March 28, 2018


2018 James F. Padgett Award application

The 2018 James F. Padgett Award application is now available. The James F. Padgett Award is named after James F. Padgett who was a leader in our industry early in MIAMA. Padge as he was known, was the Parks & Recreation Director for the City of Virginia and operated the Miners Memorial Building.  Padge unfortunately left us too soon at the …

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2018 Al Payne Conference Grant application

The 2018 Al Payne Conference Grant  application is now available. The Al Payne Conference Grant is named after Alan K. Payne who worked at the Richfield Ice Arena until he passed due to cancer in 2007. Al was a former MIAMA President (1988-89) and long-time Secretary/Treasurer (1996-2007) The Minnesota Ice Arena Manager’s Association will be providing grants for the 2018 …

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Industry News is compiled from national & local media reports, social media and member submissions. Please send news to:

Lakeville, MN: Ames Arena looking to upgrade

N. St. Paul, MN: Polar Arena & District 622 receive a $400,000 Mighty Ducks grant



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

There will be no arena tour prior to the 2018 MIAMA Spring Workshop.

Registration for the Spring Workshop is now live. Both members and vendors can register for this event.

Please click here to register:  2018 MIAMA Spring Workshop Registration


It’s time for the Annual MIAMA Arena Survey.

Please take a moment to fill out this survey.

The survey will be closed on April 30, 2018.

2018 Arena Survey



MIAMA has been working on updating the platform and it was rolled out on Monday, March 19th.

We are continuing to update instructions on how to use the new platform and they can be found here:

New Instructions – March 2018

These instructions are also be listed on


Western Massachusetts: FMC Ice Sports: Arena Manager – Western Massachusetts

Job Postings: If your facility has a job opening and you would like it listed here, please send the job posting website link via email to MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance @ There is no charge, just another added feature of being a MIAMA member.


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 for the Fall Conference will go live online Monday, June 11th.


MIAMA will be holding a regional meeting/arena tour in the metro area on Wednesday, June 6th. Please look for more information in early May 2018.

Here is a recap from our Rochester Area Arena Tour in February 2018:

February 2018 Arena Tour Recap


MIAMA Socials are complete for this year.

The MIAMA Social Committee will work on a MN Wild Social for the 2018-2019 Season.


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


If you have any questions you would like sent to the membership for discussion, please send an email to the MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance at:


2018 MIAMA Member & Vendor Memberships

If you have any questions on renewals, please contact Dean Mulso at or Jon Balvance @


2018 MIAMA Renewal Instructions


If you are having trouble renewing, please try a different web browser.


If you or someone at your facility would like to be spotlighted on the website, please contact the MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance at:

This is a great opportunity for members of MIAMA to get to know a little bit more about each other. To date we have spotlighted 38 Arena Members, 2 Vendor Members and 1 Alumni Vendors.

MIAMA has now added a section on the website where all Member Spotlights can be accessed on one page.

MIAMA Member Spotlights

Your MIAMA Board of Directors thanks you for your consideration!


MIAMA would like to welcome Alltemp Solutions as a vendor member!



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Designed to work in almost any cooling system as a refrigerant replacement, alltemp® is the affordable alternative for ozone depleting HCFC’s, including the highly regulated R-22 and R-134a.  alltemp® is unique because it is derived from already approved refrigerants, but the proprietary lubricating polar exchange fluids provide immediate savings on energy draw, without any required equipment modifications or compressor oil change outs. alltemp® is an affordable solution developed to address refrigeration’s role in the growing global warming crisis. The products have a lower global warming potential (GWP) as well as reducing the carbon footprint for a lower Total Equivalent Warming Impact (TEWI). alltemp® refrigerant replacement products have the added advantage of providing significant energy savings while improving equipment performance for years to come.

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The 2018 MIAMA Board Meetings are as follows:

Tuesday, May 1st: Saint Louis Park Rec Center – 5:00pm

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 at: or MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance at:


2018 MIAMA Full Membership Vendors

Around the Rink – March 28, 2018