Blades N Motion2023 Skating School

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

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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.


January 14 – March 11, 2023

8 weeks
Registration Deadline January 1, 2023
Class Fee $125

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March 25 – April 29, 2023

5 weeks
Registration Deadline March 11, 2023
Class Fee $85

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Tentative Class Schedule

Subject to change

Assigned class times emailed one week prior to each session


Hockey Skating Dynamics


Little Folks 1 / Little Folks 2


Little Folks 2 / Little Folks 3 / Beginner 1


Beginner 2 / Pre Alpha / Alpha


Gamma / Delta

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

Class sizes are limited

  • Little Folks 1 & 2 limited to 7
  • 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 – call director at 651-283-4467
NOTE – All skaters are accessed the first day of each session to assure they are at the appropriate level

What People Are Saying About Us

We’ve participated in Blades n Motion for the past four years and highly recommend the program! Our children started in the Skating School at 3-years old.  Both quickly learned the fundamentals and became confident skaters.  Barb and her team of instructors are amazing!  They keep kids engaged, and ensure that everyone is having fun while learning to skate.  Additionally, the program is very well-run and organized!

Holli Neese

We have two young children in Mite Development at Blades n Motion, and we can’t say enough good things about the program.  Barb Yackel’s experience and professionalism are what makes this skating school so strong.  She is a local legend in the skating world.  With her leadership and enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff, you know your child is learning from the best.  We love the focus on the fundamentals of skating, first and foremost, and the Blades n Motion staff does a great job of making learning to skate challenging AND fun!

Amy Merrill

"Blades in Motion is an amazing program with caring coaches and a family feeling.
My sons skills on the ice have progressed quickly due to the knowledgeable coaches and great staff."

Lori Gerten

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

Private Lessons

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