AUSTIN (KXAN) — An ice rink operator and landlords in Cedar Park are at odds after the operator was locked out of the facility and experienced its lease terminated in February.

Chaparral Ice, who operated the rink and fields at Cedar Park athletic facility The Crossover, posted a letter on its Facebook web page accusing the facility’s landlord of not allowing them get their assets off the grounds. The letter said the property is “worth tens of millions of dollars,” and they require to market the assets to “cover our debt obligations.”

“The Crossover’s landlord selected to continue on possessing and utilizing devices owned by Chaparral Ice, and stop us from retrieving the assets,” the letter said, in element. “This consists of every thing from rental skates and furnishings to devices important to the operations of the ice rinks and turf fields. This residence is really worth millions of bucks, income which Chaparral Ice experienced to borrow, and now desires to repay.”

Chaparral Ice mentioned it made available The Crossover’s landlord to invest in or lease all the gear, but explained “they did not interact in that discussion,” and took lawful motion boasting their ownership of the residence. Chaparral Ice filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy security as a final result.

The Crossover sports activities sophisticated in Cedar Park. (Photo Courtesy John Mapes Architects)

Administration at The Crossover, nonetheless, tells the story otherwise. They stated Chaparral Ice owned the landlord nearly $800,000 before the lease was terminated, and both of those the landlord and the lender “accommodated 4 distinctive lease amendments,” to help Chaparral Ice stay in the developing.

“When the two parties could not agree on a route ahead, every social gathering introduced a proposal to the individual bankruptcy court docket,” The Crossover’s management explained in a statement. “After very careful consideration, it resolved The Crossover’s proposed route was most sensible. We are in entire compliance with the court’s rulings.”

The Crossover continued to say though it “rooted for their accomplishment,” administration thinks the community letter does not correctly replicate the problem.

“It is amazingly unfortunate the romantic relationship with Chaparral Ice became financially unsustainable, and even worse now, that their administration crew is portraying the landlord as executing something much less than bending about backward to honor commitments to our patrons, our local community and to satisfy our mission,” The Crossover reported.

Chaparral Ice stated the court gave them a “short window” to get its house that was not “in dispute” with the facility, and they are accomplishing that as immediately as they can.

“We remain hopeful The Crossover’s landlord will pick out to act in the most effective interest of satisfying its critical mission — a mission Chaparral Ice was proud to aid create and progress for Cedar Park and the larger Austin local community,” Chaparral Ice’s letter stated.

Although the disagreement will make its way by individual bankruptcy court docket, both equally groups want the facility to retain running — that a great deal they can concur on. Chaparral Ice is nevertheless functioning its rink in the Northcross Mall, located in north Austin on Anderson Lane.

“Regardless of how the legal situation unfolds, Chaparral Ice options to restructure our economical place and go on our functions, uninterrupted, for skaters, people and groups at Northcross, as we have for the final 26 decades,” the letter said.

The Crossover, in the meantime, reported it will continue to keep working the facility though in court docket.

“While our money disputes do the job their way by the court technique, The Crossover is continuing to maintain the ice and industry operations working — honoring commitments to buyers and neighborhood organizations, realizing we’re not likely to ever receive total acquired costs for this kind of solutions,” the assertion claimed. “We have and will carry on to wish Chaparral Ice all the ideal as it goes as a result of its restructuring.”