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Zephyr Skate Camp - May 2003

Hilton Head Island Skate Camp
Part 3 - A Typical Day at Camp

by Kris Thomas and Liz Miller


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Part 1 - Never Too Old
Part 2 - Getting Started
Part 3 - A Day at Camp
Part 4 - More Than Skating
Part 5 - October 2003 Camp
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Not being a travel day, day 2 was more typical of a normal camp day, because it included two instructional sessions one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Some campers ate breakfast in their "villas," which were actually fully equipped condos. Others took the short walk to Harbour Town to take advantage of Zephyr's three other breakfast options (a bakery, a full buffet or a continental breakfast buffet). Promptly at 8:45, the husband and wife team of Randy and Olive were the first ones ready to climb into the vans that shuttled everybody to the hockey rink about three miles away. They were determined to learn as much as possible before returning to their small town 1000 miles north of Vancouver.

Each morning's clinic at the rink started out with a brief guided stretch, announcements about the day's schedule and a review of the skills learned in the prior clinic, sometimes in the form of games. Fun-loving Audrey cracked everybody up with a uniquely revealing glimpse of her inner child during the "Stop, Drop, and Wiggle" relay. Martha's face shined with child-like delight on discovering how well the "scooter" push could improve her left skate's weaker stroke.

The motivation to gain an effective heelbrake stop was palpable and audible on the morning of day 2, especially with Brians successful "brake-through." He had his brake pad squeaking in stop after stop --to the envy of all. By the 11 AM break, at least half the group had strong enough basic skills (striding, turning, braking) for a "mini" trail skate on the bike path to Palmetto Bay for lunch. And by day 3, a good many campers couldn't wait to test their new skills in "the real world" on a portion of the Sea Pines' 17-mile bike path network. Each afternoon, skaters who opted to return to the rink instead of participating in the guided trail skate, including a few of the more experienced folks, received one-on-one assistance and personalized skill-building.

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