Salt Lake City Master’s Camp

Posted: September 24, 2014 by jeklcox in Training & Camps

Derek Parra says the following:

Where are my Master speed skating peeps?!

This is Derek Parra, Olympic Champion and Sport Director at the Utah Olympic Oval. Come out and join me, along with 4-time Olympian Catherine Raney-Norman, on November 19 to 23, for the 2014 Masters Long Track Speed Skating Camp at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City.

Participants will enjoy 10 hours on the “FASTEST ICE ON EARTH” as well as 6 hours of off-ice “Dry land” instruction and training. This years’ camp coincides with the inaugural Apolo Ohno Invitational, a made for television short track speed skating event held at the Energy Solutions Arena, home of the NBA Utah Jazz. The invitation will feature four of the best international short track speed skating teams as athletes vie for prize money.

Spots for this unique Masters Camp are limited so sign up NOW!

November 19 to 23, 2014

    • Speed skates + skin suits for on-ice workouts
    • Jig + stones for skate maintenance and sharpening clinic
    • Layers of athletic clothing for all workouts
    • Athletic shoes for off-ice training
    • Recovery snacks and drinks
    • An open mind
    • A great attitude
    • Lots of BEN-GAY or other sports muscle numbing crème

Wed 11/19 Arrive by mid afternoon:
5:30-7pm Pack ICE session on own. Get a feel for the ice.
7:30-8:30pm Welcome meeting, Q&A session and general discussion of plans for camp.

Sunday 11/23 the camp will end at noon-1pm so everyone can catch flights out in the afternoon.

The camp fee will be $250 each, including all ice fees (even the Wed night arrival session).

Camp fees will be payable to the oval via the registration link.

Hotels, please make reservation to suit your needs. Check with the oval to see if any hotels offer discounts in connection with Oval events. If you call any hotels local to the oval, mention the oval and see if they offer a discount to the normal price.

Apolo Ohno Invitational (AOI) November 21st. This event is Friday night and the camp schedule has been arranged to allow participants to purchase tickets on the website and have enough time to attend. If enough campers decide to go, please reach out to Evan Miller or Jenny Walter of USS (in the upstairs office) and he may be able to arrange group seating for the event. This should be an action packed Short Track event with US, China, Canada and the Netherlands participating.

Click here for more information.


Milwaukee Speedskating Camp:

Masters Long Track Speed Skating Camp in Milwaukee, WI at the Pettit National Ice Center.

Run by Olympian and Olympic Coach Nancy Swider-Peltz Sr.

Sponsored by the Flushing Meadows Speed Skating Club (FMSSC)

September 24-28, 2014.


Revision as of July 31. Schedule subject to change without notice.

Registration via at the following link:

Wed 9/24 Arrive by mid afternoon:
4-6 pm Pack ICE session on own. Nancy will write up a general workout.
6-? Party area for welcome meeting, Q&A session and general discussion of plans for camp.

Thurs 9/25:
8:30 – 9am HoF room (Discuss plan for day)
9 – 11am ICE
11 – 11:30 cool down
11:30 – 2pm – Lunch? Could shorten this time to an hour, TBD.
2 – 4pm Dryland – Party area or Mirror room for slideboard.
4 – 6pm ICE (ice available until 7pm)
7 – dinner on own.

Friday 9/26:
8:30 – 9 warm-up
9 – 11am ICE
11 – 11:30 cool down
11:30 – 1:30 HoF room… (For skate equipment and other general discussions.)
1:30 – 2:30 Lunch on own
2:30 – 3:45 Dryland – possibly HoF room
4 – 6pm ICE (ice available until 7pm)
7 – dinner on own.

Sat. 9/27:
9 – 10am warm-up and discuss plans for the day
10 – 12pm ICE (ice available from 9am)
12 – 1:30 Lunch on own
2 – 4pm Dryland in party area OR ICE depending on how everyone feels.
6:30 or 7pm meet for group dinner/party. Buffet style dinner hosted in the HoF room. Menu will be as posted at the bottom.

Sunday 9/28:
9 – 10 am warm up
10am – 12:30pm ICE
12:30 – 1:30 Wrap up, final discussions, other?

Other notes:

Nancy will be putting together a questionnaire which will be given to all registrants to fill in. Nancy will also plan to meet with each skater (if they choose) for 30-45 minutes each to discuss goals and anything else that skater would like to discuss or ask. At the start of the camp we will try to schedule people for specific time slots. Most of these meetings will take place during lunch times and after ice sessions, so everyone needs to be flexible and commit to times to meet with Nancy Sr.

The camp fee will be $185 each.

We are also offering pay per day sessions for those who may not be able to participate in the entire camp. $55 Thursday, $55 Friday, $45 Saturday, $40 Sunday.

Ice fees will need to be paid directly to the rink each time there is a session. We are planning 6 sessions, minimum, at $11/session. OR you can buy a 10 pack for $95. (7 ice sessions if you count the Wednesday afternoon on your own session.)

Camp fees will be payable to Safe Pay events. This event will be sponsored by the Flushing Meadows Speed skating club. While this is not a USS sanctioned event, we do encourage (but no required) all participants to be members of USS or their respective country governing bodies.

Banquet costs will be $25/head. Please pay for the number of people in your party. A final head count is needed no later than Friday Sept 19th so that the proper amount of food may be pre-ordered.

Hotels, please make reservations via the links on the Pettit website ( to get discount. Specifically to get the Pettit center rate.


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