FTL War Memorial

FTL War Memorial

Skating Manager, Baptist Health IcePlex

FTL War Memorial - Manager
Fort Lauderdale · FL
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The Florida Panthers are a community focused organization led by an authentic management team that served our country and now serves the South Florida community. The organization is on the rise and is experiencing success both on and off the ice. Led by General Manager Bill Zito, the Panthers are coming off their best season in franchise history. Off the ice, the business is experiencing growth across all key metrics and our revenue is at an all-time high.  The organization is expanding outside of Amerant Bank Arena via the renovation of the FTL War Memorial/Baptist Health IcePlex in downtown Fort Lauderdale.  This state-of-the-art ice facility will feature two regulation-size rinks, including a team practice rink with stadium seating, the Panthers’ new practice facilities spanning over 33,000 sq.ft. of offices and off-ice training facilities, and a 4,000-capacity music theatre for live entertainment.  The future is bright, and we are very proud of what we are building in South Florida. 

Job Title:
Skating Manager - Baptist Health IcePlex
Department: Figure
Reports To: Assistant General Manager, War Memorial
FLSA: Exempt  
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Baptist Health IcePlex @ FTL War Memorial

Job Summary:

The Skating Manager is responsible for the overall direction and management of the War Memorial/Baptist Health IcePlex Skating Department. This includes the hiring, training, and management of the staff for this department. In addition, this individual will be responsible for the overall program scheduling and development of the skating department. This position requires exceptional organizational skills, and expert knowledge of the current industry standards with the national governing body, US Figure Skating. The individual must be able to communicate effectively with customers, team members and management.

Job Functions:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Input and manage all Learn to Skate, freestyle and other skating programming in the DaySmart point of sale (POS) system
  • Ensure timely payment by all contractors and customers, and manage the accounts receivable report
  • Grow and retain enrollments in the Learn to Skate-USA (LTS), US Figure Skating Aspire and other programs offered within the Skating Department
  • Be an active liaison with the Panthers Figure Skating Club for their events, test sessions, and competitions
  • Communicate with and educate customers regarding programming, skating progression, and other related areas
  • Must be present for Learn to Skate classes to handle any questions or concerns from coaches and parents
  • Recruitment of a skilled coaching staff
  • Verify and collect contracts and certifications for all independent contractors
  • Supervise and manage department staff including but not limited to; scheduling, payroll approval, disciplinary write-ups, and setting professional goals
  • Create and develop additional programming, including but not limited to; ice shows, competitions, and summer camp opportunities
  • Respond to all emails and phone calls in a timely manner
  • Establish and maintain standards of learning consistent with national benchmark
  • Create annual operating budget in conjunction with the War Memorial management team
  • Additional duties as assigned

Required Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications

  • Strong skating skills
  • Working knowledge of ice skating levels and paths of development
  • Prior experience working with a point of sale/database system, DaySmart experience preferred
  • Experience managing employees and/or independent contractors
  • Good organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills with all stakeholders, including customers, staff, and vendors


  • Qualifications:
  • SkateSafe Certification
  • US Ice Rinks Skating Director Course
  • US Figure Skating CER Courses
  • PSA Group and/or Program Director Registered Rating

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a Full-Time position. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including late nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.


Work Environment

This position works in a professional ice hockey practice facility, where the noise level is generally high, crowd traffic is heavy, and temperatures are often cold; lights are bright or dark with occasional exposure to flashing lights


At the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Arena Operating Company, Panthers IceDen, Sanza Food Service, War Memorial Benefit Corporation, and FLA Team Shop, we strive to make every employee feel valued and respected for who they are and the unique contributions they make. We believe that a diverse and inclusive company is a more innovative and successful company, which is why we aim to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) into all aspects of our culture and our business.

We welcome all to apply and join our team.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.