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Canlan Partners With the City of Burlington, Ontario to Expand Its Adult Safe Hockey League

(August 05, 2014)

BURNABY, British Columbia, Aug. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canlan Ice Sports Corp. (TSX:ICE), industry-leading providers of on-ice experiences to youth and adults across North America, today announced a 3-year partnership with the City of Burlington, Ontario to operate its Adult Safe Hockey League out of two municipal rinks starting this Fall/Winter.

The ASHL will commence operations at the Appleby Ice Centre and Mainway Arena in late-September, offering both Men's and Women's Divisions. Complete registration information is available at Teams participating in the league at these arenas will join the ASHL Eastern Region, currently made up of over 1,200 winter teams playing at Canlan facilities in Etobicoke, Oakville, Oshawa, Scarborough and York University; as well as automatically receiving entry into the accompanying Adult Safe Hockey Network (ASHN).

"We are extremely proud the City of Burlington in Ontario has become the next site for our expanding Adult Safe Hockey Network (ASHN)," said Joey St-Aubin, President and CEO of Canlan Ice Sports. "Aside from being a vibrant and beautiful city, Burlington's residents and communities align perfectly with Canlan's expansion strategy. By hosting ASHL games starting in the fall of 2014, it will allow us to address the high demand of professionally managed and organized adult recreational hockey, in two great community ice rinks."

About the Adult Safe Hockey Network (ASHN)

Established in 2007, the Adult Safe Hockey Network (ASHN) is an online web-community of more than 70,000 adult recreational hockey players in Canada and the United States.  The primary goal of the Network is to enhance the regular hockey experience with unique online features, tools, and membership benefits, while linking like-minded players across North America.  The Network's vision is to deliver, "Everything you want in your adult recreational hockey experience…and more," remaining consistent with the Canlan commitment to its loyal customer base, "Where the Experience is Everything."  

About Canlan

Canlan Ice Sports Corp. is the North American leader in the development, operation and ownership of multi-purpose recreation and entertainment facilities.  We are the largest private sector owner and operator of recreational ice sports facilities in North America and currently own and/or manage 22 facilities in Canada and the United States with 65 surfaces including ice rinks and indoor soccer fields.

Canlan Ice Sports Corp. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "ICE."

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CONTACT: Canlan Ice Sports Corp.
Michael F. Gellard
Senior Vice President & CFO
604 736 9152

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