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Suburban Sports Group Announces Sale of Suburban Ice East Lansing

Farmington Hills, MI – Suburban Sports Group (SSG), an industry leader in ice arena management and athlete development, has announced today the sale of its East Lansing facility, known as Suburban Ice East Lansing. The arena has been purchased and will be operated by Black Bear Sports Group, the largest owner-operator of ice rinks in the U.S. As part of the transaction, the facility will be renamed the East Lansing Ice Cube.

“We have enjoyed 18 incredible years in East Lansing operating that facility,” said Tom Anastos, Suburban Sports Group CEO. “During that time, we have watched thousands of hockey players, figure skaters and families enjoy amazing experiences, create lifelong relationships, and make memories that will last them a lifetime. In addition, this facility has been an important part of our company’s overall growth and success, and that’s due to the passionate work and dedication of the hundreds of teammates we have had over the years. We felt that now was the right time to pass the torch and we are confident that Black Bear Sports Group will continue to serve the community well and provide excellent programming activities for years to come.”

SSG will continue to operate its other Suburban Ice locations in Farmington Hills, Rochester, and Macomb, as well as the Athlete Lab sports performance & science facility and the new Athlete Academy. The group also manages municipal arenas for the cities of Novi and Royal Oak.

About Suburban Sports Group: Suburban Sports Group owns, operates, and manages full-service sports/entertainment and athlete development facilities. Headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, SSG also creates world class training, education, periodicals, and programming for ice sports through Suburban Sports Communications, Suburban Hockey Schools, the Athlete Lab, and the Athlete Academy. SSG’s 300+ team members are passionate about creating amazing experiences for its customers, business, and community partners.

About Suburban Ice East Lansing: Originally built in 1999 as Arc Ice – East Lansing, Suburban Sports Group purchased the two-sheet 90,000 square foot facility just off the Michigan State University campus in 2004 and changed its name to Suburban Ice East Lansing. The facility hosts two high school teams, the Lansing Hockey Club and the Lansing Skating Club, as well as a variety of tournaments and skating events.

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