Ice practice will take place in the Slite ice rink which is voted one of the best ice rinks in Sweden by the Swedish Hockey Association. You choose between the camp's skilled coaches to get the most out of your time in Gotland. There are two alternatives to choose from and the cost is the same whichever coach you chose:
The fee includes:
3x45 minutes one ice, 1 session of physical training and dance combined every Monday to Friday and 45 minutes of ice on Saturday. Coaches, fee for ice, and dance are included as well as meals and accommodation.
Coaches in Skate Island are as follows:
Martin Johanson (week 26-28) (also together with Justus)
Justus Strid (week 26-28) (also together with Martin)
Li Bäckdal (week 26-27)
Alisa Drei (26-28)
Madeleine Holmqvist (26-28)
Justus Strid is since autum 2016 back in Sweden after finishing his skating career. He has competed in four European and World championships for Denmark. He has won the Danish championsips 7 consecutive times and befor that won medals at both the junior and senior Swedish championship. He is the headcoach of Skärgårdens KK outside Göteborg and operates New Generations Fitness, a training center for young sportesmen.
He has gone through danish coach educations and works as a coach at Skating Club Copenhagen. He has been coach by several internationally known coaches such as Peter Grütter, Pierre Trent, Annick Dumont and Frank Carroll, whom all have inspired him as a coach.
Justus makes programs for skaters at all levels.
Martin Johansson is Coaches in Haninge KK former full time coach at figure skating club of copenhagen (SKK) with competitor at Europeans and Worlds and some of the best skaters in Denmark. He has previously been coaching at the clubs of Lerum and Trollhättan in Sweden.
During his career as a skater he was part of the National team of Sweden and represented Sweden in international competitions. Martin works with skaters from beginners onto international level.
Li Bäckdal has been a figure skating trainer for 14 years in, first in Trelleborg KK, Malmö KK, Leksands IF, Brinka Snadviken and now as a fulltime coach in Osby KK. Li has a coach education step lV and has been training skaters from skating school up to elite level. She is also has a teaching degree in the Swedish language and in religion.
In her own skating career she has competed in both single and team skating and has besides skating been active in ballet and show dance. Li was also Swedish champion two years in a row in aerobic gymnastics.
Alisa Drei has started her skating career at the age of 2,5 years in Moscow. Her long career includes 4 times Finnish Champion, 2 times Nordic Champion and several times she was taking part in Grand Prix, European Championships and World Championships. She also took part in Nagano Winter Olympic Games in 1998. 7 times she was top-10 on European and as best 12 on Worlds.
After her active competition years she has acted as full time responsible coach in Helsingin Luistelijat. She npw works as a coach in Etelä-Vantaan Taitoluistelijat EVT.
She graduated from Sports Academy of St Petersburg to be teacher of
gymnastics and sports.
She also took part in ISU world development courses as well as Nordic
Development by Finnish Figure Skating Association.
She has a very wide experience and knowledge in figure skating and she has told " I want to share my knowledge forward"
Madeleine Holmqvist works as a coach in Alingsås Konståkningsklubb with skaters on all levels, beginners as well as elites. She competed at elite level herself until 2016 and have coached for almost 10 years.
Madeleine has competed in singel and synchro. As a synchroskater she won 6 gold medals at nationals for youth. Madeleine also works as a choreographer and make programs for skates on all levels and all ages.
Beatrice Hargefeldt works works as a head coach in Borlänge och Falu Konståkningsklubb, where she coaches skaters from beginners to A-level. She also works as an external choreographer and has collaborated with A and B level skaters from all over Sweden. Beatrice has a level 3B coaching degree and has begun level 4 training.
As a skater she competed at elite level for Örebro Konståkningsklubb ehere she also worked as a coach for several years.