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Black Bear Sports Group Partners with World-Class Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialist, New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute

August 2023

Bethesda, MD – Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with the New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI) and will now be known as the official orthopedic provider for SportsCare Ice Arena and Skylands Ice World as well as the North Jersey Skyland Kings and NJ Jets Youth Hockey Clubs. NJOI, a leader …

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Black Bear Sports Group Releases Official Statement on Youth Hockey Rankings

December 2023

The “spread” has no place in youth hockey Black Bear Sports Group recently started the Hockey Power Rankings (“HPR”) as an alternative to MyHockeyRankings (“MHR”). MyHockeyRankings has been the only ranking source in youth hockey for many years and originally was used to help families schedule competitive games. Unfortunately, as its power grew, people and …

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Black Bear Sports Group Partners with Apex Learning Virtual School

June 2022

Bethesda, MD- Black Bear Sports Group has finalized a multi-year marketing and sponsorship partnership with Apex Learning Virtual School. The partnership provides for the title sponsorship for the Atlantic Hockey Federation and Tier 1 Hockey Federation spring parity events as well as significant digital marketing, branding, and on-site seminars throughout the Black Bear Sports Group ice arena portfolio. …

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Pure Hockey Becomes Black Bear Sports Group’s Official Hockey Equipment Partner

May 2022

Bethesda, MD- Black Bear Sports Group has finalized a multi-year marketing and hockey equipment procurement agreement with Pure Hockey. The agreement provides for entry level hockey equipment options for both youth and adult first time hockey players throughout its ice arena portfolio. “Growing hockey participation in all of our facilities is our lifeblood, “said Black …

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Tier 1 Hockey Federation & U.S. Premier Hockey League Announce Collaboration

March 2022

BETHESDA, MD — Black Bear Sports Group, Inc., (“Black Bear”), the United States Premier Hockey League (“USPHL”) and the Tier 1 Hockey Federation (“THF”) are pleased to announce a collaboration of their youth and midget hockey activities.  Teams at all ages from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania will play in the …

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Black Bear Sports Group Launches Tier 1 Hockey Federation

January 2022

Play scheduled to begin for the 2022/23 hockey season Bethesda, MD – Black Bear Sports Group is proud to announce the Tier 1 Hockey Federation (“THF”), a new hockey federation designed to facilitate scheduling among rink owners in the Eastern U.S. and the clubs located in their buildings. Initially, the THF will have 12 Founding …

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SportsCare Arena presented by Summit Health Holds Grand Re-Opening Event

October 2021

Randolph, NJ- Today, SportsCare Arena presented by Summit Health held a Grand Re-Opening event, celebrating the new naming sponsorship with Summit Health for the arena, and the new SportsCare Physical Therapy location opening in the main lobby of the arena. Another announcement shared at the event was the new presenting sponsorship by Summit Health, a premier health care network offering primary, …

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SportsCare Physical Therapy to Add Four New Locations at Black Bear Sports Group Ice Arenas

May 2021

Bethesda, MD – Today, Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is proud to announce that they have agreed to terms with East Hanover, NJ based SportsCare Physical Therapy to open physical therapy spaces on site at their Aspen Ice Arena, Randolph, NJ; Jersey Shore Ice Arena, Wall, NJ; Howell Ice Arena, Howell, NJ; and Skylands Ice World, Stockholm, NJ facility locations. …

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Black Bear Sports Group Acquires 12th Ice Arena – adding its third facility in New Jersey

October 2019

RANDOLPH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–An affiliate of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. (“Black Bear” or the “Company”) has acquired Aspen Ice Arena in Randolph, NJ (the “Arena”). The Arena houses two NHL-size ice sheets, an exercise studio and is home to the New Jersey Freeze Youth Hockey Club, Delbarton School Green Wave, Randolph Rams High School and …

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