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A Message From Michael Yormark

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers
By Panthers President and COO Michael Yormark

 
Rock The Rink.
 
It’s spilling your favorite beverage on that $75 tie cheering a Panthers goal and not caring. It’s high-fiving the guy next to you who also has his face painted in Panthers colors. It’s cheering so hard for that big save in the shootout that you can hardly talk the next morning.
 
And it’s leaving BankAtlantic Center clearly knowing you were the Panthers seventh man in the stands.
 
Rock The Rink. Indeed.
 
Fans attending Saturday night’s home opener against the Devils will be the first to feel and witness our new Rock The Rink presentation; a unique game experience unprecedented in Panthers history.
 
It’s a chance for our fans and our team to inspire each other; to feed off each other’s energy and become one. It’s a chance to be part of a three-hour rollercoaster with no emotional boundaries between the sheet of ice and the stands.
 
And we know our fans will Rock The Rink beginning Saturday when our boys come back home, and our players will be as excited about coming home as we are to see them again.
 
Let me explain a bit about our Rock The Rink experience at the BankAtlantic Center. It will include new lighting, video and special effects never seen before at our games. The enhanced presentation will allow us to project images onto the ice that are Panthers specific while covering the crowd in Panthers colors. The visual impact immediately after all those goals our Panthers will score this year will be enhanced on 6-foot video screens behind both goals. We have new LED panels and projection lighting on the plaza level, and text messages will be shown during intermissions and also provide more information to our guests.
 
We will have the ability to create the kind of atmosphere never seen before at the BankAtlantic Center, and this experience will enhance the value of our sponsor’s partnerships by connecting our fans emotionally to the team, the BankAtlantic Center, and our partners.
 
I’m excited and thrilled with our new, enhanced game presentation, and I can’t wait to be with 19,000 Panthers fans Saturday night to Rock the Rink.
 
Go Panthers!
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