Northern Blades
NSC Figure Skating Club
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(updated: 5/7/17)

News and Events

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2018 Upper Great Lakes Regional
Figure Skating Championships

Northern Blades NSC Figure Skating Club and The National Sports Center are excited to be selected to host the 2018 Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships October 4-8, 2017.   Please check back for updates and more details as they become available.

To check or make reservations for lodging, please click here.

Questions may be directed to the Northern Blades Upper Great Lakes Regional Chairs, Molly Fitzel and Jane Schaber, at

2017 Rising Stars Competition

Hello Skaters!

Registration has closed for the 2017 Rising Stars Competition to be held June 3rd at the Schwan Super Rink.

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Click for more information           Click Here for Entryeeze

2017 USFS Testing:

Date:        Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Time:        9 am to 12 pm
Location:   Rink 3.
Tests:        Moves in the Field and Free Skate
Levels:      All Levels.

Deadline: All forms must be:

Postmarked or in the club mailbox in Rink 3 by April 27th.                  

No exceptions.

If you have questions, please contact Test Chair: Mel Berghuis

For more information and the application form, please click the links below.

Testing Information and Rules         Testing Application

NEW: April 2017 Board Meeting Minutes and Winter Edition of The Blade

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Volunteer Hours

Previously, Northern Blades NSC Figure Skating Club has manually entered and tracked all members volunteer hours, but, starting now, we have found a way for members to track, monitor and record their own hours. The website is called Track if Forward and it allows you, the member, to enter and track your volunteer hours. It is very simple to use and you can even download an app right on your phone! No more filling out paperwork and hoping at the end of the year, that all of your hours were recorded. No more wondering how many hours you have left to complete.

Log in now to Track It Forward

Northern Blades Apparel

Due to difficulty in securing enough orders for some jackets, it has been decided to allow any black jacket to be embroidered with the club logo.

Embroidery Order Form

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SafeSport Handbook

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Add to Your Calendar


May 11th 9-12am - USFS Testing

May 21st - NB Banquet & Annual Meeting

May 21st - Board Elections

May 30th - Membership Applications Due

June 3rd - Rising Stars Competition

Aug 10th 1:30pm-4:30pm - USFS Testing

Oct 4-8th - Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships

Nov 9th 9-12am - USFS Testing

Rink Address

Schwan Super Rink
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55449

Map of Rink Location

Mailing Address:
Northern Blades
12527 Central Ave. NE
Suite 124
Blaine, MN 55434


President: Kendra Miller,

Vice President: Dennis Kraber,

Secretary: Tania Uhde,

Treasurer: Gordon Pietsch,

SafeSport Chair: Tina Nicholls,

Fundraising: Melissa Lawrence,

Test Chair: Mel Berghuis,
Test Co-Chair: Lori Giese,
Test Co-Chair: Melissa Giacomini,

Rising Stars Chair: Molly Fitzel and Jane Schaber

UGL Regional Chair: Molly Fitzel and Jane Schaber

Hospitality: TBD,

Ice Contract: Anna Leik,

Membership: Leslie Greves,

Sanctions: Dennis Kraber,

Webmaster: Dennis Kraber,


-Added Test Passed -Updated Board minutes -Added Test Co-Chairs -Updated Calendar

-Added UGL Regional Chair -Updated Board minutes -Updated Fall newsletter

-Added Rising Stars Results -Updated Calendar -Updated Test Sessions

-Added August meeting minutes -Updated Rising Stars Chair <