You can register now for the CAMP SkateIA 2014 Conference and Worshop. The event will be held at Camp Winadu in the Berkshires in Massachusetts on September 11 through the 14th. Actual classes occur all dayFriday, Saturday & Sunday so you should expect to fly in on Thursday and out on Monday–take a long weekend. Close to three different airports and an easy drive from four different states, it’s a must-go-to and easy-to-get-to event. All food and lodging is inclusive. It’s a camp so we are all there together. This also means we have complete access to skating. The weather looks to be cooperating, so we plan on lots of outdoor skating in the hockey rink and tennis courts. You can attend for one day for $105, two days and one night for $215, or get the whole conference price of $85 per night plus $140 (member) or $165 (non-instructor) for the whole conference.
The sample schedule of classes is below.
This year we are inviting the General Public: skaters at all levels to join us for this great learning, laughing and one-of-a-kind event. You can take your skating up to a new level and learn tons of new moves. Naomi Grigg will be teaching Slalom twice each day and other Skate IA members will be teaching a wide variety of moves. From the fundamentals to pivots, it is going to be FUN!
We are also offering Level 1, 2 & Slalom Instructor Certifications following the camp. Sunday night, all day Monday & Tuesday will give you plenty of time to learn to teach, learn new moves or perfect what you know.
You’ll learn new moves, improve your own skating and have a few new moves to take back to your students. Also included will be a course on increasing the number of students and help with your website (or help building your first one!) Naomi will be teaching more Slalom moves for us to tackle as well as bringing part of the SEBA line to introduce us to new products. With 20 hours of classes, and a facility where we can skate 24/5 it will be a win for everyone. The course list will be added to this page once it is finalized.
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!
|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!