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.

COVID-19 Notice

Hands-on instruction will be limited during lessons and the 15-min break between lessons (used for practice in past years) will now be used to separate participants as the enter and exit the rink in order to correctly and safely implement social distancing. Program offerings are subject to change. When possible, the GF Park District has made changes to our programs that adapt to social distancing. If the ND Dept. of Health does not recommend recreational programming, we plan to postpone the programs or issue refunds/credits. COVID-19 protocol will be sent to all families after registration.

SKATING LESSONS UPDATES
Pre-School Open Skating
PRE-SCHOOL LESSONS not offered in 2020-21

Pre-school open skating offered weekly.

Supervision not provided. No registration required.

Opening Skating Starts: Nov. 4, 2019 – UPDATED

Cost: Free

Location: ICON Sports Center

Open Skating Times:

  • Monday, 9:30 – 10:30 am
  • Tuesday, 1:15 – 2:15 pm
  • Wednesday, 9:30 – 10:30 am
  • Thursday, 1:15 – 2:15 pm
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 5, 2020

What to expect: First Day of Skating

Fees: $70 Resident | $110 Non-Resident

Location: Blue Line Club Arena

Group Assignments: 2020-21 Groups >

Lesson Time Slots:

  • Thursday
    • 5:45 – 6:15 pm
    • 6:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday
    • 2:30 – 3:00 pm
    • 3:15 – 3:45 pm
  • Sunday
    • 2:45 – 3:15 pm
    • 3:30 – 4:00 pm
    • 5:00 – 5:30 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 5, 2020

What to expect: First Day of Skating

Fees: $70 Resident / $110 Non-Resident

Where: Blue Line Club Arena

Group Assignments: 2020-21 Groups >

Lesson Time Slots:

  • Thursday
    • 6:30 – 7:00 pm
    • 7:15 – 7:45 pm
  • Saturday
    • 3:15 – 3:45 pm
    • 4:00 – 4:30 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 1)

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 5, 2020

Fees: $70 Resident / $110 Non-Resident

Where: Blue Line Club Arena

Lesson Time Slots:

  • Thursday
    • 7:15 – 7:45 pm
  • Saturday
    • 4:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Sunday
    • 4:15 – 4:45 pm
    • 5:00 – 5:30 pm
Basic Skills Advanced
& Freeskate Lessons
(Must Have Passed Basic Skills 3)

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 7, 2020

Fees: $80 Resident / $120 Non-Resident

Where: Blue Line Club Arena

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

  • Saturday, 1:15 – 2:45 pm
  • Sunday, 5:45 – 6:30 pm or 6:45 – 7:30 pm

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
REGISTER NOW

Annual

Ice Show

March 6-7, 2021

Purpur Arena

Ice Show is FREE & open to the public!

Ice Show Practices: Feb. 13 – Mar. 5, 2021

Ice Show Practice Schedules

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

Ice Show Picture Order Form >