December 19, 2018

ATTENTION MIAMA MEMBERS: 
We apologize as www.miama.org and www.rinkfinder.com are currently experiencing technical difficulties. We are working diligently on correcting these issues and ask for your continued patience! We will let you know when these technical difficulties have been fixed. 

Wild Social:
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 58 of our allotted tickets. 
Please order your tickets early to take advantage of the price discount. Tickets are currently $55/each which includes the pre-game appetizers. The $55 price point ends on 12/31/2018. 
 
2019 MIAMA Wild Social Ticket Order Form

Job Postings:
Colorado Springs, CO: Social Media Marketing Manager 
Rosemount, MN: The Pond Hockey Training Center – Arena Manager
     Open until filled
Eagan, MN: Skating School Coordinator – City of Eagan, MN
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. 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 MIAMA.org


Member Questions:
Pine City, MN: Ice Contract/Waivers Information
I’m looking for any information I can get on contracts and/or waivers any rinks may use when they sell to outside organizations, groups or individual renters. They have not had any used at this rink in the past but we are thinking this might be a good idea to establish one. We can put a generic one together but thought MIAMA might have more information for me or an example of whats being used by others. If you could let me know or if I need to be directed to someone else. Thanks in advance. 
 
Danielle Hegge, Arena Business Manager
Pine City Civic Center Association
PO Box 203  / 1225 Main Street S. 
Pine City, MN 55063
Pine City Civic Center <pinecityciviccenter@gmail.com>
320-629-6995
***Please respond to Danielle directly***

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


Industry News
St. Cloud, MN: St. Cloud city leaders unveil $24 million plan for sports facilities
Burnsville, MN: Building Brock Boeser Video
Twin Cities, MN: 7 best holiday ice skating rinks in the Twin Cities
 
United States: Ice Rink Professionals Facebook Group
Industry News is compiled from national & local media reports, social media and member submissions. Please send news to: jbalvance@miama.org


2019 Membership Renewals
2019 Membership renewals will go out next week. Please check your email for an update on renewals.   
 
2019 Vendor Membership Packages are shown here: 
2019 MIAMA Vendor Membership Sponsorship


2019 Spring Workshop – 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. 


RINKFINDER.COM UPDATE:
MIAMA rolled out the new rinkfinder.com platform on Monday, March 19th.  Below is the latest set of instructions. 
Rinkfinder.com Instructions – June 2018
There is a very important 1st step of changing your sites admin email from mike@icetimefinder.com to your email address.


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

2019 Fall Conference
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.  


MIAMA Member Spotlights
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 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! 


MIAMA Board Meetings
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: dmulso@miama.org or MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance at: jbalvance@miama.org

December 19, 2018: MIAMA Around the Rink – Bi-weekly e-newsletter