Our 2012 Conference was such a success at least if you believe the anonymous surveys, the smiles, the strong participation and the laughter. 24 hours of classes and clinics including hip hop warm-up each day with our Rio girl Erika, lots of games for kids…which included a wildly outlandish game of Pirates of the Caribbean. Also, classes to teach a new move, then teach how to teach the moves. Slalom, Pairs and Synchronized Skating (turned out to be a big success, oddly enough) and learning other sports that pair well with skating like skate-to-ski.
The focus was leadership in the classroom and we spent some time looking at some ideas and concepts that could help with our teaching.
It was a great chance to visit Skate Crazy and SEBA skates warehouse and try on all brands and models. A lot of new skates were shown off the following day!
Next conference: We are in the process of developing the plan for our next conference. It is tentatively set for May 1-4th, in The Berkshires, Massachusetts. Lodging and meals inclusive. Full sized hockey rink and indoor basketball court….ah, the possibilities. Further details will be added soon. For now, put the date on your calendar. May 1-4th.