HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. (“BBSG” or the “Company”) has acquired substantially all of the assets of the Ice Land Skating Center in Hamilton Township, NJ (“Ice Land” or the “Arena”). The facility houses two sheets of ice and serves youth hockey and other ice sports participants in the metropolitan Trenton area. In addition, Ice Land owns and operates the USA Hockey-sanctioned Mercer Chiefs youth hockey club (“Chiefs”) which is a Tier I and II travel hockey club. BBSG was founded by Murry Gunty in 2015.
“We’re very excited to be investing in the vibrant hockey community in Mercer County and growing the Mercer Chiefs program” said Murry Gunty, CEO of BBSG. “We continue to invest in the people and facilities at all of our rinks and look forward to providing an exceptional customer experience at Ice Land.”
The Arena is the seventh ice rink purchased by BBSG. Other ice rink holdings include American Heartland Ice Arena in Lincolnwood, Illinois, Center Ice of Dupage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, Piney Orchard Ice Arena in Odenton, Maryland, Ice World in Abingdon, Maryland, Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Illinois, and Printscape Arena at Southpointe in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
About Black Bear Sports Group, Inc.
Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. (“BBSG”) is a privately held company formed by Murry Gunty in 2015 that seeks investments in sports and entertainment facilities and youth sports events. Our arenas are clean and professionally managed, and offer world class recreational offerings. We focus on: ice arenas in metropolitan areas with compelling demographics; markets with National Hockey League club presence; and arenas with an existing Tier I or Tier II youth hockey presence . We have the ability to acquire healthy and stable arenas, but also to turn around under-managed or under-performing facilities as well. BBSG currently owns and operates seven arenas across the United States with a total of 12 sheets of indoor ice and two indoor turf fields.