Innsbruck/Telfs (Austria), 15 to 17 May 2018

17th IAKS Ice Rink Management Conference
(conference language: German)


The IAKS Artificial Ice Rink Management Conference is the most important networking and further training event for operators of ice tracks and ice rinks in Central Europe. This year, it is taking place in Innsbruck/Telfs (Austria) from 15 to 17 May 2018.

Ice sports halls are high-cost municipal leisure facilities and have to demonstrate their cost-efficiency to an ever greater extent. What they offer has to adapt to changing leisure behaviour and meet users’ safety and comfort needs although the budget targets for the technical modernisation of infrastructure are often tight.

The programme for the IAKS Artificial Ice Rink Management Conference therefore includes not only talks on the digitisation of operational procedures and on ensuring safe operation for employees and users, but also expert information on energy efficiency, municipal climate protection, admission charges and training opportunities.

The findings of a comparison of the costs of artificial ice rinks, currently being carried out by the IAKS, will be unveiled to the expert public and supply operators with benchmarks for their own ice sports centres.

Workshops on different subjects will enable participants to communicate their own experience and learn from the professional practice of other operators.

An exhibition put on by companies of the ice sports sector will accompany the conference, as will excursions to exemplary ice sports and winter sports facilities in the Innsbruck/Telfs area.

In Innsbruck and its surrounding area, a total of four hotels are available on call. Bookings are made via this portal. All locations, conditions and descriptions of the hotels can be found there.

Innsbruck/Telfs, Austria