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Duluth/Hermantown June rink tour

MIAMA MEMBERS,

June Rink Tour 2016

Duluth Area Tour:

 

Walt Bruley has organized a Duluth and Hermantown area rink tour scheduled for Wednesday June 8th starting at 8 AM at Mars Lakeview Arena. They will move to Hermantown Arena at approximately 10-10:30 then finish at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center about 1 PM. They will have lunch at Perkins on 40th Avenue West near the Heritage.

 

Please feel free to invite all members of your staff including ice staff, office staff, board members and administrators. MIAMA Vendors are also welcome.

 

They will talk about any subject you would like to pursue including but not limited to scheduling, ice maintenance, equipment, refrigeration, infrastructure, air quality, any issues that are of concern.

 

Mars Lakeview Arena

1201 Rice Lake Road

Duluth, MN 55011

218-722-4455

 

Hermantown Arena

4309 Ugstad Road

Hermantown, MN 55811

218-729-5493

 

Duluth Heritage Sports Center

120 South 30th Avenue West

Duluth, MN 55806

218-464-1711

MIAMA will be supplying lunch for those in attendance, but RSVP is required so Walt can inform the restaurant of the reservation. 

Please contact Walt for information and questions

Please email or call Walt to reserve your place with the tour, networking and lunch. Walt can be reached at: (218-340-0532 no msg or 218-628-7068 w/msg), email: walterbruley@hotmail.com

 

Jon Balvance

MIAMA Communications Director

@MIAMARINKS

Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association

 

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MIAMA Member Spotlight: Barry Warren - City of Moorhead, Moorhead Sports Center

MIAMA Member Spotlight: Barry Warren - City of Moorhead, Moorhead Sports Center

Name: Barry Warren 

Organization Name: City of Moorhead, Moorhead Sports Center

Address: 324 24th St S.

City:     Moorhead        State:   MN      Zip: 56560

Email: barry.warren@cityofmoorhead.com
Phone #: (218) 299-5354

Website: www.cityofmoorhead.com

 

Tell us how you got into the industry?

Worked at the golf course and was transferred to the arena in the winter

 

How many years have you been in the ice arena industry?

28 years

 

What is the best part about working in an ice arena?

Working with a variety of groups

 

Using one word, name one thing you love about working at a rink?

Zamboni

 

Nobody’s perfect in this industry. Tell us your worst experience at a rink so far?

May 2007 Memorial Day weekend. We lost power to the facility and lost a sheet of ice a week before a large hockey tournament.

 

What are the first three things you do when you get to the rink each day?

Check compressors, Examine the ice and boards/glass, E-mails.

 

How do you feel ongoing professional development is helping you and your career?

It helps with making decisions effecting the operations and budgeting for the facility.

 

How would you explain to the average hockey parent how the ice resurfacer works to resurface the ice?

It shaves a fine layer of ice off and spreads water making a new layer

 

Who would you like to acknowledge for helping (mentoring) you along the way?

The instructors from ORFA

 

What is the best tip you have learned from any of the classes offered through MIAMA?

Networking discussions so many tips learned for the day to day operations

 

 

 

Jon Balvance

MIAMA Communications Director

@MIAMARINKS

Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association

 

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MN NHL Alumni AED Program

If your facility is looking for an AED, here is an option available from the MN NHL Alumni Association.

 

The MN NHL Alumni Association purchase AED's each fall and they donate them to ice arenas. There are a couple different options for a facility to receive an AED.

 

#1: The MN NHL Alumni Association have a buy one, get one free offer where the donated AED needs to be placed in service at an arena and both AED’s need to be placed in public areas.

          The cost of the buy one, get one free offer is $1,800 which includes an AED cabinet package.

#2: The MN NHL Alumni Association will donate one to your facility, if you  purchase a 3-year maintenance plan.

          The cost of the 3 year maintenance plan is $599.00

          Please contact Paul Mendoza of Advanced First Aid at 612-325-3465 or paul@afaaed.com for more information on the maintenance plan.

 

This spring only, the MN NHL Alumni Association will allow the donated AED to be placed in a non-arena environment as long as it’s family orientated and available for public use.

          

To apply for one of the programs listed above, the potential recipient needs to send an email to Paul Mendoza at paul@afaaed.com with the request.

You should state who you are and where the AED will be placed within a facility. Paul will then receive approval from the MN NHL Alumni Association and be in contact with you.

 

Monies received for the buy one, get one free AED and/or the 3-year maintenance plan go back to MN NHL Alumni charity.

 

If you have any other questions on this program, please contact Paul Mendoza of Advanced First Aid at 612-325-3465 or paul@afaaed.com

 

 

Jon Balvance

MIAMA Communications Director

@MIAMARINKS

Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association

 

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MIAMA  Administrator

2016 Annual Survey

MIAMA Members,

 

Please find attached the link below to go to miama.org and fill out this year’s survey.  We will have it available to fill out until May 20th, 2016. 

 

Then Travis will compile the answers and have it available to retrieve at the website for FREE if you filled out the survey after June 1st, 2016. 

 

If you don’t fill out the survey, you WILL NOT be able to retrieve the survey from the website.  If you want a copy of the survey you will need to contact Dean Mulso at dmulso@miama.org and request a copy of the survey and be invoiced $25.00.

 

There is the link to this year’s survey!  It can also be found in the top menu bar of miama.org by clicking 2016 survey.

 

http://goo.gl/forms/3aPoGgM0Xn

 

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The story behind Bowdoin College's Zamboni machine affectionately dubbed "The Monster"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq1Bs67G03g&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

Jon Balvance

MIAMA Communications Director

@MIAMARINKS

Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association

 

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