CAMP Skate IA 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 the general public.  CAMP Skate IA will occur in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Richmond is where the Vancouver, BC airport is located. The updated venue for camp, for all three days, is indoors at the Richmond Curling Club 5540 Hollybridge Way  Richmond BC V7C 4N3.  There is an un-hosted Thursday night city skate starting at Shop-Task on Main Street at 7pm and a dance party from 8-10pm on Friday night at the Richmond Curling Club. Classes run from 9-noon and 1pm to 4pm with stretching  classes offered at the beginning and end of each day of CAMP. The full schedule is noted below but will be updated shortly as we will be offering two classes to choose from, most of the hours. Certified member instructors and those getting certified are welcome to take the Instructor course, on Sunday presented by BC Special Olympics on teaching those with intellectual disabilities.

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The host hotel is the Accent Inn at Vancouver Airport with free shuttle to and from the airport, free parking, a pool and hot tubs.  Both the hotel and venues are actually located in Richmond, BC adjacent to the City of Vancouver.  Our location for all three days will be indoors at the Richmond Curling Club. 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 find a ride up to Seattle or take the BOLT Bus which travels between Seattle and Vancouver several times each day.

Schedule: 7 hours of classes each day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:30am and ending at 4:30pm 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 the full 2014 schedule below. Please note that we will be updating the schedule by August 13th as we are going to double track most classes (offering two options each hour) Also, Feldenkreis movement classes will occur both before (9:30am) and after classes at 4pm so you re-adjust your body after pushing the limits. Un-hosted group skate starting at Shop-Task Skate Shop starts us off on Thursday night at 7pm. Anyone is welcome to join this skate as it is NOT a CAMP Skate IA event. Gear & helmet is strongly encouraged, for this event, but not required.  Friday night we are set up to have a dance at the curling club. Bring your playlists! We are opening up the dance to local skaters, but everyone must sign a waiver prior to joining us at the dance.

Locations: Camp is scheduled for all three days at the Richmond Curling Club at 5540 Hollybridge Way, Richmond BC, V7C 4N3.

CAMP Skate IA tshirtCertifications: There are four certifications before and after camp for a very discounted price: Level 1, Level 2 and Slalom  at $200 each (usually $300) will occur Sunday night and Mon/Tues after camp.  The Skate Park/Aggressive Instructor cert is being launched at this camp and Leo Oppenheim is flying in from London to run it. It will only cost $150 for it’s first foray and runs Tuesday noon to 6pm, Wednesday 9-6pm and Thursday 9-2pm August 18-20.  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. The Level 1, 2 & Slalom Certs run Sunday night 6:30 to 9pm, Monday, August 24th 9-6pm and Tuesday, August 25th 9-5pm.  The Skate Park/Aggressive Cert occurs PRIOR to camp and runs Tuesday, August 18th, mid day through Thursday, August 20th, mid day.

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. Based on attendee comments, we have now made it easier to register, by simply set the price of $150 USD per person. Further, to make it easier, there will not be a price increase as previously noted. Note we ordered T-shirts on August 7th, so cannot guarantee we’ll have your size-although we ordered extras.

Registration here

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Host Hotel Details: Accent Inn, Vancouver Airport. Free shuttle from airport to hotel. 10 minutes from Richmond Curling Club. Hotel Registration link:  Group ID: 172960.  August 20-25  .  Group name: Camp Skate IA.  It is our understanding that the host hotel price is no longer available. Consider contacting the hotel directly to bargain, they are great to work with.

T-shirts & Swag: We’ve ordered extra T-shirts and swags for those of you who like to register late. The swag bags are plump! Thanks to InlineSkatingVancouver, Shop-Task, Vancouver Meet Up and, BC Speedskating, K2, SEBA, Rollerblade, Inline Warehouse and Triple 8  Gear & helmets for promoting our event. To ensure quality SWAG bags, we even bought fun stuff to make sure that you take home memories that will last a lifetime.

PROMO Code Goodie bags are  for those who register for the FULL camp (three days) and are guaranteed until August 19th. All people registering with Promo Codes will get TWO goodie bags, one for CAMP Skate IA and one for the PROMO supporting you local skate community!  Not sure what these are? Contact us.

 Register for CAMP Skate IA here

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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