Sandman Centre

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Sandman Centre
Interior Savings Centre - Interior.JPG
Former names Riverside Coliseum (1992–2005)
Interior Savings Centre (2005–2015)
Location 300 Mark Recchi Way
Kamloops, British Columbia
V2C 1W3
Capacity Ice Hockey: 5,464
Concerts 6,000+
Surface Multi-surface
Broke ground September 1990
Opened August 8, 1992[3]
Construction cost C$18.5 million
($27.9 million in 2016 dollars[1])
Architect PBK Architects, Inc.
Hotson Bakker Architects[2]
General contractor D&T Developments, Ltd.
Kamloops Blazers (WHL) (1992–present)

The Sandman Centre (formerly known as Riverside Coliseum and Interior Savings Centre) is a 5,464-seat multi-purpose arena in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. It is home to the Kamloops Blazers Ice hockey team.

The Arena is located on Mark Recchi Way, named after the NHL player whose hometown and home team (Blazers) is in Kamloops.

The Sandman Centre was constructed to replace the Kamloops Memorial Arena, built in 1948 and now a historical landmark. The Sandman 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.

Notable events[edit]

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 Bob Dylan, Nickelback, Hedley, Dierks Bentley, Rita MacNeil, Florida Georgia Line, George Thorogood, Reba McEntire, Nelly Furtado, The Back Street Boys, Sarah Mclachlan, Def Leppard, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Bryan Adams, Tom Cochran and The Band Perry.

The arena hosted the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier from March 1-9.

In 2016, the arena hosted the 2016 IIHF Women's World Championship.


  1. ^ Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada. "Consumer Price Index, historical summary". CANSIM, table (for fee) 326-0021 and Catalogue nos. 62-001-X, 62-010-X and 62-557-X. And Consumer Price Index, by province (monthly) (Canada) Last modified 2016-01-22. Retrieved March 2, 2016
  2. ^ "Hotson Bakker Architects". Architectural News Library. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "ICL Awarded Contract for New B.C. Hall. (British Columbia's Kamloops Riverside Coliseum)". Amusement Business. December 9, 1991. Retrieved October 17, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 50°40′42″N 120°19′59″W / 50.67833°N 120.33306°W / 50.67833; -120.33306