March 27, 2019

Save the Date:
The 2019 MIAMA Spring Workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Red Baron Arena & Expo in Marshall, MN.

Early Bird discount deadline is Saturday, April 6th!

Registration is now available:

Spring Workshop Attendee Registration

Spring Vendor Trade Show Information

Sartell, MN: Bernick’s Arena a finalist in Hockeyville contest
Grant, MN: Community ice arena scores council support
United States: Cool As Ice
Vancouver, Canada: Energy efficiency guide for ice rinks
United States: Ice Rink Professionals Facebook Group
Ice Rink Professionals Facebook group ANNOUNCEMENT: Many of you have invited your industry friends to join this group, which is great! However, they will not be formally admitted into the group unless they accept that invitation. When you invite them, they go into “preview” mode, where they receive one reminder to join (from us), and are then deleted if they don’t accept. To make sure your friends don’t get deleted, drop them a note when you invite them into the group, and let them know that they’ll need to accept the invitation if they want to join. Thanks, and happy Monday!
Industry News is compiled from national & local media reports, social media and member submissions. Please send news to:
MIAMA is in the planning stages of a Regional Meeting/Arena Tour on August 14, 2019. We will be visiting the new St. Michael/Albertville Arena which is refrigerated by CO2 and the Rogers Activity Center which has added solar to the roof of the Ice Arena. If your facility is in that area and you would like us to visit your facility, please email Jon Balvance @

James F. Padgett Award Applications – 2019

The James F. Padgett Award is named after James F. Padgett who was a leader in our industry early in MIAMA. Padge as he was known, was the Parks & Recreation Director for the City of Virginia and operated the Miners Memorial Building. Padge unfortunately left us too soon at the age of 52 in 1984. In 2015 the City of Virginia renamed the back rink at the Miners Memorial Building the James Padgett Rink in his honor for all the hard work he did for the arena.
The annual award is presented to an ice arena that has distinguished itself as a leader, innovator and contributor to the ice arena industry.
The winner of the 2019 James Padgett Award will recieve two (2) full conference registration fee’s (course attendance required when courses are offered at conference) and double occupancy lodging. *if you’ve taken the courses offered at this conference, you can opt out of the class and attend Wednesday-Friday
2019 James Padgett Award Application
MIAMA will accept applications until April 15, 2019.

Al Payne Conference Grant Application – 2019

The Al Payne Conference Grant is named after Alan K. Payne who worked at the Richfield Ice Arena from January 3, 1980 until he passed due to cancer in 2007. Al was a former MIAMA President (1988-89) and long-time Secretary/Treasurer (1996-2007)
The Minnesota Ice Arena Manager’s Association will be providing grants for the 2019 MIAMA Conference, September 3-6, 2019 at Ruttgers Sugar Lake Lodge, Grand Rapids, MN to employees of MIAMA member arenas.
The grant includes the full conference registration fee (course attendance required when courses are offered at conference) and double occupancy lodging. ($1,000 value) *if you’ve taken the courses offered at this conference, you can opt out of the class and attend Wednesday-Friday
2019 Al Payne Fall Conference Grant Application
MIAMA will accept applications until April 15, 2019


MIAMA rolled out the new platform on Monday, March 19, 2018.
Arena Managers – If you notice any issues uploading ice, please contact
Dean Mulso @ and
Jon Balvance @
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.
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
March 13, 2019 – MIAMA Member Spotlight: Scott Fredrickson
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 40 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!
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:
job openings
Rogers, MN: Building Coordinator – Rogers Activity Center
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.
How to post your job posting on
1. Log in to
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.
Job Postings on
Albert Lea, MN – Ice Arena & Recreation Coordinator
Parks and Recreation Director Job Opportunity-City of Silver Bay, MN
The 2019 MIAMA Board Meetings are as follows:
Tuesday, May 7th: Marshall, MN – 5:00pm
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: or MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance at:

2019 MIAMA Full Membership Vendors

All American Feb 2018
Arena Warehouse
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Becker_Logo Fall 2018
Carlson Stewert 2018
Honeywell Logo
McKinstry - 10-2015
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Master Electric testt Logo 2018
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