September 11, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 MIAMA Fall Conference!
Here is a link to our survey for the 2019 MIAMA Fall Conference.
2019 MIAMA Fall Conference Survey

2019 MIAMA Fall Conference Attendees:

129 Total attendees registered
78 MIAMA attendees registered
39 Basic Arena Refrigeration attendees
12 Certificate of Arena Management attendees
44 Trade Show Booths
70 Vendor attendees registered for the Trade Show.
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Here is a link to the 2018-2019 MIAMA Annual Report: MIAMA Annual Report
You MUST be a member and logged into to view this report.
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 8-28-2019)
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 8-28-2019)
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
Rosemount, MN: Rosemount Ice Arena commemorates 25 years
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.
Member Question: Cale Politoski – Faribault, MN
With the addition of 25,000 square feet to our Sports Complex at Shattuck, I am looking to get two-way radios with ear-pieces. I am tired of trying to find my staff down all of our hallways. If people are already using radios, what brand are you using and do you recommend them? What should I look for in my purchase of two-way radios?
Any help on this would be great. Please email Cale Politoski at
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:
Here is a link to pictures from our August 14, 2019 Regional Meeting / Arena Tour.
August 14, 2019 Regional Meeting / Arena Tour Pictures
Duluth, MN: Congratulations to Steve Rudd who has taken over the Arena Manager position at Mars Lakeview Arena in Duluth, MN.
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 at:
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:
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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Arena Warehouse
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Carlson Stewert 2018
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McKinstry - 10-2015
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Master Electric
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