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Learn to Skate

We offer skating development programs year-round for skaters ages 4 and up

See schedules

Class descriptions

Please complete the online application for each skater.

All registrations for classes, spring show, private instruction is done on a first-come first-serve basis. We reserve the right to limit class size and enrollment. Registrations must include payment in full. Schedule subject to change.

 

Refund Policy

  • All refunds will be assessed a $25 processing fee
  • After the first week of a session there will be no refunds granted
  • Refunds due to serious injury will be given with a doctor's note

 

Make-up Policy
We are not able to offer make up classes at this time.

 

Account Set Up: NSC Event HQ. This system will streamline
your enrollment process and give you more access to your customer account. 

If this is your first time using the system, you will need to create a NSC Event HQ Household Account.  The account owner must be 18 years of age or older.  

After you have created your account, verify your email and set up your password. You can then add your spouse and/or children as “participants”.  Click here to get started.

If you already have an account then login here.

 

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 for all skaters are encouraged
  • 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. 

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

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 MILLER

Freeskate and choreography 
651.278.2090 | taliamiller828@gmail.com

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

KAREN OLSON

Freeskate and Moves in the Field
763.799.9223 | 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
  • 2022 and 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 Gold 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

carli sayre

Freeskate

651.491.6671 | Cfsayre@aol.com

  • Part time NSC coach
  • ISI member
  • Gold rated ISI Judge
  • LTS Coaching Staff
  • USFS Gold Medalist; Moves in the Field and Freeskate
  • BBA in Accounting from Hamline University
  • Accepting new students

Shannon Sherman

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

MARIA SLABAK

Freeskate, Moves in the Field and Choreography
612.998.3599 | mslabiak242@gmail.com

  • Part time NSC coach
  • PSA, USFS, and ISI Member
  • PSA Rated in Moves in the Field and Freestyle
  • Past Director of an ISI Skating School
  • Gold rated ISI Judge
  • BS in Interior Design, University of MN, Twin Cities
  • User Experience (UX) Designer Certification
  • Coaching all levels/ages 
  • Coaching since 1991
  • 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

simone binsfeld

  • USFS Intermediate Moves in the Field and Juvenile Freeskate
  • ISI Freestyle 5
  • Attends Spring Lake Park High School
  • ISI Group Class Instructor Certification

ALISON BIRD

  • USFS Juvenile Moves in the Field and Pre-Juvenile  Freeskate
  • ISI Freestyle 5

Annaleigh collins

  • USFS Pre Juvenile Moves in the Field and Preliminary  Freeskate
  • ISI Freestyle 4

MAKAYLA DOSTAL

  • USFS Novice Freeskate, Gold Moves in the Field
  • ISI Freestyle 7
  • Minnesota State Competitor

ALEXA DUFFY

  • USFS Intermediate Moves in the Field and Intermediate Freeskate
  • ISI Freestyle 7
  • Attends Whit Bear Lake Area High School - North Campus
  • ISI Group Class Instructor Certification

MARAH KAUFMAN

  • USFS Novice Moves in the Field and Intermediate Freeskate
  • ISI Freestyle 7
  • Attends Spring Lake Park High School
  • Letter in figure skating

JULIA LARSON

  • USFS Pre Juvenile Moves in the Field and Pre Juvenile Freeskate
  • ISI Freestyle 4
  • Varsity high school letter in figure skating

sophie marcu

  • ISI Freestyle 5
  • Attends Spring Lake Park High School
  • Letter in figure skating
  • ISI Group Class Instructor Certification

 

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.

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Skating Contacts

Anna Leik

Phone: 763.717.3209 Fx: 763.785.5650

Jane Schaber

Phone: 763.717.3891 Fx: 763.785.5650