Summer Skating School

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The Experience

Figure Skating School | Week 1: July 17-22 & Week 2: July 31-August 5, 2016

Final Information Packet

Skaters will be led through a week of vigorous training aimed at improving their overall skating quality and free skating elements.

Skaters must:

  • be 7 years or older by June 1, 2016
  • have passed ISI FS 1, USFS Basic Skills Free Skate 1, or USFS Pre-Preliminary Freestyle
  • be an active USFS or ISI member


  • 14 freestyle sessions per week
  • 5 On-Ice Skating Development Classes
  • Off-Ice Activities including yoga/Pilates and rock climbing
  • Classroom Sessions: off-ice jump technique and video replay

Private Lessons (please return by June 25 to Goggin Ice Center)
*All checks must be made payable to Miami University in order to be processed*
Check-In Documents (do not mail, bring to check-in)
General Information
Special Accommodations Forms (must be returned by June 1)


Elite Synchronized Skating Experience | July 10-15, 2016

**Elite camp is now FULL** Please e-mail to be placed on the waiting list.

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 student-athletes participate in on a regular basis. Skaters participate in Workshops, Conditioning, and Classroom sessions (Academic Coordination, Nutrition, etc.).

Skaters must:

  • have passed their Novice Field Moves by May 1, 2016
  • be a high school student in Fall 2016 or a high school graduate*
  • be an active USFS or CFSA member
*Applicants who have attended classes at a Miami University campus are not eligible.


  • Synchro Element Workshops
  • Individual Skating Skills Workshops
  • Choreography & Music Interpretation
  • Off Ice Conditioning
  • Off Ice Performance & Dance Workshop
  • Classroom Sessions
  • Air conditioned university dorm room shared with roommate
  • 24-hour supervision

Check-In Documents
Fun Days
Special Accommodations Forms

Synchronized Skating School | July 24-29, 2016

**Synchro camp is now FULL** Please e-mail to be placed on the waiting list.

The country's first Varsity Synchronized Skating Program is offering a week long program designed to develop individual skating and team skills. Participants will be led through a vigorous week of on and off-ice activities including Skating Skill & Synchro Workshops, Classroom Sessions, off-ice conditioning, and choreographing a "short" program to be exhibited at the end of the week.

Skaters must:

  • be 7 years or older by June 1, 2016
  • have passed ISI FS 1, USFS Basic Skills Free Skate 1, or USFS Pre-Preliminary Freestyle
  • be an active USFS or ISI member
  • Synchronized skating experience is helpful, but not required


  • On Ice Skating Skills & Synchro Workshops
  • On Ice Choreography of "short" program
  • Choreography & Music Interpretation
  • Off Ice Conditioning
  • Classroom Sessions

Check-In Documents
Final Information Packet
Fun Days
DVD Order Form
16 Special Accommodations Forms

ISI & USFS Testing

ISI Testing
ISI testing is available throughout each week of Figure Skating School. Applications will be available in early April and will be due July 15.

USFS Test Session | July 22, 2016
This test session is open to any USFS member in good standing with the permission of their home club. Scheduling preferences will be given to testers departing Figure Skating School that day. Applications, test fees, and permission letters from non-home club members are due July 15.

Our Staff

Camp Directors

Jeannie Clay
Skating Director for the Goggin Ice Center and Figure Skating School Director

Carla DeGirolamo
Head Coach of Miami University varsity Synchronized Skating Teams and Synchronized Skating School & Elite Synchronized Skating Experience Director

On Ice Training Staff
The Figure Skating School Staff will include Goggin Ice Center's Assistant Skating Director Cassandra MacDonald, members of the Goggin Ice Skating Staff, and alumni of Miami University. These qualified coaches will provide group and private instruction throughout skating school. Forms for booking private lessons with our on-ice staff will be mailed out in early April.

The Elite Synchronized Skating Experience and Synchronized Skating School will include Miami University Varsity Synchronized Skating assistant coaches, Lee Ann Shoker and Katie Bowling, the Goggin Ice Center Skating Staff, alumnae of the Miami Varsity Synchronized Skating Team and various guest instructors who regularly work with the Varsity Synchronized Skating Teams.

Off Ice Training Staff
All conditioning classes are instructed by certified instructors from the Miami Recreation Center Staff in nearby facilities. Classroom instruction is also provided by a qualified instructor in the topic being covered. During Elite Week, participants will have a chance to work with the experts that the Varsity Synchronzied Skating Team uses throughout the year!

Supervisory Staff
Skaters are supervised throughout all activities and lead through their daily schedule by a member of our supervisory staff made up of Miami students or other adult staff.

Our Facility

The Goggin Ice Center is truly a state of the art building with two full size ice surfaces, one with arena seating, multiple locker rooms, and a spacious lobby. All residence halls have air conditioned rooms, dorm refrigerators in each room, Wi-Fi and laundy facilities are available. Off-ice conditioning classes are conducted at the University Rec Center and are led by their certified fitness instructors. The ice center, residence hall and dining facilities are all within a short walking distance of each other.

Students will skate in the *state-of-the-art* Goggin Ice Center.

Camp students will stay at a Miami Residence Hall, conveniently located within a 3 minute walk from the New Goggin Ice Center.

Students will enjoy the freshly prepared meals offered every day at Scott Dining Hall. Students also have the opportunity to purchase goodies at the snack bar.

Oxford, Ohio

Oxford, Ohio with a population of 8,500, is the home of Miami University. Founded in 1809, Miami is a state institution that highly resembles an Ivy League school in academic quality and overall atmosphere. Oxford and Miami provide the very best environment to attract skaters. Once you visit Oxford, you will never want to leave!

Miami University

Miami is known for its excellence in undergraduate education. Established in 1809, Miami has seen NFL football players, poets and presidents of the United States walk across its campus. Miami offers over 120 areas of study for bachelor's degree programs, and more than 50 master's degree programs in addition to its many study abroad programs.

Miami Skating

Miami University is proud to have one of the largest collegiate skating programs in the country. Miami is home to the premier varsity synchronized skating program in the country, as well as successful club synchronized and intercollegiate skating teams.

Getting To & Staying On Campus

Miami is easily accesible from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and Dayton airports. Both are approximately one hour from campus, and private transportation may be booked through Oxford Limousine. Click here to visit their website for more information. If you are driving to campus, visit the Directions page on the Goggin Ice Center website.

Hotel accomodations are avialable on campus at the Marcum Hotel and Conference Center or at a variety of off campus hotels. Skaters traveling on their own and arriving or departing via car service are asked to complete the Special Travel Needs Form by June 1.


Overnight Campers will stay in an air conditioned university dorm, receive a locker room area to store skating equipment, 3 meals daily from a university dining hall (beginning with dinner Sunday and ending with breakfast Friday) and have exceptional 24 hour supervision. Tuition includes all On-Ice and Off-Ice programming, room, board, all staff and facility charges.* Skaters staying for more than one consecutive week as an overnight camper may sign up for "Optional Weekends" for an additional fee.

Day Campers choose to commute to camp each day versus staying on campus. Day Campers will receive a locker room area to store skating equipment, daily meals (Monday-Thursday) from a university dining hall to include lunch and dinner during figure skating school and lunch only during synchronized skating school and have exceptional supervision throughout the day. Includes all On-Ice and Off-Ice Programming, specified meal, and all staff and facility charges.*

*Private lessons are available and encouraged during Figure Skating School and are an additional cost. Information about booking your private lessons will be available in early April.

Figure Skating School
Overnight Camper Tuition: $785
Day Camper Tuition: $600
Camp Highlights: Check in is each Sunday at 11:30am in the Goggin Ice Center. The weekly exhibition will begin each Friday at 11:30am and check out will follow at 12:00pm.

Elite Synchronized Skating Experience
Overnight Camper Tuition: $1,010
*There is no day camper option for Elite week.

Camp Highlights: Check in is Sunday, July 10 at 3pm in the Goggin Ice Center. All family is welcome to join the campus tours preceding the exhibition of all skaters on Friday, July 15 at 9am. The exhibition will begin at 11:30am and check out will immediately follow at 12:30pm.

Synchronized Skating School
Overnight Camper Tuition: $810
Day Camper Tuition: $510
Camp Highlights: Check in is Sunday, July 26 at 1pm in the Goggin Ice Center. The exhibition will begin Friday, July 31 at 11:30am and check out will follow at 12:30pm.

Optional Weekend Fee $150
For overnight campers attending consecutive weeks of Skating School. The fee includes: housing, meals, and supervision. Organized group activities, on and off campus, will be planned at an additional cost.

Roommate Requests
One roommate request may be made per week of skating school. Requests cannot be guaranteed. Skaters without any requests will be placed with one other skater based on camp grouping, age, and availability. Room assignments are double occupancy ONLY.

Group Placements
Participants will be placed in groups during camp based upon age, test levels, synchronized skating experience (if applicable), and camp enrollment. Any test levels passed after registration will not impact group placement. These assignments are at the Camp Directors discretion.

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