5 - 11 December 2016

Dear Skater & Coach,

You are hereby cordially invited to attend the GNFSA Figure Skating Association’s SUMMER CAMP 2016!

On completion of the camp, skaters, coaches and parents will have received valuable tools and information to improve performance quicker, thus saving time and money and ultimately becoming better skaters and athletes, both competitively and socially.


The camp aims to improve both the technical abilities of the skaters as well as their physical conditioning. The skaters will be given a training program to follow during the December break as well as the skills to follow it properly to come back fitter and stronger in January!

The aim also is to show the coaches how technology can improve the training environment and give them an introduction to the technology available and the specialists involved to assist their skaters to improve quicker.

The GNFSA also wishes to improve the COMPONENT skills of coaches and skaters by having a session with experts in the field of DRAMA to help improve the INTERPRETATION and CHOREOGRAPHY of the programs, something coaches can’t always attend to due to a lack of training time. The aim is to provide the skater with valuable information to take away to be able to put their new knowledge into practice with their own programs for the rest of the season.

Megan Allely will be the primary facilitator of the training camp. She will receive able assistance from Heinrich Painczyk, Ernest Hobbs & Wayne Coldman.

This will be a first in South African Figure Skating when professional trainers and Video Analysts from the High Performance Centre in Pretoria and the Sports Science Institute in Cape Town combine resources to benefit all figure skaters. An opportunity not to be missed!

Training will take the form of On Ice training in the morning and evening, with Off ice training during the day.

The training schedule and training groups will be communicated as soon as entries have closed and will be determined by the GNFSA at its sole discretion.


Megan Allely: Professional Figure Skating Coach & Strength and Conditioning Coach

Heinrich Painczyk: Strength & Conditioning Coach & Video Analyst, SCI, Cape Town

Ernest Hobbst: Biomechanical & Video Analyst, HPC, Pretoria

Wayne Coldman: Strength and Conditioning Coach, HPC, Pretoria


On Ice training will happen from Monday 5 December 2016 until Sunday Morning 11 December 2016 at the Grove Ice Rink.

Map to the Grove Ice Rink

Off ice training will happen at the High Performance Centre, Burnett Street, Pretoria

Map to the HPC


The cost per Coach attending is R 750, and per skater R 2500.

Gauteng North Coaches and Skaters receive a 40% discount on above rates (R 400 & R R 1500 respectively)

The fee is payable for the full course and no refunds will be allowed for partial attendance or should you withdraw after the 2nd of December. Payment should be made into the following bank account before the 30h of November with proof of payment to be sent with to

ACCOUNT NAME: Gauteng North Figure Skating Association


BRANCH / CODE: 198765 (universal code)

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1633 240 495

REFERENCE: Either your SURNAME + NAME + CAMP16 (Or ACC NO for GNFSA skaters)


The GNFSA will distribute the final schedule after the closing date.

Follow the preliminary PROGRAM indicating the approximate times of the training sessions, possible groups and times per group will be communicated as soon as the final numbers have been received.


Skaters are personally responsible to be at the venue on time and are requested to allow sufficient time for warmup before all on-ice training to commence training on time.

Skaters that do experience difficulty with transport to the venues are requested to contact the organisers at as soon as possible in order to assist with travel arrangements as it will be possible to arrange possible transport.

Interested skaters from visiting provinces can also contact as there is accommodation available with members of the Gauteng North as to assist in minimising costs.


Kindly enter online at GNFSA TRAINING CAMP and send a proof of payment to by 30 November 2016, following which you will receive the final program for the training course. By entering you accept the Terms & Conditions of the event.

We look forward to your attendance and we although we know that the camp is designed to challenge and teach everyone, from past experience we know that it will provide many wonderful experiences and leave many good memories with everyone!

Yours in skating,