Services for New or Potential Facilities

Firland can assist individuals looking for expertise on the development and management of new facilities, from the idea stage through to full operations. Many of these services apply to individuals and companies looking to acquire or sell a facility. These services include:

Feasibility Report & Market Analysis
  • Determines the level of need for the proposed facility;
  • How many ice surfaces the community will support;
  • Demographic & Competitive analysis;
  • Area/Site Visit & Recommendations on how to proceed.
Facility Development & Construction
  • Assistance with hiring of general contractor and architects;
  • Consulting on facility design and FF&E purchasing;
  • Pre-Opening staff recruiting, program sales & marketing.
Business Plan & Financial Projections
  • Includes Feasibility Report & Market Analysis;
  • Identification of potential user groups, user group interviews;
  • Detailed programming & ice schedule;
  • Pricing recommendations & staffing plan;
  • Pro Forma Profit & Loss Projections with detailed assumptions;
  • Presentation to potential investors, banks, owners and partners.
Facility Management Services
  • Short, medium or long term contracts;
  • Full Service day-to-day management of facility and staff;
  • Financial Management;
  • Branding & Website design;
  • Software reccomendations;
  • Monthly retainer option;
  • Staffing/Recruiting;
  • Sale/Acquisition assessments and recommendations.
Facility Concept Plan
  • Selection of architect to develop concept plan;
  • Integration of programming options into the plan;
  • Preliminary construction costing (level 3).

Aurora Ice Association

East Aurora, NY

Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo, NY

City of Stamford

Stamford, CT

The Colisée

Lewiston, ME

The Fuel Tank

Fishers, Indiana

Lennox Island First Nation

PEI, Canada

Nashoba Valley Olympia

Boxborough, MA

The Rinks at Exeter

Exeter, NH

Robert Morris University

Pittsburgh, PA

South Kent School

South Kent, CT

St. Francis Xavier University

Antigonish, Canada

University of Maine

Orono, ME