SKATING LESSONS & CLUBS

From learning the fundamentals (how to tie ice skates) to advanced lessons in dance, freestyle or moves, Park District youth ice skating lessons challenge kids to smooth moves on the ice.

Learn To Skate USA lessons support skaters of all ages with each skater receiving at least a 30-minute group lesson and 15-minutes of open practice time each week. Every skater will receive a “Skate With Us” badge that acts as their admission pass during open public skating sessions at the Blue Line Club Arena.

Pre-school Skating Lessons

(daytime instruction)

Instructor will work with pre-school skaters (individuals or small groups) during Tuesday AM or PM time slots. Skaters are asked to sign-up for one time slot only. Practice times are open to all skaters.

Lessons Start: November 12, 2019 – UPDATED

Fees: $50 Resident | $90 Non-Resident

NEW Location: ICON Sports Center

Lesson Time Slots:

  • Tuesday, 10:15 – 10:45 AM
  • Tuesday, 1:15 – 1:45 PM

Practice Days & Times:

  • Monday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:30 AM | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Snowplow Sam Group Lessons

(Pre-K & K | must be at least 4 yrs)

Introductory classes allowing children with little to no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning basic skills.

Working on Badges: Snowplow Sam 1-4

Lessons Start: November 2, 2019

What to expect: First Day of Skating

Fees: $70 Resident | $110 Non-Resident

Location: Blue Line Club Arena

Group Assignments: 2020 Groups >

Lesson Time Slots:

  • Thursday
    • 5:45 – 6:15 PM
    • 6:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    • 1:45 – 2:15 PM
    • 2:30 – 3:00 PM
  • Sunday
    • 2:45 – 3:15 PM
    • 3:30 – 4:00 PM
Basic Skills Beginner
Group Lessons

(1st grade – 8th grade)

Laying the foundation for figure skating and hockey, basic skills classes teach ice skating FUNdamentals.

Working on Badges: Basic Skills 1 & 2

Lessons Start: November 2, 2019

What to expect: First Day of Skating

Fees: $70 Resident / $110 Non-Resident

Where: Blue Line Club Arena

Group Assignments 2020

Lesson Time Slots:

  • Thursday
    • 6:30 – 7:00 PM
    • 7:15 – 7:45 PM
  • Saturday
    • 2:30 – 3:00 PM
    • 4:15 – 4:45 PM
  • Sunday
    • 4:15 – 4:45 PM
    • 5:00 – 5:30 PM

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • Group Skating Section Assignments
  • Ice Show Registration Form
  • Ice Show Costume Info
  • Ice Show Practice Schedules
Basic Skills Intermediate
Group Lessons

(must have passed basic skilLs 2)

Skaters will focus on learning Basic 3 and 4 which includes skills needed to perform jumps and spins, allowing pre-advanced skaters to move into the advanced class or other areas of competitive skating.

Working on Badges: Basic Skills 2-4

Lessons Start: November 2, 2019

Fees: $70 Resident / $110 Non-Resident

Where: Blue Line Club Arena

Lesson Time Slots:

  • Thursday
    • 7:15 – 7:45 PM
  • Saturday
    • 3:15 – 4:00 PM
    • 4:15 – 4:45 PM
  • Sunday
    • 4:15 – 4:45 PM
    • 5:00 – 5:30 PM

Parent & Tot Lessons

Lessons geared towards strengthening friendships and family bonds. Skaters of all ages and abilities will learn skating skills together through various games and activities. Children must sign up with an adult.

Working on Badges: Snowplow Sam 1-4

Lesson Dates: November 3, 2019

Fees: $35 / family member (minimum 2 family members)

Location: Blue Line Club Arena

Day & Time: Sunday | 2:45 – 3:15 PM

Intro to Synchro

& Theather on Ice

(must skate without assistance)

Introduces skaters to the different types of team figure skating. Synchro teaches skaters to move together in different formations, while Theater On Ice focuses on skating with emotion and feeling to the music. Skaters will perform at the Annual Ice Show at the end of lessons.

Lesson Starts: November 2, 2019

Fees: $70 Resident / $110 Non-Resident

Recommended Classes: Prior enrollment in Snowplow Sam or Basic Skills Group Lessons strongly encouraged.

Where: Blue Line Club Arena

Day & Time: Saturday | 3:15 – 4:00 PM

Theater on Ice | High

(must have passed basic skills 3)

Incorporating Theater On Ice choreography and movement, solo skaters and groups will bring to life the excitement of characters and story lines.

Lessons Start: November 2, 2019

Fees: $70 Resident / $110 Non-Resident

Recommended Classes: Prior enrollment in the Pre-Advanced or Advanced class strongly encouraged.

Where: Blue Line Club Arena

Lessons: Saturdays | 2:45 – 3:15 PM

Basic Skills Advanced
& Freeskate Lessons

(must have passed basic skills 4)

Skaters will learn traditional figure skating, including jumps and spins as well as the basic principles and philosophy of choreography, presentation and performance. Lessons conclude with an end-of-year solo exhibition.

Working on Badges: Basic Skills 4-6, Pre-Freeskate, Freeskate 1-6

Lessons Start: November 2, 2019

Fees: $80 Resident / $120 Non-Resident

Where: Eagles & Blue Line Club Arena

Lessons: (Participants will be in both Sat & Sun Class)

  • SAT (1-2:45 pm | Eagles)
  • SUN (5:45 – 6:30 PM or 6:45 – 7:30 PM | BLC)

Border Blades

Private Skating Club

Border Blades Figure Skating Club is affiliated with United States Figure Skating (USFS). Membership in the club enables youth skaters to compete in skating competitions and test according to USFS rules. Any level of skater may join.

For more information on all programs, go to www.borderblades.org/home or email info@borderblades.org. For more information, visit: www.borderblades.org

CONTACT INFORMATION

GF Park District
P: 701.746.2750

HOW TO REGISTER
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Annual

Ice Show

March 7-8, 2020

Purpur Arena

Ice Show is FREE & open to the public!

Ice Show Practices: Feb. 15 – Mar. 6, 2019

Ice Show Practice Schedules

  • Advanced & Synchro >
  • Snowplow Sam & Basic Skating >

Ice Show Picture Order Form >