What is Northern Star?
Northern Star International Skating Competition is our local skating competition hosted by the City of East Grand Forks and Northern Lights Figure Skating Club. This competition involves anywhere between 200-220 Individual Skaters that compete in 6 different events that are determined between the skater, parent and individual coach. Events include: Free Skate, Compulsory, Short Program, Spins, Solo Dance and Dramatic and Light Entertainment Showcase Events. Skaters range in age from 6-18. From various skating clubs.
Along with the Individual Competition there is also a Synchronized Skating Competition. On an average, 20-25 synchronized skating teams come here to compete and show off their amazing skills. The synchronized skating competition is held on Saturday at the Civic Center.
There approximately 12-16 judges and officials coming from all over the United States. These individuals provide there skating expertise on a volunteer basis. NLFSC pays their expenses to get them to our competition and while they are here for the duration of the competition.
Northern Star takes approximately 1 year to plan and organize. This competition is an organized effort between Parents, Coaches, Skaters and Volunteers who donate their time to make this competition a success from year to year.
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Northern Star is run by volunteers!
All Northern Lights FSC families are required to volunteer for 3 shifts at the Northern Star Competition. (Concessions shifts do not count as Northern Star Shifts)
Get Involved Today!!!
The best way to learn more about the sport of skating is to GET INVOLVED. Now is a great opportunity to be a part of the Northern Star Skating Competition. Please contact Kimberly Idland or Tonya Parton.