VIRTUAL REALITY BASED HOCKEY SKILLS TRAINING
Supplement on ice training with fun, skills-based reps anytime, anywhere
Up to 25% improvements in just four months of consistent training.
Multiple Sense Arena users have signed NHL contracts.
it's less than the cost of one skills clinic or camp
Less cost, more puck touches, no driving, and can be done anytime, anywhere.
SAVE ON TRAVEL AND WAITING TIME
Do more training at home and spend less time in the car and waiting around at rinks.
TEAMS THAT USE NHL SENSE ARENA
LOS ANGELES KINGS
NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Vegas Golden Knights
Boston College Eagles
Quinnipiac University Bobcats
Northeastern University Huskies
Sacred Heart University
University of Vermont Catamounts
Bowling Green State University
University of St. Thomas
Warrior For Life Fund
Brandon Wheat Kings
How it works
Find yourself a level space of at least 12x12ft (4x4m) with non-friction flooring.
HARDWARE & ACCESSORIES
NHL Sense Arena runs on the Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, and Meta Quest pro VR headsets. The Quest controllers can be attached to your hockey stick or goalie gloves for a more real experience, but they are not required.
SOFTWARE & LICENSE
Download the NHL Sense Arena app from the Meta Quest App Lab and purchase a monthly or annual software plan from this website. Train in Virtual Reality: The first few sessions will help you get used to the immersive virtual environment, and then you'll be able to put all your focus on improving your skills and building confidence.
TRAINING IN VR
Do the first two trainings in VR (two times 20 min) to get yourself used to the immersive environment.
Get baseline performance diagnostics, identify where you need to improve, and get recommendations on where to focus your training.
Guided Training Plans
Personalize your training by choosing from a wide range of training plans that have been developed by USA Hockey and professional players and coaches.
WHAT IS NHL SENSE ARENA FOR?
NHL Sense Arena is a hockey training tool in virtual reality that simulates game-like scenarios to improve your game and makes training fun by competing in real-time with others in the hockey community.
Who is NHL Sense Arena for?
For ambitious and competitive hockey players and goalies regardless of age and hockey level, who want to get better, have fun, and share their passion with like-minded athletes. We recommend 10 years of age as the minimum.
WHY TRAIN WITH NHL SENSE ARENA?
NHL Sense Arena helps players get the mental edge. Your brain is activated in a particular way on the ice and NHL Sense Arena aims to replicate that during training. Your mind is a muscle, and VR (the simulation of an on-ice environment) provides a way to train your brain without the ice or your teammates! The player’s version particularly aims to improve players' decision making process, reading and scanning. How fast can you dissect the scenario and make the appropriate play? With NHL Sense Arena a player is able to go through a scenario thousands of times in comparison to much fewer on the ice, waiting for puck touches and perfect scenarios. Goalies benefit mainly from learning how to read puck release, from learning how to track and find puck even behind screen, how to get square against the puck, using box control tool etc.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE NHL SENSE ARENA?
NHL Sense Arena is a training tool which can be used as a pre-practice/game warm-up for your eyes and brain as well as regular off-ice training tool complementary to ice time and the amount of repetitions you would never have the chance to experience on the ice. It also allows you to practice anywhere you want. You can use NHL Sense Arena every day, or depending on your needs, with a 20-30 min session that is high in intensity and low in impact. The average usage time of NHL Sense Arena users is twice a week for 20 min.
WHY IS THERE A SUBSCRIPTION?
We are continuously developing the NHL Sense Arena platform and adding new features and drills in cooperation with experienced professionals and USA Hockey. Additionally, you get access to the Cloud Platform to analyze your scores and results. Customer support is also included in the subscription fee.
WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
To use NHL Sense Arena's VR training platform, you need a Meta Quest 2, or Quest 3 or Quest Pro headset (sold separately) and NHL Sense Arena membership. Goalies will have the best experience using the NHL Sense Arena goalie sleeves that attach the Meta Quest controllers to the blocker and glove. Players may benefit from a stick mount that attaches a Quest controller to your own hockey stick. You will download the NHL Sense Arena app to your headset and log in with your member information.
DO I NEED WIFI TO RUN NHL SENSE ARENA?
Yes, you need WiFi to initially log in to NHL Sense Arena and to run your training drills smoothly. You don't need WiFi during the training, unless you download new drills.
CAN I TRAIN WITHOUT STICK?
Yes, you can use NHL Sense Arena without a hockey stick. Using our virtual stick will require less space, but using the stick mount will make your training more realistic.
DO I NEED FULL GOALIE GEAR FOR TRAINING IN SENSE ARENA?
No, you don't. We advise using NHL Sense Arena without your goalie gear to limit wear and tear on the body.
TRUSTED BY THE PROS
NHL Sense Arena helps keep my mental game sharp in between practice sessions and games.
I know how valuable NHL Sense Arena’s drills are to help me visualize game situations.
I see NHL Sense Arena's big potential in training reflexes and reactions in the slot and around the net.
St. Louis Blues
I have been using NHL Sense Arena in the offseason to work on my release reading skills.
I use NHL Sense Arena as my pre-game routine and game preparation.
new jersey devils
You have to get used to NHL Sense Arena a bit, but then its very accurate and real.