March/April 2019

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U.S. ICE RINK NEWS Updates from the United States Ice Rink Association 48 / MARCH.APRIL.2019 USICERINKS.COM Main Events In January, John Monteleone, Director – Education, served as the chief ice technician for the Geico U.S. Figure Skating Championships held at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. In early February, Monteleone worked with the volunteer ice maintenance crew during the 14th annual USA Hockey Pond Hockey Championship in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Regional Rink Management Associations In April, U.S. Ice Rink staff will be attending the Wisconsin Ice Arena Management Association (WIA MA) and the Northeast Ice Skating Managers Association (NEISMA) annual spring conferences. CIT Class of 2014 — It's Time to Recertify! Individuals who have been awarded the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) professional designation by the United States Ice Rink Association are required to recertify every five years from the year they originally achieved the CIT. In addition, CIT's must also renew their membership each year with the United States Ice Rink Association, to maintain their CIT designation. Currently there are be two ways for individuals to recertify their CIT designation in 2019: 1. Successfully complete the written CIT recertification exam at the North American Rink Conference and Expo (NARCE), May 21-24 in Buffalo, N.Y. 2. Successfully complete the written CIT Recertification Exam, offered at any U.S. Ice Rink Association Regional Training Program location, including the WIAMA & NEISMA Spring Conferences. For more information about CIT recertification John Monteleone at 719- 538-1514 or johnm@usicerinks.com.J U.S. Ice Rinks staff busy supporting industry events in 2019

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