recreational ice skating

 

Minneapolis skyline

 

Join us July 20-25 at the National Sports Center (NSC) Super Rink in Blaine, Minn., for ISI’s premier annual competition: World Recreational Team Championships. This five-day event consistently delivers worlds of fun for skaters of all ages — from tots to senior adults — and abilities. Test and entry deadline has been extended through June 1.

“ISI Worlds is open to all skaters who are interested in competing in a fun and friendly environment,” says Skating Programs & National Events Director Kim Hansen. “Competitors hail from all parts of the United States and several foreign countries, and they have the opportunity to compete in 25 event categories for individuals, partners, groups and teams.”

The more points a skater accumulates for their team the greater chance they all have of earning medals and capturing first place. The team with the most collective points goes home with the Michael Booker Trophy, named for the British figure skating champion, former ISI president and famed coach.

Highlights of ISI Worlds:

  • Competitors’ Party, at a fun venue, for skaters and their families.
  • ISI Benefit Show featuring a soon-to-be-announced celebrity guest skater and talented Worlds skaters selected throughout the week as well as winners of the “Skate with the Stars” raffle drawing sponsored by the ISIA Education Foundation.
  • Skater Clinics led by accomplished skaters, coaches and/or choreographers at an affordable price — a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Keep an eye on the ISI website and our Instagram and Facebook channels for more information to be announced shortly.

The Venue

The Super Rink is the largest ice arena complex in the world! Showcasing eight sheets of ice (four Olympic size and four NHL size rinks), the 300,000 square foot facility attracts nearly 2 million visitors each year. It features a dance and fitness studio for figure skaters, a massive hockey training and weightlifting center, 32 locker rooms and the Hat Trick Cafè.The rink is part of the National Sport Center (NSC), one of the biggest amateur sports facilities in the world, which also includes 50 athletic fields, a stadium, welcome center, sports expo center, golf course, sports hall, velodrome (cycling track) and residence hall.

The Location

Mall of America

 

Blaine is located just 12 miles north of downtown Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota and well known for delivering tons of amusement. More than 18 million visitors flock there each year to enjoy its outdoor adventure, including many lakes; sporting events; museums; theatres; art galleries; retail shops and fabulous restaurants. The Mall of America in nearby Bloomington is one of the top tourist spots in the country and offers 520 shops, a theme park with over 28 rides, an aquarium, escape room, mirror maze, adventure course, 5D virtual reality attraction, miniature golf, bowling and more. New and exciting adventures are always being added!

 

More Info

Skateisi.org/worlds

nscsports.org

exploreminnesota.com

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