The Los Angeles Kings finished in sixth place in the NHL’s Western Division this year, but in terms of business expansion, the team has a hot winning streak.

The Kings organization has made aggressive moves in the ice rink business, particularly in the North Los Angeles market. Most recently, the team in April partnered with American Sports Entertainment Centers and the city of Santa Clarita to reopen The Cube Santa Clarita Ice and Entertainment Center after a tumultuous pandemic year.

Formerly called Ice Station Valencia, the site, located at 27745 Smyth Drive, was forced to close in March of last year along with myriad other non-essential businesses following the COVID-19 outbreak. During the closure, which was supposed to be a time of renovations, founding owner Roger Perez fell into contention with his former partner and began to seek an outside entity to acquire the 20-year-old business. After a few false starts that included an offer from the Kings, the city of Santa Clarita purchased the 93,000-square-foot venue for $14.5 million in August.

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