April 14, 2020: MIAMA around the Rink – Bi-weekly e-newsletter

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April 14, 2020

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Rinkfinder.com website updates:
As we work through this troubling time with the COVID-19 pandemic, please take some time to update your www.rinkfinder.com website.
Instructions to make changes to your facilities www.rinkfinder.com page
Once our facilities are open again, we strongly encourage all MIAMA member facilities to utilize our www.rinkfinder.com website for selling additional ice.
Instructions to add available ice to your facilities www.rinkfinder.com page
If you have any questions on updating your www.rinkfinder.com site, please contact: Dean Mulso at dmulso@miama.org or
Jon Balvance at jbalvance@miama.org
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Thank you to everyone who has filled out the 2020 MIAMA Annual Survey.
As of today we have only had 40 responses so we’ve opened up the survey again until April 30th.

If you haven’t filled out the survey, please take 5 minutes and fill it out today.

THANK YOU!

2020 MIAMA Annual Survey

MIAMA will randomly chose two winners that will each win One (1) Full Registration to the 2020 MIAMA Fall Conference ($175 value)
Results were emailed out to those 40 facilities that filled out the survey on Monday, April 13th.
If you fill out the survey between now and April 30th, you will get an email after April 30th with the survey results.
For those of you who have already filled out the survey, you will get an updated email with the updated results after April 30th.
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United States: The United States Ice Rink Association is hosting a couple on-line question & answer sessions this week. You will need to register for these sessions by clicking on the REGISTER HERE buttons below.
Wednesday, April 15th 1:00p EST
Online Q&A Hour
REGISTER HERE
Thursday, April 16th 11:30a EST

Online Round Table:
Connecting with Customers
REGISTER HERE

Minneapolis, MN: MIAMA Full Membership Vendor McKinisty to host Webinar.
Webinar: Managing Your Facilities through Coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic is uncharted territory, creating new facility management questions every day. What steps can we take to improve indoor air quality and safety?
Do we need to upgrade filters before employees return to the office? Can we just lock the doors and walk away until shelter-in-place orders end?
McKinstry experts are ready to sift fact-based best practices from misinformation across engineering, commissioning, operations and maintenance, retrofits and more. A follow up session dives deeper into proper facility operations while occupants are sheltering in place (and how to wake facilities back up before occupants return).
Gather your questions and register for our interactive Q&A sessions.
April 15: 11:00 PDT | Putting Facilities in Temporary Sleep Mode
Learn More and Register
Hibbing, MN: Hibbing landmark converts to space for potential hospital ‘overflow’ amid coronavirus pandemic
Blaine, MN: National Sports Center officials concerned about lost revenue during shutdown

2020 Al Payne Conference

Grant Application –

Deadline extended to June 1, 2020

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 2020 MIAMA Conference, September 8-11, 2020 at 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

2020 Al Payne Fall Conference Grant Application

***MIAMA has extended the application deadline to

June 1, 2020.***

The 2020 Al Payne Fall Conference Grant will be presented at a future date.

2020 James F. Padgett

Award Application –

Deadline extended to June 1, 2020

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 2020 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

Please note: There is no limitation to the size of your project. Please apply for any project you may have completed within the last year.

2020 James Padgett Award Application

***MIAMA has extended the application deadline to

June 1, 2020.***

The 2020 James Padgett Award will be presented presented at a future date.

MIAMA Mentorship Program

As discussed at the 2019 MIAMA Fall Conference. MIAMA has introduced a mentorship program within MIAMA.
The purpose of the MIAMA mentorship program is to connect industry employees that may want guidance or need help in areas that they may feel deficient or lack in confidence.
  • MIAMA would like to extend an invite to all MIAMA members to be part of the program.
  • “Mentors” will provide information and experiences that they have with a person that they have been set up with. While there will be no exact outline to follow, we would anticipate some topics that mentors will cover to include;
    • Facility operations topics such as, Budgets, Software/Scheduling, Operations, Maintenance.
    • Interpersonal topics such as, Public Relations, Dealing with City Councils and Boards, Dealing with Bosses and coworkers, Dealing with Contractors
    • As your relationship develops with your “student” you will work your own
      processes based on the “students” questions.
  • “Students” will be able to connect with professionals in the industry to help guide them through the different aspects of the job that they may need some help with. While there will be no exact outline to follow, we would anticipate some topics that “students’ will want help from their Mentors are;
    • Facility operations topics such as, Budgets, Software/Scheduling, Operations, Maintenance.
    • Interpersonal topics such as, Public Relations, Dealing with City Councils and Boards, Dealing with Bosses and coworkers, Dealing with Contractors.
    • As your relationship develops with your Mentor, you will work through your own processes based on the questions and needs you have. This program is not intended to replace facility specific procedures. The intention is to offer the students a different perspective and alternative resources to advance their industry knowledge and career path options.
  • We also want the “Students” to communicate with their supervisor that they would like to participate in the program. The goal of the program is to help people and not cause any conflict between “Students” and their supervisors.

MIAMA Mentorship Program Guidelines

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2020 MIAMA Fall Conference:
Tuesday, September 8th – Friday, September 11th at Sugar Lake Lodge, Cohasset, MN
Confirmed classes to be offered include:
Ice Maintenance & Equipment Operation (IMEO)
Ammonia Awareness & Emergency Response Training (ASTI)
Trade Show:
Scheduled for Wednesday, September 9th.
Registration will open in Mid-June 2020

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