Paul Skjodt was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to Carmel, IN in 1986 to pursue a career in the NHL. Paul has been instrumental in the growing of the game of ice hockey across Central Indiana over the last 20 years in local youth hockey circles and then the Indiana Ice of the USHL.
In 2004 he moved a USHL franchise to the State of Indiana after the former professional team vacated the Pepsi Coliseum. The Indiana Ice hockey team has long been considered as one of the top programs in all of North America with two Clark Cup Championships in 2009 and 2014 over the first decade. Attendance at the Indiana Ice games has been in the top three in the USHL over the last decade and still holds all-time record for single-game attendance of 14,892 at a North American junior hockey game on 2/12/05 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Several alumni are full time members in the NHL today including Tory Krug and John Carlson. After the second Cup in 2014, the Ice were unable to secure a new home for the immediate future and the USHL granted the Indiana Ice dormancy status as it looks to secure a new home in Central Indiana.
His business interests today include managing the family Sepic Investments firm in Carmel, Indiana. Sepic is focused in mixed use real estate development, regional Sports properties in addition to various consumer related products across North America. In 2011 they participated in the grand opening of the new US Headquarters for Skjodt-Barrett Contract Packaging in Lebanon, IN. Skjodt-Barrett Contract Packaging is now the largest wholesale manufacturer of organic baby food in the world.
Paul and his wife Cindy founded the family Samerian Foundation and are noted for their philanthropic efforts all over Central Indiana including Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN and the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo. Paul is President of both the Samerian Foundation and the Bigfoot Foundation created through the Indiana Ice over the last decade.
Other interests include Boating, Golf and Music.
Paul is married to wife Cindy and together they have three children.