Ice Skating Training Facilities
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Business Plan for Ice Facility
& Recreational Complex
The following document is provided to serve as an example and the financial numbers and other information have been used just to illustrate what a proposal might look like. Ultimate Recreational and Fitness Center, Inc. does not represent a genuine and lawful business prospectus.
The information is used only to illustrate the various elements that would be included and what a completed business plan would look like when assembled. Its purpose is to point out questions that need to be asked and answered to develop any business business plan. Promoters should spend as much time attempting to anticipate potential problems and the proving ways to eliminate, solve, or mitigate the possibility of events that could cause the project to fail or suffer serious financial obstacles.
Meet with professionals in the field of land development, ice rink and recreational development, and facility design, combined with input from a management and marketing consultants, plus use financial, legal, and securities experts to craft the legal documents to develop and market your business plan.
Variety of Financial Tools Available
There are many different financial tools that can be used to raise the money to acquire the land, construct the facility, and perform the business operations.
Among the possibilities are a quasi public and private effort to accomplish such a project. The ability of a public entity to issue bonds provides and excellent avenue to develop public land with a large sports and recreation center. A Park and Recreation Department, local school district, or a management corporation can operate the facility.
The private sector can acquire land, raise the necessary funds, and operate the facility for stop by customers and membership groups/organizations that contract for use of the facility.
The follow materials are provided to illustrate the type of analysis to accomplish the task of planning to design, construct, and operate a sports and recreational complex that will serve the needs of the community in which it is located.
purpose of this business plan is to raise $10,000,000 for the
development of an ice skating facility at a site in Southern
California. The organization will be known as the Ultimate Recreational
and Fitness Center,
and the expectation is to register as a Nevada or Delaware corporation
because of favorable business regulations and taxes.
the corporation is an experienced, well known, and widely respected
member of the skating community with experience in developing
skating rink facilities,
food concessions, and hosting of events in the targeted market. The Ultimate Recreational
and Fitness Center,
Inc. was founded on July 20, 2010.
The General Partner is engaged in efforts to secure a minor league hockey franchise and plans a charter school on site as part of the business proposal.
Amenities and Services
The primary service offered by Ultimate Recreational and Fitness Center, Inc. is the design, construction, and management of the Ultimate Recreational and Fitness Center, Inc.. Within the complex there will be an Olympic size ice surface with planned seating for 5,000 spectators with six fully equipped "wet" locker rooms with showers for hockey and other events, plus six "dry" dressing rooms without showers, but equipped with sinks and toilets. Additional rest room facilities will be strategically located for visitors, spectators, and public skaters. Separate staff rest rooms and a lounge will be provided. All public and private areas of the facility will be will be assessable with ramps and elevators to meet the Americans for Disabled Persons Act regulations.
The Ultimate Recreational
and Fitness Center,
Inc. will provide
rentals, public skating sessions, group/individual lessons,
birthday/event hosting, and management services to promote curling,
speed, hockey, and
figure skating training for elite athletes. Additionally, the
business will maintain a food court with a menu service including
tacos, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, hot and cold sandwiches,
soups, fruit and green salads, desserts, etc.,
plus an assortment of hot and cold beverages.
The food concessions are very important because it will provide an additional stream of revenue for the business while concurrently allowing parents of children to stay at the facility longer. Finally, the business will generate revenue streams from hosting birthday parties and to spectators who attend events in the arena and within the sports and recreation complex. The Amenities and Services section of the business plan describes in greater detail the services proposed in the facility master plan.
There are several
methods of raising the necessary funds to acquire the
land, construct the buildings, and operate the facility. These include
for profit or nonprofit corporations and various General and Limited
Partnerships. Legal advice should be obtained as to what financial
tools constitutes a security and must be registered as such.
The General Partner raises 10,000,000 from limited partners to acquire the land. The General partner arranges a 25,000,000 loan secured by the property for the construction. The interest rate and loan agreement are to be finalized prior to the start of the construction of the project. The business plan assumes that the business will receive a 20 year loan with a 7% fixed interest rate.
The General Partner raises 10,000,000 from limited partners to acquire the land. An additional 25,000,000 is secured by personal notes from the limited partners for the construction of facilities.
There are tax implications for the limited partners if they are at risk if the venture defaults and they are responsible for debts incurred.
The General Partner raises 10,000,000 from limited partners to acquire the land. Additional limited partnerships are created to finance three construction phases of the complex which will be leased to another Business entity to maintain and operate the facility.
The goal is to provide school children, college students and young adults, working adults, parents, and seniors with comprehensive package of sport, recreation, and spectator activities with an emphasis on ice activities held in the arena and at two full size, year round Olympic ice surfaces, swimming, ballroom, square and round dancing, a full fitness center, handball and badminton courts, table tennis, gymnastics, ballet and Irish dancing in adjacent rooms to the complex's center core. The Hall of Champions, Inc. is committed to responsible marketing and business management services to earn a profit.
Partner has more than 10 years of
experience in the management of retail businesses. As a result of this
will be able to guide the operation and management of the business to a
point of breaking even
within its first year of operations.
expertise in the field a recreational and park management, especially
in ice rink management, should be stressed in the selection of the
strong use of the ice facilities is anticipated from the general
public. This interest by new skaters will be encouraged to channel
their participation in programs such as curling, speed skating, hockey,
and figure skating with an emphasis on showcase, synchronized skating,
and Theater on Ice teams.
plan is to support existing sports clubs, organizations, and leagues to
host local, regional, and national meetings and competitions that
would utilize the arena seating. These organizations will contract for
weekly ice time and the rink will sponsor additional sessions to
stimulate interest in ice dancing, curling, and speed skating by
offering group classes. It is expected that the growth of these
activities will take a year or longer (up to three years) to achieve
opening of the second and third ice sheets would be phased in rather
simultaneously opened to reduce the amount of under utilized
ice. Optimum ice usage will require a program to provide figure skaters
with an independent study plan that allows the athletes to use the
relatively empty ice time during the week from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm from
Monday through Friday.
It is the
intention of the General partner to acquire a minor league hockey
franchise that will use the weekday ice
time from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm of one ice surface.
Projected Projected Revenues
reliable revenue figures it is necessary to actually work from a weekly
activity schedule and estimate the numbers of people and the fees that
would be charged with consideration of any discounts for purchasing a
20 or 40 pass card or advertised promotions that would include a
package deal for admission and skate rental, or discounts for renewing
a group class contract.
There will be
various markups for sport shop and food service items so that sales can
be realistically projected by an itemized stock inventory and
percentage of sales based on the volume of customer traffic to the
public sessions will be much greater than for contracted ice sessions.
Obviously someone must be available for all open hours to Zamboni the
ice, secure the facilities, and check to see the rest rooms are clean
and stocked with supplies.
management must be on the premises for all public sessions.
Multiple skate guards must be supervising the ice activities.
group classes must be available for all classes and be able to talk to
parents before and after the on ice classes.
specific sports, must be available for all rink sponsored sessions in
the field such as curling, speed, hockey, and figure skating.
administrative activities will occur during traditional 8:00 am to 5:00
pm Monday through Friday.
Company expects that the business will expand during the
first three years of operation and eventually requiring 20 hours of
daily operation. Implementing a marketing
campaign that will target individuals within the community for public
skating; however, the demand for specialized skating activities are
extend far beyond the city boundaries. The fact that multiple ice
surfaces will be available will allow adult skaters to participate at
reasonable hours (7:00 to 8:45 pm and 9:00 to 10:45 pm. and 11:00 to
1:00 am) even after allowing for the traffic and extended work commute.
The major part of the expense of the skating complex is the free span part of the structure than allows for a clear view of the ice activity from the sides of the ice surface.
The cost of constructing an ice rink varies according to design and construction costs in various geographic regions.
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Registered Name and Corporate Structure
and Fitness Center,
Inc. (The Company) will be registered as a corporation in the
State of Nevada or Delaware for
Required Startup Funding
At this time,
the Company requires
$25,000,000 of additional funding from loans, sale of stock, or
additional Limited Partnerships. Below is a breakdown of how
these funds will be used:
is that the complex will be constructed in three stages. The exact
number of months for phase of the project is not specified. The
administrative offices for Rink 1 and Rink 2 would be in Rink 1.
If the Arena is
constructed as part of a joint venture with a hotel, the administrative
responsibilities for non skating activities would be in the arena/hotel
as part of its trade show and conference scheduling for open dates not
used for various ice events - shows, figure skating competitions,
curling meets, hockey games, and speed skating races.
The floors for all ice surfaces would be multi-purpose concrete with air and humidity controlled for spectator comfort. Green construction will be used with solar and photo voltaic panels installed for local power generation. Recycled heat from compressors would be used to heat hot water circulated throughout the complex.
funds to purchase the
property will be raised from a Limited Partnership offering to acquire
the land which will act as security for raising the additional funds to
construct the complex.
project in three stages will provide revenue generation starting with
Rink 1 and growing as the skating demand develops and will need
expanded ice time to accommodate the growing population of skaters
training to improve their skills.
and Fitness Center,
Inc. will own the facilities. It may also operate and manage all
or parts of the facilities. Areas such as a charter school, hotel
and conference, banquet, sit-down restaurant(s) serving wine/beer, a
sports bar, sport shop, building custodial services may be leased of
contracted because of the specific operation and management skills and
resources associated with staffing, operating, and marketing these
parts of the complex.
If the business is very successful, Ultimate Recreational and Fitness Center, Inc. may seek to sell the business to a third party for a significant earnings multiple. The services of qualified business broker would be engaged to sell the business on behalf of Ultimate Recreational and Fitness Center, Inc. Based on historical numbers, the business could fetch a sales premium of up to 4 times earnings.
Products and Services Description of the services offered by Ultimate Recreational and Fitness Center, Inc.
Ice Rink Usage
The primary revenue center for the business is expected to be the direct usage of the facility's ice rink. Through this area of the facility, Ultimate Recreational and Fitness Center, Inc. provides public skating, skating lessons, and hockey league programs, as well as birthday party/event hosting. The business generates substantial gross margins from the usage of the facility. Within the facility, people of all ages are free to enjoy public skating times, which are held regularly on a daily basis. Ultimate Recreational and Fitness Center, Inc. will also provides rental and sales of hockey and skating equipment.
Food and Beverage Service
Ultimate Recreation and
Fitness Center, Inc. practice courts there will be a food and
beverage court where users of the facility and spectators can consume
non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, or sandwiches and light meals.
A qualified food service manager
will be hired to run this aspect of the facility.
He/she will have the responsibility to meet necessary standards and to
report to, and work directly with the general partners or board of
directors of the Ultimate
Recreation and Fitness Center, Inc. to make
sure the needs of the
users in this area are met. If
additional staff are required, this person will hire and train those
people in accordance with the Ultimate Recreation and
Fitness Center, Inc. policies.
The food service department would
be available to host banquets and conferences for members and
The strategic decisions of what to build
is based upon specific research and analysis tools that include, but is
not limited to a market analysis of the local and nearby communities to
determine what public and private sports and recreational opportunities
section of the analysis should detail the economic climate, the ice
industry, the customer profile, and the competition that the business
will face as it progresses through its business operations.
Currently, the economic market condition in the United States is in recession. This slowdown in the economy has also greatly impacted real estate sales, which has halted to historical lows. Many economists expect that this recession will continue through 2011 and into 2012, at which point the economy will begin a slow, but steady prolonged recovery period.
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the United States, there are 443 ice rinks currently in operation. Each
year, these businesses aggregate generate more than $419 million
dollars of revenue and provide $114 million dollars of payrolls for
11,500 Americans. The ice rink industry is mature. The expected
continued growth of these businesses is expected to mirror the general
population growth plus the rate of inflation.
One of the common trends within the industry is for facilities to integrate secondary forms of entertainment into their businesses. These additional revenue streams income arcade machines, billiard tables, Table tennis tables, and other forms of secondary entertainment. Management may introduce other entertainment items such as arcade games to compliment the entertainment nature of the Ice Skating Rink.Customer Profile
Profile the type
you are seeking to acquire. List income size, type of occupation; how
far away from the rink site are customers (use radius ranging from one
to 20 miles), and what the customer is looking for. Insert demographic
information about your target market including
population size, income demographics, level of education, etc.
Demand Analysis A Jackson Square ice rink would be the newest, most modern facility of its type within a. 10 mile radius.
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List local competition of facilities that exist which will provide alternatives to the project. Compare how the Ultimate Recreational and Fitness Center, Inc. will provide customers with a superior line of services and products and that the new facility will be competitively priced or less expensive than your competition.
and Fitness Center,
Inc. intends to
maintain an extensive marketing campaign
that will ensure maximum visibility for the business in its targeted
market. List the marketing strategies and objectives
of the Ice Skating Rink, indoor pool, and other sports.
Offering Custom Ice Conditions for each specific ice sport.Marketing Objectives
intends to use a broad based advertising campaign that will raise the
awareness of the retail location among the targeted young child and
adolescent demographic. To that end, Management will place a number of
advertisements in locally based newspapers and advertisements from the
onset of operations which may include discount coupons or coupons for
This will create
an immediate draw to the rink location. Management also expects that
the business will generate
significant word of mouth advertising as the Ultimate Recreational
and Fitness Center,
hosts events for
children's birthday parties. As more and more children are
invited to Ultimate
and Fitness Center,
Inc. ice rink for
hosted birthday parties, these
have their parents host their next birthday party at the ice rink
Ultimate Recreational and Fitness Center, Inc. anticipates that this type of advertising will take three to six months to become effective. The General Manager will use an internet based marketing strategy. This is very important as many people seeking local services, such as local entertainment, now the Internet to conduct their preliminary searches. The facility will be registered with online portals so that potential customers can easily reach the business and also develop its own online web site.
In this section, describe the pricing of your services and products. You should provide as much information as possible about your pricing as possible in this section. However, if you have hundreds of items, condense your product list categorically. This section of the business plan should not span more than 1 page.
Plan and Personnel Summary
The business budget can be organized into two structural components Administrative and Operations. The types of personnel can be divided into salaried, hourly (full and part time), and independent contractors.
Essential jobs are define and described in Rink Job Descriptions
Salaried and full time hourly employees require funds to be set aside for 401k retirement accounts, health insurance, disability insurance, social security contributions, sick pay, vacation pay, and profit participation.
Provide a brief
two to four paragraph biography about work
experience, education, and specific skills for Corporate CEO,
President, Manager, or key
The projections of revenue and expenses
are based upon specific research and analysis tools that include, but
is not limited to:
Awareness of Community's
Sensitive to local issues
The Ultimate Recreational and Fitness Center, Inc. revenues are moderately sensitive to changes in the general economy. Ice skating is not an essential life activity, and as such, severe economic pullbacks may hamper Ultimate Recreational and Fitness Center, Inc. ability to continually increase top line income. However, the pricing structure that Management will use for its ice rink services will allow almost all residents to afford the skating, hockey, public session, and snack bar products offered on a year round basis.
Source of Funds
The General Partner will advance the
necessary funds to launch and market the initial offering to purchase
property worth up to $10,000,000. Having secured the title to the
land, the property would be used to secure a construction loan for the
project that will be built out in three phases. The construction
funding will be converted into a long term loan.
The general partner will lease each phase
of the project to individuals who will sign long term leases to manage
what will be essentially turn-key operations without equity in the land
Investors in the venture are sophisticated in such financial matters and have performed their own due diligence by engaging professionals to review the prospectus and recommend it to their clients.
and Loss Statements
The General Partner will prepare an economic analysis based on the specific land and construction costs of the project for each of the three development stages.
The General Partner will prepare a cash flow analysis for each of the three projects that will be leased to independent parties for a period not to exceed the length of the loan on the land and improvements.
The Profit and Loss statements will depend on he investors financial participation. The General Partner will prepare state and federal documents and send copies to the investor's tax advisor.
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:
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