Skating Academy Summer Camp
Week 1: July 16-20, 2018
Week 2: July 23-27, 2018
Who participates in camp?
All skaters ages 6-17, Basic 4 through Pre-Juvenile Free Skate.
How much does camp cost?
The $650/wk camp tuition includes on-ice instruction, off-ice training and lunch each day. Sign up for both weeks and get $50 off!
Where is camp located?
Babson College, Wellsley Ma.
Every week at Summer Camp focuses on sets of skills unique to figure skating. Skaters will learn and practice new skills, while they refine the skills they already know. At the end of each week, skaters will join friends for an exhibition, showcasing all they learned during their week of summer fun!
With something for every skater, Skating Academy Summer Camp is powered by ENTHUSIASM and fueled by FUN!
Summer Camp Includes:
The Fundamentals of Skating
Week 1 & Week 2
Skaters already know how to skate. But, what is “skating quality”? What is a good edge and how is it performed? Learn how skaters have improved in the past and what skaters can do now to improve their skating future! Skaters will participate in activities both on and off the ice to develop their expertise.
Specialties with World-Class Coaches
In addition to the quality on-ice instruction from our Head Coaches, The Skating Club of Boston staff coaches will join skaters to focus on their specialties in figure skating! These national and world class coaches will help guide skaters along their figure skating path. It could be a specialization in jumps, spins, artistry, pairs, ice dance, Theatre On Ice, and synchronized skating.
Located just outside of Boston in serene Wellesley, Massachusetts, Babson College provides an oasis of outdoor green spaces, indoor studios for off-ice activities, a fully staffed cafeteria serving a broad selection of nutritional meals and a full-size ice rink.
Summer Camp at Babson College is staffed by U.S. Figure Skating certified coaches, a licensed registered nurse, and coaching assistants from The Skating Club of Boston.
Campers enjoy skating, making friends, learning new skills, experiencing new techniques, and having tons of fun!
Snapshot of daily camp activities:
- 8:30am Doors open for check in
- 9:00-9:20am On-ice warm up
- 9:20-11:15am On-ice and Off-ice training (groups rotate)
- 11:45-12:30pm Lunch
- 12:40-1:30pm Off-ice (ballet, jazz, contemporary dance, yoga, and more)
- 1:55-3:30pm On-ice
- 3:30-4:00pm Arts & crafts/large group games (Mon-Thu)
- 3:30pm Skating Exhibition for family and friends (Fridays only)
- 4:00pm Check out
Summer Camp Director
Mandy is the Director of Foxboro Programs for The Skating Club of Boston and is also the Director of Skater Development for Team Excel Synchronized Skating. With over 10 years experience, Mandy enjoys coaching both basic skills and synchronized skating throughout eastern Massachusetts. Originally from Australia, she skated on their national team representing Australia on Tour of Canada and in the United States. She performed in the national tour of Torvill & Dean’s International Ice Spectacular. Mandy is an Australian Synchronized Skating Silver Medalist and PSA rated coach.
Melanie Lambert, Head Coach
Melanie is one of the head coaches for Summer Camp and is also a staff coach at The Skating Club of Boston. She has been coaching for over 20 years. She has coached competitors in singles at the Regional level and pairs at the Sectional, and National levels, including medalists in pairs at both the Eastern Sectional and U.S. National Championships. She is an AIT Certified Choreographer, a PSA Rated Coach in Choreography and Pairs, and also a Level III PSA Ranked Coach.
Fred Palascak, Head Coach
Fred is also one of the Summer Camp head coaches. He has been coaching for over 20 years and is also a staff coach at The Skating Club of Boston. He has coached competitors in singles at the Regional level and pairs at the Sectional, and National levels, including medalists in pairs at both the Eastern Sectional and U.S. National Championships. Fred is a PSA Rated Coach in Freestyle and Pairs, and also a Level III PSA Ranked Coach.
2018 Specialty Coaches
Matt Savoie, Jumps, Spins
As a competitive skater, Matt was an Olympic Team Member, World Team competitor, and three time U.S. Bronze Medalist. He is a staff coach at The Skating Club of Boston coaching skaters on the Regional, Sectional and U.S. Championships levels.
Adam Blake, Theatre On Ice
Adam is the Artistic Director for Theatre On Ice of Boston. His style of skating and choreography has been described as passionate, hard-hitting, and impactful. His most recent work includes choreography for U.S. Champions Hayden Synchronized Skating, World Champion Kimmie Meissner, the Volkswagen Winter Spectaculars, 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships Opening Ceremonies, many U.S. Figure Skating Champion Gala numbers, the 146th Edition of the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and the conception and production of his own company Ice Cold Combos.
Merita Mullen, Synchronized Skating
Merita is the Founding Director of Synchronized Skating and Head Coach for Team Excel Synchronized Skating Teams. She brings more than 30 years’ experience to her role with Team Excel. She also serves on the Collegiate Committee as the Synchronized Skating representative. As a recognized leader worldwide in the sport of synchronized skating, Merita has developed competitive synchronized skating teams at all levels from Beginner to Senior and Collegiate.
Brooke Frieling, Ice Dance
Brooke is a figure skater, dancer and choreographer. With partner Lionel Rumi and famed coaches Nathaliya Linichuk and Gannadiy Karponosov, Brooke is the two-time Israeli National Ice Dance Champion, and competed at the 2011 ISU World Championships, the European Championships and over 15 international competitions. She holds a BA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from Temple University. Long-time Club member, Brooke teaches various movement classes for skaters of all ages and abilities at The Skating Club of Boston.
Mara Smith, Off-Ice Training
Mara is an Off-Ice trainer at The Skating Club of Boston. She is a former competitive skater from Massachusetts and graduate of University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. She founded Precision Athletic Training LLC, a unique company providing quality and convenient sports health care to athletes. Precision AT has become the number-one source of athletic trainers for Massachusetts athletic directors and is affiliated with the Sports Medicine Group at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Kate McSwain, Yoga
Kate McSwain holds a Theatre degree from the University of Colorado along with extensive training in multiple styles of dance and a certification in Pilates. She has choreographed pieces for Ice Theatre of New York, American Ice Theatre, and the reigning National Champion Senior competitive team–Act 1 of Boston. Kate has worked with elite skaters such as Jeremy Abbott, Rachael Flatt, Adam Rippon, John Coughlin and Caydee Denney, and Lynn Kriengkrairut & Logan Guilietti-Schmitt. Kate travels to direct her own Sk8tivity artistic seminars, choreograph for competitive skaters as well as for shows both on and off the ice, and perform in professional productions.
Urbanity Dance, Jazz & Ballet
Returning to Skating Academy’s Summer Camp, Urbanity Dance brings enthusiasm, professionalism, and a refreshing approach to dance as it applies on and off the ice.
Two medical forms are required for skaters to attend Summer Camp at Babson College.
- Health records/ Immunization Information (within the past two years) – PDF
- Authorization to administer medication to skater – PDF
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The Skating Club of Boston complies with The State of Massachusetts Camp Regulations (105 CMR 430) and is permitted by the Wellesley Health Department.