With a population of 90,000 and six public arenas, Kamloops has more arenas per capita than most cities in Canada. Event planners will have their needs exceeded when staging events requiring more than one rink. Time keepers' bench, public address system, and electronic score clock are standard features in each of the six rinks.
Located in downtown Kamloops and adjacent Riverside Park, Sandman Centre (ice surface 85 ft x 200 ft) is Kamloops' complete arena with seating and standing room capacity for approximately 6,000. Features include: Hockey dressing rooms, officials room, meeting rooms, storage, office space, new Hi-Def video scoreboard, elevator access and wheel chair accessibility on all three floors. Parking is available on-site as well as in Riverside Park, and along Lorne, River and neighbouring streets. Downtown parkades are just minutes away.
The building's floor space conforms to NHL dimensions and is lined with rink boards that can be covered over with sponsor banners. The building can accommodate upwards of 6,000 people when the floor seating is utilized for concerts. Permanent general seating numbers 5,000 and is split between a lower bowl and mezzanine. Another 500 people can be accommodated between standing room and wheelchair accessible spaces located on the main concourse. Another couple hundred people can be divided between the luxury boxes and the sky mezzanine.
Hockey is the building's primary user but that hasn't stopped basketball, curling, gymnastics, judo, conventions, home shows and motor sports from successfully staging multi-day events.
Groups needing meeting space can choose between the Valley First Lounge (250 people) and the Rivers Room (125 people). Both rooms have windows, lots of power and have served groups of all sizes very well.
Sandman Centre is two blocks from shopping and a short walk to a range of hotels and motels, cafés, restaurants and boutique shops.
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For more information visit www.sandmancentre.com
Located in North Kamloops in the picturesque, multi-use and spacious McArthur Island, is the Sports Centre Olympic and the Sports Centre NHL. There is plenty of free parking available.
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