Ice Skating Camp
Ages 6 - 14* • Sky Rink
Chelsea Piers Summer Ice Skating Camp offers comprehensive instruction for recreational skaters. Our supportive, international coaching staff introduces campers to the fun and fundamentals of skating, whether they want to improve figure skating skills, play hockey or just enjoy the coolest sport in the world. Campers must turn 6 by 7/1/18.
*NOTE: 5 year olds who turn 6 in the summer of 2018 and who have previous skating instruction may be accepted with Skating Director's approval.
Camp Time: 8:45am-4:00pm
- Bi-weekly skating show featuring all Ice Skating Campers
(Free admission - Parents and friends are encouraged to attend)
- Introduction to off-ice training specifically geared toward young skaters
- Low camper/instructor ratio to ensure individual attention and maximize safety and learning
- Daily cross-training at the other world-class facilities at Chelsea Piers, including gymnastics, rock climbing, field sport, bowling and more
- Skates are provided, although campers are encouraged to bring their own
- HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR LEVEL I campers and are provided, although campers may bring their own. Helmets are available for Level II campers upon request.
Ice Skating Camp features two levels of instruction, Level I and Level II, that provide a fun and safe environment for campers to learn to skate. Campers who are learning to skate for the first time begin in Level I. Campers progress through the various stages of Level I, as they acquire new skills. Upon completion of Level I, skaters can either participate in Level II of Ice Skating Camp or join the Chelsea Piers Ice Hockey Camp. Skaters with previous skating instruction and who progress rapidly may be moved to Level II after being evaluated by the Ice Skating Camp Director.
Level I: The Level I curriculum follows the Learn to Skate USA's program and is designed to introduce skaters to the fundamentals of ice skating, including gliding, forward and backward stroking, snowplow stops, and swizzles. Additional skills, including outside and inside edges, forward and backward crossovers, three-turns, and mohawks, are introduced once the basics are mastered, preparing skaters to progress to either Level II or ice hockey camp.
Level II: The Level II curriculum focuses on the development of a skater's individual figure skating skills. Two daily on-ice clinics, practice ice time and a variety of off-ice training activities help campers improve their basic skating skills as well as learn jumps and spins.
Recreational Period / Cross-Training
In addition to their daily on and off-ice training, campers have the opportunity to experience many of the other sports available at Chelsea Piers, including gymnastics, rock climbing, field sports, basketball, bowling and more. Chelsea Piers provides equipment for all recreational activities.
Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers is one of the premier indoor ice skating facilities in the United States, with two full-sized year-round skating rinks, classrooms, a dance studio and a pizzeria/snack bar. Sky Rink is the home of amateur figure skating in New York City.
Sky Rink has assembled an accomplished staff of professional coaches and counselors to provide fun, innovative and progressive training programs for skaters of all abilities. All counselors are mature, college-age students who are responsible, supportive and truly enjoy working with children.
|WK 1:||June 18 - 22|
|WK 2:||June 25 - 29|
|WK 3:||July 2 - 6*|
|WK 4:||July 9 - 13|
|WK 5:||July 16 - 20|
|WK 6:||July 23 - 27|
|WK 7:||July 30 - August 3|
|WK 8:||August 6 - 10|
|WK 9:||August 13 - 17|
|WK 10:||August 20 - 24|
|WK 11:||August 27 - 31|
*No camp on July 4th.
|SAVE: 8+ weeks||$675/wk||$770/wk|
|Week 3 Discount||$145 off||$165 off|
Summer Camp customers can register quickly and easily online for all camps, transportation and after-care options through our online registration system. This system allows you to instantly enroll your child and manage your camp account throughout the summer.
If you did not create an account in 2017, please read our Parent Handbook for detailed instructions on how to set up your account. If you already have an account, simply log in to the “Parent Dashboard” and select the camps and weeks of your choice. Note that we do not accept registrations over the phone. Please register online or fax/mail the application. If faxing, you must call to confirm receipt.
Ages 8 - 9: 8 campers to 1 counselor
Ages 10 - 12: 10 campers to 1 counselor
Please leave all toys and non-camp related personal items at home. This includes handheld games, jewelry, cell phones and iPods. Chelsea Piers is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
A non-refundable $175 per week deposit is required at the time of registration. The balance of tuition must be paid in full by May 9, 2018. All campers who register after May 9, 2018 must pay the entire tuition at the time of registration. Checks will not be accepted as a form of payment after June 1, 2018, nor will they be accepted for walk-ups or for those enrolling in camp the same day. Credit cards or cash will be accepted forms of payment. If you are extending camp weeks for your child on or after May 9, the credit card on file will be charged.
Transportation can only be added or edited up to the Tuesday prior to camp session, and Aftercare up until the Thursday prior to the camp session. Please note that if you chose transportation you will be emailed or called with your pick-up time the Friday before your child starts camp.
Campers who remain at Chelsea Piers after 4:30pm will be placed in our Aftercare Program. This program allows parents the chance to complete their workday and affords campers a chance to unwind and relax after a long day. Campers may be picked up in the Field House between 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Aftercare will be billed according to use and no pre-payment is required at the time of registration.
Cancellations and Making Changes
If you paid-in-full and would like to cancel camp before May 9, 2018, all of your money will be returned to you except the $175 per week cancellation fee. After this date, no refunds will be granted for absences, transportation delays, or withdrawals for any other reason. Refunds will not be granted in the event that an act of war (declared or otherwise), strike/work stoppage, natural disaster or reasons beyond the control of Chelsea Piers, disrupts or forces the cancellation of camp.
There is a $45 change fee for each change made before May 18, 2018 to the original application. On or after May 18, 2018, there is a $45 change fee plus the actual cost of camp. If there are any changes regarding transportation, your child's attendance at camp or early pick-up, please contact us via one of the following methods.
Walk-up Fee and Other Fees
All registrations received after 4:00pm on the Thursday prior to the start of desired week of camp incur a $50 walk-up fee.
Aftercare is available in the Field House for an additional fee of $40 per day or $150 per week from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Parents will be charged a $25 late fee every half hour for picking up their children after 6:00pm.