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May 1, 2019

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The 2019 MIAMA Spring Workshop is one week from today!
The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Red Baron Arena & Expo in Marshall, MN.
Registration is still available, but we are now into late registration.

Spring Workshop Attendee Registration

Spring Vendor Trade Show Information

***SOCIAL EVENT – JUST ADDED***

MIAMA Spring Workshop Social Event for those of you traveling down on Tuesday evening, May 7th.
Carlson & Stewert Refrigeration is hosting a social event at Brau Brothers Brewing in Marshall, MN (1010 E. Southview Drive) from 6:30 – 9:00pm.
Carlson & Stewert Refrigeration will have a room and the golf simulator for MIAMA Spring Workshop Attendees along with providing pitchers of Brau Brothers beers and pizza. They also have the golf simulator reserved until 9pm and people are welcome to stay until the 11pm closing. Brau Brothers Brewing will also have a full menu if people prefer ordering off the menu (at your own cost).
A tour of the brewery will also be provided starting at 7pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Brau Brothers Brewing only has one set of “house clubs” so if you are serious about your golf, please bring your own clubs.
To help Carlson & Stewert Refrigeration on the number of people attending, please register no later than Monday, May 6th at 5pm by clicking here: RSVP Here 
Thank you Carlson & Stewert Refrigeration!
Carlson Stewert 2018
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Sartell, MN: Scheels gives ‘substantial’ donation for ice sheet
Sartell, MN: Hockey rink to bear Scheels name as company expands naming rights portfolio
Sartell, MN: Open-air hockey rink in Sartell, Minn., to bear Scheels name
United States: Ice Rink Professionals Facebook Group
Ice Rink Professionals Facebook group ANNOUNCEMENT: Many of you have invited your industry friends to join this group, which is great! However, they will not be formally admitted into the group unless they accept that invitation. When you invite them, they go into “preview” mode, where they receive one reminder to join (from us), and are then deleted if they don’t accept. To make sure your friends don’t get deleted, drop them a note when you invite them into the group, and let them know that they’ll need to accept the invitation if they want to join.
Industry News is compiled from national & local media reports, social media and member submissions. Please send news to: jbalvance@miama.org
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MIAMA is hosting a Regional Meeting/Arena Tour on August 14, 2019. We will be visiting the new St. Michael/Albertville Arena which is refrigerated by CO2 and the Rogers Activity Center which has added solar to the roof of the Ice Arena.
If your facility is in that area and you would like us to visit your facility, please email Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org
Registration is available now: REGISTER HERE 
Tentative Schedule:
10:00 – 11:30am – St. Michael/Albertville Arena Tour & CO2 Discussion
11:30-12:30pm – Lunch
12:30-1:00pm – Travel to Rogers Activity Center
1:00-2:30pm – Rogers Activity Center Arena Tour & Solar Energy Discussion

RINKFINDER.COM UPDATE:

MIAMA rolled out the new rinkfinder.com platform on Monday, March 19, 2018.
Arena Managers – If you notice any issues uploading ice, please contact
Dean Mulso @ dmulso@miama.org and
Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org
Below is the latest set of instructions.
Rinkfinder.com Instructions – April 2019
There is a very important 1st step of changing your sites admin email from mike@icetimefinder.com to your email address.
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MIAMA welcomes Allison Watkins to the LeSueur Community Center! Allison most recently worked at the Northfield Ice Arena.
MIAMA welcomes Jayson Dwelle to the Northfield Ice Arena! Jayson most recently worked at Doug Woog Arena.
If there is any movement within the industry, please send an email to MIAMA Communications Director Jon Balvance @ jbalvance@miama.org
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The 2019 MIAMA Fall Conference will be held from September 3-6, 2019 at Sugar Lake Lodge in Cohasset, MN. Registration will open in May 2019.
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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
March 13, 2019 – MIAMA Member Spotlight: Scott Fredrickson
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 40 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!
questions
Rosemount, MN: We are looking for anyone that is willing to share an RFP for video games, redemption games and bulk vending. If you are willing to share your RFP, please email Jon Balvance at: jon.balvance@ci.rosemount.mn.us
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
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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
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The 2019 MIAMA Board Meetings are as follows:
Tuesday, May 7th: Marshall, MN – 5:00pm
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

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Carlson Stewert 2018
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