Issue 190, July 30, 2023

This week’s meeting was energized with the enthusiasm of Bob Ohrablo, President of the Jacksonville Icemen. We learned about all the teams that his ownership group, Zoyer Team Sports, manages, as well as heard about all the amenities at the newly renovated Igloo.

The Icemen finished second in the league last season but are very proud of this being from the toughest region in the country. They had 44 wins and ended with 93 points in the standings.
Zoyer just recently signed a new contract for a partnership with the Buffalo Sabres and the Rochester Americans as the feeder teams for the Icemen. The Icemen exceeded all past sales and opened the Community First Igloo in March 2023. Ice skating immediately went up 25% in Jacksonville, and E-Sports is the fastest growing category in the country.

Orablo’s focus is of course on the business-side of the teams, but also wants to work on developing local children to enjoy ice skating. Many are threatened to play on ice skates, and he wants to overcome that. Zoyer Sports also owns the Savannah Ghost Pirates and operates the Atlanta Gladiators. They just launched a new team in Lake Tahoe, the first of any sports team in that area.
He invited all of SBMC to come out and check out some games, as well as bringing our families to enjoy the new Igloo and amenities.

This week, please join us to hear Jeff Price, JaxPort Director of Marketing. With business beginning to pick up, it’s time to resume networking and renew relationships. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Jeanne Maron
2023 President

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