September 27, 2018: MIAMA Around the Rink – Bi-weekly e-newsletter

September 27, 2018


Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 MIAMA Fall Conference.


MIAMA Fall Conference Survey:

Please take 5 minutes of your time to fill out the 2018 MIAMA Fall Conference Survey.

Even if you didn’t attend, please fill it out and provide feedback on why you weren’t able to attend.

Here is the link:


Fall Conference Survey will close on Monday, October 1st. 


Your MIAMA Board Thanks you!


Edina, MN: Braemar Arena and Field Part‐Time Positions

Open until filled

Minneapolis, MN: Zamboni Driver

Open until filled

Blaine, MN: Ice Surface Operator – Schwan Super Rink

Open until filled

Somerset, WI: R & R Specialties Zamboni Technician

Open until filled

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 2019 MIAMA Spring Workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Red Baron Arena & Expo in Marshall, MN. Registration information will be available in early 2019.



MIAMA rolled out the new platform on Monday, March 19th.

Below is the latest set of instructions. Instructions – June 2018

There is a very important 1st step of changing your sites admin email from to your email address.


St. Paul, MN: Eric Edhlund is leaving SPA/Drake Arena and moving to the National Sports Center in Blaine as the Ice Arena Operations Manager. Eric’s last day at SPA/Drake is Friday, October 5th and he’ll begin at the National Sports Center on Monday, October 8th.  Good Luck Eric!

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


The 2019 MIAMA Fall Conference will be held from September 3-6, 2019 at Sugar Lake Lodge in Cohasset, MN. Registration will open in June 2019.


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

September 26, 2018 – MIAMA Member Spotlight: Cale Politoski


The Member Spotlight letter is located here: 2018 MIAMA Member Spotlight Letter

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!


Proctor, MN: St. Luke’s Sports & Event Center Update

Rosemount, MN: Rosemount to study recreation center feasibility


The Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association Board of Directors voted on the 2018-2019 Officers at the September 4th Board Meeting.

2018-2019 Officers:

President: Katie Broderick – HealthEast Sports Center

Vice-President: Mat Hennan – Rhunestone Community Center

Secretary: Jon Balvance – Rosemount Community Center

Treasurer: Dean Mulso – Burnsville Ice Center


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


The 2019 MIAMA Wild Social will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 vs. Nashville Predators at 6:30pm. Social will begin at 4:30pm. Look for ticket information soon!


The 2018 MIAMA Board Meetings are as follows:

Wednesday, October 3rd: HealthEast Sports Center – 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

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