At the heart of the Tissot World of Hockey Zone is the Global Game Encounter, an innovative, interactive, high-tech exhibit providing in-depth information about international hockey. The exhibit combines individual user kiosks accessing detailed international hockey data and photographic images, with an impressive large-format multimedia display that caters its audio/visual presentations to those areas in which users are collectively interested.
The star of the Global Game Encounter is Cosmo, an animated computer-generated character who serves as host and guide to the multimedia presentations.
Interacting with the users, Cosmo acts as master of ceremonies serving up presentations about a wide variety of topics:
Global Game Encounter innovative, interactive, high-tech kiosks. Click to enlarge.
The International Ice Hockey Federation: Including history, executives, rules, and more. It includes the IIHF Honour Roll, a tribute to the greatest names in international hockey, providing information and visuals pertaining to each honouree. LEFT: IIHF Honour Roll. Click to enlarge.
Member countries of the IIHF: Information about the more than 50 countries belonging to the IIHF, their National Federations, and their Men's, Women's, and Junior National Teams. RIGHT: Among the over 50 members of the IIHF is 2006 Olympic champion, Sweden. Click to enlarge.
League Play: In-depth information about the major and elite leagues outside North America. LEFT: Yunost Minsk celebrate their 2011 Continental Cup Championship. Click to enlarge.
Tournaments: Results and stats from international hockey's tournaments, including details of the renowned Izvestia and Spengler Cup competitions. RIGHT: SKA Saint Petersburg celebrate their 2010 Spenglar Cup Championship. Click to enlarge.
World Championships: Details about the tournaments, team rosters, and players of the World Championship, going back to the competition's inception. Click here for more. LEFT: Slovakian players and their fans celebrate a goal at the 2011 World Championships. Click to enlarge.
Hockey at the Olympic Winter Games: A tribute to the tradition of hockey at the Olympic Winter Games, covering men's and women's competitions. In-depth stats on Olympic teams and players since the 1920 competition in Antwerp. Click here for more. RIGHT: Canadian players celebrate their 2010 Olympic victory. Click to enlarge.
Pro Classics: Multimedia and stats from World Cup action and the preceding Canada Cup competitions, plus coverage of the Pro Classics of yesteryear, including the '72 Summit Series. Click here for more. LEFT: American captain Brian Leetch accepts the 1996 World Cup trophy from the legendary Jean Beliveau. Click to enlarge.