The Club was organized in the fall of 1996 as the White Bear Lake Figure Skating Club. In April 1997, the Club was made an interim probationary club with the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA), full club status was granted in October 1997. The Club maintains an affiliation with the USFSA. 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 or the “Club”). 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. The TCFSA website is www.tcfsa.org. The Club’s home rink is the Super Rink at the National Sports Center. Many of our skaters learned to skate here and many of our club coaches teach at it’s 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 arenas and one of the premiere ice venues in the country
Jumpease Ice Harness - Traditional & Bungee System
Daily ice availability
Club members can participate in the National Sports Center Annual Ice Show
Our Club currently consists of 75 skater members, 14 collegiate members, 2 alumni members, 10 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 objects and precepts of the United States Figure Skating Association in accordance with the provisions of the United States Figure Skating by-laws and official rules
The club’s activities are designed to meet the needs of all its members, regardless of ability, and stresses sportsmanship, discipline, friendship, goodwill and cooperation within its membership.
Recreational activities to foster a team environment and friendship among skaters may include: A Summer party, ice cream social, Fall Gathering, our club hosted competition “Rising Stars”, exhibitions, clinics, and an annual banquet!