Northern Blades
NSC Figure Skating Club
Welcome to our website.

(updated: 3/5/19)

News and Events

2019 USFS Testing:

Date:        Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Time:        9am 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 Feb 21st, 2019.                  

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


The Northern Blades NSC Figure Skating Club will be hosting monthly exhibitions open to all Club skaters. The exhibitions are a chance for you to practice your programs in front of friends and family! It can be either an ISI or USFS program. This is an excellent way to prepare for an upcoming test or competition. The exhibition schedule and sign-up form links are below.

Exhibition Graphic

Exhibition Schedule                    Sign-up Form

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NEW Parents SafeSport Tool Kits

Parent Safe Sport Kit        
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NEW February 2019 Board Meeting Minutes and Fall Edition of The Blade

Board Meeting Graphic         Junior Board         Newsletter Graphic

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NEW Northern Blades Club Embroidery

Northern Blades uses Strauss Skates in Maplewood for embroidery on Jackets and Vest. Most jackets can have the Northern Blades club logo on the back. Some jackets (such as lulu) have seams and/or a vent that prevents embroidery on the back-for these jackets choose the left sleeve logo option.

*Any all-black jacket can be purchased to receive the Club stars logo along with the skaterís name on the front left side.

*Any all-black puffer vest can be purchased to receive the Silver Text Club logo along with the skaterís name on the front left side.

To get your vest or jacket embroidered, fill out the form below with the appropriate information. Take the item, the form and payment and drop off at Strauss Skates in Maplewood.
Embroidery Form        

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Applying for Membership

Are you considering becoming a Northern Blades Figure Skater? If you are interested, please print and complete the appropriate membership paperwork available on the menu to the left. The first few pages of the paperwork are informational only and do NOT need to be submitted. If you have any questions, please contact the club membership chair at

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

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Upper Great Lakes Regional Logo
2018 Upper Great Lakes Regional
Figure Skating Championships

Northern Blades NSC Figure Skating Club and The National Sports Center would like to thank all the clubs, skaters, officials, and volunteers that helped to make the 2018 Upper Great Lakes Regional Championships run so smoothly on October 4-8, 2017.   Click on the following links for more information and posted results.
Questions may be directed to the Northern Blades Upper Great Lakes Regional Chairs, Molly Fitzel and Jane Schaber, at

Logo of Rising Stars Competition

SafeSport Handbook

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Add to Your Calendar


Feb. 24th - Exhibition

Mar. 7th - USFS Testing

Mar. 16th - Exhibition

Apr. 13th - Exhibition

May 9th - USFS Testing

Aug 8th - USFS Testing

Nov 14th - USFS Testing

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: Molly Fitzel,

Vice President: Jane Schaber,

Secretary: Tania Uhde,

Treasurer: April Gibbs,

SafeSport Chair: Molly Fitzel,

Hospitality: Charity Stanchfield,

Junior Board Advisor: Rachel Harris,

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

Fundraising: TBD,

Rising Stars Chair: Molly Fitzel and Jane Schaber

UGL Regional Chair: Molly Fitzel and Jane Schaber

Silent Auction Chair: Crisha Pugh,

Ice Contract: Anna Leik,

Membership: Tania Uhde,

Sanctions: Jane Schaber,