The Northern Star International Skating Competition will be held this weekend in East Grand Forks. This competition involves anywhere between 170-190 Individual Skaters that compete in 6 different events that are determined between the skater, parent and individual coach. Events include: Free Skate, Compulsory, Short Program, Spins, Solo Dance and Dramatic and Light Entertainment Showcase Events. Skaters range in age from 6-18. From various skating clubs.
Along with the Individual Competition there is also a Synchronized Skating Competition. On an average, there are 24-30 synchronized skating teams.
Northern Star takes approximately 1 year to plan and organize. This competition is an organized effort between Parents, Coaches, Skaters and Volunteers who donate their time to make this competition a success from year to year. The Event is open to the public and does not have a gate fee.