Blades N Motion2023-2024 Skating School

Classes held on Saturdays at the Doug Woog Arena in South St Paul, MN


Welcome to Blades N Motion

Program Curriculum: The Ice Skating Institute (ISI) is an international association encompassing all aspects of the ice skating industry and will be the choice of programming. Classes for all ages and ability will be offered in a safe environment to learn and excel with the focus on FUN.


October 7 – December 9, 2023

9 weeks
Registration Deadline September 23, 2023
Class Fee $135

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January 6 – March 2, 2024

8 weeks
Registration Deadline December 29, 2023
Class Fee $125

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March 23 – April 27

5 weeks
Registration Deadline March 9, 2024
Class Fee $85

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Tentative Class Schedule

Subject to change

Class times are based on enrolled and assigned class times will be emailed 1 week prior to the start of each session


Hockey Skating Dynamics Beginner & Intermediate / Beginner 1 / Beginner 2


Little Folks 1 / Little Folks 2 / Little Folks 3


Pre Alpha / Alpha/ Beta / Gamma / Delta


Freestyle Variety Class

11:15am – 12:00pm

Ensemble & Production

Parent Corner

Encourage your children to skate but don’t pressure them.  Let them choose to skate — or NOT.  Blades N Motion has a FULL REDUND policy for skaters not quite ready for their skating journey

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School Information

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No practice area offered with lessons

Refunds on a case by case basis

No double runners allowed – see Parents Corner

No make-up lessons

Hockey Instructional Ice
Saturdays 7-9am
October – April
Private / Semi Private / Small Groups 3-5 players of the same ability
Email or call for more details

Class sizes are limited

  • Little Folks 1 & 2 limited to 8
  • All other classes limited to 10

Parents / spectators are not allowed in hockey boxes during classes

-No one allowed on the ice without skates

If you’re unsure of the correct class placement for your skater – contact director
NOTE – All skaters are accessed the first day of each session to assure they are at the appropriate level

Private Lessons
Contact director Barb Yackel to for more information and scheduling your skater

What People Are Saying About Us

We heard of Blades N Motion through friends of ours. As parents of toddler twin girls, we were looking for an activity for them to do during the winter months (though they have year-round instruction). Having never played hockey or been involved in ice skating, we had no idea what was involved. But we are now 2+ years into their programs and it's really due to how much our girls love Barb and the rest of the instructors and staff. They make it really fun! Additionally, whenever we have any questions, it's easy to reach out and get answers. We have done the skate rental program with every session which has made things very easy. It's crazy how fast the little ones pick up skating! We look forward to our time at Doug Woog Arena every weekend! Can't recommend enough!

Dan Sterner

We’ve have put both of our daughters through skating lessons through Blades in Motion. Our oldest did lessons and moved on to Mite Development, without prior skating history and now plays hockey. Our youngest just started lessons this past year and has excelled. She loves her teachers and how they make the lessons interactive. She looks forward to her lessons every weekend and seeing her teachers. They make the lessons fun while incorporating key skating skills. It’s fun to watch her learn and grow each lesson.

Molly McCabe

Our daughter started out walking on the ice with Barb and her staff. They were able to get her and the rest of the class gliding on the ice in no time. Blades n Motion does a great job of keeping the kids engaged while challenging them to get to the next level. After completing the beginner classes our daughter went on to their Hockey Skating Dynamics class. This class was also well organized and structured.

David Sapletal

Molly started skating with Blades ‘n Motion three years ago and it’s been such a fun ride!  The coaches are so personable and patient, and really great at teaching a strong foundation; progressing each student by their needs.  Molly started competition skating this year and it is such a source of pride and confidence in her life now.  We are so happy for her!

Nicole Delfino Jansen