Summer Training Camps

 

 

 

Partnering with coach Tom Miller, 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 blade setup, race preparation and injury prevention.

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Take Your Skating & Training To The Next Level!

COVID-19 Statement

Working with the Northtown Center, the camps will be following state, local, CDC and USS guidelines. We will take every reasonable precaution, and make any procedural changes that we feel are necessary to conduct safe, challenging, and fun camps.

   2023 Junior Camp
 Competitive Junior skaters, ages 12  to 21 years

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Dates: Monday through Saturday, August 21 - 26

Cost: TBD

Registration: Opens January 1, 2023                        

Limited to the first 30 athletes.

        

Instructed by: Coach 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: 15.0 hours 

Total  Dryland training:  11 hours

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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2022 Junior Camp Photos

Photos by Alan Jay

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   2023 Masters Camp
 Skaters of all levels over 21 years old

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Dates: Friday through Sunday, August 18 - 20.

Cost:TBD

Registration: Opens January 1, 2023                         

Limited to the first 20 athletes.

Instructed by: Coach 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)

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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2022 Masters Camp Photos

 Photos by Alan Jay

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Tom Miller (USS Level 3) Head Coach

2017 USOC Volunteer Coach of the Year

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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.

In March 2020 Tom retired from his Job with Citizen Advocates Inc. to take on a new position with the Adirondack North Country Sport Council. His job as Sport Manager for Speedskating made him responsible for organizing the 2022 Empire State Winter Games and the 2022 World University Championship for Speed Skating. Next up for Tom will be organizing he Short Track and Speed Skating Events for the 2023 University Games. Tom’s long term goal is to reestablish a full time Long Track and Short Track Program in Lake Placid that offers world class coaching and venues, affordable housing, access to universities and colleges and employment opportunities for athletes that allow them to work and train.

Suggested Hotels

All three are within a few minutes of the Northtown Center

Hampton Inn Buffalo - Amherst (located adjacent to the Northtown Center)

1601 Amherst Manor Drive

Amherst, New York 14221

716-559-7010

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