Speed Skating Summer Camp FAQ (2018)

Updated: March 12, 2018
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Important Summer Camp Registration Dates :

  • April 15, 2018: End of Early Bird Registration (HP) ** Unless the initial HP block sells out sooner. 
  • April 15, 2018, Refund* Deadline (HP & LTSS),
  • June 15, 2018, Balance Deposit Payment Deadline (HP & LTSS),
  • June 15, 2018, $680 summer camp fee takes effect on new registrations.

Q: Will the camp be offered in English and in French?

A: Yes. The Codiac summer camp will include bilingual coaches to accommodate skaters in both official languages.

Q: Is there a minimum time and age requirement to register in the Codiac summer camp High Performance (HP) program?

A: Yes. All Codiac Summer Camp HP candidates must have no more that 52 seconds on their 400m distance and be no less than 11 years old before June 30, 2018.

Q: What are the summer 2018 short track high performance speed skating camp dates? (Ages 11 and up)

A: The speed skating summer camp will be from July 23 to the 27th with a fully SSC sanctioned competition (one day) meet on July 28, 2018.

Q: What are the summer 2018 short track learn to speed skate camp dates? (Ages 6 to 11)

A: The Learn to Speed Skate (LTSS) summer camp will be from Monday, July 23 to Thursday July 26th (4 x Half days only).

Q: Where is the camp happening?

A: The ice time for this short track speed skating summer camp will be at the AJL Arena in Dieppe, NB. (Olympic Ice Surface)

Q: What is the minimum age for participation?

A: For the High-Performance program: The minimum age is 11 years old by June 30, 2018. Ages for the Learn to Speed Skate program is from 6 to 11 by June 30, 2018. All participants must be able to skate with long blades and be active 2017-2018 SSC speed skating club members.

Q: Is there an early bird registration date and fee for the High Performance program?

A: The regular camp fee before June 15, 2018 is $580 ($680 after June 15, 2018). If you pay in full now at registration before April 15, 2018 and in the initial block of available spots (There are 24 spots left in this initial block) , the fee will be $540.  After April 15, or if the initial block sells out, the full pre June 15, 2018 fee will be $580. At this point you will be required to either pay a $250 deposit at registration, and then pay the $330 balance before June 15, 2018 or full payment at registration. Deposits are nonrefundable after April 15, 2018. You will lose your deposit and your reserved spot should the balance owing of $330 not be paid in full before June 15, 2018. Only full payments ($680) will be accepted for the HP program after June 15, 2018. (LTSS Fee is $249 – No early bird option)

Q: Will a registered skater be automatically guaranteed a spot in the high-performance short track speed skating summer camp program?

A: Unfortunately, No. All registrations are considered to be applications. In the unlikely event that the skater does not qualify for the camp (i.e. wrong program, racing times too slow, elimination of a group), you will be contacted and receive a full refund. This is especially important when considering skater safety and race times. Registration/Applications are considered official after June 30, 2018.

Q: What is your cancelation policy?

A: Deposits are non-refundable however those who pay the full camp amount upon registration can qualify for a partial refund (i.e. full amount less the regular deposit amount) upon reception of a writing request via email sent to the camp administrator.  No refunds after five (5) business days of completing your online registration and your PayPal® payment has been received.  Any request cancelation/refund request will be considered on an individual basis by the Codiac Summer Camp director. Cancelations due to medical reasons must be accompanied by a doctor’s note stating the reason why the skater cannot attend the camp at the time of request.

If you have any other concerns or issues, please contact the Codiac Summer Camp Director: Click Here

Q: Do all performance camp candidates require race times to register in the summer camp program?

A: Yes. Those with no official race times need to provide adequate proof of racing ability sent in to us by their respective head club coach before June 15, 2018. The final approval remains at the discretion of the camp coaches.

Q: When and where do we Check-In for the camp?

A: Participants are encouraged to check-in Sunday, July 22, 2018 (6:30PM-8:00 PM) at the AJL Arena in Dieppe, NB. If Sunday is not possible, you will be allowed to check-in on Monday, July 23rd, 2018 (7:30AM – 9:00AM) also at the arena. > Check the camp schedule to avoid missing out on Monday morning (July 23) ice or dryland activities.

Q: What is the recommended attire for dryland activities?

A: For dryland activities, you are required to wear (or have): t-shirts, shorts, sneakers, sun hat, 30 SPF or higher sunscreen, water bottles.

Q: When will the camp schedule be available?

A: The official camp schedule should be available before June 30, 2018.

Q: Will there be other activities outside the camp schedule?

A: This camp is considered to be a High-Performance camp only. (i.e. Ice time and dryland only) with a focus on speed skating.

Q: Do skaters have to participate in the competition meet on Saturday July 28, 2018?

A: Yes. This will be an officially sanctioned SSC competition meet with divisions and all registered members are expected to participate. Racing should be over by 2pm.

Q: Where will dryland activities take place?

A: Dryland activities will be at various locations in Dieppe, Moncton or Riverview. Parents will be required to bring their skaters to and from these relatively close locations.

Q: Will there be billeting available for those requiring lodging?

A: We will do our best to help match skaters with hosting families. See registration form for details.

Q: Will there be special hotel rates available for families attending the camp?

A: The camp organizers are working towards providing discounted pricing for those who want to book hotel room(s) for the week. There will be updated information on this before April 30, 2018.

Q: Will there be lodging available at l’Univesité de Moncton campus?

A: The camp organizers are working towards providing potential options for those who want to stay at the university campus yet this is not confirmed. There will be updated information available by April 30, 2018.

Q: Will skaters be divided in groups based on age and/or ability?

A: Both times and age will be taken into account. Safety first. There will be four (4) high performance groups (up to 30 skaters per group) and one (1) Learn to Speed Skate group (Up to 40 skaters). At the discretion of the coaches, group adjustment may happen during the Camp to better accommodate skaters.

Q: Will there be half-day sessions for the High-Performance program?

A: No

Q: Can parents drop their skater(s) off at the arena and pick them up at the end of the daily sessions?

A: If a skater is under 12 years old and/or a skater cannot tie/untie their skates, or needs other assistance during the camp, parents/guardians or their designate(s) are required to remain at the camp to assist their skater(s). Coaches or camp personnel will not supervise unattended skaters. Also keep in mind that this is a high-performance camp and that there will be periods of the day for recuperation when there are no structured activities for the skaters. We expect all parents to take full responsibility for their child at all times.

Q: Will there be food available at the camp?

A: No, Skaters/parents are responsible for their own food and drinks during the camp.

Q: What safety equipment is required?

A: Required safety equipment is as per SSC RED BOOK. Identical to competition meets. No exceptions. Skaters with damaged or missing safety equipment will not be allowed on the ice.

Q: Can we purchase any safety equipment at Camp?

A: Yes, a “Louis Garneau” representative will be in attendance at the camp during the week. We cannot guarantee what will be available so please let us know what you seek in advance.

Q: Do I need to train for this camp.

A: This is a High-Performance Camp. It will be fun yet demanding. Physically fit skaters will have better stamina and no doubt enjoy greater benefits from the camp.

Q: Will you be offering a coach mentoring program?

A: Yes. This is a unique opportunity for any SSC Registered Speed Skating Coach to join as a “Support Coach” at a registration fee of $600 (or $200/day) to become part of the Mentored Coaches Program. This unique mentoring opportunity will in turn benefit all participating coaches and their respective clubs for years to come. The Nagano Skate Institute will coordinate pairing & schedule of Mentored/Apprentice Coaches. Participants to the “Support Coach” program must be registered by April 30, 2018. Space is limited.

Q: When will the Learn to Speed Skate summer camp registration application form open?

A: The LTSS Registration system slot due open before February 28, 2018

Q: Will there be any surprises at Camp?

A: LOL, maybe 🙂

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