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The South Okanagan Events Centre is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Penticton, British Columbia. It is home to the Penticton Vees ice hockey team. The arena opened to the public in September 2008. Previously, the Vees played at Penticton Memorial Arena.

South Okanagan Events Centre
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Location853 Eckhardt Avenue West
Penticton, British Columbia
V2A 9C4
Coordinates49°29′42″N 119°36′24″W / 49.494946°N 119.606545°W / 49.494946; -119.606545Coordinates: 49°29′42″N 119°36′24″W / 49.494946°N 119.606545°W / 49.494946; -119.606545
OwnerCity of Penticton
OperatorGlobal Spectrum
CapacityIce hockey: 4,701
Concerts: 6,432
OpenedSeptember 14, 2008
Construction costC$56.16 million
Penticton Vees (BCHL) (2008–present)

The centre hosted the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian national women's curling championship from January 27 to February 4.

Young Stars Rookie TournamentEdit

The centre is home to the Young Stars Rookie Tournament, which is an annual tournament featuring rookies and prospects from the Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers. The tournament always starts in early September just prior to the league-wide NHL preseason. This tradition started in 2010 and the tournament has been played at the arena ever since.

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Preceded by
Penticton Memorial Arena
Home of the
Penticton Vees
Succeeded by
current arena