Northfield Skating School Named “Model Program” by SKATING Magazine!

SKATING magazineOut of over 800 Basic Skills programs nationwide, the Northfield Skating School was named “Model Program” by the editors of SKATING magazine, the official publication of U.S. Figure Skating!

Earlier this year, Northfield Skating School Director Carey Tinkelenberg was invited by U.S. Figure Skating to write a series of articles for SKATING magazine. The content included various management topics centered around what Tinkelenberg believes are the building blocks of quality programs: Parent Education and Communication, Staff Training, Customer Service, Strategic Planning and Marketing, and Civic Engagement. The Parent Education article was reprinted in Professional Skater Magazine, and a compilation of her articles will appear as a “One Stop Management Guide” feature in Rink Magazine next month. It was in the September issue of SKATING that editors named the Northfield Skating School “Model Program.”

According to Tinkelenberg, “This honor is exciting affirmation that NSS is both community-based and nationally recognized. I am so proud of our staff and skaters for their continuing dedication. It is all of our hard work that has helped us become a leader in our industry!”

To view Carey’s articles, check out the "In the News" section of the Northfield Skating School's website. The pdfs are large and take a while to download - stay tuned for smaller versions.

To register for Northfield Skating School Session 2 classes, please check out our website or contact Carey at The Session 2 registration deadline is next Friday, December 19th. Session 2 classes begin January 11th.



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Way to go, Carey and NSS!  Congratulations on your well-deserved honor!


- Brendon Etter
A Play A Day & Lysteria