Who We Are

“Community Based, Nationally Recognized”

Building Skills and Confidence
For Skating and for Life

Our Mission

At Northfield Skating School, we encourage participation, enjoyment, and achievement in skating by fostering a positive, inclusive, and challenging learning environment.

We are a U.S. Figure Skating model program and we offer programs for skaters ages 4 – adult with a full range of recreational and competitive skating goals. We collaborate with local organizations to increase programs and access to skating.

We offer lessons from September – March at the Northfield Arena. We have many strong ties within the skating community and connect our students with opportunities to skate throughout the year. Skating is a year-round sport!

We are community-based and nationally recognized, and our skaters build confidence and skills for skating and for life.

Our Core Values

Quality ~ Commitment ~ Community ~ Leadership ~ Enthusiasm

Why Learn to Skate?

  • Build strength and coordination while having FUN
  • Skating is a sport and an art
  • Skating is a lifelong activity you can share with your friends and family
  • Skating builds character and life skills: determination, focus, self-expression, teamwork, and more

Why Skate with NSS?

  • Safe, professional, and fun environment
  • High parent satisfaction and returning student rates
  • Low skater to instructor ratios
  • Fun events like Bring a Friend Day, Skating Camps, and Spirit Nights
  • Top quality staff featured in SKATING magazine. All instructors are professionally trained.
  • Automatic U.S. Figure Skating membership and Sports Liability Coverage
  • Scholarships and discounts
  • We are a family program: Over 60% of skaters have additional family members enrolled.
  • We are the link to the advanced testing and competitive structure. Begin with us and learn the basics to pursue any skating path.
  • Volunteer and leadership opportunities for skaters and parents
  • Hockey players welcome. Learning proper skating technique is one of the best foundations for playing on a team.
  • Nationally recognized director is active on U.S. Figure Skating committees, writes for industry magazines and is the author of the U.S. Figure Skating Director Handbook, and presents at Director/Instructor training workshops nationwide (see In the News). Earned “Making a Difference Award” from the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative in June 2008

Program Honors

    Meet the Staff


    U.S. Figure Skating Development Pipeline