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Stars on Ice Photos and Video

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 1:49pm

See our 40 local skaters perform in “Stars on Ice: Dancing for Joy” at the Xcel Center on March 22:

View more photos in our Flickr album

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Local Skaters to Perform with Stars on Ice

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:56pm

Check out the Northfield News article about our 40 local skaters performing an opening number in this season’s Stars on Ice show at the Xcel Center, under the direction of Northfield Skating School director Carey Tinkelenberg:

Local Skaters Perform in ‘Stars on Ice

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A Skating Poem by Emily Huang

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:52pm

Read coach Emily Huang’s syllabic poem, entitled, “Putting on my figure skates” written for a creative writing class at Carleton College:


Putting on my figure skates


I stroked the blade width-wise,

splitting my finger and drawing blood only when freshly sharpened.

The thin edges of my shoelaces crisscrossed up my white boot.

I started from the top

crossover, working my way down, by loosening each loop.

Index fingers mechanically collecting the wings

each swizzled outward by

middle fingers pulling them loose. I seized the tip of the

padded tongue, pulled it toward me, flipped it outward to layback

against the bridge of streamers.

I slid my nude stocking-covered pointed toes into the

abyss for bloody blisters and sore toes – keeping secure

swollen, twisted ankles.

I grabbed the butterflied lasso nearest to the toe pick

and tightened upwards, fitting the tongue to my calcified

foot’s navicular bone.

My fingers spun the laces, circling them around the

joints, creating new creases – sections of white, tips of red.

I tugged spread eagle in

opposite directions, fists grabbing any loose string, red

tips pulsating the heartbeat of my blood, swelling vessels.

I spiraled the laces

over my boot by crossing arms, letting go, uncrossing

arms, and quickly capturing the falling strands to tighten

them around metal hooks.

This procedurally done three times on three copper hooks,

finishing up the routine with a simple bowknot like

regular tennis shoes.

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Thanks for a Great Session!

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:43pm

Just in time for the warm weather, our Winter Session 2 is complete! A big thanks to our coaching staff, skating families, arena staff, and Northfield Public Schools Community Services Division for another successful season of Building Skills and Confidence for Skating and for Life. Summer registration will open April 17th. See you at the rink in July!


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