Interior Savings Centre
|Former names||Riverside Coliseum (1992-2005)|
Ice Hockey: 5,464Concerts 6,000
|Broke ground||September 1990|
|Opened||August 8, 1992|
|Construction cost||$18.5 million
($27.1 million in 2015 dollars)
|Architect||PBK Architects, Inc.
Hotson Bakker Architects
|General contractor||D&T Developments, Ltd.|
The Arena is located on Mark Recchi Way, named after the NHL player whose hometown and home team (Blazers) is in Kamloops.
The Interior Savings Centre was constructed to replace the Kamloops Memorial Arena, built in 1948 and now a historical landmark. Interior Savings Centre opened as the Riverside Coliseum in 1992. The Riverside Coliseum was later called Sport Mart Place due to a sponsorship deal with Sport Mart. The deal between Sport Mart and the City of Kamloops expired during the summer of 2005 and a new sponsorship deal resulted in the commercial name Interior Savings Centre.
In summer/fall of 2005, The Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club, City of Kamloops, and several corporate sponsors constructed new private box seats, upping the capacity by hundreds of seats.
The arena has hosted many concerts. Avril Lavigne performed at the arena during her Best Damn Tour and The Black Star Tour. On April 2, 1999 Shania Twain performed there during her Come On Over Tour. Other artists include Nickelback, Hedley, Dierks Bentley, Rita Mcneil, Florida Georgia Line, George Thorogood, Reba McEntire, Nelly Furtado, The Back Street Boys, Sarah Mclachlan and The Band Perry.
The arena hosted the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier from March 1-9.
In April 2016 the Arena will host the IIHF Women's World Hockey Championships
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