CAMP SkateIA 2015

Facebook-AD_v3 Camp 20152015 CAMP SkateIA will occur on August 21, 22, 23rd (Friday/Sat/Sunday).  The Camp is open to all quad and inline skaters, instructors and non-instructors.  This camp is two weeks prior to Labor Day weekend and 3 weeks after the Big Apple Roll (BAR) in New York City. The CAMP will occur in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Richmond is where the Vancouver, BC airport is located and is a mere shuttle train ride away. The host hotel  & venue for Camp will both be located in Richmond, BC.  The venue will be a short walk/skate from the host hotel in Richmond.  Richmond 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.

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In 2016,  we will return to Camp Winadu, on the east coast in western Massachusetts.

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
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

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.

8 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

  4. Stephanie

    I’m so excited to read about the opportunity to go to skate camp! I am a beginner and I would love to be able to take classes from certified instructors. Will you be offering beginners classes again at the 2015 camp?

    January 22, 2015 at 9:21 am

    • Yes Stephanie, we’ll be offering a wide range of classes for camp from slalom to dance, fitness to basics. Thanks for your comment. Hope to see you at camp. Trish

      January 22, 2015 at 4:29 pm

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