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Summer Training Camp


2018 Figure Skating Summer Training Camp


Summer Training Camp is 10-weeks (May 29 - August 3) of on ice and off ice programming and intense conditioning for advanced skaters.


ON-ICE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Ice Den Directors reserve the right to place skaters in appropriate levels regardless of their test record.


OPEN FREESKATE (OPEN FS)

Open to all skaters passed Basic 6 and above. Skaters lower than Basic 6, must be accompanied by a coach for at least a portion of the freestyle session.


FREESKATE 1-JUVENILE FREESKATE (FS1 - JUV )

Skaters must have passed Pre-Freeskate (Basic 7/8) and may have passed Juvenile Freeskate test. Skaters at levels lower than Basic 6, must be accompanied by a coach for at least a portion of the session.


JUVENILE & UP FREESKATE (JUV -SR)

Skaters who have passed Juvenile Freeskate and above, Juvenile Pair test or higher. Adult skaters who have passed the Adult Silver Freeskate test or higher. Dancers who have passed all the Pre-Bronze dances and above.

Teams: Qualifications for freestyle sessions are based on pair or free dance level passed by at least one member of the team.


INTERMEDIATE & UP FREESKATE (INT- SR)

Skaters who have passed the Intermediate Freeskate test and above, Intermediate Pair test and above, Dance teams passed Intermediate Free dance test or higher. Adult skaters who have passed the Adult Gold Freeskate test or higher. Dancers who have passed all the Pre-Silver dances and above.

Teams: Qualifications for freestyle sessions are based on pair or free dance level passed by at least one member of the team.


NOVICE & UP FREESKATE (NOV-SR)

Skaters who have passed the Novice Freeskate test and above, Novice Pair test and above, Dance teams passed Novice Free dance test or higher. Adult skaters who have passed the Adult Gold Freeskate test or higher. Dancers who have passed all the Silver dances and above.Teams: Qualifications for freestyle sessions are based on pair or free dance level passed by at least one member of the team.


FIGURES/TURNS

Friday = 9:30-10:00 AM

For skaters passed Pre-Freeskate (Basic 7/8) through Senior Freeskate This class is designed to introduce basic turns, edges, balance & posture. Skaters will learn & practice the concepts of long & short axis, skating side & free side, inside & outside edges, & balance points on the blade. This class will advance into steps & turns required in the IJS system, as well as develop clusters from basic to difficult.


SPECIALTY 1      

Monday-Thursday = 9:15-9:45 AM

For skaters passed Pre-Freeskate (Basic 7/8) through Juvenile Freeskate. Power, Edge class combined, Jumps, Spins, Field Moves, Program Components, Footwork classes combined.


SPECIALTY 2      

Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:30 PM

For skaters who have passed Preliminary Moves or higher.  Power and Edge Class Combined.

Power Class
In this class, we will utilize drills & technical exercises to improve power & speed.  These drills will help skaters develop knee & ankle rhythm, proper weight transfer and agility to achieve greater power on the ice. 

Edge Class
Involves music and edge work, helping skaters understand the importance of controlled, sustained edges. Developing an understanding of the importance of patterns using small group tracking. The class embraces all the different edges, turns and steps fundamental for skating skills/transitions.


DANCE AND MOVES IN THE FIELD (DANCE/MIF)

Monday = 4:45-5:15 PM & Wednesday 3:45-4:30 PM

This session is for ice dancing and moves in the field only. All levels are welcome!


EXHIBITIONS                  

Friday = 5:00-6:00 PM*
*Check Skaterice for times available

Available for all levels. Perform your program on the ice by yourself wearing your competition outfit. We suggest you use the freestyle session before to warm-up. Once everyone has performed, any ice time left over will be used as a freestyle session for the exhibition skaters. Novice through Senior levels skaters must do their short program.

Off-Ice Class Descriptions


OFF-ICE JUMPS 1             

Monday = 10:00-10:45 AM
Classes held in off-ice conditioning space located upstairs in Apex Rink

For all skaters who have passed Preliminary FS Test and below who are working on single jumps (including axel), and double jumps, and single/double jump combinations.  Skating or exercise attire only.  Classes will focus on jumping techniques, rotation and landing positions. Taught by Ice Den PSA Rated coaches.

Training shoes (sneakers, running shoes) and jump rope are mandatory. Shoes must have good traction.


OFF-ICE JUMPS 2             

Monday = 11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Classes held in off-ice conditioning space located upstairs in Apex Rink

For all skaters who have passed the Pre-juvenile FS Test and above who are learning and mastering all double jumps (including double axel), triple jumps, and double/triple jump combinations.  Skating or exercise attire only.  Classes will focus on jumping techniques, rotation and landing positions. Taught by Ice Den PSA Rated coaches.

Training shoes (sneakers, running shoes) and jump rope are mandatory. Shoes must have good traction.


BALLET 1 & 2     

Tuesday = 10:00-10:45 AM 
Classes held in off-ice conditioning space located upstairs in Apex Rink   

A class designed for figure skaters of all levels. The instructor will start to advance ballet 1 skills and work towards a level II syllabus.


BALLET 1

Saturday = 11:15 AM-12:15 PM
Saturday classes are held in the Ballet Room

Class will emphasize more complex combinations, and coordination, musicality, stretch and strength, extensions and control along with further developing standard basic ballet positions and will be structured to assist figure skaters with correctness of posture, balance and head-arm positions.  Girls hair must be tied back, bun recommended. Classes taught by Jaclyn Levine.

Ballet or skating attire including ballet slippers mandatory.


BALLET 2 & 3     

Tuesday = 11:45 AM-12:30 PM & Saturday = 12:15-1:15 PM Tuesday Classes held in off-ice conditioning space located upstairs in Apex Rink
Saturday Classes are held in the Ballet Room

Open to all skating levels with previous ballet experience.  Class will emphasize standard basic ballet positions and will be structured to assist figure skaters with correctness of posture, balance and head/arm positions. There will be more focus on the quality of movement and attention to detail. Combinations will start to become more complex. Musicality, stamina, stretch and strength will be incorporated into the class while developing artistry. Girl's hair must be tied back, bun recommended. Classes taught by Jaclyn Levine.

Ballet or skating attire including ballet slippers mandatory.


CONDITIONING 1            

Wednesday = 10:00-10:45 AM & Friday 10:15-11:00 AM
Classes held in off-ice conditioning space located upstairs in Apex Rink

Strength and conditioning program for figure skaters. Open to all levels of skaters ages 13 and under.  Skating or exercise attire only.  Classes will focus on strength, power and cardiovascular conditioning for skaters. This class will be taught by Moose Haas.

Training shoes (sneakers/running shoes) are mandatory. Shoes must have good traction.


CONDITIONING 2            

Wednesday & Friday = 11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Classes held in off-ice conditioning space located upstairs in Apex Rink

Strength and conditioning program for figure skaters. Open to all levels of skaters ages 12 and over.  Skating or exercise attire only.  Classes will focus on strength, power and cardiovascular conditioning for skaters. This class will be taught by Moose Haas.

Training shoes (sneakers/running shoes) are mandatory. Shoes must have good traction.


EXTREME STRETCH 1 & 2       

Thursday = 10:00-10:45 AM
Classes held in off-ice conditioning space located upstairs in Apex Rink

Taught by Jaclyn Levine and will focus on stretching and flexibility for figure skaters.  We work on core strength. To warm up and work on flexibility along with the strength to be able to hold the positions with control.

Yoga mat is mandatory.


EXTREME STRETCH 2 & 3

Thursday = 11:45 AM-12:30 PM 
Classes held in off-ice conditioning space located upstairs in Apex Rink                                             

For all skaters who have attended extreme stretch classes in the past.  Taught by Jaclyn Levine and will focus on stretching and flexibility for figure skaters at a more advanced level. Stretches and core work will advance. Complexity of stretches will work towards the positions executed for skating (ex. Biellmann, Sasha, spirals, lay backs etc.)

Yoga mat is mandatory.