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May 22, 2024

KultureCity® and Blue Arena Unveil Innovative Sensory Room, Paving the Way for Inclusive

(Loveland, CO) – May 22, 2024 

Blue Arena is proud to announce the unveiling of a state-of-the-art sensory room in collaboration with KultureCity®. This sensory room, designed to cater to the needs of individuals with sensory processing needs, is set to revolutionize the way we experience public spaces.

The initiative is part of Blue Arena's commitment to fostering an inclusive environment for all community members, ensuring that individuals with sensory sensitivities can enjoy cultural and recreational venues without barriers.

With input from sensory experts, the room is thoughtfully designed to cater to a variety of sensory needs, incorporating elements such as adjustable lighting, calming visuals, and comfortable seating. A range of sensory tools and equipment such as bubble walls, Yogibo bean bags, Nunoerin sparkle, and tactile objects are available to create a personalized and calming experience. The sensory room is designed to be fully accessible, accommodating individuals of all abilities and ages, with features such as wheelchair accessibility

“Adding a dedicated sensory space at Blue Arena an important step forward for both Oak View Group Venue Management and Larimer County so that all guests can gather to experience live

entertainment and sports. – Blue FCU Arena Assistant General Manager, Susan Trafton. We’re grateful for partners like Kulture City who share our commitment to inclusivity.”

The sensory room is located on the event level of the arena and will be open for all events taking place at Blue Arena. In addition, every year, staff are trained by leading medical professionals on how to recognize those guests and fans with sensory needs and how to handle a sensory overload situation. Sensory bags, equipped with noise canceling headphones (provided by Puro Sound Labs), fidget tools, verbal cue cards (produced in conjunction with Boardmaker) and weighted lap pads have been available to all guests at the Blue Arena who may feel overwhelmed by the environment.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Blue Arena on the introduction of a new sensory room. At KultureCity®, our mission is to create a world where everyone, regardless of their sensory needs, can fully enjoy and participate in community experiences. This sensory room represents a crucial step towards inclusivity, providing a welcoming space where individuals with sensory sensitivities can engage with their surroundings comfortably. We applaud Blue Arena for their dedication to fostering an inclusive environment, and we are confident that this initiative will have a positive impact on the lives of many in the community." - Uma Srivastava, Executive Director, KultureCity®.

Prior to attending an event, families and individuals can download the free KultureCity®App where one can view what sensory features are available and where they can access them. Also, on the App is the Social Story which will provide a preview of what to expect while enjoying an event.

KultureCity® press contact: Uma Srivastava - uma@kulturecity.org

Blue Blue Arena/The Ranch Press Contact: Susan Trafton – susan.trafton@oakviewgroup.com