CAMP SkateIA 2015
Our first #CAMP SkateIA for both instructors and non-instructors was a great success if the attendees are to be believed! It was a great chance to showcase the talent of Skate IA instructors and a great opportunity to share skating with the general public.
2015 CAMP SkateIA will occur on August 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 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for 2015 and will return to Camp Winadu, on the east coast in 2016.
This year we invited the General ‘already skating’ Public. Instructors 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|
|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|
|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.|
|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|
|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 anonymous 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!