Camp

CAMP SkateIA 2017 occurs in Los Angeles, California, August 18/19/20.

Camp Skate IA is an annual camp offered to skaters and skate instructors. It is designed for the skater who is looking to improve certain skills and is interested in trying out a variety of types of skating: hockey, artistic, slalom, trail, race, derby, skate park, tricks, games and more. We offer the camp on the east and west coasts, alternating each year. 2017 will find us on the west coast, in California, enjoying Los Angeles...we found an excellent location, but as of August 19th, we are moving it to a second location (so two locations) to take advantage of a covered area for part of camp. The Host Hotel is also undergoing a change. CAMP SkateIA will now, mostly occur in Torrence, which is a town inside of Los Angeles. See details below for how to book your room.
CAMP SkateIA includes 18 hours of classes, an evening skate around the city and the famous Saturday night dance skate.
Become an instructor: We will be offering before and after camp, Level 1 & 2 Certifications, and Slalom and Skate Park, see below for dates and times.

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Location & Host Hotel
As of April 19th, we are moving our locations and permits. It should take about a week. While we loved what we set up, a trip to Los Angeles over the Easter Weekend allowed us to discover that the locations would bring a few challenges and not worthy of such a big event. The motel was a bit more run down than we'd like (although we loved the price) and the rink was not covered and 3 days in the LA sun is not advisable in August, so we are moving to Courtyard Marriott with two queen beds in each room, or a king bed for $149/$139 respectively, and for part of our Skate classes, at an outdoor skate rink that is covered. The Skate Part for that Cert and a class or two, is not covered, but is cozy and fun. This will be updated by April 26th, with Host Hotel confirmed and rink locations either confirmed or at least the basic outline. For the rink, we are waiting on other event confirmations to see if we can have the rink. The one thing that has changed is that we do not have airport shuttles, by the Marriott, to the hotel from the airport. But, if you fly in on Thursday, August 17th, we will pick you up and those leaving on Sunday after camp (4pm or later) and Monday, we will shuttle you. There will be a small fee ($10-15 each way). For anyone doing Certifications, we can pick you up and drop you off, provided you arrive and depart at reasonable hours. We are using locals with their own cars for this opportunity so you'd pay them direct. You may also pick up your own rental car. We'll be supplying all attendees with all the addresses, times, details and a map--everything you need to have an adventure at CAMP SkateIA-LA. Full details soon. Weeeeeeeee We believe that this change is in the best interest of our guests and will provide you with a better experience of CAMP Skate IA. It is much more work, but we are committed that CAMP SkateIA be memorable for all the right reasons!
Schedule
Camp includes three days of classes starting at 9am with lunch at noon each day. There are six hours of classes each day, usually there is a choice of two classes each hour. The schedule includes choices of slalom, artistic, derby, dance, jam, hockey, aggressive, trail/race, games, tricks and more. The actual schedule and instructors will be completed by August 1st. Single day purchase is $85 and includes the T-shirt and lunch. Friday, August 18:  9-4pm  CAMP classes 9-Noon and 1-4pm. Lunch on your own. Friday, August 18: 4-6:45pm, Dance competition, winner gets cash! Also a fund raiser for Mar Vista Rink. Friday night, August 18: 7-10pm. Skate around the city, unhosted Saturday, August 19:  9-4pm  CAMP classes 9-Noon and 1-4pm. Lunch on your own. Sunday, August 20:  9-4pm  CAMP classes 9-Noon and 1-4pm. Lunch on your own. Level 2 & Slalom Instructor Certifications will be offered BEFORE Camp Level 1 & Skate Park Certifications will be offered AFTER camp, see "Interested in becoming an instructor" below for dates and times.
Cost
CAMP Skate IA costs $150 for Friday-Sunday and includes 18 hours of classes, a night dance, a camp t-shirt and other great swag. Housing is not included in this camp, but a Host Hotel will be designated, as well as a variety of options nearby. While much of the details can be shared here, what is more difficult to explain and share, is the extraordinary experience campers experience when learning new ways to skate, meeting new skaters who see the world they way you do. From professional skaters, to weekend warriors, camp offers you a chance to indulge in skating, in so many ways, with so many people who share your love of skating. Join us and experience the skate camp for yourself.
Getting to CAMP Skate IA
LAX (Los Angeles International) is only a 20 minute, 11.3 mile Uber/Lyft drive away from the Host Hotel. The host hotel is around the corner from our main skate location, just a one-half mile skate/drive. We are also having a dance and Dance/Skate off with prize money and may have a second location, wherein carpooling and uber/lyft options may be needed. Local skaters are intending to plan a beach skate and a Friday Night Skate. We will provide details of skating opportunities not provided by our event, but encouraging you to attend! (legalese: you skate at your own risk!)
Who attends?
CAMP SkateIA is open to all quad and inlines skaters.  Although it was initially designed as a conference for Certified Skate Instructors, we updated the camp and now offer it for everyone who inlines or roller skates from advanced beginner through advanced.  While generally adults, people of all ages attend camp (parents must accompany their kids) and our instructors offer instructor to a wide variety of abilities and disciplines. All instructors are Certified Skate IA and each year brings different instructors, new classes and new ways to skate. It is the ONLY camp which brings the diversity of skating to one location. Join us for our 6th Annual CAMP SkateIA. Register here
Interested in becoming an instructor?
Those who are interested in becoming Certified Skate Instructors can take any of the Certifications offered just before, or just after CAMP. For new-to-instructing, you can start with Level 1, Slalom or Skate Park. Level 2 is available to anyone who has already taken the Level 1 Certification. Cost for Certification: Freestyle Slalom, Skate Park, Level 1, Level 2  $175 each (Regular price is $300) Level 2 & Slalom will be offered BEFORE camp. Tuesday, August 15 6:30 - 9pm (at host hotel, off skates) Wed, August 16th 9-6pm (Mar Vista Hockey Rink) Thursday, August 17th 9-5pm (Mar Vista Hockey Rink) Level 1 & Skate Park will be offered AFTER camp. Sunday, August 20, 6:30 - 9pm (at host hotel, off skates) Monday, August 21, 9-6pm (Mar Vista Hockey Rink) Tuesday, August 22, 9-5pm (Mar Vista Hockey Rink) Candidates for any Certification may not miss any portion of the Certification, so please do not sign up if you cannot attend all noted hours.