Minneapolis Ice Dance Weekend
July 14 - 16, 2017
Bloomington Ice Garden's Olympic-Sized Rink, Bloomington, MN

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Join us in the Wild Midwest for a weekend of ice dancing, socializing and fun
at this year’s Minneapolis Ice Dance Weekend!

Ice Dancers

The Weekend

Skating is the primary focus of the weekend, with ten hours of ice time available. Along with preliminary through international dances and social dances (such as the Riverside Rhumba and Golden Skaters' Waltz), there will be fun mixers to keep everyone moving. A light catered meal and socializing will follow Friday's session. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. On Sunday there is breakfast and lunch. Snack tables are available throughout the weekend.

Ice Dance Clinics

Clinics by Laurie Benson and Ari Lieb will be offered Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday’s clinic will be Partnering and Sunday’s clinic will be the Hickory Hoedown.  

Saturday Night Dinner Dance

On Saturday evening, join us at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in St. Paul for a private dinner dance. The evening will feature a buffet dinner and includes dance instruction on a country variation of the Swing and if time permits the country two-step, followed by open dancing. Complimentary table wine and beer will also be included. Reservations must be received by noon, Thursday, July 13th. The Arthur Murray Dance Studio is 27 minutes from Bloomington Ice Garden. Carpools can be arranged.  directions

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 14

6:00 pm- 6:30 pm Registration
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Program Dance - Hickory Hoedown Theme (Country Western attire optional)
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Social Party with Catered Dinner at the Rink

Saturday, July 15

9:30 am - 10:30 am Clinic with Ari Lieb - Howdy Partner! (partnering clinic)
10:45 am - 12:00 pm Program Dance
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch at the Rink
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Program Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Program Dance
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Ballroom Dinner Dance at Arthur Murray - Reservations must be received by noon, Thursday, July 13th

Sunday, July 16

9:00 am - 9:30 am Breakfast at the Rink
9:30 am - 10:30 am Clinic with Laurie Benson - Hickory Hoedown
10:45 am - 11:45 am Program Dance – Preliminary through Pre-Silver Selections Only
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Program Dance and requests – All Levels
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch at the Rink

Starlight Club Ice Dance Etiquette
How to Skate the Mixers

CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY NOTICE:  Please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne, as these don’t help you skate better and can distract your partner. They also cause serious health problems for some of your fellow skaters. Thank you.

Local skaters, we would greatly appreciate donations of baked goodies, salads or other side dishes on Saturday or Sunday!

Beckycookies & ice cream
Soniamac and cheese
Soniasome kind of salad
Soniaminestrone soup
Soniacowboy caviar
ConnieCroatian Rizi Bizi (rice with peas)
Sue Bars
Patty appetizer
KatieChicken pasta salad
KatieBars or Cookies

Sign up here to bring something:
Name I'll Bring
If you change your mind about what you want to bring, simply e-mail Becky at rkesk8@gmail.com
Thank you in advance for your donations!

The Minneapolis Ice Dance Weekend is hosted by the Starlight Ice Dance Club of the Twin Cities
Weekend Coordinator: Becky Evans, rkesk8@gmail.com
Please contact with any questions.