March 21, 2018

Watchout rocks on ice in touring show

"Art on Ice" is a hugely successful entertainment concept with a 20-year history. The brainchild of a figure skater and a businessman, the Swiss touring show features a unique mix of live music by well-known artists and performances by the figure-skating elite, choreographed with ice dance, acrobatics, lighting and breathtaking visuals. Dataton’s WATCHOUT multi-display system is used to create the stunning digital scenography above, around and on the ice.

“We use three WATCHOUT servers for synchronized playback on three giant LED screens (with a display area in excess of 300 m²), eight full-HD projectors mapping the ice, a 90 m LED sponsor wall around the rink and a scrim projection with a 30,000 lumen projector,” explains Art on Ice video operator and WATCHOUT programmer, Benjamin Alberts, PlanB Solutions Light Design. “The show is two and half hours long; we have over 600 GB content which is created specially for the tour and features a new theme every year. The 16 audio channels for playback, vocals and band are routed with Dante Virtual Soundcard in WATCHOUT.”

Art on Ice completed a four-city tour in March, attracting over 81,500 visitors in Zurich, Lausanne, Davos and Basel. The 2018 show headlined with Scottish singer Emilie Sandé and Swiss pop/rock band Pegasus, while the international skating talent included the amazing Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot – gold medallists at the PyeongChang Olympics.

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Dataton is the creator of the award-winning WATCHOUT multi-display production and playback system, and WATCHPAX media servers. Founded in 1973, Dataton serves core markets in leisure and attractions industries, broadcast and theater, live events and corporate AV. Dataton is based in Sweden with worldwide representation through an established partner network. For more information, please visit


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