May 21 - 24, 2024 

Milwaukee, WI


The North American Rink Conference & Expo (NARCE), presented by the United States Ice Rink Association, is the premier annual professional development and networking event for the ice rink and ice sport industries.  The 4-day event will bring together hundreds of ice rink professionals, ice sport national governing body representatives and leading vendors for world-class educational courses, unrivaled networking opportunities and the industry's largest trade show.

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The eight educational courses offered at NARCE focus on best practices for operating a successful ice rink.  Topic areas include programming, marketing, risk management, human resources, ice making, equipment operations, energy efficiency, and safety.

Courses taught by industry leaders and experts from these organizations:
U.S. Ice Rink Association, U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey, ORFA, Jet Ice, Resurfice, Zamboni

Add to your professional qualifications by taking a course that leads to earning one of our industry recognized certifications:


Throughout NARCE you 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?
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 nonprofit organizations, management companies, professional sports teams, hockey associations, figure skating clubs.


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

Interact face-to-face with manufacturers that have proven track records and represent key segments of the ice rink industry: Ice resurfacers, ice edgers, paints and painting equipment, dasher boards and shielding, flooring, scheduling and management software, rink supplies, architects and construction, refrigeration, dehumidification, lighting, insurance, advertising, rental skates and much more!

Each FULL CONFERENCE registration includes:

  • (1) Educational course registration
  • Kick-Off Breakfast
  • Coffee Breaks & Lunches
  • Networking Socials
  • 2-Day Trade Show Pass

Please Note:

  • Must be at least 18 years old to attend the conference
  • Each FULL Conference registrant may only register for one educational course