Toyota Sports Center
main entry exterior from parking lot
|Location||El Segundo, CA
El Segundo, CA 90245
|Operator||American Skating Entertainment Centers, LLC]|
|Opened||March 5, 2000|
|Construction cost||$24 million|
|Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Sparks (practice facility)
Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) (2011-present)
|This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (February 2013)|
The Toyota Sports Center (formerly the HealthSouth Training Center) is a practice facility for the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Sparks, and the Los Angeles Lakers, located on 555 North Nash Street in El Segundo, California. The $24 million, 135,000-square-foot (12,500 m2) facility broke ground on April 28, 1999 and officially opened on March 5, 2000 as the HealthSouth Training Center.
The facility is located on the grounds of the Grand Avenue Corporate Center. The facility includes three public ice rinks (NHL size, Olympic size, and a smaller rink due to be completed Sept. 2011 on the site of the former inline rink), a basketball court, and a restaurant. In addition, the property houses complete training facilities, including locker rooms and office space for the Kings and Lakers. The facility's three public ice rinks hosts several amateur and youth hockey leagues throughout the year. One million guests pass through the doors of the facility annually.
It is also an important training center for elite figure skaters, with Frank Carroll as head coach. Skaters who have trained at this rink include Michelle Kwan, Timothy Goebel, Evan Lysacek, Beatrisa Liang, Gracie Gold, and Mirai Nagasu.
The Toyota Sports Center is owned by AEG and operated by American Skating Entertainment Centers. The NBA Development League's Los Angeles D-Fenders have played their home games here since the 2011-12 season.
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