November 01, 2017
Wow, what an experience! In September 2017, the ISA Edmonton Section was treated to a private behind-the-scenes tour of Rogers Place.
It was the premiere event of our 2017/2018 season and was open to ISA Members only. Top executives from the Rogers Place Oilers Entertainment Group powerhouse team led our tour groups and we were even lucky enough to receive a comprehensive presentation by their Engineering Manager, Jason Rimmer.
Feedback From Attending ISA Edmonton Section Members...
“For me as an Electrical Engineer the Roger Place Tour was an opportunity to see the inner workings of a world class events centre. I was truly impressed with how much automation is involved in ensuring the building is able to safely and efficiently host events far beyond just an ice arena, it is a fantastic demonstration of the work our membership in the ISA are capable of doing each and every day.” - Dion D. Dubé, Director, Network Services, Enbridge
"The tour of Rogers Place was easily one of the best events we’ve put on through the ISA Edmonton Section. Seeing this beautiful facility “behind the scenes” was an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. A highlight that really stood out for me was the amount of precision and control that goes into having the perfect sheet of ice every night and the level of expertise that Jason has in this area made for a great presentation. The facility and team at Rogers Place are clearly world-class!" - Craig Keating, Engineering Manager, Score Valves
"Throughout the NHL, Rogers Place is known not only for being an amazing new facility, but also for the quality of the ice itself. Seeing the control system and the technology used to monitor and temper the ice to be “just right” is impressive - a great example of Alberta ingenuity (and how automation is employed in completely different industries)." - Blaine Barnes, VP Marketing & Strategic Initiatives, Tundra Process Solutions
"What I found interesting is how difficult it is to get the perfect ice in such a cold climate and how many variables Rogers Place have to take into account in order to make it happen. I really enjoyed the enthusiasm the Rogers Place staff displayed when they spoke about running the arena and their overall knowledge was evident." - John McKenzie, Key Account Manager, CB Engineering
"This was a fantastic opportunity to explore and learn about this iconic facility that few get to see. As an automation specialist, I really enjoyed the class time spent with their ice maker and to learn the level of control and monitoring used to maintain the best ice on the NHL ;) . Thank you to the Edmonton ISA team for making this event a success." - Allen Brennan, Territory Account Manager (Alberta North), Omron Automation
“It was great to get a behind the scenes look at Rogers Place. It really is an impressive facility and having the opportunity to go through it from top to bottom is not something that you get to do every day. The presentation on the building management system and ice plant control showed how much automation plays a role in operating a facility of this size.” - Lance Hyndman, Business Development Process Automation & Controls, E.B. Horsman & Son
An ENORMOUS thank you to the Rogers Place Oilers Entertainment Group powerhouse team for all of their efforts in making this tour as special as it was.
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