Our Work

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the Eastern Conference of the United States Hockey League (USHL). The community involved sports team provides a family friendly atmosphere at the ImOn Ice Arena.

Multi-Media Event Production

Fan-Centered Hockey Content

Metro Studios designed, installed, and manages the 4-sided center-hung 16×9 video board at ImOn Arena. Installed in 2021, this video board creates a focal point allowing fans to see live game footage, captivating in-game graphics, and messaging from sponsors.

Along with the new video board, we installed a control room, featuring a NewTek Tricaster and 3Play, which is home to our game night producer and director. We staff a full crew of talented camera operators, audio/lights engineer, public address announcer, host, as well as a director and producer with the goal of creating an engaging experience for both fans and the RoughRiders sponsors.

With multiple cameras including a center ice camera, goal cameras, a wireless camera, and several PTZ’s and replay capability, our event production services provide a captivating multi-media experience for attendees, and those watching at home through a streaming service provided by the league.

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Multi-Media Event Production Services
RoughRiders Multi-Media Event Production Services
RoughRiders Multi-Media Event Production Video Board
RoughRiders Video Board Installation

Animation Design

From fun graphics to local ads, Metro Studios creates animated videos to capture the attention of RoughRiders fans. Animations that play before the game, between periods, and during intermissions bring enjoyable graphics to crowds.

RoughRiders Logo Animation Services GIF

Video Services

We write, produce, shoot, and edit intro videos, pump up videos, and RoughRiders promotional content. At each game, you can find our team filming fans, vendors, players, and the mascot, Ricochet.

RoughRiders Video Services GIF

Audio Production

At each game there are unique messages from sponsors to fit the feel of the match. Our staff runs promotions, announcements, and fan engagement activities that are controlled to meet the best audio standards, while keeping content clear and concise.

RoughRiders Audio Production Services

Graphic Design

Displaying effective stadium graphics with short messaging is made easy with graphic design services from Metro Studios. We work directly with each sponsor as well to develop content for the games. By keeping the RoughRiders branding and the branding of their sponsors in mind, all graphics are created to be informative, eye-catching, and entertaining.

RoughRiders Graphic Theisens Starting Lineups