Summer Skating Schools

Miami University offers summer skating programs that provide a rigorous training program for both Freestyle and Synchronized skaters wishing to continue training through the summer months. Skating School campers will receive both on-ice and off-ice instruction, individual locker space, 3 meals daily at a Miami University dining facility, air-conditioned dorm room and 24-hour supervision.

Classes

Elite Synchronized Skating Experience

TBD

Figure Skating School

TBD

Synchronized Skating School

TBD

Dates: TBD

Take a week-long look into the life of a Miami University Varsity Synchronized Skater. Each clinic is a part of the training program that Miami skating student-athletes participate in on a regular basis.

Skater Requirements (at time of registration)

  • Passed Novice MIF
  • Must be a high school student in Fall 2021 or a 2021 high school graduate
  • Active USFS or Skate Canada member. International applicants should contact SynchroSkatingSchool@MiamiOH.edu for details.
  • Applicants who have attended classes at a Miami University campus are not eligible.

Programming

  • Synchro Element Workshops
  • Individual Skating Skill Workshops
  • Choreography & Music Interpretation
  • Off-Ice Conditioning (Strength, Yoga, etc.)
  • Off-Ice Performance & Dance Workshop
  • Classroom Sessions (Academic Coordination, Nutrition, Sports Psychology, etc.)

Group / Team Assignments

Participants are assigned to a group or team for the purposes of their daily schedule. All campers will have a chance to interact during the evening activities and other free time. Group/Team assignments are at the discretion of the camp director.

Camp Fees

Overnight Camper Fee | $ TBD

There is no day camper option for the Elite Synchro Experience.

Overnight Camper Fees include all programming plus room, board, and 24-hour supervision beginning at check-in and ending after the exhibition on the final day of camp.

Roommate requests can be made for each week of camp. Final room assignments are determined at the discretion of the camp director. All rooming assignments are based on double occupancy as provided by the University. Triple roommate request are not accepted.

Dates: TBD

The Figure Skating School is designed to further develop individual skating skills and techniques, to improve performance and to help build confidence through on-ice and off-ice training.

Skater Requirements (as of June 1, 2021)

  • Must be 7 years or older
  • USFS Freeskate 1, ISI Freestyle 1 or USFS Excel Beginner/Pre-Pre MIF 

Programming

  • 3 hours daily on-ice 
    • 2 Freestyle Sessions
    • 2 Skating Foundation Group Classes 
  • 1 daily off-ice Dance Class
    • Hip hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical
  • 2 daily off-ice classes
    • Jump technique, Flexibility, stretching, program walk through
  • Classroom Sessions on Mental Training, Nutrition, and Competition Prep

Camp Fees

Overnight Camper Fee | $ TBD

Day Camper Fee | $ TBD

Overnight Camper Fees include all programming plus room, board, and 24-hour supervision beginning at check-in and ending after the exhibition on the final day of camp.

Extra Camp Details

All campers are divided into groups based on 1) Moves in the Field Tests 2) Jumps Landed 3) Age. It is imperative that all campers complete these required fields during the registration process to ensure we are placing all campers in the correct groups. Groups with campers working on double jumps and Novice and above MIF test patterns will have fewer campers in each group to allow for adequate space on the ice and safety for all skaters during patterns and private lessons.

Roommate requests are also part of the registration process. Campers must request each other in order to be placed with each other. If campers do not match on the defining attributes for group placement, they may not be assigned together. Each group follows a detailed schedule and therefore, we prefer all roommates to be in same groups.

All final room assignments are determined at the discretion of the camp director. All rooming assignments are based on double occupancy as provided by the University. Triple roommate request are not accepted, but may need to occur due to university needs and cannot be requested by campers.

Day Camper Fees include all programming and supervision throughout the day. Also includes lunch at a university dining facility during full camp days only.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are led by a team of highly qualified coaches. Lessons are available in all disciplines, including freestyle, ice dance, moves in the field and choreography during freestyle sessions. Private lesson costs are separate from the 'Camper Fee'. Information will be provided via email mid-April and must be returned by stated deadlines.

Guest Coaches

Kelley Morris Adair

Donny Adair

Deb Miller

Jesse Mills Kincade

And more

Dates: TBD

The country's first Varsity Synchronized Skating Program offers a camp to develop individual skating and team skills. Participants are led through a vigorous week of on-ice and off-ice activities. Emphasis is placed on skating skill, technique and development of synchronized elements. Each team will learn a ‘short’ program.

Skater Requirements (at time of registration)

  • Must be 8 years or older
  • Passed ISI FS 1, USFS Pre-Preliminary FS/MIF
  • Active USFS or ISI member
  • Synchronized skating experience is helpful, but not required

Programming

  • On-Ice Skating Skills & Synchro Workshops
  • On-Ice Choreography of "short" program
  • Off-Ice Choreography of "short" program
  • Off-Ice Conditioning (Yoga, Cardio, etc.)
  • Classroom Sessions (Nutrition, Sports Psychology, etc.)

Group / Team Assignments

Participants are assigned to a group or team for the purposes of their daily schedule. All campers will have a chance to interact during the evening activities and other free time. Group/Team assignments are at the discretion of the camp director.

Camp Fees

Overnight Camper Fee | $ TBD

There is no day camper option for the Synchronized Skating school

Overnight Camper Fees include all programming plus room, board, and 24-hour supervision beginning at check-in and ending after the exhibition on the final day of camp.

Roommate requests can be made for each week of camp. Final room assignments are determined at the discretion of the camp director. All rooming assignments are based on double occupancy as provided by the University. Triple roommate request are not accepted.

Elite Synchro Experience

Dates: TBD

Take a week-long look into the life of a Miami University Varsity Synchronized Skater. Each clinic is a part of the training program that Miami skating student-athletes participate in on a regular basis.

Skater Requirements (at time of registration)

  • Passed Novice MIF
  • Must be a high school student in Fall 2021 or a 2021 high school graduate
  • Active USFS or Skate Canada member. International applicants should contact SynchroSkatingSchool@MiamiOH.edu for details.
  • Applicants who have attended classes at a Miami University campus are not eligible.

Programming

  • Synchro Element Workshops
  • Individual Skating Skill Workshops
  • Choreography & Music Interpretation
  • Off-Ice Conditioning (Strength, Yoga, etc.)
  • Off-Ice Performance & Dance Workshop
  • Classroom Sessions (Academic Coordination, Nutrition, Sports Psychology, etc.)

Group / Team Assignments

Participants are assigned to a group or team for the purposes of their daily schedule. All campers will have a chance to interact during the evening activities and other free time. Group/Team assignments are at the discretion of the camp director.

Camp Fees

Overnight Camper Fee | $ TBD

There is no day camper option for the Elite Synchro Experience.

Overnight Camper Fees include all programming plus room, board, and 24-hour supervision beginning at check-in and ending after the exhibition on the final day of camp.

Roommate requests can be made for each week of camp. Final room assignments are determined at the discretion of the camp director. All rooming assignments are based on double occupancy as provided by the University. Triple roommate request are not accepted.

Figure Skating 1&2

Dates: TBD

The Figure Skating School is designed to further develop individual skating skills and techniques, to improve performance and to help build confidence through on-ice and off-ice training.

Skater Requirements (as of June 1, 2021)

  • Must be 7 years or older
  • USFS Freeskate 1, ISI Freestyle 1 or USFS Excel Beginner/Pre-Pre MIF 

Programming

  • 3 hours daily on-ice 
    • 2 Freestyle Sessions
    • 2 Skating Foundation Group Classes 
  • 1 daily off-ice Dance Class
    • Hip hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical
  • 2 daily off-ice classes
    • Jump technique, Flexibility, stretching, program walk through
  • Classroom Sessions on Mental Training, Nutrition, and Competition Prep

Camp Fees

Overnight Camper Fee | $ TBD

Day Camper Fee | $ TBD

Overnight Camper Fees include all programming plus room, board, and 24-hour supervision beginning at check-in and ending after the exhibition on the final day of camp.

Extra Camp Details

All campers are divided into groups based on 1) Moves in the Field Tests 2) Jumps Landed 3) Age. It is imperative that all campers complete these required fields during the registration process to ensure we are placing all campers in the correct groups. Groups with campers working on double jumps and Novice and above MIF test patterns will have fewer campers in each group to allow for adequate space on the ice and safety for all skaters during patterns and private lessons.

Roommate requests are also part of the registration process. Campers must request each other in order to be placed with each other. If campers do not match on the defining attributes for group placement, they may not be assigned together. Each group follows a detailed schedule and therefore, we prefer all roommates to be in same groups.

All final room assignments are determined at the discretion of the camp director. All rooming assignments are based on double occupancy as provided by the University. Triple roommate request are not accepted, but may need to occur due to university needs and cannot be requested by campers.

Day Camper Fees include all programming and supervision throughout the day. Also includes lunch at a university dining facility during full camp days only.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are led by a team of highly qualified coaches. Lessons are available in all disciplines, including freestyle, ice dance, moves in the field and choreography during freestyle sessions. Private lesson costs are separate from the 'Camper Fee'. Information will be provided via email mid-April and must be returned by stated deadlines.

Guest Coaches

Kelley Morris Adair

Donny Adair

Deb Miller

Jesse Mills Kincade

And more

Synchronized Skating School

Dates: TBD

The country's first Varsity Synchronized Skating Program offers a camp to develop individual skating and team skills. Participants are led through a vigorous week of on-ice and off-ice activities. Emphasis is placed on skating skill, technique and development of synchronized elements. Each team will learn a ‘short’ program.

Skater Requirements (at time of registration)

  • Must be 8 years or older
  • Passed ISI FS 1, USFS Pre-Preliminary FS/MIF
  • Active USFS or ISI member
  • Synchronized skating experience is helpful, but not required

Programming

  • On-Ice Skating Skills & Synchro Workshops
  • On-Ice Choreography of "short" program
  • Off-Ice Choreography of "short" program
  • Off-Ice Conditioning (Yoga, Cardio, etc.)
  • Classroom Sessions (Nutrition, Sports Psychology, etc.)

Group / Team Assignments

Participants are assigned to a group or team for the purposes of their daily schedule. All campers will have a chance to interact during the evening activities and other free time. Group/Team assignments are at the discretion of the camp director.

Camp Fees

Overnight Camper Fee | $ TBD

There is no day camper option for the Synchronized Skating school

Overnight Camper Fees include all programming plus room, board, and 24-hour supervision beginning at check-in and ending after the exhibition on the final day of camp.

Roommate requests can be made for each week of camp. Final room assignments are determined at the discretion of the camp director. All rooming assignments are based on double occupancy as provided by the University. Triple roommate request are not accepted.

Refund Policy: There is a $200 non-refundable deposit for each week of camp with balance due by May 31, 2021. Full refunds (minus non-refundable fees) may be granted for a medical or summer school reason and the following requirements are met: (1) Medical Refund—Request is made in writing to the Skating School Director prior to the start of camp and a written statement from a doctor is presented; (2) Summer School—Request is made in writing to the Skating School Director prior to June 15, 2021 and a written statement from the school Principal is presented. Refunds of only the unused portion of room and board may be given for any other withdrawal from camp with written request to the Skating School Director prior to the start of camp or upon leaving early from camp due to medical or disciplinary reasons.