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Art on Ice 2020 | Basel, Switzerland

From: Alexia Berlanda | On: 21.02.2020  | 2 Comments
Details of the ice rink
Duration: 13. and 14. February 2020

Ice rink
Length: 40 m (+ 7 m)
Width: 25 m

The tour has around 70,000 to 80,000 visitors a year.

Basel meanwhile between 8,000 and 10,000 in two days.
The Show must go on … “Art without ice“ is impossible to realize!
The venue in Basel became too small, so the OC needed to move to the St. Jakobshalle.
What we shoud do? „We knew that it was a big challenge. Realizing an almost Olympic ice rink within 50 hours; only the most experienced team will be able to achieve this goal” says COO and Project Manager Mrs. Gabriela Buchs.
Art on Ice in short
Art on Ice is a tour with top-class live musicians and top athletes in figure skating. A fantastic combination of both, that celebrates its 25th anniversary in February 2020. In recent years, Art on Ice became one of the most prestigious shows worldwide and visitors can look forward to a completely new show every year.
For this reason, no compromises were possible… only a top ice surface is accepted.

Objectives of the common project
  • installation of a perfect ice surface within less than 3 days
  • ice must resist a huge weight as for the trucks to drive in
  • in time installation so that lighting and sound technology can be installed.
    „We have to set up an extremely stable ice surface within a minimum of time in order that trucks can drive on it to continue their constructions - that's about 15 tons of weight on 4 cm of ice.“ so Günther Alber, CEO of Icefantasy – mobile ice rinks, which is the daughter company of Intercom Dr. Leitner.

Why with Icefantasy and Intercom Dr. Leitner?
  • many decades of experience in installing mobile ice rinks
  • delivery and set up of the required technology within a very short time slot
  • thanks to plug-and-play easiest implementation in the given structures and stage sets

  • ensuring a perfect and safe ice surface for the ongoing tour

  • perfectly coordinated preparation of the ice installation

„When top athletes dance to live music on the ice, I always get excited. It is so wonderful to attend this event and to shape it!” said Gabriela Buchs in a conversation.

What’s the technical approach?
  • LEITice Plus System
  • Speedice
  • #longtimeexperienceinicebuilding

Future Plans
  • many years of cooperation in ensuring a safe ice rink for this unique show

Do you want to learn more about the tour? Here you get to the Art on Ice Showguide.
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From: Martin Prantl
On: 29.06.2020
Great Project
From: Alexia Berlanda
On: 09.03.2020
Tolles Projekt
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