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 (1996-2004)

The Minnesota Ice Arena Manager’s Association will be providing grants for the 2022 MIAMA Conference, September 6-9, 2022 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

2022 Al Payne Fall Conference Grant Application

Application period will be from February 15, 2022 thru March 15, 2022. Deadline is March 15, 2022.

The 2022 Al Payne Fall Conference Grant(s) will be presented at the MIAMA Spring Workshop on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at the Rosemount Community Center. 


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