THE VAIL SKATING FESTIVAL PRESENTS: 

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2023

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An Unforgettable Training Experience for
Youth and Adult Figure Skaters

July 26- 30, 2023

Dobson Ice Arena | Vail, Colorado 

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Featuring Olympic Medalist & two time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion: Gracie Gold

While in Vail, you'll get to skate with, learn from, train with, and get to know the wonderful Gracie Gold herself. From jump and spin technique to her experience as an elite athlete, you'll gain a wealth of knowledge from her into the world of competitive figure skating. Plus, opportunities for one-on-one lessons.

About The Road To Gold Destination Vail
Training Camp

We believe that skaters of all ages and levels deserve the opportunity to train like an elite athlete in both large and small markets. This summer, we have partnered with Shipstad Entertainment and the Vail Skating Festival to bring Road to Gold Training Camps to Vail, Colorado - a destination for families to enjoy a fun filled vacation along with an opportunity for your skater to train. The camp will provide athletes all over the world with quality coaching and a positive, upbeat, and unforgettable experience. 

 

Our figure skating training camp is designed for both youth and adult figure skaters. Whether you're a competitive skater, taking tests for your own personal fulfillment, or just want to improve your skills while being surrounded by inspiring athletes and world-class coaches, there's something for everyone! 

 

The mission of Road to Gold Destination Vail is to empower athletes like you to believe in themselves within the scope of the sport and beyond by providing unique opportunities for education, communication and collaboration. Our team is passionate about helping you develop your talents and will be there to guide you in learning how to embrace your own special qualities and goals both on and off the ice. 

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About the Vail Skating Festival

Started in 2018, The Vail Skating Festival includes: summer and winter training clinics/seminars, free outdoor shows during the month of December, and the Ice Spectacular show at Dobson Arena. The shows feature US National medalists, International medalists, and Olympians. Past stars of the shows have included Patrick Chan, Mirai Nagasu, and Karen Chen to name a few.

Meet the Road to Gold Coaching Team

Plus other surprise guest coaches!

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Gracie Gold

Olympic Medalist and two-time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion

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Drew Meekins

National and International Coach, World & Olympic Choreographer

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Eddie Shipstad

National, International, and World PSA Master Rated Jump Specialist

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Ilona Melnichenko

World Junior Champion;
U.S. National, International, Jr World Coach & Choreographer 

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James Hernandez

Two-time British Jr. National Champion; Two-time World Competitor; National Coach & Choreographer

 
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What People Are Saying

"The coaching staff does an awesome job in helping each skater achieve great things on the ice, but also encouraging them to be great humans off the ice! She leaves the Road to Gold camps inspired every time!"

-Crystal

Included in your Destination Vail Adventure

 

Youth Training Camp Information & Schedule

20 years of age and younger

Thursday, July 28th - Saturday, July 30th

Dobson Ice Arena - Vail, Colorado

Includes

  • Meet and Greet with the coaching staff on Wednesday July 27

  • Over 8 total hours of class time, Thursday and Friday July 28-29, both on and off ice

  • 80 minutes of class time on Saturday morning

  • Exhibition opportunities on Thursday  evening

  • Judge critique opportunities

  • Photos of your camp experience

  • Interactive clinic tour at the Steadman Clinic

  • Off Ice discussion with Gracie Gold about her experience with depression, anxiety, peer pressure and disordered eating.

  • Off ice classes for parents

  • Product discounts on MK & John Wilson blade purchases brought to you by Arrow Sports Group

  • Discounted tickets to the Vail Dance Festival

  • Camp Swag

  • Freestyle time available at an additional cost

  • And the best part? Time to enjoy the beautiful Town of Vail

 

What can you expect from the camp?

  • Skaters will be divided into groups based on jump level - highest consistent jump (landed 8 out of 10 attempts)

  • Groups include single jumps through double axel and above

  • Freestyle times available at an additional cost 

 

Private Lessons

  • Private lesson times will be available to camp participants beginning in May

  • Lessons will be scheduled on the following freestyle times:

    • Thursday, July 28th & Friday, July 29th

      • 7:00-7:45am, 7:45-8:30am, 2:00-2:45pm, 3:00-3:45pm, 4:00-4:45pm

    • Saturday, July 30th

      • 7:00-7:45am , 1:30-2:15pm, 2:15-3:00pm

 

Fees

  • Early Bird Registration Price (Until May 1): $360

  • Registration Price (After May 1): $380

  • After July 1: $400

Adult Training Camp Information & Schedule

21 years of age and older

Friday, July 29th - Sunday, July 31st

Dobson Ice Arena - Vail, Colorado

Includes

  • Social Event with the coaching staff on Friday July 29th

  • 8 hours of classes, on and off ice

  • Photos of your camp experience

  • Product discounts on MK & John Wilson blade purchases brought to you by Arrow Sports Group

  • Discounted tickets to the Vail Dance Festival

  • Camp Swag

  • Freestyle time available at an additional cost

  • Private Lesson opportunities

  • And the best part? Time to enjoy the beautiful Town of Vail

 

What can you expect from the camp?

  • Skaters will be divided into groups based on jump level - highest consistent jump (landed 8 out of 10 attempts)

  • Groups include new to jumping through double jumps

  • Freestyle times available at an additional cost 

 

Private Lessons

  • Private lesson times will be available to camp participants beginning in May

  • Lessons will be scheduled on the following freestyle times:

    • Saturday, July 30th

      • 7:00-7:45am , 1:30-2:15pm, 2:15-3:00pm

    • Sunday, July 31st

      • 7:00-7:45am, 7:45-8:30am, 8:45-9:30am, 1:45-2:30pm

 

Fees

  • Early Bird Registration Price (Until May 1): $300

  • Registration Price (After May 1): $320

  • After July 1: $360

 

Lodging & Transportation

There are several options for your stay in beautiful Vail, Colorado. We will continue to maintain a list of accommodations that are within walking distance of Dobson Ice Arena where all classes will take place. Check back for updated lodging and more discounted rates!

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Vail International

  • Next door to Dobson Ice Arena 

  • Condos available at www.vailinternational.com

  • As more owners release their units for rental this summer, more spaces will begin to open up 

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Evergreen Lodge at Vail

  •  Enjoy spacious accommodations with plenty of parking, Altitude Bar & Grill and authentic Nepalese food at Annapurna restaurant

  • Perfect location next to Dobson Arena

  • Click here or call directly at 970-476-7810 to receive group discount on hotel rooms 

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The Antlers Hotel

  • Approximately an 8 minute walk to Dobson Ice Arena

  • Click here to book and receive a special discounted rate 

  • If calling to book, reference Leader #199952 for special rate

Studio suite                                    $361

One Bedroom                                $418

One Bedroom bunks                   $432

Two Bedroom–900sqft              $499

Two Bedroom–1000sqft            $542

Three Bedroom/2 Bath               $627

Three Bedroom/3 Bath               $684

Four Bedroom                                $969

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Epic Mountain Express

  • Official shuttle service for Road to Gold Destination Vail

  • Offers transportation between Denver National Airport or Eagle County Regional Airport to hotels and condos in Vail, CO

  • Option of shared rides and private shuttles

  • Click here to book and receive a 10% discount 

 
 

Our Partners:

Proud to be part of the 2022 Vail Skating Festival
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Road to Gold Destination Vail
Youth and Adult Training Camp
Questions? Get In touch. 

Contact National Coordinator,

Amy Fankhauser at

road2goldskating@gmail.com

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