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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.

Take Your Skating & Training To The Next Level!

2021 Junior Camp

 Competitive Junior skaters, ages 12  to 21 years

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Dates: Monday, August 23 - Saturday, August 28

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

Registration                             

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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2020 Junior Camp Photos

Photos by Alan Jay & Scott Lipa

   2021 Masters Camp

 Skaters of all levels over 21 years old

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Dates: Friday, August 20 - Sunday, August 22

Cost: $140 USD

Registration                               

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 - $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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2020 Masters Camp Photos

Camp Cancelled due to COVID-19

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Tom Miller (USS Level 3) Head Coach

2017 USOC Volunteer Coach of the Year

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 makes him responsible for organizing the speed skating event for the 2022 World University Championship for Speed Skating and the Short Track/Speed Skating Events for the 2023 University Games. His new job is also organizing up coming Empire State Winter Games. Tom’s 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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716-427-3435

© 2019 Buffalo Speedskating Club, Inc. - 501(c)(3) Not For Profit Organization

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.