October 24, 2018: MIAMA Around the Rink – Bi-weekly e-newsletter

October 24, 2018


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 with appetizers served at 5:00pm.

Please order your tickets early to take advantage of the price discount.

2019 MIAMA Wild Social Ticket Order Form


Job Postings on MIAMA.org

Minneapolis, MN: Assistant Director of Operations – 3M Arena/Ridder Arena


Rosemount, MN: The Pond Hockey Training Center – Arena Manager

Open until filled

Champlain, MN: Public Service Worker: Parks & Public Works/Ice Forum

Open until November 21, 2018 at 4:30pm

Eagan, MNSkating School Coordinator – Eagan Civic Arena

     Open until filled

Hopkins, MN: Ice Arena Attendant – Blake School Ice Arena

     Open until filled

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 @ jbalvance@miama.org There is no charge, just another added feature of being a MIAMA member.


How to post your job posting on www.miama.org: 

1. Log in to www.miama.org

2. Go to “Job Postings – Classifieds” listed along the right side of the main page in Red

3. Click on “Place Ad” in the left middle of the page and enter all necessary information.

4. That is all you need to do to post your job posting.


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Maplewood, MN: Ramsey County’s Aldrich Arena to get $3.6M in upgrades

White Bear Lake, MN: Hockey association and city team up to save White Bear Lake Sports Center



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


2019 Membership renewals will go out in early December 2018.


2019 Vendor Membership Packages are shown here:

2019 MIAMA Vendor Membership Sponsorship


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 rinkfinder.com platform on Monday, March 19th.

Below is the latest set of instructions.

Rinkfinder.com Instructions – June 2018

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


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


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

October 17, 2018 – MIAMA Member Spotlight: Pete Carlson

October 2, 2018 – MIAMA President Member Spotlight: Katie Broderick

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 39 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 2019 MIAMA Board Meetings are as follows:

Wednesday, February 6th: Chaska Community Center – 9:30am

Tuesday, May 7th: Marshall, MN – TBD

Wednesday, July 10th: Delano Sports Center – 9:30am

Tuesday, September 3rd: Sugar Lake Lodge – TBD

Wednesday, October 2nd: Apple Valley Community Center – 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

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