I can't wait to get back to the rink to check out the screens! The game just got that much more fun for the fans. The following is taken from the Victoria Royals Press Release issued this morning:
VIDEO SCREENS BEING INSTALLED AT THE SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE
State of the art screens the newest feature at Victoria’s top venue!
Victoria, BC – The Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre is extremely pleased to announce that they are currently installing a Retop Displays Inc. video screen system above the existing scoreboard at the arena.
With the Centre’s primary tenant, the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals, on Christmas break the decision was made to install the screen during this very tight time frame.
“Installing the screens over the Christmas break is an ambitious endeavour,” said Dave Dakers President of RG Sports & Entertainment and the Victoria Royals. “Waiting until the summer months would have given us the luxury of time, but our focus is to get the screens up and operational so Royals’ fans and Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre patrons can enjoy the benefits of this medium as soon as possible.
“We would like to thank the City of Victoria who has been 100% supportive in our pursuit of this project. Also a thank you to our staff that have worked tirelessly and have sacrificed their Christmas vacation in efforts to have the screens operational as soon as possible.”
The video board has eight screens in total. The main video boards are comprised of four LED screens that are 18 feet high by 10 feet wide, and they boast a resolution that is among the top in North American stadiums. In addition to the four main screens there are four secondary corner screens that will enhance and energize the visual experience. The eight total boards will create an octagon of screens that will sit above the current score clock in a halo style, and will be amongst the biggest screens in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL).
The Royals’ game day video production will be handled by SW Audio Visual. The production will include a full broadcast team of 14 people including cameramen, directors, slo-motion replay and graphics operators. The five-camera operation will make the production as high a caliber as any in the CHL.
VIDEO SCREEN FACTS AND FIGURES
- Four LED full motion screens that are 18 feet wide by 10 feet tall
- Each LED screen displays are composed of 6mm video elements each comprising a single 3-in-1 SMD LED package, displaying live HD video action, features and special production pieces in HD quality.
- Four screens
- Five camera operation
o Two centre ice cameras from media level
o Two cameras in the corners (one at each end)
o One camera in the box in between the player’s benches