Warmly welcome

We would like to warmly invite you to our Figure skating summer camps 2022 in Suolathi, in Central Finland. For the athletes, we are offering different practice packages for the different levels.

We have following groups:

  1. Junior / Senior (minimum 2 A & 1-2 triple jumps)
  2. Intermediate novice / Advanced novice until 15 years (minimum all double jumps and working on 2 A & triple jumps)
  3. Junior B / Senior B (double jumps & working on 2 A & triple jumps)
  4. Basic Novice / Novice B (double Jumps & working on 2 A & triple jumps)
  5. Chicks /Novice C / Junior C (single jumps, axel and practicing /or including double jumps)
  6. Beginners until age of 10 years (only single jumps and/or including single axel and practicing double jumps)

Practice

Duration & amount of the practice per week

Group 1 – 5:

  • Technique on ice, includes steps and spins (10 x 50 min.)
  • Skating Skills / Expression (5 x 50 min.)
  • Dancing / ballet / dance workout (4 x 50 min.)
  • Athletics (5 x 50 min.)
  • Body recovery / Stretching / Yoga (4 x 50 min.)

Group 6:

  • Technique on ice, includes steps and spins (11 x 50 min.)
  • Dancing / ballet / dance workout (4 x 50 min.)
  • Athletics (5 x 50 min.)

The size of the groups for technique training on ice, will be max. 6 athletes per coach. The minimum size of each group is 4. If there are fewer than 4 entries, we can not offer that group for that week(s).

Prices per group per athlete:

Without accomodation and food

Group 1 -5:

  • 1 Week: 500,00 €

Group 6:

  • 1 Week: 350,00 €

With accomodation and just breakfast:

Group 1-5:

  • 1 Week: single bed room 830,00 € (Sunday-Saturday accomodation and breakfast Monday-Saturday)
  • 1 Week: double bed room 680,00 € (Sunday-Saturday accomodation and breakfast Monday-Saturday)
  • 1 Week: triple bed room 650,00 € (Sunday-Saturday accomodation and breakfast Monday-Saturday)

Group 6:

  • 1 Week: double bed room 530,00 € (Sunday-Saturday accomodation and breakfast Monday-Saturday)
  • 1 Week: triple bed room 500,00 € (Sunday-Saturday accomodation and breakfast Monday-Saturday)

With accomodation and full board:

Group 1-5:

  • 1 Week: single room 940,00 € (Sunday-Saturday accomodation and full board Monday-Saturday)
  • 1 Week: double room 790,00 € (Sunday-Saturday accomodation and full board Monday-Saturday)
  • 1 Week: triple room 760,00 € (Sunday-Saturday accomodation and full board Monday-Saturday)

Group 6:

  • 1 Week: double room 640,00 € (Sunday-Saturday accomodation and full board Monday-Saturday)
  • 1 Week: triple room 610,00 € (Sunday-Saturday accomodation and full board Monday-Saturday)

In addition, we are offering following:

Extra offers:

  • Extra Ice/Patch / per day (just possible with a coach) + extra Coaching / Choreography costs (50 min./ 10,00 €)
  • Private Coaching on ice and off-ice (You can book this during the camp) (50 min./The price depends on the coach (50,00€ – 80,00€) excl. 10,00 € for the extra ice).
  • Extra Off-Ice at the group (Stretching, Body recover etc.) (50 min./ 10,00 €)

Choreography is possible with Elina Ikonen

Important information

Accomondation and catering

July is really busy holiday time in Middle Finland and we recommend to book your accomodation as soon as possible. We are offering the possibility to book accomodation at Villa, which is located next to the lake and just few hundred meters from the ice rink. The walking distance is about 5 min to the ice rink. It is possible to book rooms for 1-3 persons. Animals are allowed. The Vila offers hostel level accommodation and has a beach Sauna (next to the lake and own beach) on the property, which can be used during your stay.

All rooms have a own bathroom.

The accomodation can be booked with or without full board through our catering service.

We offer accomodation (breakfast incl.) next to the lake with 5 min. walking distance to the rink.

  • single room cost 55 € per person
  • double room cost 30 € per person
  • triple room cost 25 € per person (just few available and reservated for families)

For all skaters we will also offer the possibility to book lunch and dinner which will be served in the ice rink. Lunch package for whole week Monday-Saturday will cost 60 €. Dinner package for whole week Monday-Friday will cost 50 €.

Insurance

All athletes must purchase health insurance (in the case you get injured or ill) for the camp. In addition, we recommend acquiring travel insurance as well. Please contact your own insurance companies.

Responsibility

The organizer is not held liable for you or your health on or off the ice. All skaters who are under the age of 18 years should travel with a parent or guardian. For emergency cases, we have a doctor, MD-PhD Valtter Virtanen, in the camp. He will take care of the first aid if something happens to you during the practice sessions and will bring you to the closest hospital, if necessary.

Cancellation

In case of cancellation, a written form is required. We will charge 50% of the booking when the written cancellation is done 15.04. – 15.05.2022. After 15.05.2022 we will charge 100% of the booking. We will not re-fund your payments if you get injured or sick, for this use your travel or health insurance.

For private coaching we will charge 100% of the booked patch and coaching fee if the cancellation occurs later than 48 hours before the planed session.

Other information

If you have allergies or medical conditions, please let us know. Your data will be treated confidentially.

There is also a possibility to book massage and physiotherapy in the camp. Please contact us directly.

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Entry deadline for the camp: 30.06.22

Coaches

Best of the best

“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great at whatever they want to do.” — Kobe Bryant

Alina Mayer-Virtanen

Figure Skating coach

Alina Mayer-Virtanen is Master of Science in psychology. She was skating by herself for 24 years and represented Germany. The last few years of her skating career she skated at the international level in single skating. Alina is coaching single skating since 2013 in Oberstdorf-Germany and in Finland since 2017 as well.

She speaks German, English and a bit of Finnish. 😉

Jekaterina Nekrassova

Figure Skating coach

Jekaterina is an Estonian retired pair skater. With partner Valdis Mintals, she is a multiple Estonian national champion. They competed many times at the World Figure Skating Championships, the European Figure Skating Championships, and the World Junior Figure Skating Championships. Her former students include Maria Sergejeva / Ilja Glebov who also competed in the 2010 Olympics under her guidance! Her students are won several medals in Estonian Championships.

She speaks English, Estonian and Russian.

Elina Ikonen

Figure Skating coach/ Choreograph

Elina “Ella” represented Finnish National Team during her skating career. Her best achievements was 3rd in the Junior National Championships 2004 and 3rd in the Nordics senior ladies 2006. She graduated from Varala Sports College as a Sport Advisor 2009 and after that she has been a professional Figure Skating Coach. She is currently working for her sixth year in Etelä-Vantaan Taitoluistelijat ry. Elina is also a Technical Specialist and a choreographer. She has worked over 10 years as a choreographer, for example with Anni Järvenpää, Jenni Saarinen and Nella Pelkonen.

She speaks finnish and english

Katjaana Kanninen

Figure Skating coach

Katjaana Kanninen is a Bachelor of sport medicine, focusing on coaching and performance. At the moment she is studying physiotherapy in Jyväskylä.

She had her own skating career in Finland and competed on a national level. After her career she was coaching skaters in Sweden for 3 years. Now she is one of the coaches in Peurunka Skating Academy Laukaa.

She speaks Finnish, Swedish and English

Valtter Virtanen

Team Doctor and Allrounder

Valtter has participated in several European and World Championships in single skating. Valtter works part-time as a doctor for Keski-Suomen keskussairaala and Seppälääkärit in Jyväskylä. But his main focus is still on figure skating. He is team doctor of Jyp ice hockey.

Valtter Virtanen will support the team as well.

Valtter speaks Finnish, English, German and Swedish.

Moona Nevalainen

Dance teacher

Moona graduated as dance teacher in Stockholm University of the Arts in 2012. Her professional career has mainly focused on teaching advanced dance students, both in private dance schools and in upper secondary school specializing in dance.

Besides teaching, she has a wide artistic experience as a choreographer in musicals and theatre plays. Currently she is studying a master’s degree in dance pedagogy at University of the Arts Helsinki.

In her dance lessons the focus is on finding the flow and joy of movement together.

Moona speaks fluent Finnish, English and Swedish.

Nina Välikangas

Physical educated instructor and a fitness coach

NINA is our off-ice support and she will help us during our camp.

Nina is the owner of Voimalavki. She is a physical educated instructor and a fitness coach from Finland. Her focus in coaching is injury prevention and working on weaknesses in a meaningful way. She will give all her support to the skaters off ice that they can benefit of it on the ice.

She speaks Finnish and English.

Kati speaks finnish and english.

Aleksandra Mikhailova

Gymnastic coach

Aleksandra is doing stretching and body recover.

Aleksandra is a gymnastic teacher. She did many years gymnastic by herself. She worked at Illusion Vaajakoski.

She speaks Finnish, Russian and English.

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