US Figure Skating Stars Program – June 16th
Become a better athlete as you become a better skater– participate in S.T.A.R.S. (Standardized Testing of Athleticism to Recognize Skaters)!
S.T.A.R.S. is a new system of off-ice fitness assessment and development designed to support U.S. Figure Skating’s existing testing and competition progressions. Its development is based primarily on the need to promote robust, all-around fitness in young American skaters; to push and maintain the athletic ability curve ahead of the skills curve; to ensure that young figure skaters are physically prepared to handle the introduction of new, more complex and more demanding skating skills; and to reduce the potential for injury typically sustained during the training of these new skills. For more information see the STARS flyer here.
Paul Wylie – Technique, Artistry & Presentation – July 20th & 21st
A 2-day on and off-ice clinic led by 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist, World Professional Figure Skating Champion, US Figure Skating Hall of Famer and PSA Master Rated Coach, PAUL WYLIE.
Paul is known for his exquisite artistry, sharp and controlled footwork and proven jump and spin technique. This clinic will focus on helping skaters to improve their body positions, spin entries, edges, jump and spin technique and skating performance.
SKATING LEVEL: ALL LEVELS BASIC 6 to SENIOR FREESTYLE. Skaters will be grouped according to level. SIZE OF CLINIC AND LEVELS: In order for optimal time and attention to all skaters, the clinic will be capped at 60 YOUTH skaters and 25 ADULT skaters. SAMPLE CLINIC TOPICS: Competition Preparation and Warm Up Techniques, Off-Ice Jump Class, On-Ice Skills-Footwork, Edges and Edge Jumps, Spin Entries, Basic Positions, Centering and Speed, Toe Jumps, Combination Jumps, Flying Spins and Difficult Variations, Components and Choreography, Mental Preparedness, Passion & Presentation.