Ice Skating Training Facilities

Hosted by
San Diego Figure Skating Communications

Developing A Business Plan
for an Ice Rink

Developing an Organizing Committee
The first step in any successful effort to construct a new ice skating complex or modernize and existing facility is to develop an Organizing Committee. It is very helpful to have an existing skating organization with a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt registration so all funds collected can be treated as a contribution by the donators when they file their federal and state taxes.

      Some individuals fly by the seat of their pants when starting a small single owner business. Creating a detailed business plan will help in obtaining:
  • The necessary startup financing,
  • Arrangig strategic alliances,
  • Attracting key employees,
  • Increasing the probability of being successful and profitable.
What is the best way to present the financial projections?
       The financial tables should strongly support conclusions contained in the executive summary. If this is your first time to prepare a business plan, you will benefit from a professional in financial matters guide you in how much detail is appropriate when outlining your marketing strategy.

       Every business plan strives to explain why your concept is feasible. It should address the typical flaws that occur in your type of business and how your plan will avoid these fatal flaws.  A business plan must discuss your risk management assessment. A well thought out presentation establishes the depth of your understanding of all facets of the industry in general and your business in particular.

Developing Effective Vision and Mission Statements

       The Vision and Mission Statements provide answers to the following questions:
  • Who are our customers?
  • What expectations do they have?
  • How will the employees contribute to fulfilling the business mission?
      These statements are especially important for new and small firms as it is very difficult to develop a cohesive business plan for successful execution of a cohesive plan. The plan should discuss activities that allow an organization to move forward and avoid devoting resources for activities that do not support the business goals.

      The mission statement should be a clear and concise statement of business strategy whose strategies consider satisfying the customer's and desires as their interest coincide with the vision for the business.

      The mission should answer three questions:

  • What do we need to do?
  • How can be satisfy these needs?
  • Whom will benefit from the satisfaction of these needs?
Recommended Reading:

Creating a Business Plan A well thought out business plan is an essential must-do for startup ventures. It'll be required for any credit or other financing, even if you're contemplating a sole proprietorship ownership.

6.2 Business Plan Development   As soon as a company initiates development strategy and planning activities, the time is right to start thinking about the creation of a business plan.

How to Write a Business Plan |   A business plan is an essential road map for business success. ... Office, SCORE Chapter, Small Biz Development Center or Women's Biz Center in your area.

How to Become a Tax-Exempt 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
On your way to becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt corporation, ... You may be required to pay a registration fee to your State when you register

501c3 - Incorporating a 501c3 Tax Exempt Online - Advantages ...
Advantages and disadvantages of 501c3 Tax Exempt; starting a 501c3 Tax Exempt ... you will need to go through nonprofit registration and nonprofit filing.

Skating Around Success: New rink committee revisits an old idea
Jan. 13, 2007 ... The privately organized ice rink committee, a mix of new recruits and old hands .... offered city committee status to the group, so that members can draw on ... The city does not want to own an arena, Tucker said.

Developing and Prioritizing a List of Design Features

The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

Starting An Ice Skating Rink    
PDF  Recreation Facilities
PDF  Discussion of Multiple Ice Surfaces
PDF  Skating Training Center PDF  Marketing Skating to Schools
PDF  History of Ice & Refrigeration Systems

All materials are copy protected. 
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.

Athlete Concerns     Collection of Related Ideas    Skating Articles    Related Topics

Ice Skating Rink Index    Topic Index    Site Index   Home Page