Arena Commission

The purpose of the Commission is to provide a forum for communication between the several organizations interested in hockey and the function of the arena within the Rogers community; and to provide an official advisory to the Rogers City Council relating to the interests and concerns of these organizations.

The Commission will assist with coordinating fundraising activities and sales of advertising within the arena.

The Commission will also assist in establishing and coordinating volunteers for concession work, tournaments and other special events.

Arena Commission meetings are held at the Rogers Activity Center unless otherwise noted on the agenda meetings are held bi-monthly on the second Monday of the month at 6:00pm.  The public is welcome to attend.

2015 Arena Minutes

Arena Commission meetings are held at the Rogers Activity Center unless otherwise noted on the agenda meetings are held bi-monthly on the second Monday of the month at 6:00pm. The public is welcome to attend.

Arena Minutes January 12, 2015

Arena Minutes January 12, 2015


Tom Bishop

Jim Cecil RRFOBC

John Seifert Public Works Superintendent

Mike Bauer Recreation & Facilities Director

2. SET AGENDA:  As Submitted.


3.1. Approval of November Minutes: Approved with changes.


4.1. Feasibility Study: There was a motion to recommend for staff to request information on the feasibility of refinancing the Activity Center 3-0.  There was a discussion about staff meeting with Otsego staff to visit the issue of a partnership with Otsego Members of RYHA. 

4.2. Recognition Policy:  Staff provided a draft of the plan and requested that members come to the March meeting with changes.

4.3. Center Ice Logo: This was tabled until a member of RYHA (who made the request) is able to be at the meeting.


5.1. RYHA Board Update: No Report.

5.2. Royals Face Off Booster Board Update: Salt fund raiser was complete.  Golf Tournament slated for second Saturday of September.  Wine tasting successful event again.



7.1. Facility Updates: 

2014 was a banner year for ice sales, while the $5 increase accounts for 1/3 of the increase the rest of the increased ice sales are due to a higher load of off season tournaments, two Jr Hockey camps and being a host to the Midwest Mustangs AAA team.  Staff will look to match the numbers again however some of the camps are hard to retain.  There are still some outstanding maintenance issues from 2014.  There have been lighting issues that have caused lights to not turn on or to not turn off, the controls contractor continues to work on this issue. Staff was notified that RYHA was not successful in the Hennepin County Youth Sports Equipment Grant. The replacement of the ice plant has been added to the CIP for 2037 $1,150,000 this is in 2015 dollars including 20% Contingencies and 15% Soft Costs.  As of 3:00pm on Friday the Mite Roundup has 12 teams for this year.  Try Hockey For Free Day was Saturday November 8th 2-3:15pm there were 21 registered participants and almost as many volunteers from RYHA and Rogers High School. A picture from the event was featured in Lets Play Hockey and on the Minnesota Hockey Webpage.

8. Concessions Pro-shop POS* YTD Report:

9. ADJOURN 6:55pm


March 9th 2015, Rogers Activity Center


Arena Commission Members

Don Miller
Rogers Youth Hockey Association
James Cecil
Rogers Royals Face Off Booster Club
Darren Jakel
Council Member Representative (Alternate)
Mark Eiden
Council Member Representative (Primary)
John Seifert
Public Works Superintendent
Jim Brummer
At large
Mike Bauer
Recreation & Facilities Manager