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North American Rink Conference & Expo

May 19 - 22, 2014 - Columbus, Ohio

Host Hotel - Hyatt Regency Columbus

The North American Rink Conference & Expo (NARCE) is the premier annual educational event and exposition for ice rink industry professionals. Whether you have years of experience or are new to the industry, you and your business will benefit from the unrivaled educational and networking opportunities only available at NARCE!

Don't miss out on the ice rink industry's premier event of 2014!



Throughout NARCE, you will have the opportunity to share experiences and ideas with hundreds of your peers, instructors and vendors. Attending NARCE is the perfect way to make lasting professional relationships and friendships within the ice rink industry.


Who attends? – Rink owners, general managers, operations managers, programming directors, recreation directors and coordinators, ice hockey and figure skating administrators, shift supervisors, operations personnel.


Where do they work? – Private and municipal facilities, multi-sport facilities, community recreation centers, multi-purpose arenas, universities, private schools, entertainment centers. For-profit and non-profit organizations, management companies, youth hockey associations, figure skating clubs, amateur sport National Governing Bodies, professional hockey teams.



The ten educational courses available at NARCE offer best practices for programming, marketing, risk management, human resources, ice making and maintenance, equipment operations, and all other key aspects of running a successful ice rink in today’s economy.


Courses taught by industry leaders and experts from these organizations: 

STAR, ORFA, Zamboni, Resurfice/Olympia, Jet Ice, USA Hockey and U.S. Figure Skating.


Add to your professional qualifications by earning a STAR ice rink industry professional designation:

  • Certified Ice Rink Manager (CIRM)
  • Certified Rink Administrator (CRA)
  • Certified Ice Technician (CIT) – Recognized by the NHL


The RINK Expo at NARCE is the only time during the year that all of the top ice rink industry vendors come together under one roof to offer you the opportunity to preview the latest products and services. 

Interact face-to-face with vendors that have proven track records and represent key segments of the ice rink industry:

Ice resurfacers, edgers, paints and painting equipment, dasherboards and shielding, flooring, scheduling and management software, rink supplies, architects and construction, refrigeration, dehumidification, lighting, insurance, advertising, rental skates and much more!

NARCE Presented By:

Serving The American Rinks (STAR)
1775 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719-538-1149 phone
719-538-1160 fax