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Learn to Skate

We offer skating development programs year-round

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Class descriptions

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

JANE SCHABER

NSC Skating 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

AMY BROLSMA

Freeskate, Moves in the Field and All levels of hockey
920.475.1394 | amybrolsma@gmail.com

  • PSA Master Rated in Moves in the Field and Freestyle
  • National Competitor
  • USFS Double Gold Medalist in Figures and Freestyle
  • Coached skaters at Regionals, Sectionals and Nationals
  • Coaches skaters from tots to Senior levels
  • iCoach Skating Presenter
  • Past PSA State Director and Presenter
  • PSA Nationwide Seminar Presenter
  • BA in Biology with and emphasis in Exercise Science
  • Coaches hockey players in the NHL, AHL, Division 1 Collegiate and below
  • LTS Coaching Staff
  • Accepting New Students

JANELLE DAVIS

Freeskate, Moves in the Field and Choreography
561.602.7552 | Janelledavis24@outlook.com

  • PSA, USFS, and ISI Member
  • Gold rated ISI Judge
  • Performed in Professional Ice Skating Shows
  • Coaching all levels
  • Coaching since 2001
  • LTS Coaching Staff
  • Accepting New Students

LINDSAY JOHNSTON

Freeskate, Choreography and Basic Hockey Skills
763.923.8802 | Lindsay.J.Johnston@gmail.com

  • PSA, USFS, and ISI Member
  • Gold rated ISI Judge
  • ISI Competition Referee
  • ISI certified Freestyle 7 - 9 district test judge
  • Coached skaters through ISI Freestyle 7
  • Basic Accreditation
  • Coaching since 2003
  • LTS Coaching Staff
  • Accepting New Students

Annamarie Leik

NSC Skating Assistant
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
  • ISI certified Freestyle 7 - 9 district test judge
  • 2011 ISI District Merit Award
  • Coaching since 1993
  • Accepting new students

TALIA LEROL

Freeskate and choreography 
651.278.2090 | talialerol@yahoo.com

  • Full time NSC and Northern Blades coach
  • PSA, USFS, and ISI Professional member
  • Silver rated ISI Judge
  • BA in Recreation and Sports Management
  • Coaching since 2014
  • LTS Coaching Staff
  • Accepting new students

RODRIGO MENENDEZ

Freeskate, pole harness and choreography 
612.244.7021 | rodhamm79@gmail.com

  • Part time NSC coach and Northern Blades Coach
  • PSA and USFS Professional member
  • PSA Rated in Freestyle
  • Experience in coaching local, state and regional competitors
  • Member of Disney on Ice and Holiday on Ice - 10 years
  • Coaching full time since 2011

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
  • LTS Coaching Staff
  • 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 Silver 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

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

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
  • LTS Coaching Staff
  • Coaching Since 1989

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
  • Gold rated ISI Judge
  • USFS Gold Medalist; Moves in the Field and Freeskate
  • USFS UGL Open Juvenile champion 
  • LTS Coaching Staff
  • 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
  • Gold 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
  • LTS Coaching Staff
  • Accepting new students

LTS Coaching Staff and Junior Staff

MEL BERGHUIS

  • ISI Professional Member
  • ISI Freestyle 6
  • Former Head Coach in Huron, South Dakota
  • Former LTS coach in Hutchinson, MN

LYDIA DEBOER

  • USFS Novice Moves in the Field and Freeskate
  • ISI Freestyle 7
  • This year Lydia will participate in her 10th ice show
  • Attends Spring Lake Park High School

MAKAYLA DOSTAL

  • USFS Preliminary Freeskate
  • ISI Freestyle 6
  • Minnesota State Competitor
  • Attends Roosevelt Middle School

MAKENNA LEIK

  • USFS Quadruple Gold Medalist in Moves, Freeskate, Solo Free Dance, Pattern Dance
  • USFS State, Regional and Sectional Competitor
  • USFS Solo Dance National Competitor - Senior level
  • USFS Synchronized National Competitor - Junior level
  • USFS Intermediate Free Dance
  • ISI Freestyle 9 and Ice Dance 7
  • Three time Minnesota State Medalist and Senior Ladies Silver Medalist
  • Senior at Spring Lake Park High School
  • ISI WeSkate Certified Coach

 

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.

NSC Fund For Play

The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.

Thank you for considering!

Skating Contacts

Anna Leik

Phone: 763.717.3209 Fx: 763.785.5650

Jane Schaber

Phone: 763.717.3891 Fx: 763.785.5650