ATHLETE ACCELERATION SUMMIT


U.S. Figure Skating’s High Performance and Athlete Development Departments are excited to announce a brand new camp dedicated to helping athletes improve their performance, personality and poise on ice. For the first time, all four disciplines (singles, pairs, dance and synchronized skating) will be invited to participate in this two-day camp! In a competitive sport, it can be challenging to stand out from the rest.

The Athlete Acceleration Summit is designed to help skaters break away from the pack by bolstering their performance, fortify new techniques and generate effortless movements that ultimately encompass and engaging, passionate and memorable program. Faculty to include world and national coaches, instructors and officials.

Athletes will be divided into groups of approximately 16-20 athletes of similar level, age, and gender and move through group classes. All athletes will have the opportunity to work with the entire faculty; all instruction will be in group format.
Coaches are strongly encouraged to attend. There will be an entire coaches’ track, in addition to coaches having the opportunity to observe their own students and esteemed faculty in several classes.

Parents are also welcome to attend; there will be a separate Parents Information program for all parents attending.

This program is limited to a maximum of 200 athletes, in “Tiers”, based on their program component score at the 2018 Regional, Sectional and/or U.S. Championships, as well as team placement at the 2018 Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships. Please see the registration section for details.

Date: May 11-13, 2018
Location: Wesley Chapel, Florida

All athlete classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be held at the Florida Hospital Center Ice.

Arena
Florida Hospital Center Ice
3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Lodging
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Tampa-Wesley
2740 Cypress Ridge Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL
33544

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2775 Cypress Ridge Road
Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544

Qualifications

Registration will be in three tiers:
Tier 1: Athletes that competed in the 2018 Regional, Sectional and/or U.S. Championships, at the juvenile – novice levels, that earned a skating skills score of 3.5 (juvenile), 3.75 (intermediate), 4.0 (novice) at one of these three competitions, along with athletes that competed at the 2018 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Tier 1 athletes may register starting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Tier 2: Athletes that competed in the 2018 Sectional, and/or U.S. Championships, at the juvenile level or higher, that earned a skating skills score of 3.25 (juvenile), 3.50 (intermediate, 4.0 (novice) at one of these three competitions, along with athletes that competed at the juvenile level or higher at the 2018 Eastern, Midwestern or Pacific Coast Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships. Tier 2 athletes may register beginning on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.

Tier 3: Athletes that competed in the 2018 Regional Championships, at the juvenile level or higher, that earned a score of 3.0 (juvenile), 3.25 (intermediate, 3.75 (novice) for skating skills may register beginning on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.
All registrations are considered final. Refunds, minus $100 processing fee, will be allowed until April 8, due to documented injuries, medical conditions or family emergencies. There will be no refunds for no-shows the week of camp.

Read the Athlete Acceleration Summit Information Guide to learn more.

Click here to register.

ICEMEN TRACK
U.S. Figure Skating is pleased to announce an official “boys only” Icemen track, open to a maximum of 40 boys. The boys will be divided into two teams, by age and skating level. All athletes must also be current members of the Icemen Program. To register for Icemen, click here.

Scholarships are being offered in the amount of $425.00 each, to cover the full entry fee of the camp. To receive the scholarship, athletes much have competed in the 2018 Regional or Sectional Figure Skating Championships*, in the juvenile, intermediate, novice or junior men or U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships.

Read the Athlete Acceleration ICEMEN Track Information Guide to learn more.

Click here to register for the 2018 Athlete Acceleration Summit ICEMEN Track.


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