Camp Skate IA

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. The Host Hotel is now the Marriott and details are noted below. CAMP SkateIA will now 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 Certifications for the 2  & 1/3 days prior and two days after camp including a Level 1 both before and after camp, and Level 2, Skate Park and Slalom Certifications. See the schedule below for dates and times.

Location & Host Hotel
This portion was updated 6/15/17. Host Hotel: The Courtyard Marriott offers a room with two queen beds or a king bed for $149/$139 respectively. The Courtyard Marriott location is: Los Angeles Torrence/Pales Verdes. Book with this link.  There are only 16 rooms and 10 of them are gone as of May 5th. Rink locations: Charles Wilson Rink is a huge covered rink (not enclosed) and we have secured it for Wednesday & Thursday for our pre-camp Certifications and for Camp on Friday and Saturday. Rink location for Sunday is at Mar Vista for classes on the outdoor hockey rink and other fun. This location is not covered but is in a great park, bring your sunscreen and hat! We will also intend to head to Carson Skate Park for a fun aggressive class and to the beach for great trail skate. 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 will supply all registered attendees with all the addresses, times, details and a map--everything you need to have an adventure at CAMP SkateIA-LA. 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!
Camp includes three days of classes. Friday & Sunday classes run from 9am to 4pm and Saturday runs 2pm to 10pm. 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 swag for that day. Friday, August 18:  9-4pm  CAMP classes 9-Noon and 1-4pm. Lunch on your own. Friday night, August 18: 7-10pm. Skate around the city or beach trail skate. Un-hosted, run by local skaters, skate at your own risk. Saturday, August 19:  2-10pm includes a dance  & dance competition. Sunday, August 20:  9-4pm  CAMP classes 9-Noon and 1-4pm. Possible BBQ. It is likely the morning classes will be at Carson Skate Park and adjacent basketball court. BEFORE Camp: Level 1, Level 2 & Slalom Instructor Certifications will be offered  AFTER Camp:  Level 1 & Skate Park Certifications will be offered , see "Interested in becoming an instructor" below for dates and times. A Level 1 is offered both before and after camp.
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 is designated as well as a nearby option. 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 31 minute, 11.2 mile Uber/Lyft drive away from the Host Hotel the Courtyard Marriott Torrence/Pales Verdes. The host hotel is around the corner from our main skate location, just a one-half mile skate/drive. It is a longer drive to our Sunday location and our Skate Park Class location We are also having a dance and Dance/Skate off with prize money on Saturday where our camp runs from 2-10pm so everyone can sleep in after the Friday night late skate. Local skaters are intending to plan a beach skate and/or 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 inline 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 1, 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.