BURNABY, British Columbia, Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, the Canadian International Hockey (CIH) Academy and Canlan Ice Sports Corp. (TSX:ICE) have entered into a long term agreement where Canlan will be responsible for the full operations of the CIH Arena in Clarence-Rockland, Ontario.
This state of the art multi-purpose twin-pad facility has fast become one of the premier indoor sports destinations for competition, leagues, tournaments and camps. The facility, owned by the City of Clarence-Rockland and managed by CIH Academy is entering its 5th season of operations. It is located 15 minutes east of Ottawa and features two NHL-size rinks with one accommodating up to 2,000 spectators, ten dressing rooms, press boxes, fitness centre, tuck shop, therapy rooms and tenant spaces.
CIH Academy is Eastern Ontario's premier Hockey Prep School for athletes from Grades 8 to 12. This co-ed institution recruits, educates and trains student-athletes from around the world that live in residence right on site. CIH Academy offers a unique nine-month hockey program with teams sanctioned by Hockey Canada that play at the highest possible level within the Hockey Eastern Ontario branch. CIH Academy provides a uniquely rich and diversified experience for their students.
Joey St-Aubin (President & CEO) "We are excited to be bringing our operational expertise to Clarence-Rockland and the many products and services Canlan has to offer. Our experience to date with City staff, members of council and the CIH Academy staff and ownership group has been great and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial working relationship".
Canlan Ice Sports Corp is the North American leader in the development, operations and ownership of multi-purpose recreation and entertainment facilities. They are the largest private sector owner and operator of multi-sport facilities in North America and currently own and/or manage 21 facilities in Canada and the United States with over 88 playing surfaces including ice rinks and indoor soccer fields as well as ball diamonds, indoor volleyball, beach volleyball, outdoor soccer, basketball and curling.
Canlan Ice Sports Corp. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "ICE."
For more information: Canlan Ice Sports Corp. Michael F. Gellard Senior Vice President & CFO 604-736-9152