Industry News

Duluth, MN – Once a trend in college hockey, Olympic-sized rinks are going away

Orono, MN – Orono Ice Arena gets much-needed upgrades

Duluth, MN – Bayfront Ice Rink Open for the Season

Minnesota Zamboni driver headed to Winter Olympics

Wild take over Shakopee Ice Arena

St. Paul, MN – Hockey Day Minnesota, January 20th: MIAMA MN Wild Ticket Special

The Wild recommend using Google Chrome for this link. Then use the password: Hockeyday

Arena Members on the move:

If there is any movement within the industry, please send an email to the MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance @

MIAMA Member Questions:

If you have any questions you’d like sent to the membership for discussion, please send an email to the MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance @

MIAMA Socials

2018 MIAMA Wild Social – MIAMA Wild Social: Friday, February 2, 2018. Click here for more information –

Look for information soon on a MIAMA Social at a MN Magicians Game in March 2018.

Job Postings

River Falls, WI: Facilities Maintenance Specialist – Job open until 1/12/18

Breezy Point, MN: General Manager of Ice Arena

Breezy Point Sports, a division of Breezy Point Resort located in the lakes area of Minnesota, is looking for a general manager to oversee the operations of their privately owned facility. Existing facilities consist of one sheet of ice and a dormitory. Operations encompass year round hockey tournaments, hockey camps, a junior hockey team and a robust and growing local youth hockey and figure skating program. We are also currently in the early stages of designing a one sheet expansion to our facility. New GM will have say in the design and oversee the construction of this privately funded expansion. Candidate for this position needs to have at least three year’s experience with ice arena facility operations and a solid background in marketing and financial management. Please send resumes to David Spizzo

Spring Workshop 2018

Save the Date:

The 2018 MIAMA Spring Workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the Saint Louis Park Rec Center, Saint Louis Park, MN.

We tent. plan on hosting an arena tour on Tuesday, May 1st from 2-6pm at rinks TBD.

If you’re facility would like to host an arena tour, please contact Communications Director Jon Balvance @

Please look for registration information in February 2018.

Fall Conference 2018

Save the Date:

The 2018 MIAMA Fall Conference will be held on Tuesday, September 4 – Friday, September 7, 2018 at Ruttger’s Sugar Lake Lodge in Cohasset, MN.

Registration is scheduled to open in June 2018.

2018 MIAMA Member & Vendor Memberships

A renewal email was sent out to all members on 12/20/2017. If you have any questions on renewals, please contact Dean Mulso @ or Jon Balvance @

2018 MIAMA Renewal Instructions

Thank you!

MIAMA Board of Directors

Around the rink – January 5, 2018