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.
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail:
Northern Star is run by volunteers!
We ask each parent of an Individual skater competing in Northern Star Individual Competition to please VOLUNTEER FOR 3 SHIFTS
All Synchro skater parents (not skating individually), please VOLUNTEER FOR 1 SHIFT
(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. We are always looking for people to Co-Chair one of our Committees. Please contact Karen Peterson.
|Northern Star Co-Chairs:||Karen Peterson||Tracy Anderson|
|Synchro Coordinators||Nicole Lukach|
|Sanctioning for Club||Karen Peterson|
|Announcements||Karen Peterson||Tracy Anderson|
|Entryeeze/Events Co-ordinator||Karen Peterson||Tracy Anderson|
|Registration Desk||Holly Messelt||Tawnya Wawrzyniak|
|Clothing Sales||Holly Wavra|
|Competitor Gifts:||Holly Messelt|
|Sport Medicine||Jodi Stauss Stassen|
|Judges Airline Transp.||Carla Spokely|
|Program||Nicole Pape||Joely Lee|
|Ice Monitors/Announcers & Music||Michelle Gregoire|
|Dibs||Tracy Anderson||Michelle Gregoire|
|Results Room||Linda Boman||Tonya Parton|
|Funds/Judges Gifts||Tonya Parton|
|Judges & Coaches Hospitality||Kristin Batko||Becca Jundt|
|Decorating/Locker Rooms:||Rachael Hansen|
|Dress Swap||Karina Rude||Mellissa Walski|