Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The NHL All-Star Game SuperSkills Competition took place at Philips Arena January 27, 2008. The NHL’s top players showcased their skills in challenges of Fastest Skater, Hardest Shot, Breakaway Challenge, Accuracy Shooting, Puck Control Relay, and an Elimination Shootout. During this event, players are broken up by conference or world vs. North America. Points are then given to the winning conference for each challenge. The Eastern Conference won the overall event (9 points) over the Western Conference (6 points.)
Puck Control Relay – Shawn Horcoff (Western Conference)
Fastest Skater – Shawn Horcoff (Western Conference)
Hardest Shot - Zdeno Chara (Eastern Conference)
Most Accurate Shot - Tomas Kaberle (Eastern Conference)
Breakaway Challenge - Alexander Ovechkin (Eastern Conference)
Elimination Shootout - Dion Phaneuf (Western Conference)
Monday, January 18, 2010
On January 17, 2009 Celine Dion performed at Philips Arena as a stop on her Taking Chances tour in support of her new album. This show was set in the round filled with heart touching lyrics, great costume changes, and a sold out crowd. Click here to see more images of the show http://projects.accessatlanta.com/gallery/view/music/celine-dion-atlanta/
Monday, January 11, 2010
Creed made a stop to Philips Arena for the first time on January 16, 2002 in support of their newly released Weatherd album. During this time period the band was rapidly releasing hits off of their third album including singles Bullet, One Last Breath, and My Sacrifice. All topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, My Sacrifice was used for a series of promotional videos with WWE. This song peaked at #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart on February 9, 2002 and held its own at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 9 weeks starting in December of 2001.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Philips Arena is full of Passion this week just as we were back in 2007. It is always enjoyable to hold the Passion Conference at Philips Arena playing host to thousands of 18-25 year old college students. Like in 2007 Louie Giglio was the main speaker talking to these students about their spiritual growth through out college and as a young adult. This year Louie was accompanied by some musical guests including the Charlie Hall Band and the David Crowder Band.