😊 YOU MISSED IT! 😊
The last ever Sk8Camp was 4-10th Aug 2019
Sk8Camp is a speedskating experience you will never forget! We welcome all levels of skater; we will divide you up in to ability related groups, from those beginners "skating-2-hour-marathons", to those finishing in a little over 1 hour... if you love to skate, play and meet new people.
The next Sk8Camp is 4th-10th August 2019, and we are going to include 2 new road-tour-routes. We offer masses of exciting activities, training, games, and challenges to those people that would like to develop themselves, be in good company and relax after a hard days training.
TECHNIQUE TRAINING AND TECHNIQUE UNDERSTANDING IS THE HIGHEST PRIORITY. YOU WILL LEARN A LOT ABOUT TECHNIQUE IN THIS WEEK... as well as skating intervals, top speed analysis and methods of learning, and some experiences that will take you out of your comfort zone.
Sk8Camp is at Gerlev Sports Academy and is only 1 hour from Copenhagen in Denmark. The academy has fantastic facilities for a wide range of sports including speedskating training, and also a swimming pool and sauna... with fantastic views of "The Great Belt" sea, beautiful green countryside, masses of cycle paths and road with good asphalt... and we have a water slide, just for fun! :) This will be the 9th edition of Sk8Camp; in recent years we had great skaters from; Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Estonia, New Zealand, Brazil, Colombia, Latvia, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, Canada, USA and many more....
What happens at Sk8Camp?
At most times there will be a CHOICE of two different activities at one time. Here's some fo the possibilities all week:
Technique feedback by Sk8skool coaching team
Speed training on road, parabolic track, road circuit and indoor
Road and cycle path tours in the beautiful Danish country-side
Skate trip along the old, disused train tracks from Slagelse to Næstved
Mirror-wall coaching and instruction
Core + Stability training including Slack-line coaching/instruction
Slideboard training with coaching feedback, and in a mirror studio
Sports Psychology classes and mental training tips/tools
Skate tour to the beach
Race simulation practices and coaching on strategy
Sports nutrition every day (incl. warm meals) 3 times a day plus mid-afternoon snack and supper
Barbeque evening, marshmallows around the bonfire.
Evening bar, and 'café style' on the terrase/balcony
Swimming pool, sauna, Disc-golf course
Beach volleyball court, gymnastics room
Some free-time to visit the Viking town of Slagelse in West Sjælland
What the skaters said...
"I just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic week at Sk8camp this year! Everything exceeded my expectations. You, Oz and Lukas did a really great job coaching, all were very patient and gave so many helpful tips. I wish the camp would have lasted at least one month :) The stretching sessions were very nice too, I already included it to my daily routine at home. I'm still reminiscing about that week, first thing I did back home at work was to apply for vacation for next year's camp, so for sure I'm coming back next summer."
"The venue is just a superb environment and the food top class. I really enjoyed all the activities that I participated in"
"in short; a beautiful week with talking, thinking, a roller dream and the opportunity to confront our technique and our limitations, and meet lots of skating people"
"This is a very special place, it's amazing! The landscape, the faciltiies, the food, and then the coaching also! Wow."
"I've just improved my skating SO MUCH this week. I totoally "get it" now. I can't believe how much I've improved"
"Being in the camp helped me to gain more perspective about how to improve those exercises and drills that we are already doing, how to present them and wich are my limitations as a model, compared with you and Lukas"
"Arrived back from Sk8Camp in Denmark after having a really fantastic time. So pleased to have spent the week with such a lovely group of people, doing what we all love- Speed skating! Can't wait to see you all again- next year at Sk8 Camp if not before....”
"... having you and Lukas as models was a great thing for me and gave me a vision of the range of movement and control that I still need to work hard on my own trainings"
"I want to tell you that I have never met anyone so dedicated to inline skating as you are. All the things you do to make it visible, foment and improve skating beyond the competition is great."
“Thank you for the coaching last week, I enjoyed meeting both you and the other coaches (Jamie and Lukas) I was very impressed with the new techniques that we learned, I feel highly motivated and hopefully be able to put these in to my days of training and racing. Sk8Camp is the best place ever. I had great times with everyone there, skating was hard some days, loved the downhill part, and using others tracks that we don’t get to use in England, I will love to take up the offer for next year if mum says that this is ok, and bring some more of my skating pals with me, so they can also appreciate what Sk8skool can offer. And we loved the after party on Friday great finish to the fabulous week. MY BEST TIME EVER ANYWHERE.”
"The group was fantastic, all the people in the camp were great, and I got that feeling of belonging in a group of skate-minded equals. That bonding feeling you get only with family, friends and, eventually, with some people in your team. It was a great experience and I am afraid I will miss it so much."
"I'm very impressed of all the work you have done at sk8camp and the amazing team you have (Natalia thinks the same. She specially enjoyed the core and nutrition sessions with Jamie and she thinks, despite his age, Lukasz is a great coach). You all three make a great team. The facilities they have at Gerlev make it an unsurpassable place to celebrate sk8camp and all lessons were uncredible visual and fun. I also found really interesting the Sport Psychology session."
" … and what a time he had. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am eager for next year … Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you and the coaches (please pass on). … you are offering these sessions they have access to technical Information they would otherwise not get. So thank you again we really really did enjoy it all. “
"I have a mixture of feelings about the whole week. I feel happy we went there but at the same time I feel sad because, despite some many years of skating, I feel I have lost some time because I wasn't aware of all the things I could improve. And I feel sad for all the people near me (people from my team) who have been doing things in the same way as always without trying to improve."
"Great coaching, great company of like-minded people, great place, great food! And great fun! Oh, how I miss all of it."
More reviews of Sk8skool and Coach Sooty, click here.
We are really looking forward to another great Sk8Camp, it's the best week of the year. We love it. Looking forward to meet you either inJune or August, and help you to go faster.
Below you can read just some of the MANY comments and thanks we receieved from last years camp, including some pictures.... Don't forget to watch the video from last year (above).
Let’s go faster next summer!
The price is for one person, and includes your stay at Gerlev Sports Academy (your room and bed etc.) and 3 good meals a day, sports nutrition (95% organic) prepared by their expert chef, and healthy snacks mid-afternoon and evening supper. You may also use all the other sports faciltiies at the academy (beach volley, dance studio, swimming pool, and more... ). The price also includes all the sports activities, coaching activitiies, skating feedback and leisure activitites you will receive, ALL week. The transport is at your own expense. From Copenhagen Airport it is easy with the train to Sk8Camp (1 hour. €15)
Standard accommodation is 2 people in a double room with 2 single beds (if you are alone, we will place you with a 'new friend' for the week)
Budget accommodation is cheaper and is therefore 3 people in a small double room with 2 single beds and an extra mattress that we provide.
Single accommodation is a private room by yourself (but we have a very limited amount of these).