Rising Stars Summer Skating Skills Camp 2020
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June 22nd - June 26th, 2020
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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.
The 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.
Summer Camp Information
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.
2-Hour Preschool Camp
8:30 – 10:30 AM
Designed for children ages 3 – 5 years old to give them a taste of skating camp in a time frame that is appropriate and fun. Campers will enjoy 1 hour of on-ice instruction and 1 hour of off-ice instruction per day plus art projects that are age appropriate.
Sample camp schedule:
8:15 - 8:30 AM - Welcome activity and get skates on
8:30 - 9:00 AM – On-ice practice skills with your group and instructor(s)
9:00 - 9:30 AM – On-ice practice performance & topic of the day: creative movement class
9:30 - 9:40 AM - Skates off / snack break
9:40 - 10:00 AM – Off-ice jumping class
10:00 - 10:30 AM – Off-ice skating art project and pack up to go
What to bring: skates, warm skating attire, athletic shoes, water bottle, snack
Half Day Camp
8:00 – 12:00 Noon
Designed for children 5 – 15 years old of all skating abilities. Campers will experience all of the main activities including on-ice skill work, specialty classes and learning a program that skater will perform on the last day of camp. Off the ice, campers will participate in classes about physical conditioning, dance, choreography, creative moment, music, plus art projects and other activities.
Sample camp schedule:
8:00 - 8:30 AM - Welcome, warm-up and get skates on
8:30 - 9:00 AM – On-ice practice
9:00 - 9:30 AM – On-ice edge class & creative movement class
9:30 - 9:45 AM – Off-ice journal activity / snack break
9:45 - 10:15 AM – Off-ice class with personal trainer
10:15 - 10:30 AM – Off-ice stretch class
10:30 - 10:40 AM – Skates on
10:40 - 11:10 AM – On-ice practice
11:10 - 11:40 AM – On-ice spin or jump class
11:40 - 12:00 Noon – Off-ice finish journaling and review of the day
What to bring: skates, warm skating attire, athletic shoes, water bottle, snack, jump rope, notebook, towel/yoga mat
Full Day Camp
8:00 – 4:00 PM
Designed for children 5 – 15 years old of all skating abilities who just can’t get enough of skating camp! The full day camp has additional on and off-ice sessions to maximize the learning opportunity.
Sample camp schedule:
8:00 – 12 Noon – Same as Half Day Camp schedule
12:00 – 12:30 PM – Lunch break
12:30 - 1:30 PM – Modern dance class
1:30 - 2:00 PM - Art project and rest
2:00 - 2:30 PM – On-ice spin class
2:40 - 3:10 PM - Off-ice jump & spin class with jumping equipment and off-ice spinner
3:15 - 4:00 PM – On-ice small group class with more practice on skills, edges, spins and jumps
What to bring: skates, warm skating attire, athletic shoes, water bottle, snacks, lunch, jump rope, notebook, towel/yoga mat
PAST Presenters and Coaches
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 is subject to change.
SPFSC DIRECTOR, JUNIOR WORLD & SENIOR GRAND PRIX COACH
Ben Miller Reisman
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL COACH
CHOREOGRAPHER, NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL COMPETITOR
INTERNATIONAL ICE DANCE COMPETITOR & PROFESSIONAL SHOW SKATER
DANCE AND FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Kia holds her BA in Dance and Fine Arts and she has an extensive dance background in all disciplines of dance. She also has a wide background in fitness with certifications in Pilates, yoga, and BodyArt. This will be Kia’s first year joining us for the camp program.
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 skater
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.
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 and Preschoolers are welcome to stay on Thursday until their number in the performance is over. The Preschoolers will do their awards before the performance begins and they will be the first number in our performance so they can leave as soon as they are done skating if they choose. 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
Rising Star Camp participants cannot use Private Lesson Packages to pay for lessons during the weeks of camp
Due to increasing popularity of private lessons during our camps, private lesson requests are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Requests are honored in the order they are received.All requests must be emailed to the Camp Director one week prior to the beginning of the camp. Requests during or after the camp has started will not be honored
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.
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