Inline to Ice Transition Camp

USARSアイス選手がインラインを始めるよりもインラインがアイスにトライする方が難度が高いと言われていますが、アメリカでは過去の実績を踏まえ TRANSITION CAMP が10月3日から7日まで2002年ソルトレイクのユタオリンピックリンクで開催されているようです。あの Derek Parra からコーチング受講できる選手は20人ほどとか、日本からの受講は無理のようですが公開されたスケジュールなどは参考に出来そうです。


Come join us at the Utah Olympic Oval, site of the 2002 Winter Olympics, for four days of detailed instruction and an in depth look at the transitioning process from inline to ice.

Camp Focus
Learning the skating techniques specific to competitive long and short track ice speed skating. Explanation of the similarities and differences between elite level inline racing and ice speed skating training and racing strategies. Off ice exercise programs including dry land and weight training.
Camp Includes
  • 5 hours of instruction on both long and short track ice
  • 5 hours of dry land explanation
Daily video analysis
Equipment selection, care and maintenance that includes a sharpening clinic
Daily “wrap up” open discussions
Camp Schedule
  • Wednesday, October 3rd, Arrival and orientation meeting(8:30pm)
  • Thursday, October 4th, 7am-7pm (see detailed schedule)
  • Friday, October 5th, 8am-8pm (see detailed schedule)
  • Saturday, October 6th, 9am- 7pm (see detailed schedule)
  • Sunday, October 7th, 7am-12:00pm (see detailed schedule)
* The schedule for this camp was developed with those of you who are attending school in mind. If you can not come out for the entirety of the camp, but still wish to attend, please contact me. And if you are out of school or home schooled and wish to come out either, earlier or stay longer, please contact me as well.
Participation Eligibility
Camp is open to all participants with inline experience from intermediate to advanced levels. Participants should be comfortable skating both straight-aways and crossover turning. Participants may be divided into groups during camp based on ability and experience. Keep in mind that you will be taking part in extensive physical activity. Athletes attending should come in better that average physical shape.
Equipment Requirements
The Utah Olympic Oval has rental (non-clap) speed skates. If you have your own short track or long track speed skates, it is recommend that you bring them. If you have inline boots that are compatible with ice blades, it is encouraged that you to bring them. If you already have ice blades to fit your boots or can borrow a pair, please bring them. Bike/Inline helmets are required for short track sessions as are gloves. Shin guards are recommended.
Derek ParraCoaching
Derek Parra: A former World Record holder on the wheels as well as the ice, Derek earned 18 World Individual titles and two overall world titles on roller skates before making the switch to the ice where he won a gold and silver medal in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Derek has experienced the transition from inline to ice first hand and has shared that knowledge with success to other inline skaters who have made to switch to the ice.
Camp fees
There will be no charge for this camp, but there will be a deposit required to reserve your spot and confirm your interest. There is a limit to the amount of participants (20 skaters) that we can handle and give adequate attention to. This deposit will be returned to you upon arrival. Deposit will be $100.00 USD and will be on a first come first serve basis. Checks or credit cards are accepted.Please make checks payable to: US Speedskating.
The Utah Olympic Oval is the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic long track speedskating events. It is home to the fastest ice on earth. In addition to the 400 meter ice surface, the Oval also houses an International sized hockey/short track ice rink, an indoor soccer field and an indoor running track.

Derek Parra's Wheels to Ice Program Training Camp

The Olympic gold medalist turns inline skaters into speedskating demons with his Wheels to Ice Program (WhIP).
USA Roller Sports: TRANSITION CAMP - INLINE TO ICE October 2007, February 27th 2008
RaceReportsNet Report: Ice, Inline or both? (Feb. 26, 2003)
US.Olympicteam: Speedskater Chad Hedrick, former inline, roller road racer, can moonwalk too (dec. 21, 2003)
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    Arrival day. Please arrive mid-afternoon, early evening. There will be an orientation meeting from 8-9pm. Location TBA Bring your skates if you need them set up.
    7:00am-8:00am Group warm up
    8:00am-9:30am Long track ice session (explanation, drills and skating)(video)
    9:30am-10:00am Break (transition to running track)
    10:00am-11:00am Dryland (explanation and exercises)(video)
    11:00am-11:30am Warm down
    11:30am-12:30pm Lunch (provided)
    12:30pm-1:00pm Group warm up
    1:00pm-2:45pm Short track ice (explanation, drills and skating)(video)
    3:00pm-3:30pm Warm down and break
    3:30pm-4:30pm Skate equipment clinic(sharpening/bending etc.)
    4:30pm-4:45pm Break
    4:45pm-6:00pm Video analysis (long/short track and dryland)
    6:00pm-6:30pm Wrap up discussion
    6:30pm Dinner (on your own)
    8:00am-9:00am Group warm up
    9:00am-10:30am Dryland (include turn cable)(video)
    10:30am-11:00am Break (transition)
    11:15am-1:15pm Short track ice (explanation, drills and skating)(video)
    1:15pm-2:00pm Warm down
    2:00pm-3:00pm Lunch (on your own)
    3:15pm-4:45pm Video analysis (continued)
    4:45pm-5:30pm Warm up
    5:30pm-7:00pm Long track ice (explanation, drills and skating)(video)
    7:00pm-7:30pm Warm down
    7:30pm-8:00pm Wrap up discussion
    8:00pm Dinner (provided)
    9:00am-10:00am Group warm up
    10:00am-12:00pm Short track ice (explanation, drills and skating)(video)
    12:00pm-12:30pm Warm down
    12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch (provided)
    1:30pm-2:00pm Warm up
    2:00pm-4:00pm Intro to weights/ slideboard
    4:00pm-4:30pm Break
    4:30pm-6:00pm Long track ice (explanation and skating)(video)
    6:00pm-6:30pm Transition to wrap up
    6:30pm-7:00pm Wrap up discussion
    7:00pm Dinner (on your own)
    7:00am-8:00am Group warm up
    8:00am-10:00am Short track ice (explanation, drills and skating)(video)
    10:00am-10:30am Warm down
    10:30am-11:30am Video analysis
    11:30am-12:00pm Wrap up discussion
    12:00pm Depart for airport


WhIP Inline to Ice Transition Camp

What is the purpose of the camp?
The purpose of the camp is to introduce or re-introduce inline skaters to both long and short track ice skating. Instruction and discussions will cover: basic approach to ice speed skating, equipment selection, training exercises off and on skates, as well as technique (both similarities and differences). Basic skating will be lightly touched upon, but taking into account the talent and ability of the majority of inline skaters expected to attend this camp, most instruction will be paced at the intermediate to advanced levels.

With that said, skaters who will be coming to this camp may be experienced and decorated on the wheels, but for some, skating on the ice will be entirely different and this unfamiliarity can produce feelings of fear and intimidation. This camp is not meant to discourage athletes in any way. This camp is meant to encourage the athlete and give him or her better understanding of the “cross over” possibilities. Thus, this camp will focus on shortening the learning curve by providing detailed instruction to enhance performance and maximize results.

What do I bring?
If you have a pair of ice speed skates or can get a pair of them, definitely bring them. Remember that you will be skating for several hours a day, so if you are going to borrow someone else’s boots, please make sure that they are comfortable and broken in. You do not want to invest the time and money in this camp and have a blister limit your participation and learning experience. We will be skating on both long and short track ice surfaces. You can skate long track on short track blades, but I would not advise that you skate short track on long track clap skates. If you have one type of blade and not the other, please contact me ahead of time so that we can figure out a solution. The Utah Olympic Oval has rental speed skates, but they are intended for the beginner level skater. If you will be mounting ice blades on your inline boots, and have never skated with that set up before, please be sure to see me on the night of your arrival so that we can properly set your skates up for the ice.

On the oval, skaters typically wear a skin suit. The same is typical of short track with the addition of a helmet. You must wear a helmet. Gloves are also a must (standard batting gloves will due) and all skin below the neck must be covered. Shin guards and knee pads are recommended.

The temperature in the Utah Olympic Oval is approximately 60 degrees. I recommend dressing appropriately. In short, this means suiting up in layers. Some exercise sessions will alternate between intense physical activity and discussion of exercises. We are at altitude in Salt Lake City, 4400 vertical feet, the air is dry and the humidity low so it is important to stay hydrated.

Can coaches/family come?
Spectators are welcome to attend and observe all training sessions but are asked to not participate in discussions without prior approval. Experienced coaches that want to help out with the clinic, please contact me before arriving in Utah. Parents and coaches are encouraged be part of the experience without disturbing the flow of the camp. General support is always welcome.

What about hotels/lodging?
There are hotels and extended stay type establishments within minutes of the Oval. One of which is the Homestead Inn and Suites and the other is the Crystal Inn. There will be a skaters’ rate at each of these establishments. I recommend the Homestead.(Please see attached information.)

Will there be transportation?
Shuttle busses are available to most major hotels. Shuttle services are also available for hire. If necessary, (depending on the amount of skaters attending) I will rent a van to shuttle skaters from the hotel to the Oval and back. If you are willing to help out with transporting others, please contact me.

When should I arrive and depart?
The camp will begin on the night of Wednesday, October 3rd with an orientation meeting and conclude at 12:00 noon on Sunday, October 7th. Wednesday night’s orientation meeting will be held to briefly discuss the schedule for the following days as well as set up equipment for those who need it. Please arrive on the 3rd before 7pm so that we can start the orientation meeting @ 8:30pm and please make departure times @ 2pm out of Salt Lake City. The skating oval and hotels are approximately 20 minutes from the airport. Also, for those of you who have the opportunity come earlier and or stay later the camp dates, please contact me so we can discuss options.

More information
For more information or any questions, please contact me.

U.S. Speedskating Championships: Former inline skater makes mark

By Michael C. Lewis (Updated: Dec. 29, 2007)
The Salt Lake Tribune
KEARNS - Barely a year ago, speedskater Justin Stelly was stepping onto the ice for the first time. On Friday, he was stepping to the starting line poised to qualify for the World Championships.

"It was, 'Either I do it, or I don't,' " Stelly said. "Simple as that." And do it, he did.

Knowing he had to beat junior world champion Trevor Marsicano by nearly two seconds in the penultimate pairing of the 10,000 meters at the U.S. Speedskating Championships at the Utah Olympic Oval, the 20-year-old former inline skater from Louisiana put on a burst of speed in the final mile to secure his place among the most promising young American skaters heading toward the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

"Honestly, I don't even know where I'm going," he said, after jubilantly pumping his fist at the finish. "I just wanted to make the world team. I don't even know what that means. I have no idea where I'm going, when I'm going. What happens next. I'm clueless."

Not entirely.

Stelly might not have known that by finishing in 13 minutes and 45.42 seconds - 4.17 seconds ahead of Marsicano, and 24.60 seconds behind winner and two-time Olympian Shani Davis - he finished third in the allround competition and secured himself a place in at least the next two World Cup races and the World Allround Championships in Berlin in February.

But he did know that he could get there by pacing off Marsicano for most of the race, then using his prototypical inline-skating engine - built through years of pushing against unforgiving pavement - to surge hard to the finish.

"I knew that if I could stay with him long enough, I had something at the end that he didn't have," Stelly said.

Veterans Catherine Raney and Davis continued to dominate the championships and won their respective allround competitions after Raney won the women's 1,500 and 5,000 on Friday and Davis claimed the 1,500 and the 10,000.

The top three skaters in the men's and women's allround competition made the World Championships team, and Marsicano still has a good chance at joining them after setting a junior national record of 13:49.59 and beating Chad Hedrick for the second time in a matter of hours. Still trying to regain his top form, Hedrick was a distant fourth in the 10,000 in 13:51.14, and Marsicano - who won gold in the 3,000 at the World Junior Championships last March - also beat him earlier in the 1,500.

But Stelly's triumph was easily the highlight of the day - especially for coach Derek Parra, the former Olympic gold medalist who now coaches the U.S. Speedskating Wheels On Ice Program aimed at helping inline skaters transition to speedskating.

"I'm very, very proud of Justin," he said.

Athletes in the program are competing in their first full year under the program, and Stelly has shown exceptional development since finishing ninth in the national allround competition last year. Though he still falls back on his inline skating technique when he's fatigued, he's strong enough to push himself to the finish.

"It does show that these inliners have the talent and the ability to achieve some success in the sport, whether it's nationally or internationally," Parra said. "And I think Justin, being 20 years old and having been on the ice for a year and skating these times, . . . shows even more promise."

At the Utah Olympic Oval

1,500 m
  1. Shani Davis, 1:43.63
  2. Trevor Marsicano, 1:47.78
  3. Chad Hedrick, 1:47.97
10,000 m
  1. Shani Davis, 13:20.89
  2. Justin Stelly, 13:45.42
  3. Trevor Marsicano, 13:49.59
  1. Shani Davis, 147.755
  2. Chad Hedrick, 153.047
  3. Justin Stelly, 154.631.
1,500 m
  1. Catherine Raney, 1:59.37
  2. Maria Lamb, 2:00.22
  3. Anna Ringsred, 2:02.46
5,000 m
  1. Catherine Raney, 7:15.73
  2. Maria Lamb, 7:20.02
  3. Anna Ringsred, 7:34.40
  1. Catherine Raney, 165.683
  2. Maria Lamb, 166.668
  3. Anna Ringsred, 171.391
The Salt Lake Tribune: U.S. Speedskating Championships: Former inline skater makes mark