October Figure Skating Camp

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2 & 3 October 2023 | 8.00am – 3.00pm

$95 per day or $170 for both days – SOLD OUT! 

Eligibility:

  • Skaters who have passed the Learn to Skate Advanced level and up. View levels here.
  • Skaters who have completed Learn to Skate (or Aussie Skate).
  • Ages 6-17 years (Adults should enrol in the evening classes).

Contact reception@cockburnicearena.com.au to arrange an assessment/feedback if you are unaware of your level or if you believe you will progress to the minimum level during Term 3 Learn to Skate classes.

Description

The October Figure Skating Camp is an intensive way to level up your skating skills ready for next term! Each day you will work on edges, turns, jumps, spins. You’ll have some fun with the Power Skating which will help to make you stronger and faster on the ice. Skaters will also have a daily ballet class to improve their carriage, line, extension and musicality.

Daily schedule
8am – Drop off
8.15am – Off ice or Ballet class (groups are split)
9.15am – On ice lesson
10.45am – Morning tea
11.15am – Off-ice or Ballet class
12.15pm – Lunch
12.45pm – Skating theory and fun quiz
1.15pm – On ice lesson
2.15pm – On ice lesson
3.15pm – Pick up

Coaches

Jaana Viiri

Jaana was born in Espoo, Finland and began skating at the age of 3. She skated competitively representing Finland.

Jaana worked side by side with Olympic coach Virpi Horttana for over ten years and counts herself fortunate to have been involved in the skating careers of many successful skaters from Finnish National titles to a European Champion.

Jaana has a deep understanding of the development of the skaters and the skills progression from grass roots to Senior level.

Taylor Thomas

Taylor was born and raised in Chicago, USA and began skating at the age of 3. She quickly fell in love with the sport and began competing.

Taylor was a 2x Upper Great Lakes Regional Champion, 3x Midwestern Sectional Competitor (Novice and Senior Level), 5th Place at Junior Nationals (Juvenile Level), Young International Competitor, and 2x US Collegiate Figure Skating Championships competitor.

Taylor received a full scholarship to Robert Morris University in Chicago, IL where she was part of the Figure Skating Team; competing at the U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships in Sun Valley Idaho.

In her 18 years of competitive skating, Taylor trained under many Olympic level coaches and choreographers including Alexander Ouriashev, Denise Myers, Susie Wynne, Scott Brown, Oleg Epstein, and Rob Peal.

She spent the 2005-2006 season training at the Toyota Sport Centre under coaches Frank Carroll and Ken Congemi with her 2005/2006 season programs designed by renowned choreographer, Lori Nichol.

Taylor also trained under Prima Ballerina, Sherry Moray at The Academy of Dance Arts both on and off the ice and was a frequent participant at choreography workshops with USFS Hall of Fame member, Ricky Harris.

Angelique Yacopetti (Ballet)

Angelique began studying ballet at the age of 3 with Samantha Leeman at Academie Etoiles and later studied under former Principal dancer for the WA Ballet, Sergei Pevnev. She is currently a full-time ballet student at the Graduate College of Dance with Director, Nathan Coppen, former Principal dancer for the Royal Ballet. Angelique danced the Principal role in the 2021 Perth City Ballet production of the Red Shoes, directed by Diana Waldron.

Children will be supervised from arrival time at 8am to pick up time at 3.00pm

What to bring

  • Water bottle
  • Tissues
  • Gloves
  • Skate Guards
  • Skating & Work out clothes (Leggings, leotard, t-shirt etc.) Please do not wear baggy clothes as they do not allow the coaches or ballet instructor to correct your line and extension.
  • Socks (or ballet flats if you have them)
  • Athletic footwear for the warm up session
  • A piece of fruit or a healthy snacks for a quick bite between the on ice session and the ballet class
  • Lunch

COVID-19

In the event of a participant being unable to attend due to COVID-19, credits or refunds will be applied.

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