazers
Built 1992

Sandman Centre

The former Riverside Coliseum was built for the 1993 Canada Winter Games, and while I couldn't get inside in the middle of summer in the BC interior, it appears from the outside and from internet pictures to have just predated the modern cookie cutter building boom. It's modernistic in the late 1980's exposed piping way and appears smaller from the road than it must be on the inside.

 




Victoria Royals

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Victoria, British Columbia
Home of the Victoria Royals
Built 2005

Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

I, for one, am pleased the WHL returned to Victoria after a decade away. Victoria is a beautiful city and the arena, on the edge of downtown, looked nice when I stopped in... on my honeymoon.


Fun fact: This is also a "site of a former arena", as the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre was built on the same footprint as the old Victoria Memorial Arena, the original home of the Victoria Cougars.

 




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