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Address: 72 Tancred Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-759-5251
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Great hockey arena

Essar Centre is a great place to watch the Soo Greyhounds hockey team compete in the Ontario Hockey League, an elite development league for the NHL. An open concourse rings the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ryan0114
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Toledo, Ohio
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Toledo, Ohio
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82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Essar Centre is a great place to watch the Soo Greyhounds hockey team compete in the Ontario Hockey League, an elite development league for the NHL. An open concourse rings the single level of seats, so you can see the game from anywhere in the arena. Concession prices are reasonable, and the fans are very friendly and knowledgeable about the... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant is Good.... But not many winnings @ Casino...Seems not to many leave with money a head It just seems to Me that since the US dollar is high...more People are staying on the Canadian side and the machines here are not paying like they used to ( Just My Opinion )

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Thank Michael R
Wausau, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Every seat is good, seems very modern. east access vending variety. The fact the Soo lost the game we saw was the only drawback

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Thank JPal28
Echo Bay
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65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Essar staff is fantastic. The box office people will always try and help and are always friendly. The young people they have working in the concession stands are always happy and smiling.

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Thank Aarebo
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Sault Ste. Marie is blessed to have such a modern complex. The venues that take place here are varied enough to accomodate a wide range of tastes. sports range from hockey to karate tournaments. Sir Elton John has even graced its parameters. need some exercise? You can walk around the top of the arena most days if tere is nothing... More 

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Thank PeterC2327OL
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Every seat's a good seat at the Essar centre. Other entertainment venues like concerts also are well done and enjoyed by all. We need more of them though!

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Thank Peter G
Sturgeon Falls, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I have travelled through the province over the years watching my son and now grandson play hockey. There are few arenas in the north for sure the compare with the Essar Center.

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Thank W A
Owen Sound, Canada
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59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Arena is great and well laid out. Went here for exhibition of Sault Greyhounds. Ticket office staff were quite nice and helpful. When entering arena for game, ticket checkers were pleasant and quick. Snack bars were typical for arenas, good service with good food/beverages.

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Thank Scott M
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Brad Paisley concert at the essar center was fantastic. Great soud, stage performance and tons of hits.

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Thank 495chris
Thunder Bay, Canada
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

For a city of 80K, it is a great sports facility in the heart of downtown SSM. All seating has a great view, the private suite was roomy and comfortable. The arena has it's own catering facility so the food was served hot. Thunder Bay could learn a thing or two about a new arena from SSM.

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