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Partnership Solutions

Partnership Solutions

Here at Canlan Sports, North America’s leading owner/operator of multi-purpose recreational and entertainment facilities, we leverage our operating model and knowledge base to provide partnership solutions tailored to your needs.

Facing a unique challenge in your market? Aging infrastructure conversion, new facility development, mini-rink concepts, indoor turf facilities, consulting, lease, and acquisition are just some of the solutions Canlan can develop in partnership with your group or organization.

Sponsorship & Advertising

For over 15 years, Canlan Sports has developed an extremely strong marketing and communications program that prides itself on effective delivery and outstanding ROI. It’s the place for organizations to reach millions of sports households in Canada.


If you have a unique idea or are interested in a creative marketing strategy, we are pleased to work with you and produce a successful return on your investment.


We create, develop and implement partnership promotions that are custom fit to meet your needs and exceed your standards.


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Let’s explore together

Canlan Sports is the largest private sector owner and operator of ice and dry land facilities. In addition to offering industry leading programming and products throughout its network of 18 ice sports facilities, we offer a unique selection of professional services from coast to coast. Canlan is actively seeking lease / acquisition opportunities of recreational ice rink facilities in Canada and USA. If you have an opportunity you’d like us explore, let us know!


Contact our Senior Vice President, Michael F. Gellard


604-736-9152 Ext 308
Fax 604-736-9170

Design. Construction. Operations.

To those planning ice rink facility developments, Canlan Sports offers unparalleled industry consulting expertise in all areas of facility design, construction and operations.


Design Consultation


Canlan will take an operators view of the architectural drawings and make recommendations as to what final design components should be considered or factored into the final design of the complex taking into consideration operational and energy efficiencies guaranteed to save money for years to come.


Furnishing, Fixtures & Equipment Procurement


Canlan can provide a comprehensive checklist of items that need to be included in the FF&E budget, based on the size of facility, planned amenity inclusion, types of programs that will be operated and size of staff. In addition, Canlan will provide consulting expertise in all equipment areas including but not limited to; refrigeration plant, sub-floor heating equipment, dehumidifiers, heat exchangers, etc. Canlan will not only recommend the best systems for the development but will negotiate with key potential suppliers on behalf of ownership to secure the best possible pricing and savings.


Owner’s Representative


Canlan will play an important role in representing the owner’s interests and handling any issues that the selected general contractor may have relating to the construction of the facility. Canlan will act as a consultant to the General Contractor that has been selected handling all of the questions relating to changes to the design plans or any suggestions that may be made by the general contractor/builder and architectural team.


Consulting Services Provided


Welland, ON
Canadian International Academy of Hockey, Embrun, ON
Barrie, ON
AACP | Orleans, ON
Lakefield College School, Lakefield, ON
Springfield, OH
Butler, PA
Nashville, TN
Fort Wayne, IN
Ashland, MA
Denver, CO
Panorama City, CA


Contact our Senior Vice President, Michael F. Gellard


Ph: 604-736-9152 Ext 308
Fax 604-736-9170

Proven systems and processes

Canlan Sports Management Services Division has built a strong reputation for successful third party management through the application of proven systems and processes. This operational know-how has been battle-tested within existing Canlan Sports facilities and is totally exportable to the partner facilities that contract with Canlan for long-term management. Canlan Sports will import the knowledge, expertise and best practice techniques that have made our owned facilities thriving, sustainable businesses, directly to our partner facilities.


Our Solutions


Guarantee performance & ensure accountability for results
Control budgets through reduced utility, technology services and operating expenditures
Enhance staff and customer comfort
Maximize revenue generation
Deliver comprehensive facility management systems and practices
Day-to-day operations
Finance & Accounting
Business Plan Development
Sales & Marketing
Human Resources
Structure & Staffing


Contact our Senior Vice President, Michael F. Gellard
604-736-9152 Ext 308
Fax 604-736-9170