2024 Figure Skating Camp, Aspire Higher 2

Aspire Higher Mini-Camp poster

Figure Skating Camp

JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2024

Mini Camps and Coach Registration are still open for registration

Air Force Academy Cadet Ice Arena
Cadet Field House
2169 Field House Drive
Air Force Academy, CO 80840
(Near Colorado Springs)

Featuring Olympic Coaches Rafael Arutyunyan and Tom Zakrajsek with International Coach Stephanie Kuban and World Team Member Josh Farris

Special Coaches Education Track conducted by Olympic Coach Audrey Weisiger, Grassroots to Champions
(Additionally, coaches can teach their athletes on all camp freestyle sessions without paying a commission and attend all camp activities for the week at no charge with 2 or more skaters attending the full week camp)

With Special Athlete Guests
  • Vincent Zhou, Olympic Team Gold Medalist, 2-time World Bronze Medalist
  • Mirai Nagasu, Olympic Team Bronze Medalist, US Champion
  • Max Aaron, US Champion, 4-time World Competitor
  • Ben Agosto, US Champion, World and Olympic Medalist-Skating Skills
With Special Coach Guests
  • Katherine Hill, World Choreographer-Off Ice Modern Dance
  • Ryan Jahnke, World Team Member-Skating Skills
  • Catarina Lindgren, Swedish Champion and Olympic Competitor-Ensemble Choreographer
  • Kim Ryan Lewis, Spinergy-Premiere Figure Skating Spin Specialist
  • Larry Ibarra, former Team USA member for US Figure Skating-Strength Ground
  • Steven Elefante, former Team USA member for US Figure Skating-Strength Ground
  • George Selimos, fishing pole harness specialist
Other Special Guests
  • Dave Ripp, from Edea with Skates US
  • Mitch Moyer, former Senior Director, Athlete High Performance for US Figure Skating
  • Melinda Couch, Physical Therapist for the 2014 US Figure Skating Olympic Bronze Medal Team

for Pre-Preliminary to Senior

Saturday, June 29: An extra day for private lessons with staff coaches for paid campers only

Sunday, June 30: Private lessons; registration and autograph session from 3:00-8:00pm

Welcome keynote address by Olympic Team Bronze Medalist Mirai Nagasu at 7:00pm

Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5
Daily Camp Schedule includes:

  • 1 on ice freestyle training session by level
  • 4 on ice classes
  • 5 off ice classes
  • Parent and Coach Roundtables with staff coaches at the end of each day

Saturday, July 6:  Private lessons and autograph session

Closing Keynote Address by Olympic Team Gold Medalist Vincent Zhou at 10:00 am

No Test/Beginner Mini-Camp
June 29, June 30 or July 6

(select one, two or all three of those days). Daily Mini-Camp Schedule is the same as other levels. Coaches of no test/beginner skaters are welcomed to attend the camp with their skaters at no charge. Coaches of no test/beginner skaters only need to register if they want to attend the special Coaches Education track led by Audrey Weisiger July 1-5.