First Arena
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Patrick F
Forsyth, MT54 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
First Arena, home to the Elmira Jackals (Ice Hockey). Was there for the Elmira PBR. Professional Bull Riders event. Not so much a rodeo as a rodeo has many events. Lots of contestants rode and many regional participants were part of the mix. It was good to see some local talent. Production was well done. Good announcer and entertainment. The whole event was like a minor league ballgame compared to professional but that's what we expected. Food was typical of an Arena: hotdogs, nachos, burgers, fries, etc.
The seats were not exceptional spacious but the suites looked inviting.
We'll definitely return to First Arena for more local events!
Written May 22, 2017
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Matt
Elmira, NY37 contributions
Apr 2017
Not really sure what to think of this arena anymore, as our hockey team has folded, and no one really knows what the future holds for it.
Written April 23, 2017
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robin09
Walton, NY53 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
First time here. We came because our daughter is an anime nut and always wanted to come to this. Parking was easy.. it was seperated into two different rooms. the one in the back was cold... we were over the ice rink! People were pleasant and friendly to deal with. Bathroom had no toilet paper, and looked like it needed a good cleaning and update.
Written August 14, 2016
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Countrygal9904
Rome, NY21 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
The only positive about this rink is that bathrooms were clean. No concession stand. Street parking (good luck) is scarce. Limited seating to watch games. For a city this size, they need to invest in their youth sports.
Written October 1, 2022
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Ness300
Belmont, New York, Usa21 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
I have tried to buy tickets for your venue but the lack of a seating chart makes it impossible to determine if it is worthwhile and that's 4 less tickets you sold....
Written July 30, 2013
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manny1103
Horseheads1 contribution
Jan 2014 • Couples
What happen to the Jackals that we all used to once know ever sense Frankie moved up and on it seems as though the team has gone down hill I used to love to go and watch a once great team, at tonight's game 1/10/14 I damn near feel asleep not sure I wantto go again anytime soon
Written January 10, 2014
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Alana W
Painted Post, New York, Usa1 contribution
Oct 2013 • Family
I have been to many hockey games and other events at the arena and have always been satisfied with the value of entertainment with the exception of today at the saddest excuse of a circus I have ever attended. Misleading advertising lead us to believe our children were free with a coupon and with admission price of $$9.75 per adult. Imagine my surprise when we paid $23/ adult and my dismay when we actually got in there for this Piccadilly Circus! I think the arena should refund some money to those who attended!!!!! Very annoyed!

Written October 13, 2013
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Becca S
Corning, New York, Usa1 contribution
Oct 2013 • Family
Do not ever let the circus that performed at the first arena on October 13th, 2013 perform again! They sucked!!! A complete waste of my money and a lot of other people's. the way they treated there animals made me absolutely sick to my stomach and I don't recommend anyone ever going to see them again. They suck!!!!!
Written October 13, 2013
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Jack F
Horseheads, NY33 contributions
Jan 2016
The First Arena has great views from any seat you are sitting in! The Jackals are always great, and so is the food!
Written November 20, 2016
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Anonymous776
Buffalo, New York, Usa64 contributions
Mar 2015
This is a nice place, good layout, and very easy to find. Finding a place to park can sometimes be a pain...
Written February 8, 2016
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