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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2017, 08:09:34 PM »
So the schedule has been posted for Lake Placid. Sadly Natalia Dubova is not teaching her beginners expressive skating class. I took it every year. I'll really miss Natalia. Mark Fenczak (a former national dance competitor) is teaching a number of courses that have really interesting premises.   There's a nice spread of figures classes, and I'm surprised no MITF.  The increase in figures classes is interesting: maybe figures is coming back as a recreational sport on its own, or the ages of the skaters is such that us oldsters are moving into figures to save our hips from falls. Paul Wylie is there, and also Evelyn Kramer. I think I'm ready for her basic spins class--at last!

The on ice classes are:
Monday
9:00am Basic Figure 8’s with Alicia Walter
9:25am 8 Famous Mohawks with Karen Courtland Kelly
10:00am Skating with Style with Paula Wagener
10:25am 3-Turns & Double 3-Turns with Joel Dear
11:00am Basic Spins with Evelyn Kramer
11:25am Free Up Your Skating with Mimi Wacholder
2:00pm Salchows with Kami Netri
2:25pm Beginning Synchro Skills with Carly Jones
3:00pm Balance & Control with Marc Fenczak
3:25pm Group Number for Exhibition with Joel Dear

Tuesday
9:00am Edge Therapy with Alicia Walter
9:25am On Ice Warm Up Drills with Carly Jones
10:00am Movement to Music with Paula Wagener
10:25am Brackets with Joel Dear
11;00am Gaining Power with Marc Fenczak
11:25am Turn Theory with Mary Emes
2:00pm Axels with Mimi Wacholder
2:25pm 8 Famous 3-Turns with Karen Courtland Kelly
3:00pm Balance and Control with Marc Fenczak
3:25pm Group Number for Exhibition with Joel Dear

Wednesday
9:00am Forward 3-turns & Mohawks with Alicia Walter
9:25am Choctaws with Alicia Walter
10:00am Surprising Figure 8’s with Karen Courtland Kelly
10:25am Dance Partnering Tips with Marc Fenczak
11:00am Loop Jumps/Back Spins with Mimi Wacholder
11:25am Spirals with Robin Miller
2:00pm Toe Loops with Kami Netri
2:25pm Sit Spins with Mary Emes
3:00pm Dead Dances (retired pattern dances) with Marc Fenczak
3:25pm Group Number for Exhibition with Joel Dear

Thurs
9:00am Backward 3-Turns with Alicia Walter
9:25am Edge Class with Paul Wylie
10:00am Camel Spins with Robin Miller
10:25am Mechanics of Stroking with Joel Dear
11:00am Front Spins/Back Spins with Evelyn Kramer
11:25am Interpretation & Artistry with Paul Wylie
2:00pm How to Create Memorable Moments with Karen Courtland Kelly
2:25pm Back Axis Jumps (Flip & Lutz) with Mary Emes
3:00pm Edge Jumps with Paul Wylie
3:25pm Group Number for Exhibition with Joel Dear

Friday
9:00am Backward Figure 8’s with Robin Miller
9:25am Edge Pulls & Swing Rolls with Carly Jones
10:00am Forward Axis Jumps (Axel, Salchow & Toe Loop) with Mary Emes
10:25am Forward & backward Crossovers with Carly Jones
11:00am Intro to Twizzles with Joel Dear
11:25am Scratch Spins with Mary Catherine Spinelli
2:00pm Loops (figures) with Robin Miller
2:25pm Spread Eagles & Ina Bauers with Katrina Kroha
3:00pm Edge Control & Deeper Edges with Marc Fenczak
3:25pm Group Number for Exhibition with Joel Dear
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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2017, 03:39:15 PM »
OMG!!!! :o Paul Wylie is in Lake Placid for Adult Week!!! He is giving lessons???!!!  :o (Star struck) :love:

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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2017, 03:57:05 PM »
OMG!  :o OMG!  :o  OMG!  :o

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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2017, 04:25:54 PM »
OMG!!!! :o Paul Wylie is in Lake Placid for Adult Week!!! He is giving lessons???!!!  :o (Star struck) :love:

I'VE had a lesson with Paul Wylie, he said I had a very good LEFT mohawk.
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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2017, 10:30:25 AM »
So the schedule has been posted for Lake Placid. Sadly Natalia Dubova is not teaching her beginners expressive skating class. I took it every year. I'll really miss Natalia. Mark Fenczak (a former national dance competitor) is teaching a number of courses that have really interesting premises.   There's a nice spread of figures classes, and I'm surprised no MITF.  The increase in figures classes is interesting: maybe figures is coming back as a recreational sport on its own, or the ages of the skaters is such that us oldsters are moving into figures to save our hips from falls. Paul Wylie is there, and also Evelyn Kramer. I think I'm ready for her basic spins class--at last!


After reading the list of sessions I really want to go to a future camp. I'll admit I am a little intimidated by the caliber of skaters I assume attend the camp. I just finished Adult 6 and am working on pre-bronze moves, and envision seeing lots of silver, gold and above skaters.

For those that have attended / are attending this year: Is there a pretty wide range of talent, and are there a number of pre-bronze/bronze level skaters there?

As an aside: I just got the latest Professional Ski Instructors Association catalog of training sessions for this winter and there is a Freestyle ski jump clinic at Lake Placid in mid September. They usually have a Ski Jump (think Eddie the Eagle) camp sometime in the fall as well. Maybe I need to spend a month up there next year and try it all out. If they would only schedule things closer together I would definitely go. It is 13 hours driving without stops, so going in August, then September, then to Vermont in December for a week of ski instructor training (also around 13 hours) is a bit much.
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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2017, 11:56:58 AM »
After reading the list of sessions I really want to go to a future camp. I'll admit I am a little intimidated by the caliber of skaters I assume attend the camp. I just finished Adult 6 and am working on pre-bronze moves, and envision seeing lots of silver, gold and above skaters.

For those that have attended / are attending this year: Is there a pretty wide range of talent, and are there a number of pre-bronze/bronze level skaters there?

As an aside: I just got the latest Professional Ski Instructors Association catalog of training sessions for this winter and there is a Freestyle ski jump clinic at Lake Placid in mid September. They usually have a Ski Jump (think Eddie the Eagle) camp sometime in the fall as well. Maybe I need to spend a month up there next year and try it all out. If they would only schedule things closer together I would definitely go. It is 13 hours driving without stops, so going in August, then September, then to Vermont in December for a week of ski training (also around 13 hours) is a bit much.

When I was there in June I'm pretty sure I was one of the lowest level skaters there (working on Adult 5/Basic 5), and I still got a lot out of it.  I didn't do any of the jump classes but the edge and figure classes were excellent.  At times I was a little frustrated with myself at being the slowest/worst skater there, but I still had a great time.  Having said that, I may not go back until I get over my issues with backwards anything...

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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2017, 04:38:24 PM »
After reading the list of sessions I really want to go to a future camp. I'll admit I am a little intimidated by the caliber of skaters I assume attend the camp. I just finished Adult 6 and am working on pre-bronze moves, and envision seeing lots of silver, gold and above skaters.

For those that have attended / are attending this year: Is there a pretty wide range of talent, and are there a number of pre-bronze/bronze level skaters there?

As an aside: I just got the latest Professional Ski Instructors Association catalog of training sessions for this winter and there is a Freestyle ski jump clinic at Lake Placid in mid September. They usually have a Ski Jump (think Eddie the Eagle) camp sometime in the fall as well. Maybe I need to spend a month up there next year and try it all out. If they would only schedule things closer together I would definitely go. It is 13 hours driving without stops, so going in August, then September, then to Vermont in December for a week of ski instructor training (also around 13 hours) is a bit much.

I think the sweet spot for this camp is actually bronze.  I feel like to get the most out of group classes is when you're just in the process of starting the element that is the topic.  If you've already been working on it a while and perfecting the element, then you will know already what your issues are and you won't learn as much from a quick bunch of tips from the group coach and or watching your fellow students. 

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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2017, 07:57:16 PM »
AgnesNitt, Thank you so much for posting the schedule! :) Paul Wylie complimented your mohwak?! That's AWESOME!!! (They are so hard for those of us with closed hips).  :(  I want to take a lesson. Hope he is not totally booked. I'm not getting there until Wednesday.  :( Oh well, I'm going to take all his group lessons for sure. Also, a few of the other classes. They look really good!

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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2017, 07:45:52 PM »
Email Paul ahead if time if you want a lesson--he's only there on Thursday this year so he will book up early.
And a warning: a lot of folks like Marc Fenczak, but he does like to talk. A LOT. Joel Dear also will be teaching dance. I"m just sayin.'

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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2017, 05:12:33 AM »
Thanks! I did try emailing Mr. Wylie at the adress on the site, but he has not responded yet. You are right. He will probably be booked.  :( But it will be awesome just taking his group lessons! Wow!!!  :) I don't do dance, just freestyle. I do MITF when my coach forces me.  88) I'm a recreational skater (don't test or compete).


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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2017, 07:32:08 AM »
He wrote back! Can't believe I'm taking a lesson from Paul Wylie! :o Hope I don't get so nervous that I forget how to skate!  :blush:

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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2017, 08:25:13 AM »
He is super nice and a great coach!

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Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2017, 06:18:12 PM »
First day and my insole blew out. I pretty much had to rebuild all the adjustments. Still skated.
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