The Ice Rinks industry leveled out over the past five years after melting for a period during the recession. Demand for ice activities, which tend to be relatively more expensive than other forms of sports and exercise, took longer to rebound after the recession, as unemployment remained high and wages stagnated. Nevertheless, a resurgence in interest in ice hockey has helped replenish demand for ice rink management companies, raising revenue and encouraging the development of new facilities. The industry is expected to continue to grow over the next five years, driven by improvements in disposable income, consumer confidence and health awareness.
Operators in this industry include firms that primarily manage ice rinks for recreational and professional use. These ice rinks offer ice skate rentals and ice skating classes but also provide other amenities including indoor sports and concessions. This report includes for-profit and nonprofit facilities that generate revenue through membership or admissions fees. It excludes any publicly owned and operated ice rinks.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.