EHC Red Bull and Osram take ice hockey to the top
On the occasion of the 110th brand anniversary of the renowned lighting manufacturer Osram, AST has realised the highest located and surely most spectacular ice rink in Europe. At the summit of the Zugspitze – at a height of almost 3000 m – the team of the German Champion EHC Red Bull München played an impressive match against the stunning alpine backdrop of the Wetterstein mountain range. For that event, AST installed an high-alpine ice rink, that was effectively illuminated by coloured LEDs. The innovative light products from Osram weren’t only used for the ice rink, but also for the clothing and equipment of the players. With the game taking place in the background, the lighting company unveiled its latest world first to a broader public. In 2017, Osram will be introducing LED lighting integrated into fabrics. Compared with passive elements such as reflectors and signal colors, active lighting considerably improves the visibility and conspicuousness of safety clothing and sportswear.
More than 50 people have been involved in the implementation of the project. The material was delivered by cableway and assembled at the peak-top, where the AST team had to deal with extreme weather conditions and icy temperatures. The event was also supported by Philipp Brückner (director of the Zugspitz Resort) and the mountain rescue service. As a long-standing partner of Red Bull (Red Bull Crushed Ice, Hockey Halleluja) AST is the first choice for optimal ice quality, customized product solutions and innovative project realisations.