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2001 SKATE ODYSSEY

Come skate on the Olympic Ice Before the Olympians do!

2001 Skate Odyssey, A Developmental Speed Skating Camp for skaters of all ages July 9-13th, 2001

Cost: $225

Camp includes:
v 2 ice times day
v Lunch each day
v Dryland training
v Guest speakers (age specific to each group)
v Non skating activities, (Swimming, Soccer, Olympic Venue Tours, Hiking)
v Transportation during camp times
v Athlete "sport package"
v Racing

Accommodations:

Homestead Studio Suites, With fully equipped kitchens 10 minutes from the Oval. Ask for the Kearns Oval rate of $44/night 801-269-9292 www.stayhsd.com


Other Local Accommodation:
Crystal Inn 2254 W 3340 S West Valley City, Utah 801-736-2000
Hampton Inn Hotel 10600 South and I-15 Sandy , Utah 801-571-0800
Hampton Inn, 606 West 4500 South Murray, Utah 801-293-1300

Coaches Needed: We are limited in the number of camp attendees by the number of coaches! If you can assist with coaching please contact Lester at (801) 968-OVAL. We are hoping to run a Level II Coaching Course in conjunction with the camp.

General Information:
The Utah Olympic Oval, Host Venue for speed skating events for the 2002 Winter Olympics is located at 5662 South 4800 West Kearns, Utah 84118 (801) 968-OVAL Phone Registrations (801) 963-7108

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BAYSTATE SPEEDSKATING CLUB SUMMER 2001 LONGTRACK SPEEDSKATING CAMP AT THE OLYMPIC OVAL IN CALGARY, CANADA

Baystate Speedskating Club is offering a long track speedskating camp this summer at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, Canada. As many of you know, the Olympic Oval offers world-class indoor skating facilities, coaches and
training. We have arranged for dates and housing and in the process of developing a program.

To give interested skaters as much notice as possible, here are the details so far-

This much is DEFINITE:
WHERE: Olympic Oval, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
WHEN: July 29 - August 12, 2001
HOUSING: Baystate has reserved some dormitory-style housing at the University - 2 minute walk from the Oval and dining hall. Two options currently available - single bedroom in a 4 person suite (shared common-area and bath) at approximately $US 28/day/person or 2 person shared studio at approximately $US 20/day/person. Or, skaters can make their own arrangements at a local area hotel/motel. Housing available July 27-Aug 12. Other dormitory options may be available as well. We will keep you posted on fees, options, etc.
FLIGHTS: Skaters arrange on own.
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: Not needed if staying on University. Cab or Shuttle isavailable from Calgary International Airport to University at about $US 10-15/trip.
FOOD: If staying on campus, University dining hall. Approximate cost of meals - $US 5/meal.


The following is IN PROCESS-
PROGRAM: Please note that we are in the process of putting together a coached program. This much is definite - the oval has two ice sessions available nearly every day. The cost for a 10 day pass (each day = 2 ice sessions plus use of the weight room) is approximately $CDN 175 (about US$115).

There will probably be the opportunity for time trials on Saturday, Aug. 5 and a possible ISU sanctioned metric meet, the Summer Classic, tentatively scheduled for Aug. 11-12.

The possible coached program will have a different fee structure from the 10 day pass described above. We will get this information out as soon as it is available.

The possible program looks something like this-
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Week One (Sat. July 28-Aug. 5)
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Skaters train on own or some informal coaching.
Racing on Sat., Aug. 5 - Metric-style Time Trials
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Week Two (Aug. 6-Aug. 12)
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Sunday - Friday
+One or two formal coached session/day
+One dryland session/day
+Coaches will consist of Olympic Oval staff, including Chris Shelley, former
Baystater and member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Long Track Speedskating Team,
along with Baystate coaches.
+Lectures (race strategy, technique, equipment, training methods).

Racing on Saturday, Aug. 11, Sunday, Aug. 12 - (Summer Classic Metric Meet)
CONTACT:
If you are interested or have any suggestions, questions or comments, please
contact Seth at syurdin@hotmail.com or call 617-620-4044.

Please responds as soon as practical, as space is limited. Please be sure you forward a preferred method of contact(email, snail mail, phone, etc.)
along with your interest.

NOTES:
About Calgary: It's a great place to visit in the summer. The weather is pleasant. It is only 1.5 hour drive from the incredibly beautiful and dramatic Canadian Rockies. Finally, the U.S. dollar goes a long way in Canada. For more information about Calgary and the surrounding area, check out www.discovercalgary.com.

For more information and pictures of the Olympic Oval visit:
www.oval.ucalgary.ca (official Olympic Oval website)
sites.netscape.net/chris6121 (Chris Shelley's site with Oval happenings)
www.geocities.com/seth1256/longtrack.html (this is last years (2000), not this year's (2001) Finale Meet).
www.geocities.com/seth1256/marathon.html (for some wide angle pictures of
the oval and marathoners)

Again, if you are interested or have any suggestions, questions or comments, please contact Seth at syurdin@hotmail.com or call 617-620-4044.

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OTHE SUMMER CAMPS AVAILABLE

This is the summer camp information available as April 12, 2001. (Please check with camp directors as to whether these are short track or long track camps.)It will be updated often, so please check back. You can get camp application forms from either the contact shown, or the ASU National Office (ASUKostal@aol.com or 630-784-8662). This list will be updated and circulated via the ASU Newslist as more information becomes available.

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ASU/USS is planning a camp for Lake Placid and possibly Colorado Springs Details will be posted here as soon as they are available.
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Disclaimer: This information is presented as an informational service only. All responsibilities for each camp lie with the host organization, and not with the ASU or USS.
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DATES - NAME - LOCATION - COST - CONTACT

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June 26-July 2 ASU/USS Development Camp Marquette, Michigan $100.00 Karen Kostal 630-784-8662 ASUKostal@aol.com
Notes: FINAL COST WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON

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July 20-July 22 Saratoga Skating Camp Pat Maxwell, Head Coach and World Team members and other elite skaters will assist Saratoga Springs, NY $80 Rick Strauss 518-893-2097
Notes: FOR SKATERS UNDER AGE 16, ROOM, BOARD AND TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM VENUE WILL BE PROVIDED BY HOST FAMILIES

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July 28-Aug 1 MSA Summer Camp Midland, Michigan $100-$200 Don Kangas 517-631-3863 Donk@tm.net
NOTE: $200 INCLUDES ROOM AND BOARD; $100 3 MEALS NO LODGING ($400 FAMILY CAP)

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August 10-12 Bay State Club Walpole, Massachusetts
Eric Flaim, Head Coach $80 Rob Belcher 508-660-2641
Rbelcher@hilco-usa.com NOTE: Housing information will be available in May - $10 discount for additional family members


**SUMMER 2001:
There will be several speedskating camps offered this summer. For moreinformation watch for the next issue of the racing blade and further announcements. Here is information on one of them. A more comprehensive schedule will be available soon.