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October 11, 2019

MIAMA 2016
MIAMA OFFICE HAS MOVED AS OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2019.
PLEASE UPDATE YOUR RECORDS AND GIVE TO YOUR FINANCE PEOPLE.
MINNESOTA ICE ARENA MANAGERS ASSOCIATION
2537 MANITOU LANE
WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN 55110
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/TREASURER CONTACT: DEAN MULSO
PHONE: 651-338-1078
EMAIL: dmulso@miama.org
Membership, Conference Registrations, Rinkfinder.com and General Questions
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR CONTACT: JON BALVANCE
EMAIL: jbalvance@miama.org
Newsletter (also looking for content so please send Jon’s way if you have something you see or your facility is doing), MIAMA.org, rinkfinder.com and General Questions
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Plymouth, MN – Plymouth Ice Arena gets LED Lights
Cloquet, MN – Cloquet Council approves hockey arena repairs
Minnesota – American Inventor Series: Frank Zamboni
Edina, MN – How Do You Pay Them Back For That?’: Twin Cities Hockey Player Credits Stranger For Saving His Life
Richfield, MN – Richfield to make improvements to ice arena
New Prague, MN – Ice Arena looks at expansion options
Minnesota Hockey – Minnesota Hockey has asked our member facilities to place these posters around your facilities in regards to respecting the referees.
Minnesota Hockey Respect the Refs Poster
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: jbalvance@miama.org
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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 www.miama.org to view this report.

Save the Date:

2020 MIAMA Spring Workshop:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – Rosemount Community Center
2020 MIAMA Fall Conference:
Tuesday, September 8th – Friday, September 11th at Sugar Lake Lodge, Cohasset, MN
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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 8-28-2019)
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: dmulso@miama.org.
If you notice a name of someone no longer in the industry, please email Dean Mulso and let him know: dmulso@miama.org.
MIAMA Board of Directors
FAQ
MIAMA has added a frequently asked questions about the ice industry on our rinkfinder.com 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: https://rinkfinder.com/
If you have anything you’d like to have shown as a FAQ on that page, please email Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org
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.
questions
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: jbalvance@miama.org
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MIAMA has added an Arena Tour of the Duluth Heritage Sports Center and St. Luke’s Sports Center in Proctor on Wednesday, October 16th.
Here is a flyer on the event:
October 16, 2019 – Duluth Area Arena Tour/Regional Meeting
Please RSVP to Walt Bruley at walterbruley@hotmail.com
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If there is any movement within the industry, please send an email to MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org
Rinkfinder 2019
Rinkfinder.com Instructions – April 2019
There is a very important 1st step of changing your sites admin email from mike@icetimefinder.com to your email address.
Arena Managers – If you notice any issues uploading ice, please contact
Dean Mulso @ dmulso@miama.org and
Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org
Member-Spotlight
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 7, 2019 – MIAMA President Member Spotlight: Mat Hennen
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 @ 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. 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.
Current Job Postings listed on MIAMA.org
Lakeville Arenas – Arena Manager
Arena Manager – Ames, IA
Job Posting – General Facility Maintenance: Doug Woog Arena
Ice Arena Attendant – Blake Schools
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The 2019 MIAMA Board Meetings are as follows:
Wednesday, February 5th: Plymouth Ice Center (Creek Center) – 9:30am
Tuesday, May 5th: Rosemount Community Center – 2:30pm
Wednesday, July 15th: Anoka Area Ice Arena – 9:30am
Tuesday, September 8th: Sugar Lake Lodge – TBD
October 7th: TBD
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

2019 MIAMA Full Membership Vendors

All American Feb 2018
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Arena Warehouse
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B 32
Becker_Logo Fall 2018
Carlson Stewert 2018
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Honeywell Logo
McKinstry - 10-2015
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Master Electric
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Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association
2537 Manitou Lane
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
October 11, 2019: MIAMA around the Rink – Bi-weekly e-newsletter

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