CAMP Skate IA 2015
2015 CAMP SkateIA was a huge success with 50 participants in Richmond, BC.
CAMP SkateIA 2016 occurs August 19-21, 2016 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts at Camp Winadu. It is our second camp at this location and it’s outdoor hockey roller rink, with night time lights (perfect for our dance nights) our indoor rink location and numerous basketball full courts and onsite sleeping and food arrangements, it’s a popular location. New this year is a van that will pick up skaters at area airports. Put it on your calendar now!
Skate IA & Leo Oppenheim & Naomi Grig Launched our Skate Park Instructor Certification We were thrilled to have Leo Oppenheim join Naomi Grigg for the first ever Skate Park Instructor Cert. Newly certified instructors included: Joe Walker: Daniel Davidson-Pilon; Dallas Kurtz, Leon Basin & Bryan Fajkovic.
Some 30 classes were offered and Shop Task set up inside the Curling Rink to provide skaters with new skates to try, new frames and to widen our belief in what was possible.
Silver Sponsor K2 Skates was our top sponsor for CAMP SKATE IA 2015 and we are grateful for their support (and swag). There are a lot of events out there, and their support meant the world to us. Participating Sponsors Shop-Task & SEBA Skates were a delight to work with and brought so much to the camp. Our other amazing sponsors Triple 8, Rollerblade and Inline Warehouse were terrific and provided us with great swag. With the donations of skates (2 from SEBA, 4 from K2) and helmets, gear, hoodies and other items we ran a raffle for BC Special Olympics and raised nearly $400 US dollars. Weeeeeeeeeee.
The class voted the most favorite by the campers was the Skate Park class at the Richmond Skate Park. Having won the distinction we had a picnic and final class at the park. We suspect that it won because so many people tried it for the first time. With their hearts pounding, and their padding firmly in place, they zoomed up and down the ramps and, well, overcame fear. Thanks to D.P., Shaun, Leon, Dallas & Bryan for getting Skate Park Certified then creating the top class at CAMP Skate IA (so fitting as this was the Inaugural Skate Park Certification). A nod of the beanie to Leo Oppenheim who flew in from London JUST to teach the Skate Park Cert. He was and is amazing and the candidates in that cert truly believed that he set the standards, tone and bar really high for learning, teaching and promoting this discipline. Leo assures us he will be at CAMP Skate IA in 2016, at Camp Winadu for the whole camp and to offer another certification.
The Swag this year was not overshadowed by the awesome of previous years. The beanie was a big hit, but the hand stamped leather bracelets and the handmade box they were wrapped in seemed to be the hit of the bunch. We don’t skimp on SWAG. It is too fun to share the swag-a-day philosophy each morning with the announcements.
The hockey game did not break out into a fight, but we received numerous questions about joining leagues. Naomi Grigg taught all the campers in one class during her Slaloms in Rinks presentation. The goal is to help build the skating community and using slalom, even if you don’t know how to do it is now possible with her Curriculum. Email us for a copy, happy to share. It is of note that Naomi really was amazing in her ability to not only teach everyone (with a few helpers) but to keep them in the learning process for the full 50 minutes. Damn she is really an amazing instructor.
The final slide show was put on by David Kay who decided to miss out on some of the last classes so he could offer it to all of us. It did not disappoint. It was professional, fun and was a truly wonderful ending to the CAMP. We are sorry it had to end, but wow, what a success.
We invite you all back to the 2016 CAMP Skate IA in Pittsfield Massachusetts at CAMP Winadu. We will be offering a van to pick you up from the two area airports and there is a Peter Pan bus that takes you to the Pittsfield (free shuttle from the bus station to camp) from NYC/Port Authority bus terminal. August 19/20/21 with certifications for Slalom, Skate Park, Level 1 & 2 following the camp.
2015 details to help you learn about the 2016 CAMP Skate IA
2015 details: Prices & registration The price for camp is $150 USD per person or $85 USD for one day. (You can pay for one day and if there is space, join us for $65 for the second and third days ($150 total). Both options include a T-shirt.
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77 skate moves. Many of these moves will be taught at this camp. See one that you like? Tell us at camp and we’ll teach it: 77 moves in 7 minutes.
2015 CAMP Hourly SkateIA Schedule: (subject to change without notice)
PLEASE NOTE: As of August 8th, with so many registered, we will be double tracking most classes, so you will have choices for nearly each hour. Check back as we will post the new schedule here!
|Thursday Aug 20, 2015||Friday Aug 21, 2015||Saturday Aug 22, 2015||Sunday Aug 23, 2015||Sunday for instructors and Level 1 & Slalom Candidates|
|Last day of Aggressive Cert||Registration at event site from 8am to 9am||Registration at event site from 8:30 to 9am||Registration at event site from 8:30 to 9am|
|Warm up your spine for skating with Feldenkrais 9:30 to 9:55||Warm up your spine for skating with Feldenkrais 9:30 to 9:55||Warm up your spine for skating with Feldenkrais 9:30 to 9:55|
|9am||Aggressive Cert||(two classes simultaneously) 1st Class Beginning skating (how to stop, go and turn- fundamentals) Great for Level 1 Candidates and newer skaters ——–-2nd Class Intermediate Skills with Trish: Two Foot Slalom, T-stops (Check Stops) and Mohawk transitions (forwards to backwards) and Spirals.||Derby Crossovers with The Neutrino (Naomi Grigg) – Improve your crossovers for every discipline!||Slalom Skills with Naomi, various levels||BC Special Olympics presents Teaching those with Intellectual Disabilities 9-noon|
|10am||Aggressive Cert||Beginning & Intermediate Slalom with Naomi||More intermediate skills: Forever crossovers Backward crossovers One foot slalom Hockey stop 180 jump Spin (two footed-heel toe) Forever crossovers||More Skills with Trish (Skaters requests)|
|11am||Aggressive Cert||Beginning Hockey with Dallas Kurtz and Sean from West Coast Hockey. Includes a hockey game, without the fight||Jam/Dance class with Chris Neima||Jam dance skating with Chris Neima|
|Lunch noon to 1pm|
|1pm||Aggressive Cert||Trail & Speedskating for fun, power and speed with Ryan Hickman & Mark Greenwood||Tricks and fun moves with Dallas Kurtz||Open class, Skaters Request:||Bringing Slalom into your classes with Naomi Grigg|
|2pm||Aggressive Cert ends about 2pm, Graduation!||(Two classes simultaneously) Beginning Slalom for quad skaters with Isabella Sherry ——Beginning to Intermediate Slalom skating for inline skaters with Papa Mason Sherry||Street Skating with NYC’s Sonic||Skaters Request: based on Feedback from Friday & Saturday, this spot will be filled with your favorite class/teacher and additional skills (yes it’s a competion)||Teaching Kids with Taylor Connors|
|3pm||4-6pm Registration at Accent Inn, Trish’s Suite||Artistic skating with Trish Alexander ( Grace on Skates) This class will improve skaters from all disciplines as we learn the basic fundamentals of movements on skates for balance, weight transferrance & power||(Two classes simultaneously) Trail skating for fun, speed & power with Mark Greenwald & Pairs skating for beginners, with Neli||Slideshow includes photo and video from CAMP Skate IA & Talent Show (show off what you learned, two to three moves)|
|4pm||Feldenkrais, reset your body into comfort||Feldenkrais, reset your body into comfort|
|Evening Activity||Street Skate/The Famous Seawall- Meet up at Shop Task Vancouver 1739 Main St, V5T 3B5 skate 7-9pm (this is not a CAMP Skate IA event and anyone may attend, skate at your own risk! Wear the gear and helmet, although not required.||Dance Party from 8-10pm at the Curling Club, bring your play lists!||Two Classes simultaneously: Level 2 Cert begins, 6:30-9pm meeting —– Feldenkrais, take care of your feet class (free for all attendees) with Ed & Irene 7-8:30pm||Level 1 Cert, Slalom Certs begin Sunday evening 6-9pm|
|We return to Camp Winadu in 2016.|