Staying on top of the game in the recreation software market requires a lot of industry interaction. Maximum Solutions commits a large amount of time to attending state and national trade shows and educational events. These not only see current clients and build new relationships but it helps better gauge industry trends so that we can offer the best recreation software on the market. A few of the organizations we currently spend the most time with are listed below. If you are interested in becoming affiliated with Maximum Solutions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
The National Recreation and Park Association is governed by a 70-member Board of Trustees comprised of citizens and professionals who represent the diverse interest areas and disciplines within the parks and recreation industry. For more than 40 years, the NRPA has been the voice advocating the significance of making parks, open space and recreational opportunities available to all Americans.
In addition you will find us at many of the individual state conferences such as:
- Arizona Parks and Recreation Association
- California Recreation and Park Society
- Colorado Parks and Recreation Association
- Florida Recreation and Park Association
- Georgia Parks and Recreation Association
- Illinois Recreation and Park Association
- Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association
- Michigan Recreation and Park Association
- Minnesota Recreation and Park Association
- New York Parks and Recreation Society
- North Dakota Recreation and Park Association
- Ohio Recreation and Park Association
- Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Association
- Texas Recreation and Park Society
- Wisconsin Recreation and Park Association
The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA)
The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association is a national organization dedicated to realizing the full potential of parks and recreation as a major contributor to community health and vibrancy. This membership includes 13 provincial and territorial parks along with recreation associations. They have an extensive network of service providers in over 90% of Canadian communities.
In addition you will find us at many of the individual provincial conferences in Canada such as:
- The British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association
- Alberta Recreation and Parks Association
- Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personal
- Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
- Recreation Connections Manitoba
- Parks and Recreation Ontario
- Ontario Recreation Facilities Association
- Recreation New Brunswick
- Recreation PEI
Serving The American Rinks (STAR) is a membership organization for rink owners, operators and vendors. STAR was formed in 2000 by a joint venture between U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey to help service the industry needs of facilities in the United States. Annually, STAR produces the North American Rink Conference & Expo (NARCE).
ISI was founded in 1959 as a nonprofit organization for owners, operators and developers of ice skating facilities. Over the past 50 years, ISI has become the industry trade association for progressive ice skating facilities, managers, coaching professionals, suppliers and individual skaters.
U.S. Figure Skating is the national governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States. U.S. Figure Skating is a member of the International Skating Union (ISU), the international federation for figure skating and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). U.S. Figure Skating is composed of member clubs, collegiate clubs, school-affiliated clubs, individual members, Friends of Figure Skating and Basic Skills programs. It is one of the strongest and largest governing bodies within the winter Olympic movement, with more than 176,000 members in member clubs, collegiate clubs, school-affiliated clubs and Basic Skills programs.
Born 35 years ago as a magazine devoted to a sports industry just beginning to think of itself as an industry, Athletic Business has grown to become an internationally recognized multimedia brand. Athletic Business is read in print by more than 40,000 qualified subscribers (and tens of thousands more online) representing colleges and universities, high schools, park and recreation departments, military branches and bases, health clubs, YMCAs, professional sports teams, stadiums and arenas, sports architecture firms and hospital and corporate wellness centers. In addition, the Athletic Business Conference and Expo now approaching its 31st anniversary, brings the industry’s most diverse attendee base, comprehensive trade show and expansive seminar lineup (with continuing-education credits recognized by 10 separate organizations) to networking destination points nationwide.
The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (OFRA) provides leadership in the development and delivery of innovative training and education programs, value-added services and quality products for the benefit of the recreation facility profession in the providence of Ontario and surrounding areas.
The Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel is a provincial organization dedicated to providing excellence in training and professional development for individuals involved in the operation of recreation facilities in the providence of Alberta and surrounding areas.
MIAMA is the Minnesota Ice Arena Manager’s Association. Founded in 1975 it is a volunteer organization of arena managers and related vendors throughout Minnesota, other states and Canada. MIAMA provides communication and support systems for arenas, arena managers and staff to better face issues within the industry. With over 170 facility and 65 vendor members MIAMA is the largest state arena management association in North America.
NEISMA is a professional service organization, organized to provide the ice skating industry with education and training. 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.
SFA | SFM are transforming the recreation and amateur sports world. SFA | SFM provides new strategies that improve attendance and management services that drive better results. The Sports Facilities Advisory initially served clients seeking to open new facilities. They are committed to producing the industries most accurate and detailed financial forecasts.