Ice Facilities

With years of experience and a deep understanding of the management of ice facilities, Benchmark is proud of the following successful projects in the Calgary area.

Mount Pleasant Sportsplex

Project Scope: Benchmark Projects was single-sourced for this project to work closely with the volunteer board when the facility was seamlessly transferred from the community operations to contracted operations.

Services Provided: We provided sustainable operating model development, transition strategies, development of operating budgets, safety manuals, life cycle plans, preventative maintenance planning, ice allocation policy, rental procedures, operating systems assessment and repair.

Outcome: While retaining existing staff, the new operating model created a 20% net increase in operational revenue. The contract ensures operating sustainability for the next decade.

Bowness Sportsplex

Project Scope: Benchmark was single-sourced to operate the arena and community centre for The City of Calgary and then provided successful transition strategies and implementation of a community-operations model.

Services Provided: We developed a seamless transition strategy, a sustainable operating model, budgets, operating and safety manuals, life-cycle plans, ice allocation and rental procedures, operating systems assessment and repairs.

Outcome: This project, considered a reverse takeover, involved development of a new community association, providing organizational development, transitioning staff to community employment and completion of facility life-cycle upgrade.