Champions Skating Center, owned by Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is a multi-purpose sports facility located in Cromwell, Connecticut. The 95,000 square-foot facility houses one NHL-sized and one Olympic-sized ice rinks and one 25-yard swimming pool. Additionally, the facility is home to a number of on-site businesses including the Champions Training and Aquatic Center and the Champions Skating Center ProShop. The ice rinks are complemented by private rooms that support a variety of corporate and community functions as well as group outings/field trips. Champions Skating Center provides the community with various hockey and skate programs, public skating, drop ins, leagues, trade shows, and private rentals.
Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is a Chevy Chase, MD-based company that operates sports and entertainment facilities and youth sports events. Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. was founded to purchase undermanaged and underperforming ice rinks to bring professional management and badly needed capital to 20-30 year old rinks to save the facilities and provide a safe and fun environment for the local community. We have subsequently expanded in junior hockey ownership to provide our facility participants a pathway to college hockey.