An Olympic Size Rink in Greece can be a successful business for anyone ready to invest!
Firstly, it will be the only Olympic Rink in all of Greece, so basically it will not have competition. The rink will be able to host domestic ice hockey league games (youth, women, men’s) together with hockey practices of all ice hockey teams, as well as the figure skating Greek Championships.
It will be able to host International Events, like the IIHF World Championship, but also the ISU World Championship.
Apart from events, it will be able to host professional teams from abroad that would come to Greece for their summer training. What better? Greece’s sun and beaches, followed by ice hockey training! The best combination.
The ideal scenario would be to organize a Professional Greek Ice Hockey league for all Greeks living abroad, that want to continue playing hockey professionally but are either not drafted, or cannot get a good deal. The Greek Hockey League will be able to accommodate all these players. Together with the Greeks and foreigners living in Greece, this league can become a power-house of Europe.
Of course it will be open to the public for recreational skating but also to organize events like Disney on Ice, etc.
An Olympic Size Rink, if managed well, can be a very profitable business in Greece!
You can find all the necessary information in the IIHF Ice Rink Guide