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. Not gonna race? No problem! Spectator wristbands will be $5 and gets you all-access to the Skate Fest.


Skate Expo

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


Skate Expo Schedule – Friday, September 13, 2019

Noon to 9pm – DECC North Pioneer Hall Expo Area

Skate Expo Schedule – Saturday, September 14, 2019

8am to 2pm – DECC North Pioneer Hall Expo Area


Clinics

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


Clinics Schedule – Friday, September 13, 2019

1pm to 2pm – DECC South Pioneer Hall Activities Arena

SK8 FARM INLINE CLINIC WITH EDDY MATZGER

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!

2pm to 3pm – DECC South Pioneer Hall Activities Arena

DYNAMIC WARM-UPS WITH KACIE CLEVELAND

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 2pm 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

6pm to 7pm – DECC South Pioneer Hall Activities Arena

SK8 FARM INLINE CLINIC WITH EDDY MATZGER

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!

Clinics Schedule – Saturday, September 14, 2019


Demos and Shows

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


Demos and Shows Schedule – Friday, September 13, 2019

2:30pm to 4pm – DECC South Pioneer Hall Activities Arena

AGGRESSIVE AND SKATE CROSS DEMOS

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!

5:30pm to 6:30pm – DECC South Pioneer Hall Activities Arena

INDOOR SPEED SKATING DEMO

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.

6:30pm to 8pm – DECC South Pioneer Hall Activities Arena

ROLLER DERBY SCRIMMAGE

Fans new and old can come watch skaters from around the region team up and battle it out for FUN!

Demos and Shows Schedule – Saturday, September 14, 2019

9am to 3pm – DECC


Social Skate

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


Social Skate Schedule – Friday, September 13, 2019

7pm to 8pm – NSIM Finish Line (Harbor Drive near William A. Irvin)

FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE

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.

Social Skate Schedule – Saturday, September 14, 2019

7pm to 9pm – Location TBA

SKATE JAM LIVE with MR. ROGERS (of Inline Talk)

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.

Time TBA– DECC/Lincoln Park

LINCOLN PARK AGGRESSIVE TAKEOVER

Strap up for an extreme ride! We’ll travel from the DECC to the burgeoning Lincoln Park Craft district to hit two skate parks, Midtown and Wheeler Field.