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The BSC provides the opportunity to discover the sport of speedskating through instruction, dedicated ice sessions, and the use of skates and safety equipment, All BSC board members and coaches are volunteers.100% of fees, dues, and sponsorship dollars goes to supporting our program costs.  

Summer Training Camps

Take Your Skating & Training To The Next Level!

 

Partnering with coach Tom Miller and Eastern Regional Camps, we host two yearly summer camps. A six day camp designed for competitive Junior skaters, ages 12 to 21, and a weekend Masters camp suitable for all skaters over 21. 

 

Both camps incorporate ice, dryland and analyses. Additional training will also be provided in the art/sciences of sharpening and blade setup, race preparation and injury prevention.

 

 

Junior Camp

 Competitive Junior skaters, ages 12  to 21 years

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Dates: Monday, 17 - Saturday, 22, August 2020

Cost: $450 USD (family discount, $400 additional athletes)

Registration: Opens January 1, 2020                                 

Limited to the first 30 athletes.

Instructed by: Eastern Regional Camps Director Tom Miller. Additional coaching and supervision will be provided by members of the BSC and guest coaches.

Location: The Northtown Center at Amherst - 1615 Amherst Manor Drive Amherst, NY 14221

Olympic size rink

Total Ice Time: 15 hours 

Total  Dryland training:  11 hours

Mid-week night at Lasertron (included in camp cost)

Performance camp t-shirt (included in camp cost)

Accommodations: If desired, out of area skaters will be assigned a host family to stay with during the camp at no additional cost. Host families will provide transportation to and from the rink, breakfast and a pack lunch. Suggestions for area hotels will also be provided.

For questions: Please phone camp director Alan Jay at 716-553-7661 or email alan@buffalospeedskating.org.

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2019 Junior Camp Photos

Photos by Alan Jay

Masters Camp

 Skaters of all levels over 21 years old

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Dates: Friday, 14 - Sunday, 16, August 2020

Cost: $140 USD

Registration: Opens January 1, 2020                                 

Limited to the first 20 athletes.

Instructed by: Eastern Regional Camps Director Tom Miller. Additional coaching will be provided by guest coaches.

Location: The Northtown Center at Amherst - 1615 Amherst Manor Drive Amherst, NY 14221

Olympic size rink

Total Ice Time: 6 hours 

Total  Dryland training:  5 hours

Performance camp t-shirt (available for purchase - $20)

Accommodations: Suggestions for area hotels will be provided.

For questions: Please phone camp director Alan Jay at 716-553-7661 or email alan@buffalospeedskating.org.

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2019 Masters Camp Photos

Photos by Alan Jay

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Tom Miller (Level 3) Head Coach

2017 USOC Volunteer Coach of the Year

Tom developed and directs the highly successful and popular Eastern Regional Camps program at the United States Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York:

Tom has worked with National Team coaches Pat Wentland and Wilma Boonstra, as well as National and Olympic coaches Jereon Otter and Susan Ellis. Tom bases his technique driven program on coach Ellis’s theory of proper skating.

Throughout his storied Speedskating career, Tom has worn many hats. In addition to competing at both the regional and National  levels, Tom has been the Chief Competitor steward for multiple events including the Jr. World Short Tracks in Warsaw, Poland; and the World Short Tracks in Seoul, South Korea. Tom has also been the Meet Director for multiple National Long Track and Short Track Championships including Olympic Trials, and World Championships.

Suggested Hotels

All three within a few minutes of the Northtown Center

 

Comfort Inn University
1 Flint Rd, Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 688-0811
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Residence Inn Buffalo Amherst
100 Maple Rd Amherst, NY 1422
(716) 632-6622
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Buffalo - Amherst
10 Flint Rd Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 689-4414
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