April 25, 2018


The 2018 MIAMA Spring Workshop is NEXT Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the Saint Louis Park Rec Center, Saint Louis Park, MN.

As of today there are 135 registered arena member’s and 33 registered vendor member’s. The deadline was April 20th at midnight. If you would still like to register for this event, please contact Dean Mulso directly at: dmulso@miama.org 

Both members and vendors can register for this event.


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

Vadnais Heights, MN:

Vadnais Heights Sports Dome Collapses Under Historic Snowfall

Lake Placid, NY:

MIAMA President Mike Bauer, Communications Director Jon Balvance and Board Member Rick Ragan represented MIAMA at the 1st ever NEISMA Rink Summit this past week in Lake Placid, NY. The NEISMA Board of Directors did a fantastic job getting 18 representatives of ice rink associations from throughout North America to gather in one room to discuss common issues that effect us all.

Associations represented at this rink summit were:

Ice Sports Industry (ISI)

United States Ice Rink Association

Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA)

Facility Operations Managers Association (FOMA)

Wisconsin Ice Arena Managers Association (WIAMA)

Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association (MIAMA)

Metropolitan Ice Rink Managers Association (MIRMA)

Rocky Mountain Rink Association (RMRA)

North East Ice Skating Managers Association (NEISMA)

Look for follow up information in the next coming months and for MIAMA to host an upcoming Rink Summit in Minnesota.


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 rinkfinder.com platform and it was rolled out on Monday, March 19th.

We are continuing to update instructions on how to use the new platform and will roll out improved instructions at the Spring Workshop.

New Rinkfinder Instructions – March 2018

These instructions are also be listed on www.miama.org


Proctor, MN: Arena & Event Manager

Posting ends on Friday, May 4, 2018

Inver Grove Heights, MN:  Community Center Operations Staff

MIAMA.org Post

Posting ends on Friday, April 27, 2018


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 @ jbalvance@miama.org 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.

MIAMA will host the U.S. Ice Rink Association this fall for an Operations & Risk Management (ORM) class along with a special MIAMA certification program. Details will be available soon.

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


MIAMA will be holding a regional meeting/arena tour in the NE Metro area on Wednesday, June 6th.

Tentative schedule:

9:15a – 10:00a – Tour White Bear Lake Hippodrome: (651) 407-7508

4855 Bloom Ave

White Bear Lake, MN 55110

10:15a – 10:30a – Arrive at Vadnais Sports Center: (651) 481-1000

1490 County Road E

St Paul, MN 55110

10:30a – 11:15a – Session with Cimco on CO2 Refrigerant

11:15a – 11:45a – Session on miama.org and rinkfinder.com

11:45a – 12:30p – Tour Vadnais Sports Center

12:30p – 1:00p – Lunch

1:30p – 2:30p – Tour Tria Rink

400 Wabasha St N

St Paul, MN 55102

Please RSVP to Communications Director Jon Balvance via email at: jbalvance@miama.org 


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 would like sent to the membership for discussion, please send an email to the MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance at: jbalvance@miama.org


2018 MIAMA Member & Vendor Memberships

If you have any questions on renewals, please contact Dean Mulso at dmulso@miama.org or Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org


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 MIAMA.org website, please contact the MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance at: jbalvance@miama.org

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!


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: dmulso@miama.org or MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance at: jbalvance@miama.org


2018 MIAMA Full Membership Vendors

Around the Rink – April 25, 2018