CAMP SkateIA 2015

Our first #CAMP SkateIA for both instructors and non-instructors was a great success. While access to the venue was challenging and therefore our numbers were down, everyone agreed that a return to Camp Winadu is a MUST in two years (2016).  In 2016, we’ll have van pick up from Hartford, Connecticutt airport twice a day and once a day for those arriving in Albany. (90 minute and 60 minute trip in our van).

2015 CAMP SkateIA will occur on Sept 21, 22, 23rd (Friday/Sat/Sunday). Labor Day is the 31st of August, so this camp is one week prior to Labor Day weekend. The CAMP will occur on the West Coast this year and will return to Camp Winadu, on the east coast in 2016.

This year we invited the General ‘already skating’ Public: Erika Cordeiro, Naomi Grigg & Trish Alexander offered a wide variety of classes which included a late night stretching session (with included individual massage) from Erika. The class came after about 14 hours of skating, just in time to get everyone limber  enough for another day of great skating.

We offered a Level 1 Certification after camp and David Kay & Jeanie Jamieson benefited from Kortnee Ferriente’s knowledge. 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 Conference Date: September 12-14th  You can arrive on Thursday and leave Monday for even more skating.
What’s so great about getting together? The following highlights from our most recent SkateIA conference will give you a taste. Ah, so much fun and the skating wasn’t too bad either! Dallas on how to ride a bike and new jumps to try on skates, Skate to Ski classes with Lorne, more amazing skills to learn from Naomi on the slalom course, the Art of Skating with Trish, Kids games galore with Erika and body mechanics with Deb, just to name a few!
A sample schedule of the 2014 Camp. Classes will be updated based on polling from attendees. Naomi Grigg’s Slalom classes are set, although times may be changed. Schedule will be set several days prior to CAMP!

              2014 CAMP SkateIA Friday, Sept 12 Saturday, Sept 13 Sunday, Sept 14
Thurs Arrive Thursday and skate all day
9:30 Check in/Registration
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
1pm Lunch Lunch Lunch
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.
5pm
6pm
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
10pm
Extra classes
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

2012 Conference: Inspiring Leadership

The smiles, the strong participation and the laughter  during the 2012 Conference indicated it was going to be a huge success, and that was confirmed by the anonymousFacebook-AD_v2 skateia survey responses afterwards. We shared 24 hours of classes and clinics, featuring hip hop warm-up each day with our Rio girl Erika, and lots of games for kids, including a wildly outlandish game of Pirates of the Caribbean.  There were classes to teach a new move, and then to teach how to teach it. That was rounded out with Slalom, Pairs and Synchronized Skating (which turned out to be a big success, oddly enough), and complementary sports that pair well with skating, such as skate-to-ski.

The classroom focus was leadership, and we spent some time looking at ideas and concepts to build it into our teaching.

The 2012 Conference was a great chance to visit Skate Crazy and the SEBA skates warehouse and try on all brands and models. A lot of new skates were shown off by our instructors the following day!

6 responses

  1. Mike Czech

    What are the prices? I don’t see them posted…

    July 22, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    • Mike, you’ll see the prices once you start headed into the registration process. Basically $85 per night for room and meals, $165 for non Skate IA members ($140 for members) for three days. about 20 hours of classes and two dance parties. A bargain!

      July 22, 2014 at 8:02 pm

  2. chrissy

    I’m so happy this camp is happening! Unfortunately I have a wedding to go to, but I’ll be watching for any future camp dates to clear my schedule for!

    August 18, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    • Chrissy, so sorry you can’t make it this year. Hoping to extend it to non-instructors next year too. Thanks for your support. Trish

      August 18, 2014 at 5:34 pm

  3. Dahlia

    Do you have any camps coming up near Texas? If love to attend one of these camps.

    August 26, 2014 at 8:25 am

    • Dahlia, this is the third time I’ve run this event, although this is the first time we’ve invited non-instructors to the event. I have offered it in New Hampshire, Seattle, WA and now Massachusetts. If you want it in Dallas, would you be interested in working with me to find a location for next years event? I do plan to come and do a certification in the area, so maybe we could start with the Certification. I really appreciate your wanting our camp to come to your area. The CAMP is a vessel to create a magical event, bringing community together to learn, laugh and enrich our lives. Feel free to send me an email directly on any thoughts you have: trish @ Skateia. org

      August 26, 2014 at 10:53 am

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