NHL Sense Arena VR Turns Hockey Fans into NHL Players

“NHL Season” and “NHL Multiplayer” Modes Allow Fans to Compete With Others and Play in Packed NHL Arenas as a Member of Any of the League’s 32 Teams. “NHL Sense Arena” Now Available on Meta Quest.

November 1, 2023

PRAGUE, Czech Republic and NEW YORK (November 1, 2023) – Sense Arena, the world leader in virtual reality ice hockey training, today unveiled its new hockey platform, NHL Sense Arena, marking the first ever interactive NHL VR platform to hit the market.

NHL Sense Arena features the uniforms and logos of all 32 NHL teams, giving hockey players and fans alike the opportunity to experience virtual reality hockey training, compete as a member of their favorite NHL franchise and find out what it is like to face shots from real NHL shooters.

The platform’s new Multiplayer mode allows fans to create their own private rooms or join public locker rooms to compete against their friends, teammates, and other hockey players around the world. In addition, NHL Season mode allows users to put on their home team’s uniform and play against all 32 NHL teams on the road to winning the Stanley Cup.

In addition to today’s launch, Sense Arena also announced that they will have a major presence at the 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend, to be held Feb. 2-3 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto where fans will have a chance to test their hockey skills and compete against hockey influencers and former pro players in NHL Sense Arena drills.

“Virtual reality gives people the opportunity to experience things that they had previously only dreamed of, so we are incredibly proud to be able transport hockey fans across the world onto the ice and into the locker rooms of NHL arenas, while giving them the chance to finally feel what it is like to play for their favorite NHL team,” said Sense Arena Founder and CEO, Bob Tetiva.

Sense Arena originally launched its ice hockey VR technology in 2018, providing a cutting-edge off-ice platform for skaters and goalies of all ages which allows them to play hockey in confined spaces and non-traditional environments such as basements, garages, hotel rooms and more.

Sense Arena is currently used by five individual NHL teams, as well as many individual players and goalies, including Buffalo Sabres goaltender Devon Levi. Additionally, Sense Arena was recently designated the Official Virtual Reality Training Tool of USA Hockey and is used by 16 Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I hockey programs. To date, more than 26,000 individual users across 40 countries have benefited from Sense Arena’s training by participating in more than 2 million drills.

NHL Sense Arena is compatible with the Meta Quest and pairs with standard hockey equipment.

All current Sense Arena for Hockey users will receive the new NHL platform update for free. New users can get started by downloading the NHL Sense Arena app on the Meta app store and subscribe by visiting Sense Arena Store.


Sense Arena is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, and has North American offices in Tampa, Boston, and Whitby, Ontario. Launched in 2018, Sense Arena is the world leader in virtual reality sports training and offers state-of-the-art platforms for ice hockey and tennis players. The company’s ice hockey technology is used by more than 30 professional hockey teams – including five NHL teams – 16 NCAA Division I hockey programs, and youth hockey organizations across the globe, with more than 2 million drills conducted. 

For more information on Sense Arena, visit www.sensearena.com, or follow Sense Arena on Instagram (@SenseArenaHockey), Facebook, Twitter (@SenseArena), and LinkedIn.


Sense Arena: Jeff St.Vrain, jeff.stvrain@sensearena.com

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