Icemen Owners Plan To Buy, Renovate Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex
Jacksonville Icemen parent company SZH Hockey LLC plans to buy and renovate the Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex for $18 million, team President Bob Ohrablo said Feb. 8.
Plans include installing a second ice rink, a sports-themed restaurant and facilities to support youth hockey programs at the 3605 Philips Highway facility, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.
Investors include former NFL and University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack. The athletes joined the Icemen ownership group last year.
SZH Hockey requests a $6.5 million, 20-year construction loan and $1 million completion grant from the city for the deal, according to city Office of Economic Development Executive Director Kirk Wendland.
SZH Hockey is led by Jacksonville resident Andrew Kaufmann, who bought the Icemen organization in July 2019 from El Acquisitions.