RALEIGH, NC - The National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the ice rinks at Wake Competition Center have been named Invisalign Arena in honor of Align Technology's Invisalign® brand, which will also serve as the presenting sponsor for the team's Stanley Cup Playoff games this spring.
Invisalign Arena is the Hurricanes' official practice facility and serves as home ice for the Junior Hurricanes Youth Hockey Association and U.S. Premier Hockey League's Junior Hurricanes, N.C. State University's club hockey teams and the Accelerator School and Hockey Academy. It also hosts numerous events throughout the year, including Carolinas Hockey League pre- and postseason tournaments, Travel Champs youth tournaments, a National Showcase Hockey SuperSeries tournament, Hurricanes and Justin Williams Youth Summer Camps and the Triangle Figure Skating Dogwood Classic. The facility houses 40 year-round adult hockey teams and supports over 2,000 youth hockey players in the Triangle.
"Invisalign Arena plays a central role in our efforts to serve and develop our area's booming youth hockey programs," said Hurricanes President and General Manager Don Waddell. "We are happy to partner with a company who shares those values and continually strives to make a positive impact in our community."
Align Technology's Invisalign brand has been the Official Smile of the Carolina Hurricanes for the past four seasons. As part of a recent extension through the 2026-27 season, the east and west entrances at PNC Arena have been renamed the Invisalign East and West Entrances. The Invisalign brand is also the title sponsor of the "Youth Starter of the Game" prior to each home game as well as the Hurricanes' Youth Summer Camp and Learn to Play program.
"Together with the Hurricanes, we are building greater awareness about the power of a winning smile and are excited to now see our Invisalign brand in the arena," said Simon Beard, executive vice president and managing director, Americas, Align Technology. "As a strong supporter of youth sports, we look forward to how this extended sponsorship will support more programs to inspire more smiles from the children and teams that participate in the Hurricanes youth hockey league - as well as fans of all ages."
As the Hurricanes' presenting sponsor for the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Invisalign brand will be featured by the team prominently throughout the playoffs, including on game day graphics and social media posts. Invisalign will also hold title sponsorship of Hurricanes LIVE on Bally Sports South during the postseason.
About Align Technology
Align Technology designs, manufactures and offers the Invisalign system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world, iTero intraoral scanners and services, and exocad CAD/CAM software. These technology building blocks enable enhanced digital orthodontic and restorative workflows to improve patient outcomes and practice efficiencies for over 212 thousand doctor customers and is key to accessing Align's 500 million consumer market opportunity worldwide. Align has helped doctors treat over 12.2 million patients with the Invisalign system and is driving the evolution in digital dentistry through the Align Digital Platform, our integrated suite of unique, proprietary technologies and services delivered as a seamless, end-to-end solution for patients and consumers, orthodontists and GP dentists, and lab/partners. Visit www.aligntech.com for more information.
For additional information about the Invisalign system or to find an Invisalign doctor in your area, please visit www.invisalign.com. For additional information about iTero digital scanning system, please visit www.itero.com. For additional information about exocad dental CAD/CAM offerings and a list of exocad reseller partners, please visit www.exocad.com.
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