2021 Get the Edge Summer Figure Skating Camp
About Our Camp
Whether you skate for fun or aspire to improve your skating skills for individual or team competitions, Get the Edge Summer Figure Skating Camp can help you reach your personal skating goals. Our staff of highly qualified coaches are trained in all disciplines of figure skating and are here to help you to improve your skills in a nurturing environment encouraging fun and safety while challenging skaters to take chances and try some new techniques. This camp is designed for skaters ages 7 to 14 who are comfortable on the ice skating forwards and backwards. We recommend skaters be at least Basic Skills Level II or beyond.
Program Fees and Discounts:
1st child: $335.00
Each additional sibling: $325.00
We understand that sometimes unforeseen events arise. If you cancel before July 31st, you will receive all but a $75 administrative fee back. There are no refunds after July 31st.
Skaters will be divided based on a combination of their age and their skating ability. At the onset of the first on-ice session, all skaters will be evaluated and placed into their age/skill-appropriate group. Depending on enrollment, we will strive to have three levels (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced). Within those three levels, we will have another subdivision of two or three groups so that all skaters can be both comfortable and challenged according to what they can handle and wish to learn. Skaters will be moved up or back upon request throughout the week as long as the instructors and the skater are comfortable with the level change.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, at this time (March 2021), all locker rooms are closed. We hope that this changes by August. If locker rooms are still shutdown, chairs are located every six feet around the perimeter of the building that are used for tying skates and leaving backpacks and personal items. Wissahickon Skating Club was newly renovated in 2019 and has one state of the art ice surface, a very large upstairs lounge for off-ice conditioning, dance and recreational activities, a heated lunchroom (closed during pandemic) and several heated spacious locker rooms (closed as of March 2021) and bathroom facilities. All skaters are welcome to use our rental skates for no additional fee for the entire week of the camp. Light daily snack and drink are provided.
What To Bring/How to Dress
- A yoga or pilates mat for off-ice stretch and dance
- Sneakers and comfortable clothing for skating and dance or exercise (NO FLIP FLOPS PLEASE!)
- A snack/lunch (if desired) and water bottle
- Layered clothing, light gloves, thin socks, light jacket.
Camp begins each day with 30-45 minutes of off-ice warm-up consisting of either a dance, stretch, or strength and conditioning class run by a dance or exercise professional. After the first off-ice session, groups will begin alternating between on and off-ice classes.
Our regular camp program runs Monday, 8/9 through Friday, 8/13 from 8:30 to 1:00 daily. Skaters will move from topic to topic throughout the day with their assigned group and group leaders. Off and on-ice supervision and help with skate lacing is provided although we encourage all skaters to try to tie their own skates due to social distancing. Please call 215-247-1759, ext. 28 for more information.