Adult Summer Camp in Northern New Jersey (Floyd Hall Arena in Little Falls, NJ):
Floyd Hall is going to have an adult Summer "camp" again this year, scheduled for Wednesday evenings at 6-8:30 June 27th through August 8th, and will include:
6:00pm-6:30pm On-Ice Practice
6:30pm–7:30pm On-Ice Clinic
7:45pm–8:30pm Off-Ice Conditioning
Geared towards adult skaters who have progressed beyond basic skills and are at least on low-level freestyle, pairs, dance, moves tests & up.
This camp is always a lot of fun! I used to come from VA to NJ last year for it
We will have the use of full ice sheet for the on-ice class. What is the class like? I would describe it as a combination of artistic body movement & edge-work. Your balance on the blade/blade usage will get challenged and will improve through exercises Igor gives that use a lot of upper body/arms movements - stretch all the way up, crouch down, all the while your feet go through combinations of edges/crossovers/two-footed twizzles and yes, even swizzles (taken beyond your LTS swizzles!). No stiffness of MITF work here! As someone who tends to be very technical in my skating and does not easily "let go", I find pure delight in Igor's on-ice class - it makes me discover the freedom and artistry in skating.
Off-ice class kicks the tush. Sometimes we end up having a ballet class, but most often it is a conditioning class with a lot of emphasis on core strength and a good dose of stretching. We frequently end up in a fit of laughter when all of us (at times including Igor) fall out of yet another pilates/yoga-type exercise when the under-conditioned muscles give up
Of course, one of the most fun things about this camp is that it is specifically for adults (mature teens who do not think adults have 3-heads are welcome, too).Application here
As a participant from the first year it was offered, I will gladly answer questions about the camp.