Thursday Summer Programs

July 11 - August 22

Open Freestyle $6

3 pm -5:45 pm

Group Lessons-Learn to Skate

6:30-7:30 pm

Register by 5/15 to save $$$

Your skater will receive a 30 minute lesson with a professional instructor within the hour listed.

Your exact 30-minute class time will be emailed after registration has closed.

We do not have a designated practice area this Summer.

Hockey & Figure Skaters Specialty Classes

  • Hockey Edge Class & Power Skating

    6:00-6:30 pm

  • Figure Skaters Edge Class

    6-6:30 or 6:30-7:00 pm

    Your class is 30 minutes in length.

    Figure Skaters

    Your skater will receive a 30 minute lesson with a professional instructor within the hour listed.

    Your exact 30-minute class time will be emailed after registration has closed.

    We do not have a designated practice area this Summer.

 
 
 
Learn to Skate - level one

6:30-7 or 7-7:30 pm

Your class 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

6:30-7 or 7-7:30 pm

Your class 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

6:30-7 or 7-7:30 pm

Your class 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

6:30-7 or 7-7:30 pm

Your class 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

6:30-7 or 7-7:30 pm

Your class 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

6:30-7 or 7-7:30 pm

Your class 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

6:30-7 or 7-7:30 pm

Your class 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

6:30-7 or 7-7:30 pm

Your class 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

6:30-7 or 7-7:30 pm

Your class 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

6:30-7 or 7-7:30 pm

Your class 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.

$112.00 before 5/15 after5/15 $120.00

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 +

6-6:30 pm

$112.00 before 5/15 after 5/15 $120.00

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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Specialty Classes

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Figure Skating Edge Class

6-6:30 pm or 6:30-7 pm

Your class 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.

$112.00 before 5/15 after 5/15 $120.00

Figure Skating Edge class will focus on specific edge and footwork important to your skaters development. Edge class will teach your skater correct body alignment, and techniques to produce clean turns and smooth your skaters transitions. We will also work on footwork and step sequences that are required in freestyle programs for testing and competitions.

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Private lessons

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Open Freestyle

Tuesdays $6 per person

July 11 - Aug 22

3p - 5:45p

Contact Amanda to schedule a private lesson with a professional instructor. Once the lesson is booked there are no cancellations or refunds unless we find a substitute to cover your skaters lesson.

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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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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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.