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!

CAMP Skate IA tshirtSkate 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.

CSIA 2015 group pic

Group pic with about 39 of the attendees at CAMP Skate IA 2015

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.

swag for camp CSIA 2015Silver 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.

SP Class at CSIA 2015The 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 skater braceletsstamped 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.

SP cert final pic 2015 CSIAThe 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.

Registration here

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The swag bags are plump!

Here is the pic for the Level 2 Group who completed their certification!
2015 Level 2 Cert in Richmond-Alien

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.

17 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

      • Stephanie, camp signups are ongoing, so get ready, the early bird pricing is coming to an end. What are you waiting for? Hope to see you at CAMP Skate IA

        July 21, 2015 at 11:25 am

      • Stephanie, I’ve just been able to confirm that we’ll have an additional certified instructor in the classes for the first two days. We will have the main instructor, but also an additional instructor or two in each class who can offer more individual attention to our newer skaters. Skate IA certifies skaters to become instructors and they are a very generous bunch and love to share their knowledge with you! These additional instructors will include both quad and inline skaters!

        August 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      • Stephanie

        Thank you for the information! I will not be able to attend camp in 2015, but I am planning on it for 2016.

        August 4, 2015 at 1:30 pm

  5. Tori

    Are campers required to pay the airfare price to get to Canada? Are campers suppose to met everyone else at Canada?

    July 22, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    • The price for camp only includes 18 hours of classes, some snacks and water and swag bags and a tshirt. It does not cover hotel, airfare, tips, etc. Thanks for your interest, Trish

      July 22, 2015 at 3:03 pm

  6. Kendra

    Any more info on what classes will be offered which days? I am hoping to make all 3 days, but am in training for derby and am most eager to be sure I make those sessions specifically

    August 3, 2015 at 12:26 am

    • Kendra, thanks for registering even though we didn’t have the full schedule out. It will be complete and on this page tomorrow, August 5th. It will be updated and can be subject to change. The Thursday night skate around Vancouver at 7pm and the 8pm Dance party on Friday are set. Instructors include: Naomi Grigg, Trish Alexander, Chris Neima, Mark Greenwald/Ryan Hickman, Sonic (so famous he only needs one name) Isabella Sherry, Mason Sherry, Taylor Connors, Shaun Unwin & Dallas Kurtz. We want to know from the attendees, what they want to learn, so let us know! Thanks again, Trish

      August 4, 2015 at 1:07 pm

  7. Zinahe A.

    Any plans of bringing the CAMP to NYC ? I’m 39 and began skating last year. I’m interested in attending.

    August 19, 2015 at 9:15 am

    • Zinahe, I’ll be running a camp in Western Massachusetts in August 2016 at Camp Winadu. It’s an amazing place for a skate camp with a hockey rink and bball courts galore to skate on. I do the camp alternating east and west coast annuall. In 2017 we’ll be in San Francisco. Thanks, Trish

      August 19, 2015 at 9:53 am

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