Congratulations to Northfield skaters and staff members Emily North and Elizabeth Penny for passing U.S. Figure Skating tests this month. Emily passed her Preliminary Freeskate test and Elizabeth passed her Pre-Juvenile freeskate test at the Eagan Civic Arena. Both athletes train in Northfield and at the Eagan Civic Arena with Carey Tinkelenberg. You may recognize them from our Sunday lessons – both Emily and Elizabeth also teach on our staff. Congratulations, ladies!
WHEN: Sunday, January 4th, 10:00-11:30am
WHERE: Northfield Ice Arena, 1280 Bollenbacher Drive, Northfield
Skating and Hockey Classes Make a Great Holiday Gift! REGISTRATION OPEN until Dec 30th for Winter Session.
Do you want to learn to skate fast, to perform, to jump and spin, or to be a great hockey player? Parents, do you want your children to meet new friends and receive professional instruction in a supportive and challenging environment, with the official curriculum designed by U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey?
You’ve come to the right place!
Online registration for winter classes is NOW OPEN through Dec 30 for winter classes beginning Jan 11th
Beginner, advanced, adult, and 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 Winter Session 2. Registration deadlineDec 30th.
Interested in more information about programs? Contact us or attend our Parent Meeting on Wed, Jan 7th from 7:15-8:15pm at the Northfield Community Resource Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, Northfield MN.
Check out Director Carey’s article in RINK Magazine: “6 Best Practices of Successful Skating Programs.” RINK Magazine is the official publication of the STAR, Serving The American Rinks. STAR is a program of U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey. Photo credit to Aaron Schomburg (L) and Suzi Scott (R).
See In the News page to read full article
A big thank you to all of our buddies and performers who made this year’s Bring a Buddy Day on 11/23 a blast! Thank you for a great session and we’ll see you all in January when our Winter Session 2 begins!
On Sunday, November 2nd, four Northfield Skating School skaters competed at the annual Autumn Skate Fest competition in Burnsville, MN. All skaters earned gold or silver medals! Congratulations to Milly Reese (Freeskate 4 – 1st), Veronica Mayrose (Basic 3 – 1st) Michelle Kielas (Basic 7 – 1st), and Sofiya Briguene (Preliminary Spins – 2nd, Preliminary Test Track Freeskate – 6th). These skaters train in Northfield and at various skating clubs in the Twin Cities metro with NSS Director Carey Tinkelenberg.
Northfield Skating School Founder/Director Carey Tinkelenberg and U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Manager Erin Schopf co-authored an article in this month’s issue of SKATING Magazine. The article focuses on parent education programs that strengthen communication and lead to stronger Basic Skills skating programs. Check it out on page 40:
Northfield Skating School is thrilled to announce a two-day Spring Guest Workshop with two superb coaches and choreographers. Drew Meekins, International Coach and World Junior Champion, is from the World Arena and Ice Hall in Colorado Springs. Kate McSwain, AIT-Certified National Level Choreographer of the reigning Senior-level National Champion Theater on Ice Team joins from The Skating Club of Boston. Drew and Kate will team up to present an intensive master class in movement to help skaters develop their fullest performance potential. Please see flyer for details.
Register by mail until March 6 or until workshop is full
NSS Founder/Director Carey Tinkelenberg was one of three coaches interviewed for the October 2014 Professional Skaters Association’s bi-monthly magazine, “In the Loop.” The article, entitled, “Figure Skating Coaches Survival Guide” explores the impact of the economic downtown on the figure skating industry and business strategies that help skating programs and coaches continue to thrive. Read her comments below: