July 26 - 28, 2019
Bloomington Ice Garden, Bloomington, MN
note: Due to renovations at the Bloomington Ice Garden this year, we will be on rink 1 instead of our usual rink. A temporary entrance is on the north side of the building.

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

The Weekend

Skating is the primary focus of the weekend, with 9.75 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. Music will played by live DJ, Rob Voith. A 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

A mid-level clinic will be offered by Ari Lieb Saturday morning, and a lower level clinic will be offered by Laurie Benson Sunday morning. 

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 the Swing Dance followed by open dancing. Complimentary table wine and beer will also be included. The Arthur Murray Dance Studio is 27 minutes from Bloomington Ice Garden. Carpools can be arranged.  directions

Schedule of Events   

6:00 PM - 6:30 PMRegistration
6:30 PM - 7:45 PMProgram Dance
7:45 PM - 8:00 PMResurface
8:00 PM - 9:00 PMProgram Dance
9:00 PM - 10:00 PMSocial Party with Catered Dinner at the Rink
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMMid Level Clinic with Ari Lieb
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMResurface
10:45 AM - 12:00 NOONProgram Dance
12:00 NOON - 12:30 PMLunch at the Rink
12:00 NOON - 12:15 PMResurface
12:30 PM - 1:45 PMProgram Dance
1:45 PM - 2:00 PMResurface
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMProgram Dance
7:00 PM - 11:00 PMDinner Dance at Arthur Murray
9:00 AM - 9:30 AMBreakfast at the Rink
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMLow Level Clinic with Laurie Benson
10:30 AM - 10:45 AMResurface
10:45 AM - 11:45 AMProgram Dance - Preliminary through Bronze Selections Only
11:45 AM - 12:00 NOONResurface
12:00 NOON - 1:00 PMProgram Dance and Requests – All Levels
1:00 PM - 1:30 PMLunch at the Rink

Starlight Club Ice Dance Etiquette
Dance Lists - Tentative
Social Dance Patterns

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!

JonBanana bread
Marychoc cherry cake
ConnieCroatian Rizi Bizi (rice and peas)
Patriciahot chicken artichoke dip and crax
SoniaMinestrone soup, Watermelon gazpacho, pasta salad, blueberry crumble bars
JonPumpkin bread, molasses cookies, Mediterranean Salad

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.