January 9, 2019     Membership Renewal
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 Socials
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 73 of our allotted tickets.  Please order your tickets early to take advantage of the price discount. Early discount of $55 has been extended until Monday, January 14th at 4:30pm. Tickets are currently $55/each which includes the pre-game appetizers. The $55 price point ends on 1/14/2019.  Tickets will be $60 each beginning January 15, 2019.   
2019 MIAMA Wild Social Ticket Order Form      
Job Openings
Marshall, MN: Maintenance Technician      
Open until January 11, 2019 at 4:30pm

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 – 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     IIndustry News:
Bemidji, MN: Technicians Get The Arena Ready For Hockey Day Minnesota      
MIAMA Vendor Member Jeff Horstman of Arena Warehouse and MIAMA Member Cory Portner of St. Cloud State among the ice crew for the 2019 Hockey Day Minnesota game on Saturday, January 19th.  

Northfield, MN: New St. Olaf Ice Arena opening with pair of hockey games      

Misc. St. Olaf Ice Arena Building Project Videos      
March 2018 St. Olaf Ice Arena Project Video    
August 2018 St. Olaf Ice Arena Project Video      
September/October 2018 St. Olaf Ice Arena Project Video November 2018 St. Olaf Ice Arena Project Video      
December 2018 / January 2019 St. Olaf Ice Arena Project Video  

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.  Thank you to all who have renewed as of today. If you have any renewal questions, please contact Dean Mulso @ dmulso@miama.org and/or Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org   

2019 Vendor Membership
Advertising/Sponsorship 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 February 2019.     
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.    
Members on the move
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!     
2019 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    
2019 MIAMA Full Membership Vendors
Climate by Design
CTM Services
Harris Companies
January 9, 2019: MIAMA Around the Rink – Bi-weekly e-newsletter