A booming sound system that shakes the hair on your arms, flashes of light everywhere you turn, a powerful video narrated by Kyprios, and it’s all followed by two NHL team facing off at centre ice in Rogers Arena — then the real action begins. The Vancouver Canucks launched their new opening video and arena experience at yesterday’s home opener at Rogers Arena, adding a whole other level of entertainment to their games for fans and families.
In partnership with Juicy Studios of Rossland, BC — the group that brought up the moving tribute video for a 1972 Ford 3000 tractor-turned-Zamboni last year — the Canucks have created a four-minute fan experience that reflects the pride and passion of the team. This includes a 2.5 minute video, large-scale on-ice projections, and a light show with 76 new “celebration lights” built into each of the ice-level stanchions along the glass.
The Canucks are the first NHL team to introduce this type of lighting to their in-game entertainment. Fully-controllable LED pixels inside 76 plexiglass stanchions run all the way around the ice surface, an idea of local lighting expert Larry Darling which was then designed and installed by Solotech Inc. In 2012 the organization installed 4 DPI 30K projectors covering the entire ice surface is the biggest and brightest in-arena projection system in the NHL.
The turnout of the home opener was just as impressive, with the Canucks downing the visiting Edmonton Oilers 6-2. Follow the Canucks on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep track of the team and the fan experience you can enjoy online and in Rogers Arena this season.