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Title: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: Pandora on March 17, 2017, 09:05:49 AM
They just posted the dates and started registration for this year. http://www.lakeplacidskating.com/programs/adult.php (http://www.lakeplacidskating.com/programs/adult.php) Can't wait to go again! It was so much fun and I learned a lot!  :) I changed jobs, so I'll be going in August this year. Is anyone else thinking of attending? If you are on the fence, it is definitely worth it! Everyone is so nice! The Protopopovs were there and Mr. Protopopov gave me some tips from the side of the rink. It was AWESOME!  :)
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: skategeek on March 17, 2017, 12:09:54 PM
I'm thinking about it!  Probably the weekend or just part of August.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: rd350 on March 18, 2017, 02:16:52 AM
I may go for the weekend one.  Need to rent a house because I am not going to mountains and leaving my dog in the city!  I may be looking for some roomies who love dogs.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: Pandora on March 18, 2017, 08:07:17 AM
I think The Golden Arrow (across from the rink) is pet friendly.  :) http://www.golden-arrow.com/accommodations/pet-friendly-lodging/ (http://www.golden-arrow.com/accommodations/pet-friendly-lodging/)
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: rd350 on March 18, 2017, 07:30:51 PM
Thanks @Pandora.  They have a lot of rules and don't let them stay in the room alone.  I had found a house that said "please bring your dogs, this house is for dogs"!  Nice fenced in yard, etc.  Sounded perfect.   :)
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: AgnesNitt on March 18, 2017, 10:37:26 PM
Here's some information on LP if you are planning on going. I try to keep it up to date.

http://icedoesntcare.blogspot.com/p/lake-placid-skate-camp-review.html
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: skategeek on April 17, 2017, 07:42:48 PM
Just registered for June!
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: skategeek on June 03, 2017, 01:47:34 PM
For those who have been to the Lake Placid camp before:  How big are the lockers?  Would they hold a Transpack backpack, or should I aim for a smaller bag?
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: Jf12 on June 03, 2017, 03:26:12 PM
The lockers are in width and height the same as regular school lockers.  The bag will fit and the skates will fit, but you'll have to smash the bag down a little and put your skates on top.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: AgnesNitt on June 03, 2017, 03:58:25 PM
The lockers are in width and height the same as regular school lockers.  The bag will fit and the skates will fit, but you'll have to smash the bag down a little and put your skates on top.

You can leave the skates in the lockr overnight. I just bring them and the rest of my gear into the rink on the first day in something like a cheap cloth grocery bag and take the bag back to my hotel.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: skategeek on June 03, 2017, 04:50:05 PM
That's very helpful, thanks!
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: AgnesNitt on June 04, 2017, 08:13:00 AM
Unless you're driving to LP, it's easiest to just pack your skates in your luggage and put them in the locker once you pay for it and get the combo. That's why I mentioned the cheap cloth grocery bag. It doesn't take much space in your suitcase.

I don't think I've seen anyone bring a skate bag unless they're a local. When there was a large kid's camp at the same time, you'd see Zuca's , but kids don't use the dressing room. Or at least they didn't.

The skate camp for kids last year was much,much smaller. I was told it's because the school year now starts earlier, so kids can't come in the end of August. I also haven't seen kids hockey camps or synchro camps for the last couple of years. That means more ice time for adults!  Maybe in the future they'll fill the time up with adult hockey camps.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: skategeek on June 04, 2017, 08:48:07 AM
It's about a 4 hour drive for me, so that's what I'm doing- probably actually faster than flying would be, and certainly less hassle.  I've done the cheap packable bag before when I've flown places, though.  I'll plan for that here too.

I'll be there for the June weekend, not August, so the kid camp situation may be different. 
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: AgnesNitt on June 04, 2017, 11:05:39 AM
It's about a 4 hour drive for me, so that's what I'm doing- probably actually faster than flying would be, and certainly less hassle.  I've done the cheap packable bag before when I've flown places, though.  I'll plan for that here too.

I'll be there for the June weekend, not August, so the kid camp situation may be different.

You're lucky. I have to drive 4-5 hours after I've flown to the airport at Albany.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: skategeek on June 12, 2017, 09:56:47 PM
The schedule for the June weekend just got emailed out.  One rink has adult practice ice available all day (7 am to 7 pm; first hour is patch); classes are on the other rink from about 9 to 2.  Now I have to start prioritizing which classes I want... there's a lot to choose from but I have a feeling I should pace myself.

I'm also considering a detour on the way up or back, over to the Fenimore Art Museum to see the Dick Button skating collection.  It's a bit off my path but would be far less total travel time if I fold it into this trip than if I do it as a solo trip later.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: RoaringSkates on June 13, 2017, 08:47:52 PM
I was thinking of seeing the Dick Button exhibit, too! I wasn't planning on going to Lake Placid, though. However, I guess I thought it was a lot further away than it perhaps is - I live about 1.5 hours south of Albany. So that makes Lake Placid maybe only 5.5 hours' drive? So now I'm kind of thinking of this.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: AgnesNitt on June 13, 2017, 08:55:46 PM
I was thinking of seeing the Dick Button exhibit, too! I wasn't planning on going to Lake Placid, though. However, I guess I thought it was a lot further away than it perhaps is - I live about 1.5 hours south of Albany. So that makes Lake Placid maybe only 5.5 hours' drive? So now I'm kind of thinking of this.

My original estimate from Albany to LP was wrong. It's 2 hours. You could make it in 3 ahd a half.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: skategeek on June 13, 2017, 09:23:59 PM
My original estimate from Albany to LP was wrong. It's 2 hours. You could make it in 3 ahd a half.

For me, from northern NJ, Lake Placid is 4.5 hours (if you trust Google).  Detouring to the museum would make that 7 hours plus museum time (3.5 hrs NJ to museum, 3.5 hrs museum to Lake Placid).  I'm guessing that seeing the exhibit might take a couple of hours or so, so I think I can make this work.  More likely on the way home on Monday so I don't feel pressed for time.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: skategeek on June 24, 2017, 05:47:46 PM
Hey AgnesNitt, they've turned on the clocks on the hockey displays!  No need for a slap watch.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: AgnesNitt on June 24, 2017, 08:12:58 PM
Hey AgnesNitt, they've turned on the clocks on the hockey displays!  No need for a slap watch.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/qe3gu0bH7Shj2/giphy.gif)

ThankS!!!!  I'll update my post.

Did you have a good time?

Also, did they paint the dressing room or put a big fan in?
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: skategeek on June 24, 2017, 08:50:03 PM
I've got one more day to go... I've been pacing myself but I'm planning to go for broke tomorrow (8 or 9 classes).  It's been fun so far!

No idea about the locker room; I didn't pay close attention.  I'll try to look tomorrow.  I didn't bother with a locker because I have too much stuff I want to keep with me (snacks, phone, water, etc.) but I've been putting skates on in there just to hang out with other skaters.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: Pandora on August 11, 2017, 08:03:54 PM
Hi! :) Is anyone going to the August Camp? I will be there on Thurs, Fri and Sat. (Wish I could get more time off work.)
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: skategeek on August 12, 2017, 05:51:35 PM
Hi! :) Is anyone going to the August Camp? I will be there on Thurs, Fri and Sat. (Wish I could get more time off work.)

Probably not, because I have a bunch of other stuff going on that week now.   :(  Someone else from my rink may be going, though.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: AgnesNitt on August 12, 2017, 06:28:30 PM
Adult skate is the only thing going on next week at Lake Placid. I've been there before when we were scheduled to alternate the ice with synchro and kid skaters. Now it's just adults.

I don't know what that says about the longevity of the program--unless something like hockey is taking up one of the 3 rinks, it's going to be pretty empty. And what outside coaches will be there may depend on how many adults are there.

http://www.lakeplacidskating.com/programs/sum_cal.php

Oh, yeah testing is on the first day of camp.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: Pandora on August 13, 2017, 06:10:20 AM
Oh well, at least there will be lots of ice time for us adults.  :) Hope they keep the program going. I love going there!  :love:
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: AgnesNitt 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
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: Pandora 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:
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: Pandora on August 14, 2017, 03:57:05 PM
OMG!  :o OMG!  :o  OMG!  :o
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: AgnesNitt 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.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: dlbritton 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.
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: skategeek 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...
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: Jf12 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. 
Title: Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
Post by: Pandora 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!