Spring Training Camp Athlete Information Packet

MARCH 29, 2015
U.S. Figure Skating is proud to announce the 2nd annual Spring Training Camp! This camp
is geared towards pre-juvenile through intermediate level athletes working to get a competitive head start prior to the summer competition season. The 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Spring Training
Camp is a one-day camp, modeled after the U.S. Figure Skating National Program Components Camp,
and will feature elite faculty members selected for their expertise in teaching athletes skills in the
program components area. Several current and former Team USA skaters will also assist in coaching.
Athletes will participate in on and off ice sessions designed to improve the core skating and performing skills including skills needed to excel in the program components area.
All weekend camp activities will be held at the East West Ice
Palace, 11446 Artesia Blvd., Artesia, CA 90701. U.S. Figure Skating thanks the East West Ice Palace staff for the support and effort in working with U.S. Figure Skating to put together a great
The registration fee for the Spring Training Camp is $189 per
athlete. The registration fee includes:
• All classes: Approximately 7 hours of instruction, including
four hours of on-ice instruction in a group setting
• Meals: Lunch and a pizza party at the end of camp
• A logo T-shirt, event materials and a special gift
• Parents’ education classes for one parent
Registration for the Spring Training Camp is online, and can be
found be clicking HERE.
• The registration deadline is February 27, 2015
• The registration fee must be paid in full by credit card at the
time of registration.
• The capacity of the camp is 80 athletes, and registration will
close if these spots fill sooner than the February 27 deadline.
• Athletes who register after the 80 spots have been filled,
but prior to February 27, will be put on a waiting list and
won’t be expected to pay unless a spot becomes available.
Please note this is a sample schedule for planning purposes - specific order of classes will be different for each
group; the types of classes will be similiar but the topics may
vary, as well.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
7:30-7:55 a.m. Athlete Registration
8:00-8:30 a.m. Athlete Welcome 8:45-9:30 a.m. Musical Interpretation
9:45–10:30 p.m. Zumba
10:45-11:30 p.m. Speed and Power
11:45–12:30 p.m.Lunch Break
12:45–1:30 p.m. Sports Science Activity
1:45–2:30 p.m. Skills for Step Sequences
2:45–3:30 p.m. Turns, Edges & Flow
3:45–4:30 p.m. Artistry in Motion
5:00–6:00 p.m. Athlete Pizza Party! Off Ice
Off Ice
On Ice
Off Ice
On Ice
Off Ice
On Ice
On Ice
Off Ice
The S.T.A.R.S. Program is being offered to all Spring Training Camp
participants at a discounted rate. S.T.A.R.S. (Standardized testing
of Athleticism to Recognize Skaters) is a one-day event consisting of 15 off-ice tests meant to evaluate developing athletes in
three areas: 1) Agility, Balance, and Coordination; 2) Strength and
Power; 3) Flexibility.
Running Time: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm*
Cost: $39 (discounted from $49) - This includes assesment, personalized results report (deliverd online post-combine season),
S.T.A.R.S. t-shirt and a sports science seminar. Athletes attending both Spring Training Camp and the S.T.A.R.S. Combine will
recieve a promo code with a $10 discount when registering for
U.S. Figure Skating’s Athlete Development
Department and Athlete Development
Committee are responsible for the curriculum, faculty selection and design of the
camp. Athletes will be assigned to “teams”
of approximately 16-20 athletes of similar
skill, age and skating discipline.
The focus of the camp is on developing
skills in a relaxed setting, which will help
competitive skaters build their scores
in the five Program Components marks:
Skating Skills, Transitions, Choreography,
Performance/Execution and Musical Interpretation.
Topics may include:
• Everything you want to know about
U.S. Figure Skating!
• Judging Seminar
• Balancing school and skating
• Sports Science
Parents Education schedule, including exact times and seminar descriptions, will
be sent to all parents approximately three
weeks prior to the event.
The Los Angeles airport is approximately
22 miles from the rink and the Long Beach
airport is approximately 7.5 miles from the
rink. For those planning to fly to this camp,
a rental car is recommended.
Athletes will be supervised during the
camp hours by team leaders. There will be
two team leaders assigned to every team
of up to 20 athletes.
The coaches track will run parallel to the
athlete track at Spring Training Camp,
March 29th.
PSA Representatives, along with Singles
Development Subcommittee representatives will lead the Coaches Track. They
will be observing classes with you, leading
group discussions, overseeing lectures and
your support team throughout camp. They
are also there to network and help coaches
discuss anything they saw on the ice or
have follow-up discussions to classroom
The official hotel is the Double Tree Norwalk,
13111 Sycamore Dr. Norwalk, CA 90650.
The hotel is located approximatley 3.5 miles
from the rink. A block of rooms has been reserved for our group. The rate is $129/night,
including a full, hot buffet breakfast for 2
quests. To recieve the group rate, please call
the hotel and mention U.S. Figure Skating.
Parents’ Education classes will be held at the
DoubleTree. All other classes will be at the
There are many tourist attractions within
close proximity to the rink and hotel:
• Long Beach – 15 miles, 20 minute drive
• Disneyland Resort– 14 miles, 20-40 minute drive
All registrations are considered final. However, refunds (minus a $50 processing fee)
will be allowed for athletes who withdrawal prior to March 6, 2015, due to documented injuries, medical conditions or family
emergencies. There will be no refunds for
no-shows or athletes who withdraw the
week of camp.