December 28, 2018
Happy Holidays from the Minnesota Ice Arena Managers Association!


Membership Renewals
ATTENTION MIAMA MEMBERS: MIAMA is currently taking 2019 renewals.  Please go to www.miama.org and get your membership renewed today. You will need to log-in and then click on Renew Now at the top.You can choose from two forms of payment; one is via Credit Card using PayPal, secondly is by choosing to pay later via check.  If you use the check method, you will receive an email with your invoice attached.

PLEASE provide all your information in the fields so our records stay current and up to date.  Have your staff login into the website as well and update their information too. This is the only system MIAMA uses to get our information out to the membership. Any questions please email Dean Mulso at dmulso@miama.org or Jon Balvance at jbalvance@miama.org Sincerely, MIAMA Board of Directors


MIAMA 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:
Marshall, MN: Maintenance Technician
Open until January 11, 2019 at 4:30pm

Colorado Springs, CO: Social Media Marketing Manager      
Open until filled

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

Eagan, MN: Skating School Coordinator – City of Eagan, MN     
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 @ 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

Membership 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
Hudson, WI: 
Scott Ward is excited to announce his new ice rink engineering company, B32 Engineering Group, Inc.  We have the same  experienced ice rink engineers, designers and support team as we did with Stevens and we are located in the same office building. 
Our new contact information is: 
B32 Engineering Group,
Inc.,2211 O’Neil Road
Hudson WI 54016
651.256.3090  
www.b32eng.com.
We look forward to the excitement of the new year and continuing to work with you on your ice rink projects.  Please feel free to call us any time at our office at 651.256.3090 or email me at scott.ward@b32eng.com. Thank you for business over the years and have a great new year! 

Mankato, MN: City officials: $2M humidity fix at civic center working well 

South Saint Paul, MN: South St. Paul lays off manager of strapped Doug Woog Arena 

International Falls, MN: Keep on bucking: Bronco Arena turns 50 

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


Membership Renewals
2019 Membership renewals are now available. Please renew by January 31, 2019.    2019 Vendor Membership Advertising/Sponsorship Packages are shown here: 2019 MIAMA Vendor Membership Sponsorship


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 February 2019. 


Rinkfinder.com
RINKFINDER.COM UPDATE:The uploading of ice to www.rinkfinder.com is now back working correctly.

Arena Managers – If you notice any issues uploading ice, please contact Dean Mulso @ dmulso@miama.org and Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org  

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.


Movement in the Industry
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.  


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! 


Board Meeting Information
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 28, 2018: MIAMA Around the Rink – Bi-weekly e-newsletter