ISI District Seminars

FREE educational seminars are offered each year in ISI districts across the country for current ISI Professional members and arena staff.

At the Instructor seminars, skating instructors and skating directors discuss the latest in teaching techniques and share helpful hints and tips. Instructors will learn about new ISI programs and the up-to-date rule revisions for testing and competition events. Some seminars also offer the chance to participate in video judging exercises along with numerous other topics. These seminars are essential in the continuing education and advancement of your coaching career.

Some districts also incorporate the ISI National Instructor Training certification into their seminar schedule, allowing coaches to maximize their educational opportunity (separate registration fee required).

At the Management seminars, arena managers and staff members review the latest information regarding management issues and practices, arena program planning, promotion and delivery as well as facility and equipment maintenance / operations. The seminars include knowledgeable guest speakers in addition to open and interactive discussions among attendees. In all cases, staff members leave having learned or gained something from the time invested.

FREE – Management & Operations Training 

Partnered by Pittsburgh Penguin Facilities Management Group (PPFMG) and Ice Sports Industry (ISI)

Wednesday, July 13
9:00 am – 4:00 pm  
Spencer Family YMCA and Ice Rink – 305 Church Rd. Bethel Park, PA 

Agenda *subject to change
9:00 am – 9:30 am Registration and Refreshments
9:30 am – Operations Employees: Zamboni and Ice Maintenance Training – Expert: Brandon Radeke – Director of Ice Operations for the Pittsburgh Penguins
9:30 am – Managers:  Refrigeration Discussion Expert:  TBD
12:00 pm – Complimentary Lunch
1:00 pm – Operations Employees: Refrigeration Orientation and Safety
1:00 pm – Managers:  Risk Management Training- Expert: Pat Ferrill, Risk Control Consultant, Safehold Special Risk, Portsmouth, NH.
3:00 pm – Managers: Round Table discussion topics:

  • Re-open Discussions on a Split season for U16 and U18.
  • Unruly Fan Control – how we can better support Referees
  • We need more Referees – how can we help promote
  • Ice Resurfacer kept in reserve in case a rink has a machine down.

RSVP to Ryan Shaffer – ryanshaffer@whitetownship.org or 724-465-2665

ISI Free District Seminars Planned

For more details or if your district seminar is not listed below, please check back for updates or contact your ISI District Director.

District 1

Instructor Seminar
Date: TBD
Time:
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Host: Alane Swiderski
Email: skatedistrict1@gmail.com

District 2

Instructor Seminar
Date: TBD

Time: TBD
Location: TBD

District 3

Instructor Seminar
Date: TBD

Time: TBD
Location: TBD

District 4

Instructor Seminar
Date: TBD
Time:  

Location: 
Host: Christine Wilson Brinton 
chris@sk8brinton.com

District 5/18

Instructor Seminar
Date:  TBD

Time:
Location: 
Host: Larry LaBorde
llaborde@bellsouth.net

District: 6/7

Instructor Seminar
Date: TBD 

Location: TBD
Host: TBD

District 8/9

Instructor Seminar
Date: TBD 
Time:
Location: 
Host: Vicki Klinko Osseland
vrklinko@gmail.com

District 10

Instructor Seminar
Date: TBD
Time:
Location:  
Host: Jane Schaber
jschaber@superrink.org

District 11

Instructor Seminar
Date: TBD
Time: TBD

Location: TBD
Host: TBD

District 12

Instructor Seminar
Date: TBD
Location: 
Host: Debbie Lane
debbie.lane82@gmail.com

District 13/14

Instructor Seminar
Date: TBD

Time: 
Location: 
Host: Janice Forbes  janice.forbes@piercecountywa.gov

District 15

Instructor Seminar
Date: 

Place: 
Host: Randy Winship 
Email: randywin2@gmail.com

District 16

Instructor Seminar
Date: TBD

Place: 
Host: Cindy Solberg
Email: cmsolberg@gmail.com

If you have any additional questions, please contact Liz Mangelsdorf - ISI Managing Director