January 12, 2018


St. Cloud, MN – Hockey Day Minnesota rink takes shape near Lake George

St. Paul, MN – Hamline Hockey shares new home with the Wild

Edina, MN – Edina puts web charge into boys’ hockey games

Anoka, MN – Minnesota Moment: Local Man to Drive Zamboni at Winter Olympics

Northfield, MN – St. Olaf to begin ice arena construction

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

Rogers, MN –

The Rogers Activity Center is hosting a Skate Sharpening Mastery Class on January 24, 2018 from 5-9pm. The class will focus on sharpening with an EZ Sharp Machine. The class is for people with at a basic understanding of skate sharpening to longtime professionals. Brad Anderson of Edge Specialties will be the instructor: “With respect to skate sharpening, training is essential. Knowledge of skate blades, rocker radius and hollow radius is necessary in order to provide skaters with a consistent, accurate and precise sharpening. This knowledge will enable professionals to establish trusting relationships with skating clients which will assist in growing the sharpening business.”

There are only seven spots available and each person will receive a certificate of attendance.

The cost is $30 and includes a pizza dinner.

To reserve your spot, please contact Mike Bauer at: mbauer@rogersmn.gov or 763-428-0974



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 @ dmulso@miama.org or Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org


2018 MIAMA Renewal Instructions


The Full Vendor Membership Package deadline is coming soon (January 31st). If you plan on taking advantage of the Full Vendor Membership Package in 2018, please renew soon!


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


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 @ jbalvance@miama.org


2018 MIAMA Wild Social – MIAMA Wild Social: Friday, February 2, 2018. Click here for more information. As of today we still have 26 tickets available.

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


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 dspizzo@breezypointresort.com

Rochester, MN – Custodian/Operator



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 @ jbalvance@miama.org

Please look for registration information in February 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.


The 2018 MIAMA Board Meetings are as follows:

Wednesday, February 7th: TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center – 9:30am

Tuesday, May 1st: Saint Louis Park Rec Center – 7pm

Wednesday, July 11th: Doug Woog Arena – 9:30am

Tuesday, September 4th: Ruttger’s Sugar Lake Lodge – 9:00pm

Wednesday, October 3rd: TBD – 9:30am


All MIAMA Board Meetings are open to the membership. For more information, please contact MIAMA Administrative Assistant Dean Mulso @ dmulso@miama.org or MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org


2018 MIAMA Website Sponsors

Around the Rink – January 12, 2018