​      WELCOME!

Star of the North Skating Club is a nonprofit organization that is run by a governing board made up of volunteers from our community. 

       Our club offers skating lessons for all ages starting at 3 years old to 

adult.  We teach the basics of skating all the way up to the  United States Figure Skating Association competitive levels. We cant wait to skate with you.  

Star of the North Skating Club

Register Now for 2020/21 Season 

Please click the Real time schedule for up to date Ice times.

IRA Civic Center, updated Covid-19 operating procedures beginning August 31st, 2020


· Everyone will enter through the south-facing lobby doors.

  Locker rooms will now be available during this phase of opening.  Please limit occupancy to 8 or fewer at a time.

·  Skaters should arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to their icetime, fully dressed except for skates. 

·  It is recommended that skaters refrain from using bathroom and shower facilities; however, they are available when necessary (these facilities will be cleaned and disinfected daily).

·  When your ice session is over, skaters should exit the facility within 10 minutes.

·  Everyone will exit through the east-facing lobby doors.

·  For practices or clinics, players aged 11 and older should be dropped off at the rink, and picked up afterward. Their parents/guardians should not be in the arena. Players aged 10 and under are allowed one parent/guardian in the rink to help with any equipment needs. Those parents/guardians may also be at the rink, socially distanced from others, to provide assistance to the player if needed throughout practice time. Masks are required for any spectators, per the MDH mandate.

· While it is important to limit the number of people in the facility as much as possible, there may be circumstances in which a parent or guardian must also bring in young siblings. This will be allowed, but should be limited as much as possible.

·  Masks are mandatory while not on the ice.



·    A maximum of two spectators per player are allowed for games. If arena or MDH guidelines are stricter, teams must adhere to the arena/MDH policy. Spectators should be physically distanced at all times. Cloth face coverings are required at all times inside the facility.



The following is our protocol if one of your skaters tests positive for Covid-19 during the upcoming summer/fall ice season.  The infected person and members of his/her household will not be allowed back into the IRA Civic Center for 14 days.  All skaters in that Pod will not be allowed back into the IRA Civic Center for 72 hours, and must be symptom free.


I would suggest sending emails to your skaters now, explaining this.  I would also recommend implementing a ‘No Refund’ policy as all of this is out of our control.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Dale Anderson
Director of Parks & Recreation
City of Grand Rapids
420 North Pokegama Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN, 55744-2662
Office:  218-326-2500 




DATE: MARCH 14, 2020







[Grand Rapids, MN]  As COVID-19 “Coronavirus” cases are confirmed in Minnesota, the City of Grand Rapids is working closely with county public health officials, school district and emergency medical providers to continue to serve our residents as the situation evolves. This coordinated planning ensures our city and region are well positioned to respond to changing circumstances.

The health and safety of our community is a priority. As a precaution, following recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health to slow the spread of this virus, the City is taking several actions, the purpose of which is to protect the public. 


IRA Civic Center – The IRA Civic Center, 1401 NW 3rd Avenue, is closed until further notice, effective 12:01 AM, Monday March 16. This includes suspension of all activities and rentals until further notice.


Grand Rapids Area Library – The Grand Rapids Library, 140 NE 2nd Street, is closed until further notice, effective 12:01 AM, Monday, March 16.  The public may continue to check out digital material on electronic devices and return books at the drive up drop box. 


City Hall, Police Station, Public Works Facility – Though these buildings will remain open, residents are encouraged to conduct business by telephone or on-line. Residents requesting copies of traffic accident reports and police reports are encouraged to request them on-line or by phoning the police department at 218-326-3464.  The City website is:  cityofgrandrapidsmn.com


City Council meetings and all boards and commissions will continue to meet as scheduled at this time.

Because this situation is evolving, the City will evaluate the closure of facilities and cancellation of events and activities on an ongoing basis. We understand that this will be an inconvenience and even a financial hardship for some.  We apologize for this. Public health and safety is our top priority. 

The City encourages residents to learn more about COVID-19 at the Minnesota Department of Health website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

More Information contact City Hall at 218-326-7600.


Library Staff are available from 9:00am – 5:00 pm M-F by telephone at 218-326-7640