Rostraver Ice Garden, Belle Vernon, PA becomes the 5th ice arena in the Western PA/Ohio Region

Belle Vernon, PA – An affiliate of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. (“Black Bear”) has acquired Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon, PA. The Arena features one NHL sized ice sheet, a sports pub, concessions and catering operation and a variety of meeting and banquet sized spaces.

“We are excited to be adding Rostraver Ice Garden as part of our Western PA/Ohio market growth plan,” said Murry N. Gunty, Founder and CEO of Black Bear. “Jim Murphy has done an amazing job serving the Mon Valley community citizens quality of life for many years. We are honored to be able to carry on the rich tradition of programs and events that Jim and his team
have established into the future.”

“Rostraver Ice Garden is a great compliment to our continued planned Western PA/Ohio market expansion,” said Ryan Scott, Black Bear Sports Group VP of Operations. “Together with Printscape Arena at Southpointe in Canonsburg, Palmer Imaging Arena in Delmont, Pittsburgh Ice Arena in New Kensington and Deep Freeze Ice Arena in Youngstown, the official practice facility of our own USHL Youngstown Phantoms, our Western PA/Ohio team is poised to extend our mission to provide quality programming that promotes physical activity/ healthy lifestyles and initiatives that are focused on growing ice sports participation.”

About Rostraver Ice Garden – Rostraver Ice Garden, owned by Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is a multi-purpose facility located in Belle Vernon, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania also known as the Mon Valley. The arena measures 65,000 square feet and includes one NHL-sized ice rink that is converted to a dry floor event center in the spring and summer that is host to many alternative events, shows and exhibits. The facility has multiple banquet spaces/ party rooms and a catering kitchen as well as a full-service sports pub and concessions stand. The arena provides the community with various ice skating and hockey programs, regular public skating sessions and birthday parties, and is the hockey home arena for the Mon Valley Thunder Youth Hockey, PennWest California University Hockey Club, Ringgold High School, Elizabeth Forward High School and Thomas Jefferson High School. For more, go to www.rostravericegarden.com.

About Black Bear Sports Group – Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is a privately held company formed by Murry Gunty and Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC in 2015 that seeks investments in sports and entertainment facilities, teams and youth sports events. Black Bear focuses on ice arenas in metropolitan areas with compelling demographics, a National Hockey League club presence, and arenas with existing youth hockey clubs. The largest owner/operator of ice rinks in North America, Black Bear’s footprint totals 31 facilities across the United States with 56 sheets of indoor ice, 5 indoor turf fields/non-ice surfaces, 24 youth hockey clubs, 6 hockey leagues & tournament businesses (Atlantic Hockey FederationAtlantic Girls Hockey FederationTier 1 Hockey
National Girls Hockey LeagueDefender Hockey TournamentsFoundry Adult Hockey) and 4 Junior “A” hockey franchises in the United States Hockey League, North American Hockey League, United States Premier Hockey League NCDC and Eastern Hockey League. For more, go to www.blackbearsportsgroup.com.    

Source: Black Bear Sports Group