Victoria Memorial Arena
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Its nickname, the "Barn on Blanshard", was due its design (rectangular with a curved roof, resembled a barn or aircraft hangar).
The arena hosted the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League between 1971 and 1994 (when the team moved to Prince George. Afterwards, the arena hosted the Victoria Salsa of the British Columbia Hockey League.
The replacement, Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre, now occupies the site. In 2004, the Jim Pattison Group agreed to pay $125,000 per year for 10 years to the City of Victoria for the Save-On-Foods name rights on Victoria’s new arena, amidst unpopular public opinion.
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