Speed Skating Summer Camp FAQ (2019)

Updated: February 7, 2019
All items on this page or this website are subject to change without notice.

Important Summer Camp Registration Dates :

  • Feb 1, 2019, Pre-Registration Opens for Past summer camp members,
  • Feb. 5, 2019, Open Registration for everyone,
  • March 31, 2019, $580 summer camp fee takes effect on new registrations.
  • There are 52 HP spots currently available.
  • May 31, 2019, Balance Deposit Payment Deadline (HP & LTSS),

Q: What are the summer 2019 short track High Performance (HP) speed skating camp dates? (Ages 11 and up)

A: The speed skating summer camp will be from July 22 to the 26th, 2019 (5 days).

Q: What are the Learn to Speed Skate (LTSS) summer camp dates? (Ages 6 to 11)

A: The Learn to Speed Skate (LTSS) summer camp will be from Monday, July 22 to Thursday July 25th (4 x Half days only).

Q: How many High Performance (HP) and Learn to Speed Skate (LTSS) summer camp spots will be available in 2019?

A: There will be 90 HP and 40 LTSS spots in 2019. A waiting list will be created should all spots become full.

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, 2019.

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 this summer speed skating camp participation?

A: High-Performance program: The minimum age is 11 years old by June 30, 2019. Ages for the Learn to Speed Skate program is from 6 to 11 by June 30, 2019. All participants must be able to skate with long blades and be an active 2018-2019 SSC speed skating club members (or) an active member of an ISU recognized speed skating club.

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

A: Yes, The current summer camp fee for full payment at registration is $540 and ends March 31, 2019 ($580 after March 31, 2019). (There are 52 spots left .)

  • No refunds after five (5) business days from registration date.

Q: When is the HP $330 balance due for the High Performance program?

May 31 – HP Program Balance Owing Deadline:
The balance owing of $330, for those who paid the $250 deposit before March 31, must be paid in full before May 31, 2019. You will lose your deposit and reserved summer camp spot should the balance owing not be paid in full prior to May 31, 2019. Only full payments of $580 will be accepted for the HP program after May 31, 2019. 

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, 2019.

Q: What is your cancelation / refund policy?

A: Payments are non-refundable five (5) business days after registration. However, those who pay the full camp amount upon registration can qualify for a partial refund (i.e. full amount less the regular $250 deposit amount for HP or $100 for LTSS) upon reception of a writing request via email sent to the camp administrator.  There are No deposit 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 or accidental reasons prior to May 31, 2019 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: What is your refund policy for Medical or Accidental reasons?

A: No partial or full refunds due to medical or accidental related reasons will be authorized after May 31, 3019 unless there is a registration waiting list and that an alternate skater registers to replace the vacant spot.  Any request for cancelation/refund received prior to May 31, 2019 , will be considered on an individual basis by the Codiac Summer Camp director. Cancelations due to medical reasons prior to May 31, 2019 must be accompanied by a doctor’s note stating the medical reason why the skater cannot attend the camp at the time of request at which point a partial refund (i.e. full amount paid less the regular $250 for HP or $100 for LTSS deposit amount) will be issued. When applicable, the deposits component of a full registration payment (i.e. $250 of HP or $100 of LTSS component of your full payment) is non-refundable five (5) business days after registration. Some with additional health/medical insurance coverage might qualify for a partial or full summer camp refund due to medical/accidental reasons.

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 must provide adequate proof of racing ability sent to us by their respective head club coach before June 15, 2019. 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 21, 2019 (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 22, 2019 (7:30AM – 9:00AM) also at the arena. > Check the 2019 camp schedule to avoid missing out on Monday morning (July 22) 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, 2019.

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: Is there a 6th summer camp day for a competition meet on in 2019?

A: No. This is a very demanding five day summer camp that ends Friday afternoon July 26, 2019.

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? (Updated)

A: We are uncertain at this time.  The camp organizers are working very hard to find local families willing to host skaters for that week.  We will do our best to help match skaters with a host family yet there are no guarantees that a match will be successful. If you have requested billeting in your original registration and no longer require to be matched with a host family please let us know immediately. (Click Here)

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. If available, there will be updated information on this before June 15, 2019 yet we encourage that you make your own accommodation arrangements.

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

A: Unknown. We recommend you contact the university directly.

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 three (3) 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. There will be a list of skater groups posted online.

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? (Updated)

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

  • The Arena canteen is NOT expected to be open for business.
  • There are no restaurants in proximity to the AJL arena.
  • There are a few vending machines at the arena offering cold drinks (i.e. water, sports drinks, etc…) yet these might not always be functional.

Q: Is there a convenience store near AJL Arena?

A: Yes. There is a small convenience store at about 6 minutes walk from the arena on Amirault Street called “Amirault Variety” at 970 Amirault St, Dieppe, NB E1A 1C9.  – When walking out from the arena, head right walking towards the church on Melanson road then right again on Amirault Street. The convenience store will be on the right.

Safety: Amireault Street is a main automobile artery and can see high traffic at certain times of the day. Skaters must obey all pedestrian laws, follow pathways and use crosswalks to stay safe at all times.



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. Blade rocker and bending service will also be offered.

Q: Do I need to train for this camp.

A: YES!!!! 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 fee of $264. 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 May 31, 2019. Space is limited.


Q: Will there be any surprises at Camp?

A: maybe 🙂

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