CANONSBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iceoplex Operating, LLC (“Iceoplex” or the “Company”), an affiliate of Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC (“BCH”), has acquired substantially all of the assets of the Iceoplex at Southpointe sports complex. The facility has one sheet of ice, one multi-purpose indoor sport court utilized for indoor soccer and other turf sports, a health club, outdoor volleyball courts and the BLVD Pub and Kitchen restaurant. Iceoplex, located in Canonsburg, PA, is a year-round indoor one-sheet ice arena that is home to numerous youth hockey and figure skating clubs and was previously the training facility for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. Iceoplex is the fourth ice arena purchased by an affiliate of BCH. Other ice rink holdings include Piney Orchard Ice Arena in Odenton, Maryland, IceWorld in Abingdon, Maryland, and Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Illinois. BCH is led by Murry Gunty, Chief Executive Officer, and Lawrence Berger, Chief Investment Officer.
Iceoplex will be managed by Ice Rink Performance Group (“IRPG“) which also manages Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex in Rochester, NY, and the Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, IL. “Similar to what we have been able to accomplish in Rochester, NY with Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex, we expect to implement improvements to the facility that provide for the ultimate customer experience and a full array of programs for ice sports, indoor arena sports on the multi-purpose court as well as affordable family entertainment that promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles," said Chris Woodworth, the IRPG Director of PR and Marketing.
“We’re thrilled to facilitate the growth of this unique multi-sport facility,” said Murry Gunty, CEO of BCH. “Scott Branovan and his team have deep experience running ice rinks and sports facilities and we are excited for them to bring their expertise to Iceoplex. We look forward to them expanding the programming and continuing to build on this wonderful family entertainment and sports facility.”
BCH is a diversified holding company that seeks investments in debt and equity of companies that are either underperforming, in out-of-favor industries or are undergoing some form of transition. BCH seeks to invest in a range of industries including education, manufacturing, sports and entertainment, distribution, ecommerce, and franchising.
“BCH can provide capital solutions for all types of businesses,” said Lawrence Berger, BCH Chief Investment Officer. “We can move exceptionally fast to understand the situation. We are very flexible with respect to how we structure a deal and we pride ourselves on being creative in getting difficult deals done whether they’re asset or stock deals, corporate divestitures or debt purchases. We are focused on helping the underlying business stabilize and grow over the long-term.”
About Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC
Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC is a Chevy Chase, MD based diversified holding company run by Murry Gunty and Lawrence Berger. BCH owns and manages lower middle market businesses and is not a private equity fund. BCH seeks investments in debt and equity of lower middle market businesses or corporate orphans that are in out-of-favor industries or are undergoing some form of transition. BCH will invest in a range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, franchisors, retail (ecommerce, catalog, multichannel), technology, education, sports and entertainment and consumer finance.
Ice Rink Performance Group
The Ice Rink Performance Group provides management services to rink owners focused on improving operating performance through vertically integrated, internally managed programming, marketing and sponsorship opportunities. IRPG focuses on providing the highest quality facility conditions at all times and exceeding consumers expectations with state-of-the-art programming and amenities. IRPG's management team has deep experience operating ice rinks and currently manages, Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex in Rochester, NY; Iceoplex at Southpointe in Canonsburg, PA and Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, IL.