For the first time, the Finnish Sports Gala was organized at the legendary Helsinki Ice Hall, where we have worked with numerous events throughout the years. Careful pre-planning, efficient equipment preparation at our Vantaa warehouse and precise build up of the event enabled a first-class outcome for the customer’s event. A total of seven semi-trailers loaded up with the best equipment (e.g. 330 pcs of lighting fixtures, 420 pcs of LED panels, 340 m of truss, over 5 km of cabling) were prepared in our warehouse for two days before being transported to the venue.
This year, special attention was paid to the venue’s use of space – almost all possible space of the Helsinki Ice Hall was used. During the planning phase of the event, our designers worked on getting more depth to the stage, in order to get more changing space. This way, the gala’s awards and program numbers succeeded smoothly in the precise schedule of the broadcast. The red carpet area of the event was also our responsibility in terms of technology.
“When making a glamorous gala of this size, where live moments and TV broadcasts are both essential parts of the production, you need the best possible professionals alongside you. It is special that we have been able to cooperate with CT all these years. They are professionals, amazing people, and have the right attitude. CT is one of the most important factors in the success of the Finnish Sports Gala.”
– Riia Martinoja, General Secretary of the Finnish Sports Gala
It was an honor to once again work with this amazing sports celebration! Thank you for the great cooperation Finnish Sports Gala, other partners and our wonderful event technology team who worked on the gala.
- 5 sound mixers
- 42 channels of ear monitors and 32 channels of wireless microphones
- Over a kilometer of fiber network to carry the signal in the venue
- Over 5 km of cabling
- 330 lighting fixtures
- 3 GMA 2 light tables
- 340 m of truss
- 82 hoists
- 600 m² of black molton fabric
- 136 nivtec stage pieces
- 420 pcs ROE Black Pearl 2.8 mm LED panels
- 2 Hippotizer V4 Boreal + 1 Hippotizer V4 Karst media servers
Set design and lighting design: Visual45 / Tero Kärpijoki
Video content of music performances: Saku Väänänen
Lighting operator: Tero Kärpijoki
Video operator: Saku Väänänen
TV Broadcast: Yle
Photos: Urheilugaala / Janina Pitkänen, Linnea Laatikainen