North American Rink Conference & Expo (NARCE)

May 21-24, 2019 - Buffalo, NY

The North American Rink Conference & Expo (NARCE) is recognized as the premier annual educational conference and trade show 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 available at NARCE.


Our education courses offer best practices for programming, marketing, risk management, human resources, ice making, equipment operations, energy efficiency, safety and all other aspects of operating a successful ice rink.

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

Add to your professional qualifications by taking courses whose curriculum goes towards earning these certifications:

- Certified Ice Rink Manager (CIRM)
- Certified Rink Administer (CRA)
- Certified Ice Technician (CIT) – Recognized by the NHL


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!

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