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Skate Clinic

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of learning to skate. This clinic is for beginner skaters; no previous experience is required! Participants will be taught basic skills and show off those skills by performing a program during the NIFSC Spring Show. The show begins at 5 pm. The show will feature North Iowa Figure Skating Club skaters, Learn to Skate skaters, and our guest skater Wren Warne-Jacobsen, 2023 US Collegiate Champion.

Who: All children ages 5 & up!
When: Saturday, March 23, 12-2 pm
Where: Mason City Arena
Cost: $30/participant – optional show-themed personalized bow available for $10

Event Includes:
*Skate Instruction
*Skate Rental
*Participation in the Spring Show: Viva Ice Vegas
*Meet & Greet w/Wren
*Special Demonstration & Performance by Wren Warne-Jacobsen


This event clinic is SOLD OUT! Contact the club, if you’d like information for upcoming clinics.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I arrive? Participants should plan to arrive no earlier than 11:45am to start the check in process. All participants will need to have a parent/guardian to sign a participation waiver at check in. Please use the Mercy One Lobby located on the South Side of the building when checking in.

How long is the clinic? The clinic is 2 hours. A tentative Schedule is as follows:
11:45-12:00pm Participant CheckIn
12:00-12:15pm Off Ice Safety
12:15-12:45pm On Ice Skills Instruction
12:45-12:55pm Bathroom & Water Break
12:55-1:30pm On Ice Program Practice
1:30-2:00pm Snack & Demonstration/Performance by Wren Warne-Jacobson
2:00pm – Participant Pick Up

What does my child need for the clinic? Please plan to bring gloves, hat, and a marked water bottle.

What should my child wear for the clinic? Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Layers are best. The arena is temperature controlled but still chilly. Things like leggings with tights underneath, t-shirt with a sweatshirt or jacket over. Please refrain from wearing thick socks as they do not work well with the skates. It is best to wear tights or thinner dress type sock.

When is the Performance? All participants will be learning a simple program showcasing the skills they’ve learned during the clinic. This will be performed during the second act of NIFSC’s annual Spring Showcase

What time should we arrive for the performance? Participants should arrive to the arena at 4:15pm. They will check in and be seated with the group. Parents/other spectators can then find their seats and enjoy the performance. The clinic participants will be monitored during the performance by one of our volunteers and seated in a reserved section. They will be able to watch the first and third acts of the show and perform during the second act.

What is the Spring Showcase? The Spring Showcase is our club’s annual major fundraiser and an opportunity for skaters to show off what they’ve learned throughout the season. We have performances by club members as young as 3 years – adults with a wide range of skills! We have special performances by some of the NIFSC Alumni, Dads, and of course our guest skater, Wren Warne-Jacobson. This year’s theme is “Viva Ice Vegas” a showcase of Vegas themed performances.

Is there admission charged? Yes. Tickets to the show are $12/seat. All seats are reserved. We are offering special pricing to club participant families, if purchased when registering. Ticket price will be $10 at this time only. NIFSC will have your pre-purchased tickets available to pick up at the clinic. Seats are reserved so please be mindful of this when ordering. We may not be able to reserve additional seats in your area after the selection is made.