A familiar name is among the partners in the new ownership group for the Danbury Ice Arena. Herm Sorcher was an owner of the Danbury Whalers, a Federal Hockey League team playing at the area from 2010 through 2015. The team was the 2013 FHL champions.
Diamond Properties, a real estate company headquartered in Mount Kisco, has a plan to turn the building into a family entertainment destination center.
Sorcher says there's a very good chance of professional hockey coming back to Danbury this winter. He says they want to focus on turning the hockey and skating into one of the top centers in New England.
The new owners intend on keeping on many of the staff members to continue offering the same programs and services. The group plans to undertake a significant renovation and upgrade to the facility.