VEGAS (October 23, 2019) - Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz announced today, October 23, the launch of VGK VR - an all new virtual reality platform located inside City National Arena. VGK VR is powered by Sense Arena, an international VR software company based in the Czech Republic. Sense Arena has used state-of-the-art virtual reality technology since 2018.
"We're excited for VGK VR to be the latest addition to City National Arena," said Vegas Golden Knights President Kerry Bubolz. "Sense Arena's cutting-edge technology will provide hockey players of all skill levels with an innovative way to develop their skills, while giving fans a perspective like never before."
VGK VR offers several different settings and simulations for players of all skill levels. Participants that are 11 and older will be able to practice passing, shooting and timing while improving their overall game awareness.
"We are thrilled to cooperate with the Vegas Golden Knights to bring our state-of-the-art brain training platform to their practice facility", said Bob Tetiva, Founder and CEO of Sense Arena. "Virtual Reality is a proven training tool in many industries and sports and we are excited to bring it to the world of hockey. The Golden Knights are our first NHL installation and we know they will bring tremendous attention to how player evaluation, development and rehabilitation can be improved and enjoyed by players who have at least basic stick handling skills."
VGK VR will launch on Thursday, October 24 with the following hours:
- Thursday, October 24 from 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. PT
- Friday, October 25 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. PT
- Saturday, October 26 from 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. PT
- Sunday, October 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. PT
Beginning Monday, October 28, VGK VR will begin its regular hours of operation. Please note the hours of operation subject to change.
- Monday-Thursday 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. PT
- Friday 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. PT
- Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. PT
- Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. PT
ABOUT THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
ABOUT SENSE ARENA
Sense Arena is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic and has a North American headquarters in Burlington, Mass. The company is the world leader in Virtual Reality training for Hockey with installations in 5 countries. The platform contains over 80 drills which were created by hockey professionals and are configurable for all ages and levels. The drills are specifically designed to develop the cognitive and mental aspects of the game and uses proprietary algorithms to provide immediate performance feedback and recommendations. The company has business and home installation offerings. For more information see www.sensearena.com.