Smooth skating: Growing disposable income levels and rising health awareness have aided demand

IBISWorld’s Ice Rinks market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Higher sports participation rates and growing health concerns have boosted industry demand
  • Consumers are becoming more health conscious due to mounting healthcare costs and obesity rates
  • Despite the trend toward larger facilities, industry profit will fall

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in the Ice Rinks industry are moderate. Initial construction of an ice rink can be pricey, but the necessary capital to keep an ice rink operational is minimal. Additionally, leasing previously constructed facilities can provide a relatively lower cost basis for emerging businesses. Although wages make up the industry's greatest cost, average wages in the industry tend to be very low since staff typically do not need to have specific education requirements. Barriers to entry in urban markets include restrictive zoning laws, lengthy permit processes and a shortage of appropriate real estate. All new entrants need access to capital in order to fund initial costs, and tight credit markets can be a burden for small businesses. Com..

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    Additional Insights for the Ice Rinks Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Ice Rinks Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ability to allocate product/service to area of greatest need
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
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    Industry Products

    What is the Ice Rinks Industry?

    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.

    Industry Products
    Recreation and fitness services
    Sports teams and tournaments services
    Athletic instruction
    Food and beverage sales
    Rental and resale of equipment
    Rental of space and facilities
    Industry Activities
    Operating indoor sports facilities
    Organizing sports teams and tournament services
    Offering rental and resale of equipment
    Offering food and beverages
    Offering athletic instruction
    Offering rental of space and facilities

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Participation in sports
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Operating conditions improve
  • Sports participation trends present new opportunities
  • Rising external competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Operating conditions improve
  • Sports participation trends present new opportunities
  • Table: Ice Rinks Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Ice Rinks Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Tourism
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Lighting Fixtures Manufacturing
  • Sporting Goods Stores
  • Water & Sewer Line Construction

  • Products & Services
  • Recreation and fitness services
  • Sports teams and tournaments services
  • Rental and resale of equipment
  • Food and beverage sales
  • Athletic instruction
  • Rental of space and facilities
  • Chart: Ice Rinks Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 34 and younger
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Ice Rinks Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesAdvertisingDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Ice Rinks

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Ice Rinks Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Ice Rinks Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Ice Rinks Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Participation in sports (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Prime Time Ice
  • A period of time when ice rink managers boost ice rental rates due to increased traffic and demand for services.
  • Turnkey Facilities Management
  • Day-to-day management of facilities by a hired management company.
  • Zamboni Machine
  • A vehicle or hand-pushed device used to clean and smooth the surface of an ice sheet, usually in an ice rink.
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