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 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.

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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.

CAMP Skate IA tshirtCertifications: 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:  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.

 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 SkateIA Schedule:

The hourly class schedule will be out soon.

Tues, Wed, Thurs (Aug 18-20) Thurs,
Aug 20
Aug 21
Aug 22
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.

11 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

  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

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