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Learn to Skate

We offer skating development programs year-round

See schedules

Check out these photos, from the opening night of the National Sports Center Learn to Skate program's winter session on January 10, 2017.

Evening/Weekend Classes

  • Tot 1
  • Tot 2
  • Beginner 1
  • Beginner 2
  • Pre Alpha
  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Gamma
  • Delta

Daytime Classes

  • Tot 1
  • Tot 2
  • Beginner 1
  • Beginner 2
  • Pre Alpha
  • Alpha

Class Sizes

  • Tot and Beginner Class: 8-10 skaters per instructor and one student helper
  • Pre Alpha thru Delta/Adults: 12 skaters per instructor is the maximum however every effort is made to keep class size smaller

Skates

  • We recommend boots of leather rather than vinyl or molded plastics.
  • Blades should be properly sharpened
  • Double runners are not accepted
  • Excellent rental skates are available at the Super Rink for a $3 charge when used during skating school
  • We have a skating resource list available to you upon request if unsure about equipment to purchase

Skating Attire and Safety

  • Dress your skater in layers that are warm, comfortable and allow freedom of movement while skating
  • Mittens or gloves are required for skaters 5 & under and recommended for all others
  • Helmets are required for skaters 5 & under. The helmet must cover the back of the head
  • Super Rink has helmets for rent during skating school hours for $3

ISI Testing Program

The Ice Skating Institute (ISI) is a complete graded program of lessons. The ISI Testing Program makes every effort for skaters to earn badges. We will test those skaters only ready to pass, creating a positive environment for learning. It is not uncommon for a student to repeat a level before mastering all the skills at that level. Skaters must be current members of ISI to register tests passed.  Registration forms available at the Skating School office. ISI Badge Board display is in MASC Rink. 

Coaching Staff

Annamarie Leik

NSC Skating Co-director
Freeskate, Moves in the Field and Choreography
763.717.3209 | aleik@superrink.org

  • Full time NSC and Northern Blades FSC Coach
  • PSA Rated in Freeskate, Moves in the Field and Group Instruction
  • ISI WeSkate Gold Certified Coach and Judge
  • i AIM Certified Skating Director
  • Coached USFS Gold Medalists through Moves & Freeskate tests and ISI Freestyle 9
  • Local, state and regional coach
  • ISI Competition Referee
  • 2011 ISI District Merit Award
  • Coaching since 1993
  • Accepting new students

JANE SCHABER

NSC Skating Co-director
763.717.3891 | jschaber@superrink.org

  • USFS Local, Regional and Sectional Competitor
  • ISI National Competition Referee
  • ISI District Representative
  • ISI National Speaker
  • 2012 ISI Women of the Year
  • 2009 ISI District Merit Award

KRISTINA J ANDERSON, CSCS, CPT

Off-ice conditioning
608.513.0976 | kristina.hefty@gmail.com

  • Part time NSC Coach
  • BS Kinesiology and Minors in Coaching, Nutrition, General Management
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • American Council on Exercise: Certified Personal Trainer
  • Coaching since 1999
  • Currently available in off-ice conditioning/strength training

RUTHANN CHAPMAN

Freeskate, Moves in the Field, choreography and hockey
763.913.1792 | Rhopesk8@comcast.net

  • Full Time NSC and Northern Blades FSC coach
  • PSA rated
  • USFS sectional competitor
  • ISI Gold Judge certification and WeSkate certification
  • Sea World on Ice performer and former international ice show performer
  • Coaching internship with James Grogan and Barbara Wagner
  • Several years experience as director of Learn to Skate programs and Basic Skill programs
  • Attended University of Minnesota; studied English literature and religious studies
  • Honorably discharged Veteran of the United States Navy, served as a US Naval Sea Bee
  • Coaching since 1984

KRYSTINA KAAS

Freeskate, Choreography and Basic Hockey Skills
763.486.0173 | kaastina@yahoo.com

  • Full time NSC and Northern Blades coach
  • ISI, USFS and PSA member
  • ISI Gold judge certification
  • Coaching since 2010
  • Accepting new students

TALIA LEROL

Freeskate and choreography 
651.278.2090 | talialerol@yahoo.com

  • Part time NSC coach
  • PSA and ISI Professional member
  • Bronze rated ISI Judge
  • BA in Recreation and Sports Management
  • Accepting new students

KAREN OLSON

Freeskate and Moves in the Field
763.717.4351 | hengolson@comcast.net

  • Full time NSC and Northern Blades FSC coach
  • BS in physical education with a concentration in figure skating and a minor in psychology from University of Delaware
  • PSA Master Rated in Moves in the Field and Freestyle
  • PSA Ratings examiner: Moves in the Field and Freestyle
  • ISI Gold Judge certification
  • ISI competition referee
  • ISI certified Freestyle 7 - 9 district test judge
  • 2014 ISI District merit award
  • National Seminar presenter
  • Regional, Sectional and Junior national coach
  • Coached numerous USFS Gold Medalists in Moves in the Field and Freestyle and ISI Freestyle 9
  • Coaching since 1993
  • Accepting new students

MANDY PIRICH

Freeskate and Moves in the Field
612.710.8014 | MAAPirich@gmail.com

  • Part time NSC and Northern Blades FSC coach
  • BA in child psychology from the University of MN - Twin Cities
  • PSA, USFS and ISI Member
  • PSA Rated in Freestyle, Moves in the Field and Group instructor
  • ISI Bronze Rated Judge
  • Current Director of an USFS Basic Skills Program and Annual Ice Show
  • Coached USFS Gold Medalists through their Moves and Freekate tests
  • Experience in coaching local, state, regional and sectional competitors
  • Coaching since 2000
  • Accepting new students

KATY RUZYNSKI

Freeskate and Choreography
612.723.6799 | ruzykate@comcast.net

  • Part time NSC coach
  • ISI Professional member
  • ISI Bronze Rated Judge
  • BA in Elementary Education (k-6) and Language Arts (5-8) from the College of Saint Benedict
  • Experience working with children ages 2-17
  • Accepting new students

CARLI SAYRE

Freeskate and Choreography
 | cfsayre@aol.com

  • Part time NSC coach
  • ISI Professional member
  • ISI Bronze Rated Judge
  • USFS Double Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freeskate
  • BA from Hamline

CHANELLE SCHOONMAKER

Freeskate, Moves in the Field and Choreography
651.303.5765 | Chanelle427@icloud.com

  • Full time NSC and Northern Blades FSC coach
  • USFS Double Gold Medalist in Moves in the Field and Freeskate
  • Regional and State competitor at the Senior level
  • PSA rated and Certified WeSkate coach
  • PSA, USFS and ISI member
  • ISI Gold Rated Judge
  • Recreational to competitive skaters at the local and regional level
  • Coaching since 2005
  • Accepting new students

MARIA SLABIAK

Freeskate, Moves in the Field and Choreography
763.792.9802 | mslabiak@billyseven.net

  • Part Time NSC and Northern Blades FSC coach
  • PSA Rated in Freestyle and Moves in the Field
  • ISI Gold Certified Judge
  • ISI Certified District Test Judge
  • Recreational through competitive skaters at the local and regional level
  • Former co-director of an ISI skating school
  • PSA, USFS and ISI Member
  • Degree in Interior Design, University of Minnesota
  • Coaching Since 1989
  • Accepting new students

KIMBERLY COLE STAHLE

Freeskate and Moves in the Field/Edgework

612.290.3980 | Kimberly019@hotmail.com

  • Part time NSC and Northern Blades FSC Coach
  • BS in Kinesiology from U of MN, Minor in Psychology, Coaching Certificate
  • Quadruple USFS Gold Medalist; Moves, Figures, Freeskate, Dance
  • USFS National, Sectional and Regional Competitor
  • US Collegiate National Champion
  • Two time Minnesota State Champion
  • PSA Master Rated Freeskate Coach
  • Coached numerous USFS Gold Medalists in Moves in the Field and Freestyle
  • Works will all levels of skaters; beginner through senior level
  • Coaching since 1997

SHANNON TERHAAR

Freeskate
763.232.9072 | sterhaar33@gmail.com

  • Part time NSC coach
  • PSA, USFS and ISI member
  • Bronze rated ISI Judge
  • USFS Gold Medalist; Moves in the Field and Freeskate
  • USFS Open Juvenile regional champion 
  • Accepting new students

SARAH VARIAN

Freeskate, choreography and adaptive skating
763.568.4453 | skatvarian@gmail.com

  • Part time NSC coach
  • PSA, USFS and ISI member
  • Silver rated ISI Judge
  • BA in Music and Minor in Psychology from St Catherine University
  • Music Therapy Certification from Augsburg College
  • Experience in working with children with special needs
  • Accepting new students

LTS Junior Coaching Staff

AUDREY CALLAHAN

  • ISI Freestyle 4
  • USFS Pre Juvenile Moves in the Field and Preliminary Freeskate
  • Minnesota State Competitor
  • First Chair Cello for Concert Orchestra
  • Top 3 of High School Class
  • ISI WeSkate Certified Coach

CHELSEY HENRY

  • ISI Freestyle 8
  • USFS Junior Moves and Novice Freeskate
  • Minnesota State Competitor
  • Minnesota State Medalist
  • ISI WeSkate Certified Coach

MAKENNA LEIK

  • USFS Double Gold Medalist in Moves and Freeskate
  • USFS State, Regional and Sectional Competitor
  • USFS Pre Gold Pattern Dance and Intermediate Free Dance
  • ISI Freestyle 9 and Ice Dance 7
  • Three time Minnesota State Medalist and current Senior Ladies Silver Medalist
  • Sophmore at Spring Lake Park High School
  • ISI WeSkate Certified Coach

RACHEL PIETSCH

  • USFS Pre-Juvenile Moves in the Field
  • ISI Freestyle 5
  • Junior at Andover High School
  • National Honor Society Member
  • Concert Band Member
  • All Conference Band Member
  • ISI WeSkate Certified Coach

SYDNEY ULLMAN

  • USFS Double Gold Medalist in Moves and Freeskate
  • USFS Juvenile Pair Test
  • USFS State and Regional Competitor
  • ISI Freestyle 8
  • Junior at Spring Lake Park High School
  • ISI WeSkate Certified Coach

Policies and Rules

The policies for the Schwan Super Rink Skating School are presented here in PDF format for easy download and printing.

Communication Board

The skating school has an enclosed bulletin board to display upcoming skating school events, highlight our skaters & staff, post the latest skating school information and a source for used equipment (skates etc.) for sale. Next to the bulletin board is a skating school suggestion box for constructive criticism, suggestions & concerns. Concerns will be addressed only if signed with phone number.

Skating Contacts

Anna Leik

Phone: 763.717.3209 Fx: 763.785.5650

Jane Schaber

Phone: 763.717.3891 Fx: 763.785.5650