NorthShore Inline Marathon is partnering with the Skate Instructors Association (Skate IA) to support Camp Skate IA on August 14, 15, and 16th, 2020. All activities and training sessions are in a virtual format and registration is open now! Below is an official press release from Skate IA. All information and registration can be found at: https://skateia.org/camp/.
INLINE AND QUAD ROLLER SKATERS TO GATHER FOR INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SKATE CAMP
July 29, 2020: Seattle, Washington: Inline and quad roller skaters from around the world will again be gathering for the annual Skate Instructors Association Camp, however this year due to the global pandemic, classes and events will be online – August 14-16.
Classes will be taught on Zoom by Certified Skate IA quad and inline roller skating instructors in slalom, speed, dance and more; after a keynote presentation on Friday – Instructor’s Day, by Stephen Charrier of Rollerblade – which has seen a 300 percent growth in the sales of inline skates since the pandemic struck. The camp will also feature keynote presentations on Saturday from multiple-time inline speed champion and internationally renowned coach Eddy Matzger and on Sunday from two-time Olympic speed skater and 28 time world inline speed champion Joey Mantia.
Skate IA Executive Director Trish Alexander says while the pandemic forced a quick change of plans for this year’s camp, she is excited about the new possibilities virtual camp brings.
“While COVID-19 has created a disruption to life we are thrilled that our online camp will allow us to enjoy a wider variety of skaters and speakers, which allows us to further meet our mission of expanding what is possible on skates for all skaters”
Skate IA Camp is open to all quad and inline skaters around the world. Registration can be completed online. Cost is $55 USD ($40 for current Skate IA Instructors) for the entire weekend of classes, a fun virtual roller disco and a Skate IA Camp t-shirt.