Upcoming

Fall

  • Saturday mornings

  • 10 am - 11:30 am

  • October 5th - December 14th

  • No classes November 30th

Winter

  • Saturday mornings

  • 10 am - 11:30 am

  • January 11th - March 28th

  • No classes February 1

  • No classes March 14th

Events @ Hastings Civic Arena

  • Glo Skate - $5

    • Friday October 25th

    • 7 am - 9 pm

  • Skate with Santa-14th annual

    $2 per person donation

    or $10 per family to benefit our local food shelf

    • Saturday December 14

    • 6-7:00 pm River Blades skaters perform to your favorite holiday tunes

    • 7-8:15 pm All Community Open Skate

  • River Blades Under the Spotlights-Annual Ice Show

    • Saturday February 29th

    • 6:00 pm

    • Registration begins in October

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River Blades

Director

Amanda Truax

20+ years perfecting the art of edges, jumps, spins & choreography.   Amanda performed & travelled the World with Disney on Ice, was the Disney on Ice Edge Class, Ballet Instructor, and cast Line Captain during her career with Disney on Ice.  She has also worked closely with World & Olympic Coaches, and recently worked on a project for US Figure Skating and Stars on Ice. She is also a choreographer and style instructor for many competitive figure skaters in the Twin Cities teaching Ballet, artistic movement, and developing skaters signature style on the ice.

Amanda is one of the Twin Cities leading power skating & edge class instructors for many of the areas hockey players. She breaks down the skills in order for your skater to learn the correct technique which will increase their speed & quickness. She has a passion for teaching hockey players efficient technique.

 
 
 
Learn to Skate - level one

Sat. Oct 5-Dec 14 10-11:30 am

Your class is 30 minutes in length, your practice time is 30 minutes in length.

Your exact class will be within one of the time frames listed above.

We will email you the class time once registration closes.

Beginner skaters ages 3-7; who have never skated before. Skaters will play games and sing songs as they develop skills needed to balance and move across the ice. Beginner skaters who have minimal skating experience. Skaters will learn the proper way to fall and get up, hopping and how to make A's and V's.

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Learn to Skate - level two

Sat. Oct 5-Dec 14 10-11:30 am

Your class is 30 minutes in length, your practice time is 30 minutes in length.

Your exact class will be within one of the time frames listed above.

We will email you the class time once registration closes.

Beginner skaters ages 3-7 or skaters who have passed level 1. Skaters will learn forward swizzles, two foot glides, backward wiggle and stops. 

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Learn to Skate - level three

Sat. Oct 5-Dec 14 10-11:30 am

Your class is 30 minutes in length, your practice time is 30 minutes in length.

Your exact class will be within one of the time frames listed above.

We will email you the class time once registration closes.

Skaters must have completed Level 2 ages 3-7. Skaters will learn backward swizzles, hockey turns, forward slalom and a semi-spiral.

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Learn to Skate - level four

Sat. Oct 5-Dec 14 10-11:30 am

Your class is 30 minutes in length, your practice time is 30 minutes in length.

Your exact class will be within one of the time frames listed above.

We will email you the class time once registration closes.

Skaters must have completed Level 3. Skaters will learn backward slalom, one foot glides, 3 step crossovers, backward glides (two feet) and pump circles.

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Figure Skating Fundamentals

 
Pre-Alpha

Sat. Oct 5-Dec 14 10-11:30 am

Your class is 30 minutes in length, your practice time is 30 minutes in length.

Your exact class will be within one of the time frames listed above.

We will email you the class time once registration closes.

Ages 8+

A beginning class for skaters 8 & up Emphasis is on skills from LTS 1-4
All Figure Skating Foundation Classes-pricing is the same for each class:

  • Pre-Alpha

  • Alpha

  • Beta

  • Gamma

  • Delta

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Alpha

Sat. Oct 5-Dec 14 10-11:30 am

Your class is 30 minutes in length, your practice time is 30 minutes in length.

Your exact class will be within one of the time frames listed above.

We will email you the class time once registration closes.

Skaters must have completed Level 4 or Pre-Alpha. Skaters will learn forward crossovers and the one foot snowplow stop.

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Beta

Sat. Oct 5-Dec 14 10-11:30 am

Your class is 30 minutes in length, your practice time is 30 minutes in length.

Your exact class will be within one of the time frames listed above.

We will email you the class time once registration closes.

Skaters must have completed Alpha. Skaters will learn backward stroking, backward crossovers and how to make a complete stop on an outside edge.

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Gamma

Sat. Oct 5-Dec 14 10-11:30 am

Your class is 30 minutes in length, your practice time is 30 minutes in length.Your exact class will be within one of the time frames listed above.

We will email you the class time once registration closes.

Skaters must have completed Beta. Skaters will learn one foot forward outside 3-turns, inside    Mohawk combo right/left and the hockey stop.

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Delta

Sat. Oct 5-Dec 14 10-11:30 am

Your class is 30 minutes in length, your practice time is 30 minutes in length.

Your exact class will be within one of the time frames listed above.

We will email you the class time once registration closes.

Skaters must have completed Gamma. Skaters will learn forward outside/inside edges on half- circles, one foot forward inside 3-turns, lunge/shoot-the-duck, bunny hop and the glide. 

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Hockey Mini Mites

Sat. Oct 5-Dec 14 10-11:30 am

Your class is 30 minutes in length, your practice time is 30 minutes in length.

Your exact class will be within one of the time frames listed above.

We will email you the class time once registration closes.

Beginning Mini-Mite Hockey Skating Skills Class – Ages 4+ and helmets required – no sticks or pucks. Basic skills on ice without a stick – falling, marching, gliding, standing up, 1-foot standing balance, beginner swizzles, moving, beginning backward skating, 2-foot glides around cone and snowplow stops.

Intermediate Mini-Mites Hockey Skating Skills Class – Ages 4+ - Building on skills from Beginner Mini-Mites. Learn forward swizzles, forward 1-foot glides, backward swizzles, hockey turns, intro to 1-foot glides around a cone, beginner stride, walking crossovers, beginning slaloms.

Advanced Mini-Mites Hockey Skating Skills Class – Ages 4+ Review of skills previously presented, advanced stride, beginning crossovers on a circle, backward slaloms, backward 1-foot glides, hockey stops, intro to 3-turns and mohawks.

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EXPLOSIVE POWER SKATING & EDGE CLASS for HOCKEY PLAYERS-Ages 5 +

Sat. Oct 5-Dec 14 11-11:30 am

Your class is 30 minutes in length

Must be able to skate forward and have either passed Adv. Mini-Mites or one season of organized hockey. Beginner, Intermediate and advanced levels available.

The Power Skating portion of the class will focus on endurance & speed exercises, which will improve leg strength, quickness, flexibility, core strength, balance and skating technique. The edge class portion of the class will break down skating skills & focus on correct technique.

The edge class portion will focus on proper form, correct technique for the stride, forward and backward crossovers, 3-turns, mohawks and more!! Skaters will rotate through stations, each station will focus on a different skating skill. No sticks or pucks just skating. Helmets are a must.

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Jump & Spin Freestyle Class

Sat. Oct 5-Dec 14 11-11:30 am

All classes taught by skill level

30-minute lesson with an instructor

Student will learn jumping & spinning techniques. For LTS 2 Skaters & up. Must be enrolled in LTS or Alpha-Delta Classes. This class is not evaluated-your private lesson instructor will need to prepare a freestyle routine with the required elements and then test the program with the music you select.

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Popsicle-ettes Synchro-Theater Team Production Class

Team Production Class

11-11:30 am

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Private lessons

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30-minute Private Lessons

Perfect for parents that want to pay online* for on-ice private skating lessons with a River Blades Skating School instructor.  

*Includes open skate ice time fee.

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3 30-Minute Private Lessons

Perfect for parents that want to pay online* for on-ice private skating lessons with a River Blades Skating School instructor.  

*Includes open skate ice time fee.

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8 30-minute Private Lessons

Perfect for parents that want to pay online* for on-ice private skating lessons with a River Blades Skating School instructor.  

*Includes open skate ice time fee.

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