Vegas Golden Knights embraces hockey training in VR

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The Vegas Golden Knights has launched a new virtual reality (VR) platform for fans and players in its City National Arena.

Quick read

➨ VGK VR is powered by Sense Arena, a VR software company based in the Czech Republic

➨ The platform offers several different settings and simulations for players of all skill levels

➨ Participants are able to practice passing, shooting and timing while improving their overall game awareness

The story

VGK VR is powered by Sense Arena, a VR software company based in the Czech Republic. The platform 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’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.”

Bob Tetiva, founder and chief executive officer of Sense Arena, said of the platform and partnership: “We are thrilled to cooperate with the Vegas Golden Knights to bring our state-of-the-art brain training platform to their practice facility.”

“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.”

Sense Arena, headquartered in Prague and with North American headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts, offers VR training for hockey at installations in five countries

The platform contains more than 80 drills created by hockey professionals and 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.

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