The Club was organized in the fall of 1996 as the White Bear Lake FSC. It is affiliated with the United States Figure Skating Association. In April 1997 the Club was made an interim probationary club with the USFSA, and full club status was granted in October 1997. The Club was granted approval to change its name to Northern Blades Figure Skating Club in 1998. In 2000 the Club changed home rinks, and was renamed Northern Blades National Sports Center Figure Skating Club (NBNSCFSC). The Club is a member of and sends a delegate to the meetings of the Twin Cities Figure Skating Association (TCFSA), an organization that coordinates activities among the USFSA clubs in the Twin Cities area. Its website is www.tcfsa.org. The Club contracts all ice through the Super Rink at the National Sports Center. Many of our skaters learned to skate here, and many of our club coaches teach at the ISI Skating School. The Super Rink offers our club many advantages:
- 8 Total sheets of ice: 4 Olympic-sized and 4 NHL-sized
Modern heated arena and one of the premiere ice venues in the country
Jumpease Ice Harness - Traditional & Bungee System
Daily ice sessions
Club members can participate in the National Sports Center Annual Ice Show
Our Club currently consists of 80 skater members, 13 collegiate members, 2 alumni members, 12 home club coaches and 1 associate club coach. We having been continuing to grow each year!
Our club's purpose is ...
to promote amateur figure skating.
to foster a community of figure skaters with positive attitudes and good sportsmanship.
to carry out the precepts of the United States Figure Skating Association.
The Club's activities are designed to meet the needs of all of its skaters, whether they are interested in skating as a recreational or competitive sport.