UK – The world-famous ‘Hot Ice Show’ at the Pleasure Beach Arena is one of the highlights of Blackpool’s summer season. This year’s production, ‘Dreams’ featured a star-studded cast of international ice skating champions from around the world. The spectacular fast-moving live performance has just come to the end of a successful run, with the majority of the lighting coming from ProLights fixtures.
Billed as “a dream brought to life by the stunning lighting that reflects the mood and magnificence of each scene”, this year’s design featured 20 brand new ProLights Luma 1500 LED luminaires. The Luma fixtures were purchased by the venue from A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET), ProLights’ exclusive distributor in the UK, to replace aging discharge fixtures. Delivering 26,000 lumens, each Luma 1500 is the equivalent of a 1,200W discharge fixture, but has a power consumption of only 650W.
The Arena, the world’s oldest purpose built Ice Theatre, is a notoriously difficult, cold environment for equipment and the majority of the fixtures installed are now from ProLights. The Luma fixtures join ProLights Diamond 19 moving head LED wash lights with individual pixel control, Jade moving head hybrids, and Prime moving head beam lights – all supplied by AC-ET.
Amanda Thompson OBE, Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, said “It’s great working with A.C. Entertainment (Technologies) to get the best in stunning lighting and customer care.”
Andy Mahaffey of AC-ET’s external sales team said “The challenges of lighting the Ice show require a bright, feature rich, and versatile fixture. The Luma 1500 is one of ProLights’ flagship products and ticks all of these boxes.
Michael Seaman, the show’s lighting designer, has used them to great effect, helping to create a ‘visually stunning and dynamic show’.”