September to Remember
This month, we are making it a September to Remember by sharing some of our favourite classes and virtual camp sessions from April through August, 2020. We are giving you exclusive access to select virtual training sessions, so that you can train ON DEMAND throughout this month! Work on what you want, when you want! Sign up with a friend, and motivate each other to complete each session!
Choose from 3 Class Packages (Fitness & Flexibility, Expression & Performance, Skating Skills & Technique), OR get access to our ENTIRE Class Library for the month of September, with our Go For Gold Package!
Not sure whether virtual classes are for you? We have a $5 trial class that you can sign up for, which includes 1/2 of a Flexibility for Field Moves class, and 1/2 of an Interpretation Class! Get a taste of virtual learning, and if you like it, sign on for a package later!
The Fitness & Flexibility Package includes:
- Get Fit with HIIT, with Emma Daigle (Nexxice Senior)
- Flexibility & Field Moves, with Makenna Leik (Miami University)
- Powerful Pilates, with Brittany Brie
- Skating Skills & Stretching, with Sarah Moss (Miami University)
- Flexibility & Fitness, with Nobahar Dadui (Cirque du Soleil)
The Expression & Performance Package includes:
- Power & Performance, with Victoria Smith (Nexxice Senior)
- Introduction to Expression, with Kata Junninen (Skyliners Senior)
- Expression & Interpretation Pt. 2, with Kata Junninen
- Body Lines and Movement, with Paula Wagener
- Dance and Flexibility, with Jenni Lehtonen (Team Unique)
The Skating Skills & Technique Package includes:
- Skating Skills & Flexibility, with Maikki Merilehto (Lumineers FIN Coach)
- Skating Skills, with Dominic Barthe (Nova Senior)
- The Perfect Balance, with Lindsay Grajek (Haydenettes, Hockettes)
- Skating Skills & Turns, with Dominic Barthe
- Strength, Stability & Style, with Lisa Carriere
Make it a September to Remember! Access the package(s) of your choice for only $25 each, and receive our September Mood Tracker worksheet, FREE! With 5 classes in each package, that works out to just $5 per session. PLUS, sign up for a package before September 7th and receive access to a BONUS Yoga Session from Allison Michaela, and a BONUS Mental Training session from Christine Reeves!
Interested in going ALL-OUT this September? Take advantage of our Go for Gold Package which includes ALL of the above sessions, plus:
- Stretch & Rest Yoga for Synchro, with Allison Michaela
- Mental Training for Resilience, with Christine Reeves
- Modern Dance for Synchro, with Maikki Uotila-Kraatz (Marigold IceUnity Consultant)
- Fitness & Famous Dances, with Inka Sirkïa (Team Unique)
- Floor Barre with Nathalie Grosshenny (Les Suprêmes Consultant)
- Theory of Flexibility, with Melanie Jenkins
- Restorative Yoga with Michael Kho
- Deep Stretch & Relax with Eliana Roth (Haydenettes Alumni)
- Fitness for Synchro, with Lisa Carriere
- How to Score POINTS in Juvenile & Novice, with Stephanie Girvan
- Strong Core for Lifts, Jocelyn Kalkman & Tara Tahil (Adrian College)
- Hair & Make Up for Synchro Pt 1 & 2 - Seminar
- Time Management for Student Athletes - Seminar
- Social Media Safety & Etiquette - Seminar
- Taking the Ice with Confidence - Seminar
- Life as an International Skater - Seminar
- Overcoming Challenges in Synchro - Seminar
- Diversity in Synchro - Panel Discussion
The Go for Gold Package is $99, which includes all 33 sessions (That's only $3 per class!)
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do I access my classes?
After purchasing your package, you will receive an email with details on how to access your classes, within 24 hours. You will be able to watch your classes as many times as you want, and any time you want!
What if I want to sign up for 2 packages?
Just add both packages to your cart before checking out!
How long do I have access to the videos?
You will have access to your classes for the month of September. This Promotion ends on September 30th at 11:59PM, EST
Who are the classes designed for?
Most of the classes are catered to mid-level synchro skaters; skaters who have an understanding of how to move and stretch safely as an athlete, and are looking for new drills to try, and new people to learn from.
Will these classes be delivered live?
No, these classes have already taken place during our In Synch At Home Virtual Camp (April 2020), and our Virtual Off-Ice Classes offered in July and August. They have all received great feedback, which is why we are excited to bring these classes back for you to enjoy!
Want to know more about each class? Read their detailed descriptions below!
Fitness & Flexibility Package
Get Fit with HIIT, with Emma Daigle (Nexxice Senior)
Class Description: Skaters will have fun, and sweat hard in this full body HIIT style fitness class. Through synchro/skating specific strength movements, skaters will build stability and power in both small and larger muscle groups required for skating. Mixed with heart pumping cardio intervals, skaters will improve upon their stamina and overall cardiovascular fitness. Complete with a fun and challenging cardio dance warm up, as well a thorough cool down stretch, this is a well-rounded workout for all skaters!
Interesting Fact: "I was adopted from China"
Flexibility & Field Moves, with Makenna Leik (Miami University)
Class Description: In this class skaters will learn flexibility and control geared toward field moves (spiral, 175, biellmann). They will also learn several strengthening exercises to help build the muscles used during these elements.
Interesting Fact: "I have competed in four different discipline of figure skating (freestyle, ice dance, solo dance, and synchro). Also, my home rink in Minnesota is one of the largest sports complexes in the world, we have eight full sheets of ice under one roof!"
Powerful Pilates, with Brittany Brie
Class Description: Brittany has an incredible passion and love for movement. She has studied dance for over 20 years, and currently teaches pilates and reformer classes in the Toronto Area. Her passion, experience and love for helping others have inspired her to develop classes that will challenge and motivate you to move. Her main goal as an instructor is to provide you with the knowledge and confidence to move your body, all while having a smile on your face. View her full range of classes at www.brittanybrie.com
Skating Skills & Stretching, with Sarah Moss (Miami University)
Class Description: This class will focus on improving important aspects of your skating skills such as posture, extensions, and undercuts by doing specific off-ice drills for cross-overs, which are sure to build strength! Once our legs are warm, we'll move into stretching and working on field moves!
Interesting Facts: "This is my 4th year on Miami Senior USA, and 2nd year as a US Figure Skating DREAM Program Member. I've competed at the Leon Lurje Trophy in Sweden for 3 seasons in a row, and have lived in Japan, Germany & USA!"
Fitness & Flexibility, with Nobahar Dadui (Cirque du Soleil)
Class Description: Nobahar is an artistic movement and flexibility coach located in Toronto, Canada. Nobahar was born in Tehran, Iran until conflict in the region forced her family to seek refugee status in Canada. Videos of Katarina Witt and Surya Bonaly sparked her interest in figure skating, though sport was illegal for women in Iran. Once she arrived in Canada, she was a refugee with dreams of being a professional figure skater and performer. She realized this dream at the age of 18, and performed in shows internationally for a decade. Nobahar has appeared in Holiday on Ice, Royal Caribbean cruise ship entertainment, and she most recently starred as the lead character in Cirque Du Soleil’s first on-ice production: Crystal. She has worked alongside Kurt Browning, Ben Agotso, Elvis Stojko, and Sandra Bezic. Nobahar’s expertise was refined in the Theatre & Dance program at George Brown College. This experience exposed her to styles such as ballet, jazz, contact improvisation, hip hop, and pointe. She continues to pursue her passion of artistry and movement, specializing in increasing body awareness in athletes and developing techniques for spins and flexibility. Nobahar is dedicated to sharing her experiences and wisdom with athletes seeking their peak potential.
Expression & Performance Package
Power & Performance, with Victoria Smith (Nexxice Senior Alumni)
Class Description: This class will focus on three pillars of performance: power, edge control, and theatre. Skaters will leave with strategies and techniques designed to augment their realm of control. Skaters who perform within their realm of control produce consistent performances, capture audiences, and ENJOY themselves on the ice!
Interesting Fact: "I am a 2015 world synchronized skating champion"
Introduction to Expression, with Kata Junninen (Skyliners Senior)
Class Description: In this class we’re going to learn about what truly makes an amazing performance, and different ways you can approach those aspects while feeling confident and having so much fun! We’ll go over what factors you can use to express yourself and then practice putting them into action with a few excercises. Throughout the class the main thing we’ll focus on, is fun! Because performing can be scary sometimes, but never when you have friends to hype you up!
Interesting Fact: "I’ve skated in 3 countries, and now study acting in New York."
Body Lines and Movement, with Paula Wagener
Class Description: Paula is a trained classical ballet dancer, with over 35 years of experience as an off-ice choreography specialist. She is the founder of the US Figure Skating program, Artistry in Motion (AIM), which was designed to educate skaters on the basic principles of choreography while providing a foundation in body alignment, movement, and body lines. The next phase of this work brings digital classes to students around the world, via Studio2Ice.com. Her work with skaters enhances their ability to perform and execute choreography on ice, with beautiful positioning and connection to the music.
Dance and Flexibility, with Jenni Lehtonen (Team Unique)
Class Description: During this class we will learn a dance routine that combines dancing, strength training, active stretching and performing! You will have a great chance to practice performing and interpreting the music while executing both technical strength training movements and fun dance moves. This is exactly what need for synchronized skating - making even the most difficult and technical elements look easy and impressive!
Interesting Fact: "I started skating in 2005 and have been doing synchro since 2006. Before auditioning for Team Unique in 2015, I skated in a smaller club just outside Helsinki. Besides skating, I also study in the University of Helsinki and in about two months, I will graduate as a Bachelor of English linguistics with a minor in communication."
Skating Skills & Technique Package
Skating Skills and Flexibility with Maikki (Lumineers Coach)
Class Description: In this class, skaters will be developing their "top line" to assist in strong, effortless skating in synchro. We will also be working on knee and ankle rhythm drills for off the ice, which is an important skill to work on, to increase speed, flow, and balance on the ice.
Interesting Fact: coach at the OneTeamMVMT camp in North Carolina in 2019, and loved meeting athletes from across North America.
Skating Skills, with Dominic Barthe (Nova Senior)
Class Description: In this class, we will work on the positions and movements required in some of the more advanced turns, and learn how to combine them in NHE series.
Interesting Fact: "I have done Ice dancing for 8 years before doing Synchronized skating, and placed 7th at my last national championships in Canada."
The Perfect Balance, with Lindsay Grajek (Haydenettes, Hockettes)
Class Description: This class will focus on how strength and stillness in our skating can lead to beautiful lines. With an understanding of where the weight should be balanced on the blade and how our core should be stacked, we can gain speed with ease, and create movements which appear effortless! We all know this is a lot easier said than done, so this class will also include discussion on the skater thought process in order to nail technique! While skating skills are not always the most exciting, this class will incorporate a combination of modern music and movements, to make it A LOT of fun.
Interesting Fact: "I was a 7 time National Champion, 4 time World Medalist and the girl who did the front flip in the 2013 Cha Cha Haydenette long program! I was also one of the skaters who helped develop the Dynasty Blade."
Strength, Stability & Style, with Lisa Carriere
Class Description: Get physically prepared for your return to ice, with this synchro-inspired session! The majority of this class will be spent building lower body strength through skating-specific movements. Additional core exercises will focus on building stability for injury prevention and optimal on-ice power. After the workout, a simple piece of choreography will be taught in order to encourage creativity and the exploration of performance quality, by all skaters.
Interesting Fact: My first year skating senior was 2004, and my last year skating senior was 2016!