August 08, 2019

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

Late registration pricing

August 2, 2019 – August 15, 2019.

Deadline to register is

Thursday, August 15th.

Attendees as of August 8th:
112 MIAMA attendees registered
This includes the 35 individuals signed up for the Basic Arena Refrigeration Class and 9 individuals signed up for the Certificate of Arena Management Class.
38 Trade Show Booths
66 vendor attendees registered for the Trade Show. 
Here is a link for more information and to register (Late fee’s kicked in on August 2nd):

2019 MIAMA Fall Conference Information

MIAMA is hosting 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.
To date we have 24 people signed up for this event.
Please consider taking some time out of your busy schedule to register for this event.
There is no cost to attend this event, but you MUST be logged into to register.
Please register today so we can have an accurate count for planning purposes. REGISTER HERE 
Special Thank you to Mark Fitch and SCR for sponsoring the lunch for this event!
If your facility is in that area and you would like us to visit your facility, please email Jon Balvance @
10:00 – 11:30am – St. Michael/Albertville Arena Tour & CO2 Discussion
11:30 – 12:30pm – Lunch provided by SCR.
12:30 – 1:00pm – Travel to Rogers Activity Center
1:00 – 2:30pm – Rogers Activity Center Arena Tour & Solar Energy Discussion
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Below is the current list of 2019 Service Award Honorees that will be recognized at the 2019 MIAMA Fall Conference. MIAMA would love to have as many honorees as possible at this years Fall Conference!
2019 Service Awards (as of 8-8-2019)
If you’re not sure your name is on the list with the MIAMA office, please check the current working file here:
MIAMA Service Recognition List (as of 8-8-2019)
If your name is not listed, please send your name, current arena and what year you started in the arena industry to:
If you notice a name of someone no longer in the industry, please email Dean Mulso and let him know:
MIAMA Board of Directors
St. Paul, MN: Equity On Ice Education Center
Hutchinson, MN: Hutchinson has a plan for the future of its parks
MIAMA Member rinks, please send us links to video’s and pictures of your summer ice installations so we can post on our MIAMA Facebook and Twitter pages.
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.
Industry News is compiled from national & local media reports, social media and member submissions. Please send news to:
MIAMA has added a frequently asked questions about the ice industry on our page for the general public. We will update this every month or so with a new question and answer.
This months FAQ can be found here:
If you have anything you’d like to have shown as a FAQ on that page, please email Jon Balvance @
We have also added a link to the U.S. Ice Rink Association Member forums to our website here: U.S. Ice Rink Association Member Only Resources
You must be a U.S. Ice Rink Association Member and logged in to view these forums.
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:
Congratulations to Lon Sorensen on his recent move from Tria Rink at Treasure Island Center to the Albert Lea City Arena.
If there is any movement within the industry, please send an email to MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance @
Rinkfinder 2019 Instructions – April 2019
There is a very important 1st step of changing your sites admin email from to your email address.
Arena Managers – If you notice any issues uploading ice, please contact
Dean Mulso @ and
Jon Balvance @
If you or someone at your facility would like to be spotlighted on the website, please contact the MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance
June 25, 2019 – MIAMA Member Spotlight: JP Wright
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: 2019 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 over 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!
job openings
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. Look on the right side of the page under “Navigation”
3. Go to “Summit Job Posting”
4. Enter all necessary information and hit the blue submit button. .
5. That is all you need to do to post your job posting.
Job Postings on
The 2019 MIAMA Board Meetings are as follows:
Tuesday, September 3rd: Sugar Lake Lodge – 8:45pm
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

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