Organization of the camp- COVID 19
We are pleased to inform you about our 16-th International summer skating camp 2020 in the Czech Republic.
The camp will be held in the city of Příbram.
15. 6. - 11. 7. 2020
Basic Information about the summer camp
- The camp is held in a sport complex with two indoor ice rinks, mirror dance hall, new dressing rooms and other background facilities for athletes.
- Different accommodation options with short walking distance to the ice rink.
- Nearby ice rink are located gym Oxy-gen with wide range of fitness and relaxation activities and Aquapark with indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
- Příbram is old mining town located in the central region (61 km from Prague) with 33 thousand inhabitants.
Our professional team can offer services in the following areas:
- BASIC SKATING, STEPS, SPINS AND JUMPING TECHNIQUE
- SKATING MUSIC
- SKATING COSTUMES
- OFF ICE PRACTICE (dancing, power training, gymnastics, stretching)
- SKATING FOR ADULTS
- PRIVATE LESSONS
- Sport background and facilities- ice rink, swimming pool and gym, which makes the training for skaters very convenient.
- A lot of interesting choreographies and a lot of original costumes made at the camp.
- Trips to the surroundings in your free time.
- New pond/lake center: 5 min. walk from the ice rink.
- Camp organization.
History of our summer skating camps
Let us briefly introduce the history of our skating camp.
My name is Alan Spiegl, I used to be a member of the Czech Republic figure skating representation team in pairs for many years. After finishing my career and after 6 years of skating in show Holiday on ice I decided to work as a coach in Sweden.
The first idea to organize an international summer skating camp came in 2004. The main reason was first of all to introduce the tradition and quality of the Czech figure skating to Scandinavian skaters and also to show the beauty and attractions of the Czech Republic.
The first skating camp took place in the south of the Czech Republic, in Rosice u Brna, 2004. This camp lasted only for one week and with 25 skaters who came from Sweden. In the next year we tried to be closer to Prague because of more comfartable traveling between airport and camp location. We managed to find a nice place in Nymburk located about 45 kms from Prague. The camp was running for two weeks with 62 skaters, again only skaters from Sweden attended it. In those years it wasn´t easy to find an ice rink running also in summer period which would meet our requirements:
- Quality sport background
- Quality accommodation facilities with enough capacity and with short distance to the ice rink
- Quality restaurant
In 2006-2007 the camp was organized in Slaný, it also lasted only two weeks with 68 skaters from Sweden and a great number of accompanying persons. For the first time there was a posibility of buying sport clothes from Sparow company and new competition dresses were made. Because of ever growing interest in our summer camp we started looking for a better place with a possiblity to accommodate more persons. Since 2008 we were in Rokycany, this place became very popular and favorite and we stayed there till 2014.
The camp in Rokycany was a breakthrough:
- Skaters from Norway, Denmark, Australia, Slovak Republic and Czech Republic attended it
- camp lasted for 4 weeks
- The number of the skaters reached 79, together 151 people including accompanying persons in one camp week
- Adult skating
- A lot of new costumes were made
- A lot of new choreographies for programs were made
After seven years of organizing the camp in Rokycany we felt the need to change the location again. Based on positive reviews and recommendation we decided to organize the camp in modern sports complex in the town of Česká Lípa in 2015. We constantly try to improve all the services providing in our camp and to meet demands and wishes of the camp participants. Satisfied skaters being ready for the season are of our primary importance. We also offer the posibility to take private lessons in order to improve individual elements or to improve the parts of choreography in new programs. The skaters prepare for the upcoming season under the leading of profesional coaches and the parents and friends can enjoy their free time according to their wishes and making various trips around the area, discovering the culture, history and nature of the Czech Republic.
Our camps always run in positive, funny and family atmosphere. Now skaters from all over the world are interested in our camps.
In 2018 there was the record number of participating countries: Sweden, Norway, Danmark, Finland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Hong-Kong, USA and Canada.
In 2019 first time in the city Příbram.