CAMP SkateIA 2015
2015 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. The CAMP will occur in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Richmond is where the Vancouver, BC airport is located. The updated location, for all three days, is indoors at the Richmond Curling Club 5540 Hollybridge Way Richmond BCV7C 4N3. We will have a Thursday night city skate starting at Shop-Task on Main Street at 7pm and a dance party from 8-10pm on Friday night.
The host hotel is the Accent Inn at Vancouver Airport free shuttle and free parking, pool and hot tubs. Both the hotel and venues are actually located in Richmond, BC adjacent to 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. Contact us to see if we can help you with Seattle/Vancouver transportation. You will need a passport to go to camp from the USA.
Schedule: 6 hours of classes each day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 9am 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 our schedule from the 2014 CAMP Skate IA at the bottom of this page. Also, Feldenkreis movement classes will occur both before and after classes so you re-adjust your body after pushing the limits. Group Skate starting at Shop-Task Skate Shop starts us off on Thursday night at 7pm. Friday night we are set up to have a dance at the curling club. Bring your playlists!
Locations: Camp is scheduled for all three days (yes, this is an update as of July 30th) at the Richmond Curling Club at 5540 Hollybridge Way Richmond BCV7C 4N3.
Certifications: There are four certifications following camp for a very discounted price: Level 1, Level 2 and Slalom at $200 each (usually up to $300.) 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. 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 per day. 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 are ordering T-shirts on August 7th, so cannot guarantee them after that date. Registration here
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Host Hotel Details: Accent Inn, Vancouver Airport. Free shuttle from airport to hotel. Our special price is $109 Canadian dollars. $30 extra for suite, per night. Free parking, pool, hot tub, pet friendly rooms available for additional fee. 10 minutes from Richmond Curling Club. The time to book at this hotel, for these prices has now passed as of July 23rd. (The rooms hold up to four persons, please contact us if you wish to share a room). Hotel Registration link: http://www.accentinns.com/vancouver-airport 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: Because we will be ordering the T-shirts and Swag, we cannot guarantee that you will receive either if you register after August 7th. We will order a few extras. Please contact us to see if you have any concerns about this. Register early and be guaranteed to get the goodies!
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.
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 SkateIA Schedule:
The hourly class schedule will be out soon.
|Tues, Wed, Thurs (Aug 18-20)||Thurs,
|Sunday, Aug 23||Sunday,
Aug 23 – Instructors only
|Monday, Aug 24 & Tuesday Aug 25th|
|REGISTRATION AT SITE 8:30 to 9:55am ——Warming up your spine for skating 9:30 to 9:55am||9:30 to 9:55am Warming up your spine for skating||9:30 to 9:55am Warming up your spine for skating|
|Aggressive Cert with Naomi (Tues 6-9pm) Wed-& Thurs 9-6pm||Campers arrive, Registration begins (Trish’s room at Accent Inn)||Classes 9-noon & 1-4pm all day||Classes 9-noon & 1-4pm all day||Classes 9-noon & 1-4pm all day for all attendees||Certified Instructors only: Special Endorsement with BC Special Olympics: Teaching those with Intellectual Disabilities 9am to Noon||9am, Level 1, 2 & Slalom Instructor courses begin|
|7pm Group Skate. Meet at Shop-Task at 1739 Main Street, Vancouver (un hosted)||Reset your body into comfort with Feldenkreis 4-4:30 pm (Dance Party at the Curling Club from 8-10pm-confirmed)||Feldenkreis 4-4:30 pm – LEVEL 1 Cert begins||Level 2 Cert begins – Evening session 6:30 to 9pm|
Testimonials: If we based the success of our first #CAMPSkateIA for both instructors and non-instructors in 2014, 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.