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Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of off-season camps and clinics held at your ice arena or facilities across the country.

Many arenas offer figure skating and hockey day camps and clinics for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Some bring in “big-name” professionals to teach and host seminars. Testing sessions may be available, allowing you to focus on advancing to the next level without the added pressures of the academic year.

Many figure skating camps feature fun themes, include both on-ice and off-ice training and stage end-of-camp performances for families.

Whether you’re looking for a fun way to spend all or part of your summer, or you want to concentrate on improving skating skills,  there’s probably a summer camp or clinic to meet your needs.

Here is a sampling of ISI-member rinks’/schools’ summer offerings:

City of St. Peters Rec-Plex

St. Peters, Mo.

Summer Learn to Skate, Rink Rat Hockey, and Elite Figure Skating Camps

June 3 – July 12

Whether you are a beginner wishing to learn the basics of skating, an avid hockey player looking for more ice and skill enhancement or an experienced figure skater wishing to gain that edge, the St. Peters Rec-Plex summer ice camps have something for you! These fun-filled ice camps incorporate on- and off-ice activities throughout the day.

More Information/Registration:

Contact: Mandy Whitacre, recreation supervisor-figure skating, at

Centene Community Ice Center

Maryland Heights, Mo.

Basic Skating Camp & Competitive Skating Camp

June 27-28, 2-4:30 p.m.

July 24-26, 9-11:30 a.m.

Basic camp is for skaters ages 4 through adult (Delta level and below).

Competitive skating camp is for ages 6 through adult (Freestyle 1 level and above.)

More Information/Registration:

Contact: Ashley Kawalec, learn to skate director and head coach, at

Girl Power Hockey Camps

Breezy Point, Minn. and Northfield, Minn.

June 9-14 (ages 8-12), Breezy Point, Minn.

July 14-19 (ages 12-16),  Northfield, Minn.

One great camp — two great locations. Camp curriculum will give players the tools to grow and develop skills, work ethic and determination. Players will work alongside guest celebrity coaches, who have the real-life experience to help them go to the next level.

More Information/Registration:

Contact: Barb Yackel at or 651-283-4467

Glide & Grace Adult Mini Camp

St. Olaf College

Northfield, Minn.

 June 27-28

Two-day exceptional ice experience for adults, with instruction by Kurt Browning and Alissa Czisny.

More Information/Registration:

Contact: Barb Yackel at or 651-283-4467

ICE at The Parks

Arlington, Texas

 Summer 2024 Figure Skating Clinics

Weekly clinics for Alpha through Freestyle 10 skating levels (ages 5 and up), plus Synchronized skating. Clinics provide instruction and focused training both on and off the ice. Excellent opportunity to improve current skating skills, learn skills from higher levels and increase confidence, endurance and speed.

 Low (Alpha-Delta), Medium (Freestyle 1-4), High (Freestyle 5-10).

 June 10-13,  High Clinic

June 17-20, Synchro Clinic (During the Stroking class, coaches will teach and refine performance steps. Off-ice classes will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Classroom is Thursday, after the final performance.)

June 24-27, Low & Medium Clinic

July 4, Holiday Week — No Camp

July 15-18, High Clinic

July 22-25, Low & Medium Clinic

 Weekly Clinics Schedule: 

Class: Stroking, Moves in the Field, Style, Posture & Positions (8:14-8:45 a.m.); Freestyle Practice Session (8:45-9:30 a.m.); Class (9:30-10 a.m.); Freestyle Practice Session (10-10:45 a.m.); ICE CUT (10:45-11 a.m.); Off-Ice (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 11-11:30 a.m.,); Classroom (Wednesday, 11-11:30 a.m.)

Friday Freestyle Sessions 6-7:30 a.m., 7:30-8:30a.m., 8:45-9:45 a.m., 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Pricing — Value of over $450 per week for only: $125 1st or one week; $99 2nd or more weeks — or 2nd family member

 More Information/Registration:

Contact: Skating directors Julie Stahl and Olivia Langston, 817-419-0095 or

Niles IceLand

Niles, Ill.

Kickoff the Summer Skating Workshop

Open to skaters who have passed the Gamma/Basic 6 levels through ISI Freestyle 9/Silver levels

 June 10

This full-day workshop features guest coaches Jackie Brenner and Diane Miller. Brenner is PSA Master-rated in three disciplines and is the 2000 PSA Developmental Coach of the Year. Miller, a U.S. and International skating coach, is PSA Master-rated and is the 2015 PSA “Pieter Kollen” Sports Science Coach of the Year.

More Information/Registration:

Contact: Skating director Amy Forbes at or 847-297-8010


Summer Blast Blade Camp

June 17-Aug. 9 (ages 6-13)

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday

This fun camp, with themed weeks, is for beginning through advanced skaters, who want to have fun with friends while at the rink. Skaters will not only skate but also go on field trips on Mondays and enjoy a pool day on Friday. Skaters will have an on-ice class and free on-ice time daily. More advanced skaters will have the option to participate in off-ice classes on camp days as well as add Freestyle practice sessions to their camp day. This will be the best of both worlds!

More Information/Registration:

Contact: Skating director Amy Forbes at or 847-297-8010


Aspire Training Camp

June 18-Aug. 8

For skaters who want to take their skating to the next level during the summer months. On- and off-ice classes include Ballet, Off-Ice Conditioning, Off-Ice Spins, Off-Ice Jumps, On-Ice Power Class, On-Ice Spin Class, On-Ice Jump Class, and Edge Class. Skaters also have Freestyle practice ice during their days. Each day concludes with a classroom segment and video review. Skaters who have passed the ISI Alpha/Basic 3 levels through ISI FS 9/Silver are encouraged to participate. Skaters are placed in level appropriate groups.

 More Information/Registration:

Contact: Skating director Amy Forbes at or 847-297-8010

Point of Perfection Skating Camp

St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.

June 23-28

Established in 2001, Point of Perfection Skating Camp and is one of the premier overnight summer camps in Minnesota. It is an amazing week of fun, skating and friendships. Learn from some of the sport’s best: Kurt Browning, Alissa Czisny, Tom Hickey, Steven Grant, Rodrigo Menendez, Sabrina Logren, Rosie Hanson and camp director Barb Yackel.

More Information/Registration:

Contacts: Barb Yackel at or 651-283-4467

Sprinker Recreation Center

Tacoma, Wash.

Summer Cool Camp (Ages 7-11)

Aug. 5-9

Cool off this summer at Summer Cool Camp and learn to skate in just one week! The camp includes skate rental, t-shirt, on-ice skill instruction, off-ice classes, intro to hockey, supervised practice times, broomball, on-ice games, and ice bumper cars! Campers meet at the Alder Room, where they will start with an off-ice warm up before getting ready for a fun on-ice experience.

Registration opens May 8.

More Information/Registration:

Contact: Janice Forbes at or 253-798-4045

Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center

San Francisco, Calif.

SkateBowl Camp (Ages 7-12)

June 10 – Aug. 16

SkateBowl Camp is a specialty day camp for children who have an interest in ice skating and/or bowling or just want to enjoy these activities. No previous experience in either sport is needed. Campers receive an introductory bowling lesson and daily level-specific ice skating instruction. They will have time each day to practice bowling and skating. In addition, there are many other fun camp activities including games, crafts, snacks, and on-premises field trips.

More Information/Registration:



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