November 8, 2018


The 2019 MIAMA Wild Social will be held on Sunday, March 3, 2019 vs. Nashville Predators at 6:30pm. Social will begin at 4:30pm with appetizers served at 5:00pm.

To date we have order forms for 46 of our allotted tickets.

Please order your tickets early to take advantage of the price discount.


2019 MIAMA Wild Social Ticket Order Form


How to post your job posting on 

1. Log in to

2. Go to “Job Postings – Classifieds” listed along the right side of the main page in Red

3. Click on “Place Ad” in the left middle of the page and enter all necessary information.

4. That is all you need to do to post your job posting.

Job Postings on


Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Assistant Director of Operations, 3M Arena at Mariucci and Ridder Arena

Open until filled

St. Paul, MN: Part Time Zamboni Driver/Building Attendant

Open until filled

Brainard, MN: Maintenance Supervisor

Open until filled

Saint Louis Park, MN: Rec Center P/T Maintenance Position

Open until 11/25/2018

Forest Lake, MN: Operations Staff

Open until filled

Blaine, MN: Ice Arena Operations Supervisor

Open until filled

Rosemount, MN: The Pond Hockey Training Center – Arena Manager

Open until filled

Champlain, MN: Public Service Worker: Parks & Public Works/Ice Forum

Open until November 21, 2018 at 4:30pm

Eagan, MNSkating School Coordinator – Eagan Civic Arena

     Open until filled

Hopkins, MN: Ice Arena Attendant – Blake School Ice Arena

     Open until filled

Edina, MN: Braemar Arena and Field Part‐Time Positions

Open until filled

Minneapolis, MN: Zamboni Driver

Open until filled

Somerset, WI: R & R Specialties Zamboni Technician

Open until filled


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.


Cottage Grove, MN: 2019 MIAMA Spring Workshop & 2019 Fall Conference Topic Survey

MIAMA Members – 

Please take 3 minutes to help your MIAMA board on some educational opportunities for the 2019 Spring Workshop and 2019 Fall Conference.

Added question on 11/7/18 regarding USIRA – Curling

2019 MIAMA Spring Workshop & 2019 Fall Conference Topic Survey

Your MIAMA Board appreciates the feedback!


Rochester, MN: Ice Rental Cancellation Policy 

I’m wondering if you would be willing to share your ice rental cancellation policy?  Like many other arenas throughout the state we get hit quite a bit with late notice and sometimes no shows for ice that has been rented.  We have four HS programs and one large hockey association that rents the majority of our ice.  Do you have the same cancellation police for your smaller user groups as compared to the HS teams and perhaps your main ice renter group?

Any info on this would be greatly appreciated and I would be willing to compile the feedback I get and share it with all MIAMA members if that would be useful.

Thank you,

Bob Montrose

Graham Arena Complex Manager

Cell:   507 358-8991



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:


Elk River, MN: Elk River residents pass half-cent sales tax for park, rec improvements

Northfield & Dundas, MN: Civic Center referendum fails in both cities

Andover, MN: Andover pushes for lower cost on community center expansion, now priced at $18.9 million

Industry News is compiled from national & local media reports, social media and member submissions. Please send news to:


2019 Membership renewals will go out in early December 2018.


2019 Vendor Membership Packages are shown here:

2019 MIAMA Vendor Membership Sponsorship


Save the Date:

The 2019 MIAMA Spring Workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Red Baron Arena & Expo in Marshall, MN.

Registration information will be available in early 2019.



MIAMA rolled out the new platform on Monday, March 19th.

Below is the latest set of instructions. Instructions – June 2018

There is a very important 1st step of changing your sites admin email from to your email address.


St. Paul, MN: Congratulations to John Cole of SPA/Drake Arena on being named Arena Manager. John will also manage the 7 on-site residential rental properties that SPA owns. John replaces Eric Edhlund who has moved on to the National Sports Center in Blaine.


If there is any movement within the industry, please send an email to MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance @


The 2019 MIAMA Fall Conference will be held from September 3-6, 2019 at Sugar Lake Lodge in Cohasset, MN. Registration will open in June 2019.


If you or someone at your facility would like to be spotlighted on the website, please contact the MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance at:

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: 2018 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 39 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!


The 2019 MIAMA Board Meetings are as follows:

Wednesday, February 6th: Chaska Community Center – 9:30am

Tuesday, May 7th: Marshall, MN – TBD

Wednesday, July 10th: Delano Sports Center – 9:30am

Tuesday, September 3rd: Sugar Lake Lodge – TBD

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:


2018 MIAMA Full Membership Vendors

November 8, 2018: MIAMA Around the Rink – Bi-weekly e-newsletter