Since 1972 NEISMA has disseminated technical information and conducted seminars on rink equipment, energy, air quality, marketing, skating programs, maintenance and safety. NEISMA provides the professional rink manager with the technical information needed to operate a safe, efficient and profitable facility.
The NEISMA office is located with the current President. All NEISMA business is conducted through this office. The NEISMA Board of Directors consist of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary/Clerk, and several "At Large" Directors who meet several times per year. All NEISMA positions are voluntary.
NEISMA publishes 4 newsletters per year. The “Rink Rat” is usually mailed in September, December, February and June of each year. It is through the Rink Rat that NEISMA provides the membership with new information, updates on ongoing issues, and otherwise allows members to network information pertinent to our industry.
NEISMA conducts at least two general meetings per year. The fall meeting is usually conducted over 1 or 2 days. The location of the fall meeting moves throughout the NEISMA area. Our large Spring Conference & Trade Show is usually held in the Boston area over 2 days. Special meetings are called as needed. NEISMA meetings consist of educational seminars, guest speakers, and social functions that serve as occasions to network with other rink administrators and vendors.
NEISMA serves the ice rink industry over a large geographical area. From our original
New England base, we now have active members from 22 states. While our strength is in the North East section of the country, NEISMA accepts members and provides services to ice rink managers, facility administrators, other professional organizations, ice rink vendors, several state agencies, and federal agencies from across the United States and Canada.
Annual dues are set by the Board of Directors. Our fiscal year is September 1st to August 31st, with invoices mailed to the membership in July each year.
The current dues are $150.00.