Registration is Now Open!
July 17-21 & July 24-28, 2017
A quality, comprehensive summer skating experience in New England blending traditional day camp fun with world-class figure skating instruction.
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, Summer Camp at Babson College is powered by ENTHUSIASM and fueled by FUN!
Who participates in camp?
All skaters ages 6-17, Basic 4 through 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!
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 a lot 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.
2016 Specialty Coaches
Amanda Farkas, Spins
Amanda has been coaching for 19 years and holds a master free skating rating from the Professional Skaters Association. Amanda has coached many students through regional, sectional and national level competitions. During her competitive career, Amanda was an international competitor and a six-time competitor at the U.S. Championships.
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.
Simon Shnapir, Pairs Skating
Simon is a two-time U.S. Figure Skating Pairs Gold Medalist and 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist in the team figure skating event. He is a staff coach at The Skating Club of Boston and is currently the director of the Club’s high performance program, HP1240.
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.
Adam Blake, Theatre On Ice, Choreography
Adam first started choreographing group productions at age 16, and expanding his knowledge of movement, learning all types of dance: hip hop, tap, street jazz, popping, locking, tutting, modern, contemporary, and swing. As a touring principal skater with Disney on Ice, Adam had the opportunity to dance in New York City, Manchester, Vancouver, Panama City, and Los Angeles. In 2011, he was the winner of the MK Blades Young Artists Showcase choreography competition; He was the Assistant Choreographer for Disney on Ice presents Frozen. Adam founded the popular web series, Ice Cold Combos, featuring hip hop and contemporary choreography.
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.
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.