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Trails

Indoor Roller Rinks (Coming Soon)   

Outdoor Roller Rinks (Coming Soon)

Minnesota Trails (More Coming Soon)

Brown’s Creek State Trail Difficulty Rating

Browns Creek State Trail is a 5.9 picturesque trail beginning at the St. Croix River from historic downtown Stillwater. The smooth asphalt trail takes skaters through beautiful scenic views toward the Gateway Trail. The trail is very smooth with a slight uphill grade towards the Greenway. Due to the slight gradual slope ROBICHON’S rates the trail difficulty as a beginner intermediate trail.

Brown’s Creek State Trail Description

 

The 5.9-mile Brown’s Creek State Trail, which opened in October 2014, is the latest addition to Minnesota’s extensive trail system. The rail-trail stretches from the St. Croix riverfront town of Stillwater to meet up with the popular Gateway State Trail in the town of Grant, thus becoming part of the expansive Willard Munger State Trail system. With this connection, trail users have direct access to the St. Croix River via off-road trails from the capital city of Saint Paul to Stillwater.

The paved route follows the former Minnesota Zephyr line that operated a dinner train along the route until 2008. Noted for its scenery, the route passes through woodlands along a 2-mile stretch of dedicated trout stream and through a mile-long corridor alongside the St. Croix River, a National Scenic Riverway and Minnesota’s only river in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The trail passes several historic sites. It also enables users to connect to local and regional parks and trails in the Stillwater area.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has installed a bicycle tune-up station in downtown Stillwater, two blocks south of the trail near Water Street. A second station is proposed for the Brown’s Creek Nature Preserve, located about halfway along the trail west of Stillwater.

Restrooms are located 0.25 mile south of the eastern trailhead at the pedestrian walkway, and seasonally at the Brown’s Creek Nature Preserve on Neal Avenue, halfway along the trail on the left. A seasonal portable toilet is also located on the Gateway State Trail at MN 96, 0.25 mile northeast of the intersection with the Brown’s Creek State Trail.

Parking and Trail Access

To access the trail in Stillwater, from Saint Paul, take I-694 to Exit 52B. Merge onto MN 36 E., and go 8.5 miles. Turn left onto MN 95 N./St. Croix Trail. In 2 miles, parking will be on the left at Laurel St.

Midway on the trail, parking is available at Brown’s Creek Nature Preserve. From Saint Paul, take I-694 to Exit 52B. Merge onto MN 36 E., and go 5 miles. Turn left onto Manning Ave. N., and go 2.6 miles. Turn right onto McKusick Road N., and in 1 mile, turn right onto Neal Ave. N. Parking will be on the right in 0.1 mile.

To access the trail in Grant, from Saint Paul, take I-694 to Exit 52B. Merge onto MN 36 E., and go 0.5 mile. Take the exit toward Hilton Trail, and follow Hilton north 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Stillwater Road/75th St. N., and go 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Jamaca Ave. In 1.9 miles, turn right onto MN 96/Dellwood Road. Parking will be on the right near the trestle bridge at 1.4 miles. Follow the Gateway State Trail southwest 0.25 mile to reach Brown’s Creek State Trail.

 

Skate Camps for You

Summer Camps Hosted by Your Organization

Robichon’s Inline can provide customized inline skating lessons and programs for all types of summer camps. Basic skating skills, fitness skating, ramp skating and beginning inline hockey are just a few camp options.

Through the years Robichon’s Inline has provided inline skating instruction for various summer camps throughout Minnesota. Below is a sampling of just a few of the camps we have partnered with over the years.

  • Eden Prairie Safety Camp
  • Annunciation Church Day Camp
  • Chanhassen Safety Camp
  • St. Louis Park Festival
  • Minneapolis Police Kids Camp
  • Edina Kids Club
  • Mankato Inservice
  • Plymouth Summer Camp
  • Maple Grove Summer Camp
  • Detroit Lakes Summer Festival

Summer Camp Options & Price List*,**

Inline Camp #1 (1 time Feature in camp) 1.25 hours of instruction
$150/session up to 12 skaters (1 instructor) ($12.50 per skater)
$225/session per 13-24 skaters (2 instructors) ($9-$17 per skater)
$300/session per 25-36 skaters (3 instructors) ($8-$12 per skater)

Inline Camp #2 (Weekly) 1.25 hours of instruction (3 week minimum)
$130/week up to 12 skaters (1 instructor)($11/skater/week)
$205/week 13-24 skaters (2 instructors) ($8.50-$15/skater/week)
$280/week 25-36 skaters (3 instructors) ($8-$11/skater/week)

Inline Camp #3 (Camp in itself) 1 Day (2.5 hours)
$275 8-12 skaters (1 instructor) ($23-$34/skater)
$440 13-24 skaters (2 instructors) ($18-$34/skater)
$630 25-36 skaters (3 instructors) ($17.50-$25/skater)

Inline Camp #4 (Week Long Daily Camp) 5 days (2.5 hours/day)
$1500 8-12 skaters (1 instructor) ($125-$188/skater)
$2400 13-24 skaters (2 instructors) $100-$185/skater)
$3300 25-36 skaters (3 instructors) ($92-132/skater)

*Full protective gear is mandatory.
**Add $10/per skater/per session if skate and protective gear rental is needed.

Calendar

 

  • September 23, 2017 / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Trail Skate 1  –  heel stop 2 and heel stop 3 and (with a three mile skate)

Lake Harriet Bandshell

4135 West Lake Harriet Pkwy/ Minneapolis, MN

  • September 23, 2017 / 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Balance (One foot glide)

Lake Harriet Bandshell

4135 West Lake Harriet Pkwy / Minneapolis, MN

  • September 30, 2017 / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Trail Skate 2 – t-drag, fitness stride and (up to six mile skate)

Lake of the Isles into  Lake Calhoun

Tin Fish 3000 E. Calhoun Parkway

  • September 30, 2017 / 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Edgework

Tin Fish: 3000 E. Calhoun Parkway

Lake of the Isles into Calhoun

  • October 1, 2017 / 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Skate for Sarah FREE Basic Clinic

Equipment Orientation, Heel Brake Stop 1, Forward Movement 1

John Rose MN Oval; 2661 Civic Center Drive, Roseville, MN

  • October 7, 2017 / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Backwards and Transitions

Plymouth Creek Park

  • October 7, 2017 / 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Classic Fitness Stride ( Forward Push /Triangle Stance 1)

Plymouth Creek Park

  • October 14, 2017/ 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Trail Skate 2 – t-drag, classic stride and (up to six mile skate)

Browns Creek State Trail

Laurel Street East downtown Stillwater, MN at the eastern end of the trail.

  • October 14, 2017 / 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Classic Fitness Stride (The fall, Triangle Stance 2)

Brown’s Creek State Trail

Laurel Street East downtown Stillwater, MN at the eastern end of the trail.

  • October 21, 2017 / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Crossover Drills (lunge turns, Static Crossovers)

Plymouth Creek Park

  • October 21, 2017 / 11:15 – 12:15 PM

Brakeless Braking (Inward glide stop, ski stops)

Plymouth Creek Park

  • October 28, 2017 / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Classic Fitness Stride (Recovery and Set Down)

Plymouth Creek Park

  • October 28, 2017 / 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Totally Turns (Y-frame and Ski Turns)

Plymouth Creek Park

  • November 4, 2017 / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Skate Maintenance

Tin Fish: 3000 E Calhoun Pkwy

  • November 4, 2017 / 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Pacelines/ Stretching

Lake Calhoun/Lake of the Isles

Tin Fish: 3000 E Calhoun Pkwy

Skate Vacation

North American Skate Vacations

Robichon’s Skate Ventures specializes in North American Skate Trips. Once you have experienced our world leading skate instruction programs, it is time to benefit from your efforts and explore the world on your inline skates.

Hilton Head Island Learn-to-Skate Vacation.

  • Hilton Head Island, SC // October 19 – October 22, 2016 is a  learn-to-skate vacation on Hilton Head Island.  Hilton Head Island  is a vacation enclave with public trails navigating its entire perimeter. In the resort we stay we have a multitude of private trails which we utilize during the course of our  learn-to-skate adventure.   We would love to have you on our Hilton Head Island Skate Adventure.

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Rules of the Road

 “SLAPP”  Safety and Etiquette Rules of the Road 

“S”  Skate Smart

  • Wear protective gear: use a standardized properly fitted helmet (keep it clipped while on skates), wrist guards, elbow and knee pads,
  • Master Outdoor Skate Basic Skills:  Learn how to skate on hazardous terrain; i.e., hills, protective falling, slowing and stopping, and turning techniques for maneuverability,
  • Know your ability level. Skate within your ability level.
  • Keep your equipment in good working order. Check for loose axels prior to each skate. Tighten if loose.
  • Begin on flat, smooth, debris and traffic free parking lot, skate rink or gym. Use carpet to find balance.
  • Learn-to-skate first. Take a lesson from a qualified skate instructor before you skate the trails.

“L” Skate Legal

  • Each local government may have their own set of skate use rules and regulations regarding where you can and cannot skate.  Research these rules and skate in designated outdoor skate areas,
  • Skate with the flow of traffic. Avoid areas where traffic is heavy.
  • When skating on sidewalks or pathways,  know local rules of right of way and follow the community rules.

“A” Skate Aware

  • Skate in control; be able to slow or stop anywhere at any speed,
  • Watch for road hazards,
  • Avoid water, oil, uneven broken pavement, soft tar “snakes”, leaves, twigs that could cause a fall,
  • Avoid hills if you are unable to slow or stop. Use grass or remove skates and walk the hill.

“P” Skate Polite

  • When turning, signal your direction with hand signals and announce your intentions. For example, loudly state, “passing on your left” or “passing on your right” prior to merging,
  • Be aware of other trail users and always be courteous,
  • When stopping on a trail, ensure no one is behind you and step out of the flow of traffic. Standing out of the flow of traffic will protect you and other trail users,
  • Watch for pedestrians, bicyclists and other skaters.  As skaters, we have the responsibility for not colliding with the person ahead.

“P” Skate Prepared

  • Skate with skate tools provided by your skate manufacturer,
  • Skate with friends or an identification,
  • Skate with water or other liquids to replenish fluids/electrolytes. Know if water source is available on the recreational trail you use,
  • Skate trails you know you can manage. Take a professional outdoor skate lesson.

Lead Instructor

Your lead instructor, Noelle Robichon, is the world’s most experienced inline (rollerblade) skate instructor.  From Minneapolis, the popularization place of outdoor inline skating during its emergence in the 80’s,  she recognized skaters new to the sport and veterans of indoor skating alike could use assistance learning how to manage hills, trail and street hazards.

A distinguished award-winning athlete having competed in three sports nationally; including competitive artistic roller skating, and with a long career teaching and coaching multiple fitness oriented activities and athletes: including roller skating, she started developing inline skate education programs to fill the void outdoor skaters needed to skate safely and effectively outdoors.

Her efforts took off,  with her new programs and over one hundred thousand taught, she garnished a national and international reputation as one of the best skate instructors in the world.

Noelle Robichon – founder of Robichon’s The Inline Skate School-USA and creator of multiple world first inline skate education programs.

Since the late 80’s and early 90’s, she has developed numerous world-first inline skate education programs including the worlds first outdoor skate basics program, trail skate, pre-school class. She also created the first-ever week long kids camps, the first women’s only camp, and sport specific and specialty programs including skating for fitness or marathon events, brakeless braking, et al.

She has had the honor of teaching in schools, municipalities and corporations; to the young, the aged (up to 94), the gifts and the gifted,  as well as dignitaries;  such as: governors, mayors, media personalities and brigadier generals. She is grateful to each individual and each organization who has influenced her growth as an athlete, educator and human being — and, to the sport that joins us all.

“You are an amazing skater, and I have seen a lot of skaters in my day” – Noelle’s Coach, Vivi-Anne Hulten  

“On a scale of 1 to 10, how did you like Ms. Noelle?”  “One Million” – Joe Morgan, Edina Alum

Sign Up

For a free basic skate lesson or for a skate refresher in exchange for a donation to Operation Smile , please fill out the following form:


Please contact register@robichons.com  with any comments or questions.

Sign Up

For a free basic skate lesson or for a skate refresher in exchange for a donation to Operation Smile, please fill out the following form. We will contact you via e-mail  with follow-up information:


Please contact register@robichons.com  with any comments or questions.