CORE Camp

CORE Camp 2020

*Due to COVID-19, early-bird registration for CORE Camp is now extended to Thursday, April 30 and regular registration is now Sunday, May 31. Full refunds will be available through Wednesday, July 1. Payment plans are also available – if you’re interested in a payment plan, please email info@americanicetheatre.org.

Intensive Summer Camp for Figure Skaters

Thursday-Sunday, July 23-26, 2020 | Greater Chicago area

For levels Freeskate 1 & above and ages 6 & higher.

Core Body. Core Self. Core Choreo. This summer artistic figure skating training camp from American Ice Theatre will help skaters develop the “Mind-Body-Movement Connection” with on- and off-ice classes and instruction from a faculty of nationally- and internationally-recognized coaches and choreographers.

  • 2020 Camp Dates: Thursday-Saturday, July 23-25, 2020 with specialty add-on half-day, “CORE Camp Cool Down,” on Sunday, July 26 from 8 AM – 12 PM only for skaters 12+ and Intermediate+
  • 2020 Camp Location: Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, about 45 minutes north of Chicago.

Camper Registration is now open and available. Deadline is Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Coaches Registration (12 PSA credits available for coaches!) will be available after June 20th. Coaches can register at any time; there is no deadline.

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AIT Faculty Coach, John Mucko © Kat Vitaro

CORE Camp Faculty

Directed by PSA Master-Rated and AIT-Certified choreographers, CORE Camp also features top-notch faculty, including nationally- and internationally-recognized coaches and choreographers.

CORE Camp 2020’s faculty list includes:

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CORE Camp Directors: Katie Luburich, Kate McSwain, & Garrett Kling

CORE Camp Curriculum & Schedule

Camp Schedule

The daily camp schedule runs from 8 am – 4 pm each day, with an option to extend your day by adding private on- or off-ice instruction with our nationally- and internationally-recognized coaches and choreographers.

Campers will be separated into 3-4 groups based on skating level and age. Each group will rotate through on- and off-ice classes including:

  • on-ice classes to develop skating skills, including stroking, power, turns and edges, footwork, contemporary skating tools, improvisation techniques, and choreography; plus
  • off-ice classes including hip hop, modern dance, ballet, yoga, mindfulness, and breath work.

CORE Camp “Cool Down” Add-On Half-Day Option for Sunday, July 26 from 8 AM  – 12 PM

  • This add-on option is only available to skaters ages 12+ and levels Intermediate and above.
  • We will continue additional mindfulness and movement techniques as a final morning for the CORE Campers to connect their minds and bodies, move through their improvisation, and skate deeper intention.
  • These “Cool Down” Campers will have the opportunity to express themselves in a profound way through specialized choreography and movement sessions.

All camp curriculum is taught in keeping with AIT’s Mission, Vision & Core Values.

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Yoga Class with Skaters

Camp Showcase

The final day of CORE camp (Saturday afternoon) will feature a skating showcase from 3:30-4:00 pm for skaters to perform a final artistic ensemble to demonstrate the concepts learned.

The showcase also offers a platform for emerging choreographers to display their work. The Quest for Creativity winner each year will be named the “Emerging Choreographer” at CORE Camp and they will have the opportunity to choreograph an ensemble piece on select CORE Camp skaters over the course of the 3 days at Camp. This piece will be performed on the final day in the Camp Showcase.

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© Kat Vitaro

CORE Camp Tuition & Fees

Full Camp Tuition & Daily Rate

The fees for this summer 2019 artistic figure skating training camp: 

  • For camp skaters:
    • Early bird registration: $300 by Thursday, April 30.
    • Regular registration: $350 by Sunday, May 31.
    • Late registration: $450 until July 1 or until all spots are filled.
    • Can’t attend the full camp? The CORE Camp daily rate is $175/day.
  • For coaches and choreographers:
    • Discounted tuition rate: $25/day for coaches and choreographers.
    • Free tuition for coaches who bring 4 or more skaters!
    • No deadline to register.

Tuition fees cover on- and off-ice class tuition only. Room and board are not included. During registration, you may opt to add lunch at the rink each day for a small additional fee through the Entryeeze registration’s “merchandise” tab, and/or to sign up for private instruction through the “practice ice” tab. 

Refund Policy

DUE TO COVID-19, FULL REFUNDS WILL BE FULLY AVAILABLE THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JULY 1st FOR ANYONE WHO REGISTERS PRIOR TO THE SUNDAY, MAY 31 DEADLINE. After July 1, no registration fee or private lesson refunds for any reason except a doctor’s note for injury or illness.

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AIT Co-Director, Garrett Kling

Optional Private Lessons at CORE Camp

During online camp registration, under “Practice Ice,” you may advance purchase two 30-minute private lessons for just $120. Note that:

  • Requests for the type of private lesson (i.e. skating skills, choreography, Moves In the Field, off-ice yoga, etc.) are available during registration.
  • Instructor requests are honored on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • After May 31, additional private lessons may be available for purchase at $120/hour.
  • Private lessons requested at the event (not purchased in advance) will only be scheduled as available, at $150/hr.

Do your online CORE camp registration and private lessons request(s) now:

Register Now

Travel & Accommodations for CORE Camp

Travel to CORE Camp

Nearby airports serving the area include:

  • Chicago O’Hare (ORD) – 45 minutes
  • Milwaukee (MKE) – 35 minutes
  • Chicago Midway (MDW) – 90 minutes

Camp is held at the RecPlex Ice Arena in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

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  • Camp Rink Address: 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie WI, 53158
  • Camp Rink Phone: 262-925-6754 (Office) | 262-925-6755 (Front Desk)

Hotel & Room Block for Campers

Need accommodations for camp? We have a block of rooms reserved at the Doubletree by Hilton Pleasant Prairie Kenosha, which is just a 5-minute drive to the rink.

  • The special group rate for CORE Camp is $149/night.
  • The group rate dates available for booking are from Wednesday, July 22 through Sunday, July 26.

Register Now for CORE Camp 2020

core-camp-logoSecure your spot at CORE Camp today! Use the EntryEeze website to complete your online registration.

Campers: Register Now

Coaches: Register Now (12 PSA credits available for coaches in attendance!)