Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
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Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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FP29ml
Mobile, AL92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Watched a good game of hockey here between the Victoria Royals and the Everett Silvertips. Tickets were reasonable and the Western Hockey League has some very talented Junior hockey players. Definitely has a local vibe and fun to support the hometown team if you are lucky enough to catch the team when they are at home here.
Written March 10, 2024
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Julie L
Victoria, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I went here for a skating event for the public and I thought it was so fun and would totally try going there again. It can get quite loud and busy during large events, but it is still fun.
Written January 25, 2024
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judemedhurst
Colchester, UK119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Went here for my first ever visit to a live ice hockey match ... and I wasn't disappointed. Good size arena, quality sound system and it was exciting to watch the Victoria Royals play the Prince George Cougars. Plenty of outlets to get drinks and fast food plus a well stocked shop for "all things ice hockey"!
Altogether a grand night out.
Written January 3, 2020
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cathleen2016
Courtenay, British Columbia47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Facility was clean, efficient, comfortable. We had great seats. Sound was good. We took as shuttle, so didn't have to deal with parking or anything.
Written November 18, 2019
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Paul O
Victoria, Canada256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
For the size of the city and the hockey market here, this is the right size arena.
The local team is pretty enjoyable to watch and the acoustics are decent for concerts.
Written September 30, 2019
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S_Leach
Nanaimo, Canada920 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
This venue is like the larger one’s in big cities, however it is scaled down in size - capacity is 7,400 .. we went here the other day for 2nd day of Vancouver Canucks training camp. Have also been here for concerts - great sound & can be closer
Written September 16, 2019
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Bill T
Salt Spring Island, Canada20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Very impressed with the service at the Will Call window for pre-ordered tickets. Friendly and extremely efficient. Excellent customer service.
Written June 5, 2019
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Richard K
El Dorado Hills, CA588 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I traveled to Victoria BC for a concert at the Save on foods memorial center. Saw the band Metric and July Talk. Both bands put on a good performance. Emily Haines looks great; healthier and younger than the last time I saw Metric perform in Portland. The sound and visuals were very good. I would definitely se another concert here
Written April 22, 2019
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PookyCake
Victoria, Canada14,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Okay, admittedly the header of this review is something of an inside joke. But now that I've got that out of the way: Opened in 2005, the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre is a great small arena. Sure, it lacks the size of, say, GM Place but that’s part of its charm. Unlike its larger counterpart in Vancouver, this 7,000 seat facility is able to house and maintain an intimate atmosphere whether you’re attending a sporting event, concert or tradeshow. In that regard, I’d argue that Save-On-Foods doesn’t have a bad seat in the house. For example, I remember seeing “Ringo and his All-Starr Band” in 2015; the seats we’d selected were basically in the upper level of the seating tier. In most places, you’d call these “nose bleed” seats, but that wasn’t the case at Save-On-Foods; because of its relatively small size, we had a good view of the action down on stage. Having seen a number of live performances here over the years (with Rod Stewart being the most recent in 2018), I can attest to the quality of this place. The seating is good, the acoustics are great and the overall atmosphere makes every show seem special.

The food and drink concession services at the arena are pretty standard. If you’re able to read between the lines, that translates to “expensive,” especially for the quality you get: Poor Man’s poutine, pre-made popcorn, hot dogs and pizza. I’ve never bothered to get anything from the concession because, 1) It’s often VERY crowded and, 2) The quality just isn’t there for the high price point. BUT, to be fair, every arena partakes in this price gouging practice. The apparel stands are similar, but manageable. If you have cash on hand, be sure to shout it repeatedly . . . you know, in case the person running it says, “hey! You have cash! Skip ahead of these people ahead of you!” ;)

Lastly, the location is good. The arena is fairly central and within walking distance to a number of downtown hotels. Parking facilities are nearby and, importantly, there are a number of good eateries close at hand. Because the concession is mediocre, I’d recommend eating before you arrive. Romeo’s is just a short walk away and Szechuan Restaurant, dubbed by one person as home to the best food “in the world,” is virtually right across the street.

If I had to complain, I’d say that the arena seating could be improved at least a little. The hard chairs tend to get a little uncomfortable and cramped feeling after sitting in them for a couple of hours. So there’s that and, well, the name of the arena is also pretty silly. It’s far too corporate and illustrates the stranglehold large corporations have on arenas and stadiums these days. Besides that, though, I really can’t complain. After all, where else can you buy “cheap seats” and not need binoculars to see the show down below?
Written January 14, 2019
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Morley J
Campbell River5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Great concert, great seats on the floor. Rod Stewart rocked even with a broken foot. Parking was free for this event.
Written November 6, 2018
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