Rising Stars Summer Skating Skills Camp 2021
July 26 - 29, 2021
Pleasant Ice Arena
Registration Deadline July 16th
August 9 - 12, 2021
Pleasant Ice Arena
Registration Deadline July 31st
Join us for a week of fun! Skate and learn new skills from great coaches! Enjoy on ice activities, yoga, dance, and spinner classes - plus, much more!
Camp options include Half Day and Full Day! Further details below.
Registration form available HERE
The Rising Stars Summer Camp is a fun way to improve your skating skills through small group instruction while meeting new friends and participating in on and off-ice activities. The camp is designed for skaters of all abilities, from beginner level skaters with limited experience to free style skaters working on axels. Participants will be placed into small groups with other skaters of their age and ability. This camp focuses on improving existing skills while learning new ones. Skaters will also learn about other aspects of skating that will help them improve, including off-ice strength training, dance, and skating to music. At the end of the week, skaters will perform a program to music to demonstrate their new skills.
All camp participants must be a Learn to Skate USA or ISI member. Campers do not need to be members of St. Paul Figure Skating Club.
Below is an overview of our past presenters and a link to our staff coaches. Other coaches may be added as needed and the coaches who will be teaching are subject to change.
PAST AND PRESENT COACHES AND PRESENTERS:
Ben Miller Reisman
SPFSC DIRECTOR, NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL COACH
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHER
JUNIOR WORLD & SENIOR GRAND PRIX COACH
FORMER NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITOR, DISNEY ON ICE PRINCIPAL SKATER
DISNEY ON ICE PRINCIPAL SKATER
Karyn Bye Dietz
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST- SPEAKER
Karyn is a motivational speaker who uses her skating experiences to inspire young skaters to follow their dreams. As the Assistant Captain for the US women's hockey team in 1998, Karyn helped Team USA win the first gold medal ever awarded in women’s ice hockey at the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan where she led the U.S. in scoring. At the 2002 Olympic Games, Karyn registered three goals in a silver-medal showing in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was inducted into the USA Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014. Karyn currently does off ice conditioning training with figure skaters at St. Paul FSC and with other athletes as well as coaches hockey.
Dr. Alexandra Wagener
Dr. Wagener, Ph.D., LP. is a Licensed Psychologist with a specialization in sport and performance psychology. She works with athletes of every age and ability to help them achieve their optimal performance consistently. Dr. Wagener has lots of experience working with skaters and many figure skaters in the Twin Cities have worked with her to maximize their performance. For Dr. Wagener's full bio, or for more information about Premier sport Psychology please see:
The closest hotels are in the downtown St. Paul area and are within 5 minutes of Pleasant Arena. There are many hotels to choose from. Bloomington area hotels which are near the airport and Mall of America are within 15 minutes of Pleasant Arena. Hilton hotels offer U.S. Figure Skating members a discount at select hotels. You can search Hilton hotels in St. Paul or Bloomington using this link:
No rental skates are available and please bring helmets (bicycle or hockey) for very beginner skaters
Due to allergy restrictions, no snacks or lunches will be provided. Each camper must provide their own food and drinks. Each skater is highly encouraged to bring a water bottle so skaters can re-fill their water bottle as needed throughout the day.
Performance Day is the Thursday of each camp. Our regular time for the performance is from 11:10 - 12:10 PM (though please be understanding if the time changes slightly; the Director will email you before the camp begins if the time changes). We then do a short awards ceremony after the performance.
Half Day Campers should plan to stay until 12:30 PM on Thursday. For Full Day Campers, we continue with our regular camp schedule after the performance is over until 4:00 PM.
We encourage costumes for performance day. Skaters can choose to wear whatever they have at home - a skating dress, a character costume (i.e. we've had kids dress up as dragons, superheroes, princesses, etc.) or their camp t-shirt with their favorite skating pants. If you are traveling to attend camp, please bring whatever costume / outfit your skater is comfortable in. We do not encourage families to buy anything new for the performance.
The St. Paul FSC offers private lessons for skaters who would like to enhance their camp experience. Please contact the Camp Director to set up a time and a coach for your skater.
Ice fees and coaching fees for private lessons are separate than the camp fee
Skaters must pay for their own ice time fee and coach fee
The Rising Stars Camp does not cover the cost of private lessons or ice fees associated with private lessons
The Camp Director has the right to limit registrations. Late registrations may be accepted if there is availability at the discretion of the Camp Director. No refunds can be given once a skater is registered for camp.
For general information or questions, please contact Camps@StPaulFSC.com