Stars On Ice Discount Ticket Opportunity – May 4, Excel Center

What: STARS ON ICE, the country’s premier figure skating production

When: SUNDAY, MAY 4, 4 PM

Where: XCEL ENERGY CENTER, St. Paul, MN

 The country’s premier figure skating production, Stars on Ice, is proud to announce that America’s top Olympic medal contenders at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia will headline this year’s nationwide tour. Witness some of the America’s most creative and cherished champions performing together in both individual and ensemble routines. Stars on Ice will crisscross the United States this coming year, as the only figure skating tour in America, bringing you the greatest performances and competitors from the 2014 Winter Games.

Northfield Skating School has teamed up with our friends at the River Blades Skating School in Hastings to offer discounted group tickets to our students, families, and friends!

Ticket Info & Order Form

Postmark deadline for ticket orders: 3/10/14

Please note: This event is being organized by NSS and the River Blades Skating School. Please use address on the ticket order form. Orders sent to the Northfield Ice Arena or Community Services will not be processed.

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Breaking News: NSS to Offer First Summer Skating Session in June/July 2014

Inspired by the Winter Olympics in Sochi? Looking to try skating, or keep skating? You’ve come to the right place!

Northfield Skating School’s first SUMMER SKATING SESSION will run on Monday nights from June 9- July 28th, 5:00pm-6:45pm!

Group lessons, hockey classes, private lessons, spin class, and power class will be offered. Registration will open through Community Services later in the spring. Stay tuned!

 

 

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Congrats to Kelly Gulbrandson, First NSS Skater to Pass a Gold U.S. Figure Skating Test!

Earlier this week, staff member Kelly Gulbrandson became NSS’s first skater to pass a Gold U.S. Figure Skating test. Kelly tested her Adult Gold Moves in the Field Test, the highest test of its kind attainable in the U.S. Figure Skating structure. A panel of judges evaluated her patterns for qualities such as power, extension, and edge quality, and she received passing scores from all three judges. Kelly trains year-round at the St. Paul Figure Skating Club with NSS director and coach Carey Tinkelenberg.

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Olympics exposure lands NSS in the Northfield News

Thanks to Northfield News Sports Editor Jordan Osterman for stopping by the rink and for featuring NSS in the local paper on Wednesday.

Read Article: “Northfield Skating School Enjoying Exposure of Winter Olympics” 

View our In the News page

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Bring on Sochi!

Olympic RingsThe moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived – let the Olympics begin! Figure skating kicks off the 2014 games with the new team skating event. Coverage and results can be found here:

NBC’s Coverage of Figure Skating at the Sochi Games

 

Click the links below to learn more about skating and what it takes to be an Olympian. GO TEAM USA!

   Understanding the IJS: Figure Skating’s Judging System          Olympic Skating History

    The 5 Rings of Mental Toughness          Why Sportsmanship? 

How Olympians Stay Motivated            Photo Breakdown of Throw Quad Salchow

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Brighton Living Magazine Cover Story Features Skating School and Director

Check out our feature in the February Olympic issue of Brighton Living Magazine, complete with photos and video footage!

“Rink of Dreams: Figure Skater Carey Tinkelenberg Proves That if You Build it, They Will Come”

A very special thank you to all who helped contribute to this feature and to the establishment, success, and ongoing development of NSS. I am so pleased with Brighton’s focus on the values-driven nature of our school and the immense impact that coaches and role models have on young and developing athletes.

See more press coverage on our In the News page

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Congratulations to our Duluth Northland Competitors

This past weekend, a team of skaters from the Northfield Skating School and our affiliate clubs in Eagan and St. Paul, MN headed up to Duluth, Minnesota to compete in the 34th Annual Northland Figure Skating Competition. Skaters competed from Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon – some with up to 4 events total – and all turned in wonderful performances, winning many medals.  Skaters are coached by Carey Tinkelenberg (NSS Director) and Peter Biver, with choreography by Amanda Truax and Tara Stamm. Congratulations, girls, we are proud of you!

Northland Competitors:

Sofiya Briguene, PreliminaryMolly Hennelly, Pre-PreliminaryMichelle Kielas, Basic 6Emily North, PreliminaryMilly Reese, Freeskate 4Elizabeth Penny, PreliminaryEmma Sayner, Pre-PreliminaryLauren Scott, Basic 6Lily Scott, BeginnerAva Thrawl, Preliminary

Photos, L to R: Skaters warm up in the hallway, Molly Hennelly poses in her costume for her artistic program, skaters prepare together at a pre-competition team meeting, Elizabeth Penny enjoys a hot cocoa after winning gold in her compulsory event

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Thank You for Celebrating National Skating Month with NSS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, January 5th, the sub-zero temperatures didn’t deter Northfield residents from venturing out to the Northfield Ice Arena for our first annual Free National Skating Month community open skate and performance. The event drew a much larger crowd than anticipated, including Northfield families, skating veterans and enthusiasts, and many first-time skaters of all ages. We even had guests from Belgium and Kenya join us! Northfield skating school staff shared pro tips while participants challenged themselves with Olympic trivia, colored U.S. Figure Skating’s mascot Snowplow Sam, and learned about getting started in skating with NSS’s winter programs. After open skating, guests viewed performances by local skaters and featured guests from our partner clubs in the twin cities. Thanks to our performers for sharing their talents and passion with the audience. Happy National Skating Month!

READ Northfield News story

WATCH Sarah Kojetin’s performance

VIEW featured performers

VIEW more photos on Flickr

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Register for Session 2 Winter Classes Until Jan 8th!

Online registration for fall classes is NOW OPEN through Jan 8th for classes beginning Jan 19th!

Beginner, advanced, adult, and NEW hockey group lessons available, as well as spin and power specialty classes, private lessons, and special events. View class descriptions and calendar to learn more about Session 2. Registration deadline Jan 8th.

GO TO REGISTRATION PAGE

Interested in more information about programs? Contact us or attend our Parent Meeting on Wed, Jan 15th from 7:15-8:15pm at the Northfield Community Resource Center!

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FREE Community Skating Event Jan 5th! Open Skating, Tips & Performances!

Join the Northfield Skating School for our free community skating event! Skate for fun and learn tips from Northfield Skating School coaches, followed by performances of local skaters and twin cities guest performers. This is a celebration of National Skating month and a Session 2 kick-off/open house for Northfield Skating School winter lessons. Registration materials will be available. Come one, come all!

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WHEN:   Sunday, January 5th, 2014, 9:00-10:45am. Open Skate begins at 9am. Exhibition at 10:15am.

WHERE:   Northfield Ice Arena, 1280 Bollenbacher Drive, Northfield MN

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