Warmly welcome

We would like to warmly invite you to our Figure skating summer camps 2024 in Peurunka, in Central Finland. For the athletes, we are offering different practice packages for 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 / Junior C (double Jumps & working on 2 A & triple jumps)
  5. Chicks /Novice C (single jumps, axel and practicing /or including double jumps)
  6. Pre-chicks until age of 10 years (only single jumps and/or including single axel and practicing double jumps)
  7. Hobby/ Beginners 10 years and older (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 6-7:

  • 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:

Group 1 -5:

  • 1 Week: 575,00 €
  • 2 Weeks: 1.100,00 €
  • 3 Weeks: 1.575,00 €

Group 6-7:

  • 1 Week: 420,00 €
  • 2 Weeks: 800,00 €
  • 3 Weeks: 1.140,00 €

The prices include 100€ registration fee (non-refundable) which will be charged directly after the entry form has been sent.

If you are interested in all 6 weeks (3 weeks in June and 3 weeks in July) contact us directly for a special offer.

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€ – 110,00€) excl. 10,00 € for the extra ice).
  • Extra Off-Ice at the group (Stretching, Body recover etc.) (50 min./ 10,00 €)

Important information

Registration and billing

The 100€ registration fee is non-refundable in any cases. By paying the registration fee the registration is confirmed. The registration fee will be reduced from the total camp price. The final camp invoice will be sent in the beginning of April 2024. If the registration has been done after 1.4.2024 the camp invoice including the registration fee will be sent immediately after the registration. IF THE CAMP INVOICE IS NOT PAYED UNTIL THE PAYMENT DEADLINE, THE ORGANIZER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO GIVE THE PLACE TO NEXT SKATER!

Accommodation

Accommodation and meals are not included in the camp price and they can be booked separately.

We get some special offer from Peurunka Spa Hotel www.peurunka.fi, bookings over peurunka@peurunka.fi

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 which would cover the costs in case of cancellation due to injury. 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 Policy

  1. The 100€ registration fee is non-refundable in any cases.

  2. In case of cancellation, a written form is required.
  3. We will charge 50% of the booking when the written cancellation is done 01.04. – 30.04.2024. After 01.05.2024 we will charge 100% of the booking.
  4. We will not re-fund your payments if you get injured or sick, for this use your travel or extra health insurance .
  5. 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.
  6. Once the camp has started, there are no refunds possible anymore ( Participants who are sent home due inapropriate behavior, or leaving the camp because of illness, are not eligible for a refund).

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.

Skating equipment and sharpening.

Entry deadline for the camp has been extended to 30.04.24.

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. For the season 2022 & 2023 Alina is one of the responsible coaches for the area Middle-Finland and East Finland.

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

Maaret Siromaa

Figure Skating Coach

Maaret Siromaa (just available 30.06 – 05.07.24) has worked as a figure skating coach for over 40 years. She has been awarded several times as a coach – for example, the Association of Finnish Coaches has twice chosen Maaret as the best female coach of the year.

Maaret and her coaching team have coached numerous Finnish national team skaters and their skaters have won several Finnish Championship medals and also been successful internationally.

Maaret is a two-time Olympic coach and has participated in the World Championships five times and the European Championships seven times with her skater Kiira Korpi, who won three European Championship medals.

Maaret currently works as an expert coach and mentor at Uplakers Figure Skating in Ylöjärvi.

As a coach, she is motivating, persistent, precise and gentle. I want my teaching to have an open, safe and supportive atmosphere.

Maaret speaks Finnish and English.

Jekaterina Nekrassova

Figure Skating coach

Jekaterina (just from 07.07 – 18.07.24) 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.

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

Isabella Piippo

Figure skating coach

Isabella has competed in figure skating over ten years. She is the assistant coach of Alina Mayer-Virtanen at Peurunka Skating Academy Laukaa. She also coached earlier during her own career.

Isabella speaks Finnish 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 in Terveystalo Jyväskylä. But his main focus is still on figure skating. He is also team doctor of Jyp ice hockey team.

Valtter Virtanen will support the team as well.

Valtter speaks Finnish, English, German and Swedish.

Pipsa Tuppela

Choreographer

She (just available from 07.07-18.07.24) is a dance teacher who graduated as Master of Arts at the Theatre School of Helsinki in 2017. She is working with figure skaters in different clubs around Finland, on- and off ice, sharing her passion for music and movement after her own figure skating hobby turned into professional dancing career. In her dance lessons focus is on holistic teaching methods and finding positive pedagogy ways to bring the best out of every athlete. She is mainly doing choreographies for Beginner until intermediate novice.

Of course you can book her like every coach in our camp for privat sessions.

Pipsa speaks Finnish, Swedish and English.

Johanna Matthies

Dance teacher

Johanna Matthies (just available from 30.6-05.07.24) is a dance teacher, dancer and choreographer currently working at Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia. She has BA in dance pedagogy (Stockholm University of the Arts 2012) and a Subject Teachers Degree in dance (BA/Karlstad University 2017). Year 2013 she studied at Peridance Capezio Dance Center in New York. Currently she is studying at the MA program for contemporary dance didactics at SKH/Stockholm University of the Arts.

Johanna has worked internationally as a dancer, teacher and choreographer. She was also head teacher in ballet and ballet pedagogics at the Karlstad University 2017-2018.

She is fluent in Finnish, German, English and Swedish.

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