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MIAMA Member Spotlight: Barry Warren – City of Moorhead, Moorhead Sports Center

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Name: Barry Warren 

Organization Name: City of Moorhead, Moorhead Sports Center

Address: 324 24th St S.

City:     Moorhead        State:   MN      Zip: 56560

Email: barry.warren@cityofmoorhead.com
Phone #: (218) 299-5354

Website: www.cityofmoorhead.com

 

Tell us how you got into the industry?

Worked at the golf course and was transferred to the arena in the winter

 

How many years have you been in the ice arena industry?

28 years

 

What is the best part about working in an ice arena?

Working with a variety of groups

 

Using one word, name one thing you love about working at a rink?

Zamboni

 

Nobody’s perfect in this industry. Tell us your worst experience at a rink so far?

May 2007 Memorial Day weekend. We lost power to the facility and lost a sheet of ice a week before a large hockey tournament.

 

What are the first three things you do when you get to the rink each day?

Check compressors, Examine the ice and boards/glass, E-mails.

 

How do you feel ongoing professional development is helping you and your career?

It helps with making decisions effecting the operations and budgeting for the facility.

 

How would you explain to the average hockey parent how the ice resurfacer works to resurface the ice?

It shaves a fine layer of ice off and spreads water making a new layer

 

Who would you like to acknowledge for helping (mentoring) you along the way?

The instructors from ORFA

 

What is the best tip you have learned from any of the classes offered through MIAMA?

Networking discussions so many tips learned for the day to day operations

 

 

 

Jon Balvance

MIAMA Communications Director

@MIAMARINKS

Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association

 

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