CAMP SkateIA 2015
2015 CAMP SkateIA will occur on August 21, 22, 23rd (Friday/Sat/Sunday). The Camp is open to all quad and inline skaters, instructors and the general public. This camp occurs two weeks prior to Labor Day weekend. The CAMP will occur in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Richmond is where the Vancouver, BC airport is located.
The host hotel is the Accent Inn at Vancouver Airport free shuttle and and free parking, pool and hot tubs. Both the hotel and venues are actually located in Richmond, BC adjacent to Vancouver. Our location for Friday will be indoors at the Richmond Curling Club and Sat/Sun will occur outside at the Lacrosse Box at McKnight Street & 41st. Bus route info is easy and available at the camp for anyone without a car but we’re confident that enough people are driving up from the west coast to carpool. Richmond/Vancouver is located on the west coast of Canada, 140 miles from Seattle. Anyone flying into Vancouver for CAMP Skate IA will not need a car. There is a free shuttle to and from the hotel/airport. It may be possible to fly into Seattle (SEATAC) and get a ride up to camp from Seattle. Check for flight prices and see if that might work better for you.
Schedule: 6 hours of classes each day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 9am and great skate events around town in the evenings. Classes include slalom, artistic, basic, aggressive, dance/jam, hockey & derby. Quads & Inlines, all levels welcome. See our schedule from the 2014 CAMP Skate IA at the bottom of this page.
Certifications: There are four certifications following camp for a very discounted price: Level 1, Level 2, Slalom and Aggressive at $200 each (usually up to $300.) These certifications teach you how to teach. See our “programs” page for further details. You do not need to be a Level 1 Certified instructor to take the Slalom or Aggressive certifications, they are considered entry level certs.
Prices & registration Cost of the Camp is $175 for one person, $150 if two or more sign up together. You can do just one day for $85 (includes T-shirt) Prices go up July 20th Registration here
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Host Hotel Details: Accent Inn, Vancouver Airport. Free shuttle from airport to hotel. $109 Canadian dollars. $30 extra for suite, per night. Free parking, pool, hot tub, pet friendly rooms available for additional fee. 10 minutes from Richmond Curling Club, Friday Location, 20 minutes from Sat/Sun Locations. Keep these details handy when you reserve your room. (The rooms hold up to four persons, please contact us if you wish to share a room). Hotel Registration link: http://www.accentinns.com/vancouver-airport Group ID: 172960 August 20-25 Room Rate: $109 plus tax Canadian Funds. Group name: Camp Skate IA. Rooms are only reserved until July 20, 2015.
In 2016, we will return to Camp Winadu, on the east coast in western Massachusetts. August 19, 20 & 21, 2016.
2015 CAMP SkateIA Schedule:
|Thursday, Aug 20||Friday, Aug 21||Sat, August 22||Sunday, Aug 23||Monday August 24||Tuesday, Aug 25|
|Campers arrive, Registration begins||Registration continues||Classes all day||Classes for all attendees until 2pm (or Instructors can opt for the Sunday Endorsement Course)||9am, Level 1, 2 & Slalom Instructor courses begin||10am, Level 1, 2 & Slalom Instructor courses. Finish by 5pm|
|Evening skate in Vancouver||First class 10amClasses 10-4pm, Noon lunch hour||First class 10amClasses 10-4pm, Noon lunch hour||Endorsement Course, “Working with skaters with Intellectual Disabilities,” presented by Special Olympics, BC. Skate IA members only|
|Dance Party, Friday night||Skate the Seawall, early evening (7-9pm)||Level 1, 2 & Slalom instructor certifications begin, 6:30 – 9pm|
Testimonials: If we based the success of our first #CAMPSkateIA for both instructors and non-instructors on the surveys they submitted, then it was a resounding success, The attendees stated it was a great chance to showcase the talent of Skate IA instructors and the instructors agreed it was a great opportunity to share such amazing classes with the public.
All attendees were enthusiastic about the amount they learned, the wide variety of skills and disciplines taught at CAMP. They raved about the amazing facilities at Camp Winadu which included an outdoor hockey rink and a variety of tennis/basketball courts. The chance to have our housing at our skating locations meant mealtimes and down-time were lively, interesting and community building. It was a great chance to get to know new skaters and to spend time in the company of longtime friends. We return to Camp Winadu in 2016.
In 2014, for the first time, we invited the general ‘already skating’ public. Instructors Erika Cordeiro, Naomi Grigg & Trish Alexander offered a wide variety of classes for three days, 8 hours each day.
We offered a Level 1 Certification post-camp and David Kay & Jeanie Jamieson benefited from Kortnee Ferriente’s knowledge as our newest Examiner. Kortnee finished her Slalom Certification with Naomi at the CAMP and completed her final testing and work to become a Skate IA EXAMINER. Congrats to David, Kortnee & Jeanie!
Here are the details we posted for the 2014 CAMP, so you can get an idea on what was taught and a bit about what to expect next year.
|2014 CAMP SkateIA||Friday, Sept 12||Saturday, Sept 13||Sunday, Sept 14|
|Thurs||Arrive Thursday and skate all day|
|10am||Welcome & Dance Class with Erika Cordeira, Brazilian style dance on skates||Slalom with Naomi: Slalom Foundations: – Basic building blocks: Front Cross, Back Cross & transitions – The Nelson Family: The vital ingredients – Crazy: Slalom’s most iconic trick||Dance Class with Erika, More moves and grooves with the Brazilian bombshell.|
|11am||Beginnning – Intermediate moves with Trish: Fundamentals to set you up for success for the weekend (forwards, backwards, basic glides, rotation, edges and how to control all of them)||Intermediate to Advanced: Backwards basics, gliding, cross behinds, inside outside edges.||Slalom with Naomi: Slalom Foundations: – Basic building blocks: Front Cross, Back Cross & transitions – The Nelson Family: The vital ingredients – Crazy: Slalom’s most iconic trick|
|12 noon||Beginner Slalom with Naomi: Slalom Foundations: – Basic building blocks: Front Cross, Back Cross & transitions – The Nelson Family: The vital ingredients – Crazy: Slalom’s most iconic trick||Couples/pairs dancing to R&B, Ronald & the crew. Learn basic pairs skating, multiples (3 & 4 in a string)||Intermediate Skills: Mohawk-transitions – Marionette, Cross behind, Trish Mohawk, Barrel Roll|
|2pm||Advanced Slalom with Naomi: – 1 and 2 wheeled tricks: wheelings, swans, screws – Powerful tricks: Explosive movements in slalom||Beginner to Intermediate foundation skills: turns: A Frame, Lunge, Parallel, beginning swing rolls||Advanced with Naomi: Getting Air: Spice up your slalom with tricks with jumping elements. Jumping X, Crab, Cycling and some special one-off tricks|
|3pm||Beginner to Intermediate foundation skills: Basic Stride, Skaters Stride (Artistic), Gliding, Spirals & Backwards||Advanced Slalom with Naomi: – 1 and 2 wheeled tricks: wheelings, swans, screws – Powerful tricks: Explosive movements in slalom||Adv. Beginner to Advanced: Pivots, artistic style: Inside, outside, heel, toe, forwards, backwards.|
|4pm||Instructor Only class: Moves or topics TBD based on Instructor attendee survey: Suggestion that we do a review of Level 1 moves, the new ones, the old ones and changes made since you were certified||Instructor Only class: Moves or topics TBD based on Instructor attendee survey: Suggestion that we do a review of Level 2 moves, for those who are Level 2 certified you can get updated, and for those who might be interested in practicing them.||Instructor Only class: Moves or topics TBD based on Instructor attendee survey: Suggestion: marketing and improving class offerings.|
|7pm||Dance class with Ronald Johnson & Crew||Dance class with Erika||Dance Class with Ronald Johnson & Crew|
|8pm||Dance party||Dance party||Dance party|
|9pm||Dance party||Dance party||Dance party|
|Advanced: 3 Turns & other fun rotational moves|
|Jumps for all levels: popcorn, waltz, loop, salcow, two foot|
|Level 1 Moves, prep for your Level 1 Certification|
|Level 2 Moves, prep for your Level 2 Certification|
Come join us for 2015 CAMP Skate IA in Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 21, 22 & 23. There will be several certifications following the conference, be sure to check the list before you book your flights and hotels.