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!
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.
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.
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.
An Olympic season is an inspiring time to try skating and hockey!
Online registration for Session 2 winter classes will be open December 20, 2013 – January 8, 2014.
Classes run January 19, 2014 – March 2, 2014 with an expanded range of programs and events. Be on the lookout for Olympics viewing events, a night with Carleton College, and a kick-off exhibition of NSS competitive skaters. See Session 2 schedule
Please join us for our Session 1 Parent Meeting, Wed 9/25/13, 7-8pm at the Northfield Community Resource Center, 1651 Jefferson Parkway, room YW 108 (youth wing).
At the parent meeting, you will receive your skater’s class and coach assignment. We will also distribute your open skate passes and Parent Handbooks, review our programs, policies, equipment, Q & A,and more. This is a great chance to have your questions answered and clarify what to expect from lessons and how to help your skater get the most out of our program. It is important to us that parents and skaters have the information they need before lessons begin and we have found this type of communication especially important for new skaters. The meeting is geared toward parents, but skaters are welcome to join us. If you are unable to attend, please contact us for your group and coach assignment and the parent handbook.
Congratulations to Emily North, the first Northfield skater to pass into Freeskate 6, the most advanced skill level of the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills curriculum. At her March evaluation, Emily demonstrated mastery of all of the Freeskate 5 elements to earn her badge and progress to NSS’s top level. Emily is currently a 7th grader at the Northfield Middle School and began skating with the Northfield Skating School’s Sunday group lesson program in 2006. Her consistent effort and practice paid off as she advanced through the Snowplow Sam 1-3, Basic 1-6, and Freeskate 1-5 levels during NSS’s fall and winter sessions.
Emily skates year-round takes privates lessons with NSS Founder Carey Tinkelenberg. She has performed in competitions and shows throughout the state, including the annual Shattuck St. Mary spring ice show and the Duluth Northland Invitational competition. She has been a faithful participant of NSS’s spin classes, power classes, off-ice classes, and camps, and she trains both in Northfield and at the St. Paul Figure Skating Club. Emily is currently working on her axel and USFS Preliminary Moves in the Field test. She looks forward to more performances this season and to progressing into U.S. Figure Skating test levels beyond the basic skills with NSS!
The Master rating is the highest rating attainable in the PSA. Coaches and directors become rated in their discipline by completing a series of oral exams, sport science written exams, and meeting experience and continuing education requirements. The minimum requirements for the group coach master rating include 250 hours of coaching at a master level and “exceptional knowledge and understanding” of ethics, business practices, teaching methodology, class management, safety, and equipment. In addition, knowledge of all 13 of U.S. Figure Skating’s specialty curricula is required.
Tinkelenberg completed her master oral exam on May 21, 2012. Her performance prompted an invitation to become an examiner for future exams, and she was honored at the Professional Skaters Association International Conference and Trade Show in Boston, MA on May 23. This marks Tinkelenberg’s second Master Rating. In May 2010 she became the youngest director in the PSA to achieve a Master Rating in the program director discipline.
Tinkelenberg founded the Northfield Skating School after graduating from Carleton College in 2005. In 2008, the school was named a “Model Program” by the editors of SKATING Magazine and Tinkelenberg was presented the June 2008 Making a Difference Award by the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative for the school’s positive impact on youth. Tinkelenberg now serves as a mentor to directors as member of the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Committee instructor/director training team. She presents regularly at director training events nationwide.