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Feasibility Study

Business Analysis
       When researching the feasibility of building a new ice skating facility or renovating an older facility, the purpose of developing an analysis of the community's demographics is to determine if there is a need for the project and the potential customer support from users, and public support for the construction of a specific project and location.

Demand Analysis
       The Demand Analysis Objectives & Process for an athletic/recreational venue is the key to the decision to build/not build a new recreational facility. The demand, whether it is existing or can be developed, must be sufficient on a year around basis to make the enterprise worthwhile for the community and financially viable on an on‐going basis to the investors. There are two basic demand considerations:
  • Sources inside the Community Impact Area*: .
    • .5 mile radius of adjacent properties and in the immediate
    • .6 to 5 mile radius, economic and traffic impacts
    •  5.1 to 10 mile radius
    •  10.1 to 15 mile radius
  • Sources outside the Community Boundaries that may support a new or remodeled facility
*Note: In some rural communities the impact area may cover the entire county.

       The demand analysis needs to focus on the sports and athletic needs of the community within a reasonable distance and/or travel time to the rink, with an emphasis on developing uses to turn "dead" time into revenue:
  • Not in School Time (NST) available for the youth ages 5 to 18 years
  • Off Work Time (OWT) available for singles who are working or attending college full time, ages 19 and over
  • Free Time (FT) available for adults who are employed or homemakers full time, ages 19 and over
       A specific examination needs to be made to determine the likely need for an ice rink. A Demand Assessment's objective is to determine whether or not the current and potential demand for sports and and recreational activities are sufficient to justify the acquisition of expensive land and and securing financial resources to construct a new or remodel an existing ice skating facility.

Recommended Reading:
  1. Park and Recreation owned and operated community rinks
  2. Church Owned and Operated Community Centers
  3. Private Membership Skating Clubs
  4. Privately Owned Rinks Open to Public
  1. Market Analysis Summary
  2. Amenities and Services
  3. Naming Rights
  4. Strategy and Implementation Summary
  5. School and Community Programs & Activities
  6. Charter Schools     High School of the Arts
  7. Competitive & Recreation Athletes Health & Wellness Services
  8. Management Summary
  9. Job Descriptions
  10. Financial Plan
  11. Ice Rink Executive Summary
References:

Demand Analysis
Data relating to the demographics of Jackson Square area, Out-of-School Time ..... and operating a new ice rink.” The report, “Ice Time”, was released in ...

Ever thought of building an ice rink?
Operate an ice rink. • That building, maintaining and operating an ice .... demographics of ice hockey, despite variations from country to country,

Bowling Entertainment Center Sample Business Plan - Executive ...
An excellent location has been determined by demographics, ... Farm Fresh, 14- screen Regal Cinema, an ice rink, six national restaurants, two banks, ...

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Concessions
... pools, and special facilities such as golf courses and ice skating rinks. ... on demographics, and presentation of operating business model options. ...

Certificate of Arena Programming
iAIM Distance Learning Program. One of the roles of every ice arena programmer should be to turn first-time .... There are an increasing number of ice arenas that operate year-round and are ... Knowing the location and demographics of the schools and the variety of ..

Comox Valley Feasibility Study for Curling and Ice Rink Facility
Areas of study ranging from demographics and projected population growth, ... provision of new curling rink and/ or participation ice arena facilities can be ...... Operating of proposed facility on the NIC site

Arena Evaluation Study - City of Marquette, MI - Official Website
The demographics from the primary service area, the following .... proximity of Lakeview Ice Arena to the lake and the ice rink in Negaunee effectively eliminates .... Part of the challenge in operating the ice arena is the overall ...

Eastwood Neighborhood Profile
Eastwood Demographics. Population Households. Average. Household. Size. Families . Average ... running track, an ice skating rink, a 9-hole golf course, and ..

CIP-035-1-Ice Rink
Aug. 23, 2010 ... Reference to Taos County Statistics in question 9B. ... On-going operational costs of the ice rink will be reduced by means of protecting ...

Bow North Recreation District 2009 - 2014
Demographics and Infrastructure: The Bow North District has a rich western prairie ... selling shares and built an ice rink, a few years later a curling rink was ... Applications requesting operating dollars are applied for through the ..

SharkS Ice at San Jose SharkS Ice at San Jose
Refrigeration equipment operating hours that year-round ice rinks do, but they still need ...... San Jose's demographics as the third-largest city in California ...

Administrative Review.pdf - Arena Feasibility Study Review
(Nustadia) Feasibility Study and an administrative review of operating and .... market conditions and demographics or a comparison of other arena capacities. .... number of regulated on-ice occupancy, non-removable boards and rink glass

Parks and Recreation System - CITY OF MOUNE ILLINOIS
Operating costs when the demographics, location and amenities have been .... by Leon Younger & PROS specified a need for one indoor ice rink, soccer fields,

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Identify any shifts in demographics that affect ... City and Central Ohio Ice Rinks, Inc. regarding ... year land use lease and operations agreement, ..

Introduction to the Town of Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
Molly's Reach was restored and is in full operation today, hosting the .... Hockey Tournaments, Gibsons has a National League size ice rink that provides .... demographics and social trends, and how limited financial resources can be ...

AG 31-004
Population density and demographics have a large impact on school planning. .... Ice rinks have special HVAC requirements in order to maintain a good ice .... In addition to operating the HVAC system, the school district will also have ...

Socio-economic Baseline
Demographics. Some perspective…. At time of the May 2006. Census, the population of .... Operating. Eagle Plains (Northern Cross Yukon. Ltd.) Feasibility ... Canada Games Centre (pool, ice rinks , soccer pitch, flexihall)

Focus Group - North Saint Paul --
Meeting rooms are un-kept and cluttered - Operational Cost (Deficit) ... Year round ice rink - More/better use of gym space - Space for stretching ... Aging Population - Melding demographics leading to perceptions and stereotypes of .

Long Term Arena Strategy Halifax Regional Council January 26, ...
Jan 26, 2010 ... was updated with respect to population demographics and land use growth patterns .... Operating, Capital and Reserve budgets, policies and procedures .... Term Ice Arena Replacement Strategy Steering Committee including .

City of Kingston Arena Capacity & Expansion Study
Changing age demographics, interest trends, and additional regional ice ... including operating costs, and maintenance of capital infrastructure. .... term, with a community-level ice rink. This facility will be needed to ...

Four-Community Sports Facility Framework Plan
Consideration of the profile of the community and demographics, including .... multipurpose type of operation. The new recreation center should be located in the .... need to maintain the current levels of service for indoor ice rinks. ...

Chelsea Piers - Skating Rinks - New York Magazine
This project involved the conversion of shipping piers into a massive recreational complex that  houses activities for every season, with facilities that include ice-skating rinks, a gymnastics training center, basketball courts, ...



Resources:

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:

The Ultimate Ice Skating Facility
Introduction
Planning a New Ice Skating Rink
Summary - Developing New Ice Skating Rinks
Executive Summary
Formulating a Rink Proposal
Feasibility Study
Demographics
Business Financial Structures
Rink Feasibility Study
Facility Design Issues
Facilities Concerned with Design
Design Principles
Ice Skating Rink Business
PDF  When Bigger is Better
PDF  How An Ice Arena Works


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