When

Winter Session of ice skating lessons is held on Saturdays,

January 12-March 23 2019 *No class March 9 

Time

10a - 11:30a (Please arrive 15-30 minutes before your scheduled class) Your skater will receive a 30 minute lesson with a professional instructor and 30 minute practice time in the practice area. Register by Dec. 15 to save money

 

Skate with Santa

December 15th, 2018 $2 per person suggested donation or $10 per family
6p - 8p

  • All River Blades skaters LTS #2 & up will perform in the show from 6-7pm

  • Open Skate with Santa 7-8 pm

 

Register today for our

River Blades Travel Adventure

2nd Annual Themed Ice Show

Saturday Feb. 16 @ 6:00 pm

All skaters all levels encouraged to register scroll down for more info.

Register by Dec. 15 to save $$

Figure Skaters Practice Open Freestyle Ice time

Friday mornings 6-8 am Sundays 6-7 pm

  • $6 Open Freestyle Fee- Amanda to check in and pay

  • Always check the arena calendar for exact dates and times

 

Professionals

Amanda Truax-Director

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.

Dima Boyenko

US Figure Skating National Coach & JR World Competitor in Pair Skating. Former Disney on Ice, & Moscow on Ice performer. Dima enjoys teaching On Ice/Off-Ice Jumps and Conditioning. Book an on-ice jump fishing pole lesson today.

Bre O’Connor

Double Gold Medalist in US Figure Skating, coach to USFS regional competitors . Bre enjoys teaching Jump & Spin Technique Classes on and off the ice.

Cassie Deilke-Schmuecker

Cassie performed & travelled the World with Disney on Ice for 10 years. She enjoys instructing learn to skate classes and choreographs our team production theater on ice competitive routines.

Kathryn Klundt

Kathryn performed & travelled the World with Disney on Ice. Kathryn is a former competitive figure skater achieving her gold medal in US Figure Skating in Field Moves & Freestyle.

Maggie Panetta

US Figure Skating Gold Medalist-USFS TEAM USA-World Synchronized Skating Team Member. Maggie enjoys teaching edge class and team production.

 
 
 
Learn to Skate - level one

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10a - 11a

$150 before 9/10 after 9/10 $160

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 +

10:30a - 11:30a - 30 min practice & 30 min lesson with an instructor

$160 before 9/10 after after 9/10 $170

Must be able to skate forward and have either passed Adv. Mini-Mites or one Winter 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

All classes taught by skill level

10:30a - 11:30a
30 min practice & 30 min lesson with an instructor

$150 before 10/10 after 10/10 Cost $160

Student will learn jumping & spinning techniques. For LTS 2 Skaters & up. Must be enrolled in LTS or Alpha-Delta Classes.

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Popsicle-ettes Synchro-Theater Team Production Class

Team Production Class

$130 after 9/10 $140

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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.  

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River Blades Travel Adventure          2nd Annual Ice Show
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River Blades Travel Adventure 2nd Annual Ice Show
150.00 160.00

Save $10 by registering before 12/15

  • Figure Skaters

  • Hockey Players

  • Adults

  • Kids ages 3+

Package Includes

  • Costume

  • Ice time

  • Practice time with a choreographer

  • Dress rehearsal

  • Show day

  • Keep sake t-shirt

  • Cast Pizza Party

30 minute practice dates

Sa 1/12 | 8a - 8:30a | Soloists practice
Sa 1/19 | 8a - 9:45a | All group routines
Mo 1/21 | 7:15a - 9:15p | All group routines
Sa 1/26 | 8a - 9:45a | All group routines
Sa 2/9 | 8a - 9:45a | All group routines
Su 2/10 | 6a - 8p | All group routines
Fr 2/15 | 6:30a - 8:45p | Dress Rehearsal
Sa 2/16 | 6a - 8:15p | Travel Adventure Ice Show

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