Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association

Communications Web Page


  • The Minnesota Ice Arena Manager's Association was formed in 1975 by a group of arena personnel and allied businesses dedicated to improving the industry by sharing of information, innovative ideas and techniques through meetings, seminars, newsletters and surveys.
  • The Association stresses a close working relationship between all sectors of the industry; from management to maintenance and suppliers.
  • MIAMA sponsors an annual Fall Conference and Trade Show and Spring Workshop.
  • Membership is divided into 10 districts. Each district also hosts at least one district meeting during the year.



  • Receive a membership plaque.
  • Receive an electronic directory of M.I.A.M.A. members. The listing of arenas includes manager's name, address, phone numbers and information about the facility. The listing of vendor members includes their products and services provided. Also included is a listing of other ice skating organizations that provide resources to our industry.
  • Facility/Business listed on MIAMA website "www.rinkfinder.com", including maps, information about your facility/business and the ability for you to change the information, digital photos and link to your own website.
  • Receive a copy of the Weekly Digital "Around the Rink" e-mail.
  • Pay a member rate for all MIAMA conferences, workshops, seminars and trade shows. Non-members always pay a higher fee.
  • Request membership mailing labels for a minimal fee.
  • Voting Privileges.


Additional Benefits to Arena

  • Access to an Arena Manual that includes information on arena management and operations.
  • Access a survey of ice rental rates, ice usage, wages, program fees, etc. Free if you fill out the survey.
  • Place job postings and for sale notices on miama.org website.
  • Receive M.I.A.M.A. welcome sign with facility rules.
  • The opportunity to receive the MIAMA James Padgett Award, an annual award recognizing an outstanding arena in management, maintenance, programs, special events, cost savings and/or new ideas.
  • Multi-location membership includes more than one facility location if operating under the same governing board, budget and located in the same City or County. Membership fee for the additional member location includes all the above benefits except the arena manual.


Additional Benefits to Organizations/Associations

  • Receive a survey of ice rental rates, ice usage, wages, program fees, etc.
  • Access to the arena manual that includes information on many aspects of arena management and operation.


Additional Benefits to Vendors

  • The opportunity to write a vendor's column and have it posted on miama.org website describing products and services of your business.
  • A vendor listing on rinkfinder.com and also appearing in the digital "Around the Rink" newsletter weekly e-mail providing their business address, phone number and a description of the products and services provided.
  • Member rate for tradeshow display.
  • Opportunity to advertise on miama.org website and to sponsor Spring Workshop and Fall Conference.



Annual Membership Dues

Membership Categories

New Member

Annual Renewal

Arena Single Location



Multi Loctation

$200 + $50 addtl location

$175 + $30 additional location