Northern Blades
NSC Figure Skating Club
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(updated: 7/16/17)

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.   Click on the following links for more information.
Questions may be directed to the Northern Blades Upper Great Lakes Regional Chairs, Molly Fitzel and Jane Schaber, at

NEW: State Exhibition Entry

The State Exhibition on August 10th is open for all of our Home Club Skaters that are participating at Minnesota State 2018 this August. Registered Skaters will have a short warm-up followed by a chance to perform their USFS competition program in front of family, friends and club members.

Skaters have until 5pm, August 3rd to turn in the registration form along with payment to the club mailbox in rink #3. Remaining space is offered to all Home Club skaters on a space available, first come first registered basis. Skaters may perform their U.S. Figure Skating competition or test programs only, this is not an open exhibition. If more than 15 minutes of open time remains, all club members are invited to join an open skate at the end of this event.
Click here to access the form

2017 Rising Stars Competition

Hello Skaters!

Congratulations to all skaters that competed at this years Rising Stars Competition. We would like to thank all the skaters and Figure Skating Clubs that helped make this years Rising Stars Competition a success.

Results graphic             Results graphic
IJS Results                                 6.0 Results

Thank you to Volunteers. On behalf of the Rising Stars Committee and the Northern Blades Board, Thank you to all the volunteers that made this competition possible. Rising Stars was a great event for all the competitors because of you support and effort.

Please remember to claim your volunteer hours.

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2017 USFS Testing:

Date:        Thursday, Aug. 10th, 2017
Time:        1:30 to 4:30pm
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 July 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: July 2017 Board Meeting Minutes and Spring Edition of The Blade

Board Meeting Graphic         Newsletter Graphic

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. Please contact Cheryl Duffy by email for more information.

Logo of Rising Stars Competition

SafeSport Handbook

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July 29th 3pm - Summer Party

Aug 21st 6pm - NB Board Meeting

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

Aug 10th 6pm-7:30pm - State Exhibition

Sept 18th 6:30pm - NB Board Meeting

Oct 4-8th - Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships

Oct 16th 6:30pm - NB Board Meeting

Nov 9th 9-12am - USFS Testing

Nov 20th 6:30pm - NB Board Meeting

Dec 18th 6:30pm - NB Board Meeting


Jan 15th 6:30pm - NB Board Meeting

Feb 19th 6:30pm - NB Board Meeting

Mar 19th 6:30pm - NB Board Meeting

Apr 16th 6:30pm - NB Board Meeting

Rink Address

Schwan Super Rink
National Sports Center
1850 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: Jane Schaber,

Secretary: Tania Uhde,

Treasurer: Gordon Pietsch,

SafeSport Chair: Molly Fitzel,

Fundraising: Charity Stanchfield,

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: Charity Stanchfield,

Ice Contract: Anna Leik,

Membership: Tania Uhde,

Sanctions: Jane Schaber,

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 <