2019 Fall Conference

Fall Conference Begins in…

42Days 09Hours 29Minutes 11Seconds

Conference registration is open now until August 1.  Registrations after August 1 will occur late registration fees.

Conference Education Highlights

Guest Speaker— Gold Medalist Curling Olympian John Schuster

CIT Recertification Exam (Tuesday)

You MUST register with U.S. Ice Rink Association for the CIT Recertification Exam by clicking here: 2019 CIT Recertification Exam Registration

Basic Arena Refrigeraton (BAR)

Presented by the USIRA Staff – The Basic Arena Refrigeration course introduces participants to the cycle of refrigeration and primary mechanical components of an ice rink refrigeration system. Participants will learn the importance and the role logbooks play in maintenance of the refrigeration equipment. Participants will gain an understanding of how the refrigeration cycle relates to the installation and maintenance of a quality ice surface. Participants will also learn how to identify potential energy savings through efficient operations of the refrigeration system. Participants will complete a written exam on the last day of the course.

Certificate of Arena Management (CAM)

Presented by the ISI staff – Topics include: Role of Arena Manager; Leadership; Financial Management; Contract Administration; Arena Scheduling; Public vs. Private Management; Risk Management; Budgeting for Managers. Participants will complete a written exam on the last day of the course.

Ammonia & Natural Refrigerant Safety

History, what is ammonia, Terminology and acronyms; Maintenance suggestions, Code, Ammonia safety, Fernie incident

MIAMA Update & Member Recognition

Trade Show

Bean Bag Tournament & Social – ***Vendors – MIAMA is actively looking for Bean Bag Tournament Board Sponsors***

To sponsor a board, please click here: 2019 MIAMA Vendor Member Registration

Thursday Networking Events


Cleaning Solutions – Get information on the newest cleaning solutions.  Hands on operation of new equipment.

Curling Preparation – Learn from the ice experts that are putting the ice in at the IRA Civic Arena that week for the Bonspiel.  Ask questions and more.

Protecting Your Investment – Asset management is one of a facility operator’s most important responsibilities. Scheduled maintenance, replacement of aging equipment and addition of needed improvements will extend the lifespan and maintain the value of any facility

Don’t forget about Outside – Your Building’s Exterior Matters

Registration and Lodging Information

View Conference Agenda here: 2019 Fall Conference Agenda

Lodging for the conference is now available by filling out the following forms…Vendors, please note there is a separate lodging form for vendors:

2019 Sugar Lake Lodge Registration – ATTENDEE

2019 Sugar Lake Lodge Registration – VENDORS

Once filled out, please send to Sugar Lake Lodge. Please remember that lodging is booked directly with Sugar Lodge via this form and NOT through MIAMA.