September 13-14, 2019 – Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

All NorthShore race participants get an all-access wristband to the weekend Skate Fest, including the Expo, Activities Arena, and all Skate Fest weekend events.


Skate Expo

The Skate Expo is the hot spot to check out cutting edge businesses and products, featuring all angles of the skating industry.



Clinics

Learn from the best! Sharpen your skills, learn to skate, and try something new with learning opportunities all weekend.


DECC North Pioneer Hall Expo Arena

An annual classic! Meet inline legend Eddy Matzger and get some great tips on how to maximize your inline speed skating performance.

Eddy runs the sought-after Sk8 Farm instructional camp in Virginia, USA and Thailand, and has skated the NSIM every year for decades! Get more info here: http://skatefarmvirginia.weebly.com/

The hour-long interactive demos are free to attend and held at 1 and 6pm. Bring your skates and learn from the best!

DECC North Pioneer Hall Expo Arena

This Beginner class is great both for those who are BRAND new to skating as well as Advanced Beginner who is looking to be able to skate with a bit more control as well as stopping. Teaching: Going, stopping and turning.

DECC Door 8 Skatepark

Have you ever wanted to know how to do tricks on quad skates? Now is your chance to see how it’s done! Beginners and experts alike can pick up a few tips and tricks from Bont ParkStar Fallon Heffernan and Moxi skater Bambi Bloodlust.

DECC North Pioneer Hall Expo Arena

This intermediate class will be created based on what students need to round out their skills, or advance them. Potential skills are: Backwards, cross-overs, basic jumps and spins, spirals, a variety of ways to stop and more. Slalom can also be addressed.

DECC Door 8 Skatepark

Learn from a Crossfit Level 2 coach as she walks you through high intensity functional movements and how it can further your growth with inline skating. Practice the fundamentals of body weight movement plus mobility and how to create your own workouts. Learn from a 20+ year inline skater the basics of aggressive inline. Together they will walk you through their custom tailored programming to add to your overall fitness level while focusing on your inline skating techniques. Living full time on the road, these 2 find every chance they can to keep the heart rate up and the wheels rolling. They live a life in motion and are excited to share how to tips for those on the go.

DECC North Pioneer Hall Expo Arena

This advanced class will be created based on what the students are looking for, and will include a variety of backwards (crossovers, cross-behinds), three turns, transitions from forward to backwards, spins, jumps and combinations.

DECC North Pioneer Hall Expo Arena

An annual classic! Meet inline legend Eddy Matzger and get some great tips on how to maximize your inline speed skating performance.

Eddy runs the sought-after Sk8 Farm instructional camp in Virginia, USA and Thailand, and has skated the NSIM every year for decades! Get more info here: http://skatefarmvirginia.weebly.com/

The hour-long interactive demos are free to attend and held at 1 and 6pm. Bring your skates and learn from the best!

DECC North Pioneer Hall Expo Arena

Jose Bordas is a Zephyr Adventures Skate Guide, current US record holder in the 300 meters, and former member of Team USA. Join this clinic to learn how to find more power in your stride and get every additional ounce of speed out of your finish line sprint!

DECC North Pioneer Hall Expo Arena

Sonic is a skating pioneer, excelling in nearly every discipline from long distance speed skating, aggressive, and slalom. He is one of the best slalom skaters in the world, and now is your chance to see what this artistic discipline is all about! Bring your skates and learn a few moves from the best. Slalom is a dance-inspired skating discipline where you weave in and out of small cones in a stylistic fashion.

DECC North Pioneer Hall Expo Arena

Join Kacie Cleveland, Rollerblade® Ambassador, for a nice dynamic warmup to help loosen up tight muscles from travel and warm everything up for the big race the next day! Kacie herself is racing the Combined 39.3 Mile event on Saturday!

Join at 6:30pm for the group workout:

  • athletes can wear athletic shoes
  • light warmup will last around 20 minutes
  • some examples of the drills are: high knees, froggies, walking toe touch, single leg swings, arm swings, lunge combinations to open up hips and raise heart rate, and karaoke drills

DECC North Pioneer Hall Expo Arena

Andrea Franklin is a professional inline skating coach and former skater for the World Skating League. She will be utilizing her many years of experience teaching skaters at all levels to instruct an effective braking clinic. Have you ever felt unsteady while trying to slow down? This clinic is for you! And don’t forget to wear your skates for this one!


Demos and Shows

Watch skaters who are masters of their craft in disciplines like aggressive, derby, slalom, speed, downhill and more.


DECC Door 7 Skatepark

Check out some action on skates!

Skate Cross is an up-and-coming sport that takes aggressive inline skating and inline racing and blends them into one. Think Crashed Ice on inlines… athletes navigate a course full of obstacles and can go head-to-head to determine the fastest skater. Experienced skaters will be doing demos, and if you have a pair of skates and helmet, you can join in and try a run, too!

Our aggressive inline skating demonstration will feature boxes, rails and a few other obstacles. We’ll have some experts showing you how it’s done so stop by and watch! Want to try it out? Grab your skates and helmet and give it a shot!

NSIM Finish Line

Watch world-class athletes demonstrate their skills, focus and athleticism indoors. Indoor speed skating is in the inline equivalent to Olympic track speed skating on ice. It is a tactical sport, and great fun to spectate! Come learn about the race types, rules and regulations, and meet athletes from around the world who compete at the top level of this exciting sport.


Social Skate

Skating is a social sport! Join in for group skates on NSIM weekend.


NSIM Finish Line (Harbor Drive near William A. Irvin)

Cities around the world have Friday Night Skates… the next one is in Duluth! Meet us for a loop around Duluth’s Canal Park and Downtown, starting and finishing at the NSIM finish line at the DECC. We’ll be hanging at The Sports Garden in Canal Park afterwards for food and drink.

DECC North Pioneer Hall Expo Area

Kick back, we’ll pump the jams and enjoy the social party atmosphere with 1,000 of your favorite skating friends! Roller skaters and inline skaters alike will enjoy the smooth brushed concrete in our Activities Arena. Take it back to your local roller rink with our rendition at the NorthShore Inline Marathon and Skate Fest.

All registered NSIM athletes get into the Skate Jam for free, all others $5 suggested donation to our Charity Partner Northern Lights.

Duluth’s Lincoln Park Skateparks (Midtown Skatepark and Wheeler Field Skatepark), and Bent Paddle Brewing

Strap up for an extreme ride! Check out extreme skaters from around the country as they skate a few of Duluth’s skateparks in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, with a stop at Bent Paddle Brewing’s taproom after the action! If you’re an aggressive rider, join in for a fun tour of two of Duluth’s best aggressive parks.