Summer Off Ice

Integrated Sports Conditioning with Michael Cook
Skate Pairs
Dance Fusion with Christin Caplan
Ballet and Stretch with Gwen Leonard

Integrated Sports Conditioning

Michael Cook  Class Schedule and Summer 2016 Integrated Sports Conditioning

ISC-Logo-HeaderAnaerobic Training: designed to emulate the anaerobic demands of the sport. This training will help the athlete to train and utilize the correct energy system necessary for each of their on-ice programs.

Strength Conditioning: designed to create a solid foundation to help assist in the skill acquisition provided by their on-ice lessons.

Skate Pairs

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Our Skate Pairs program is in full swing, and this summer at the Nashoba Valley Olympia we will be training daily to prepare our athletes for important pre-season competitions. We run the ONLY pairs exclusive training program in New England, and cater to all levels of pair athletes: from National and International elite teams to developmental singles skaters. Come and join us and “Skate Pairs”, or just stop in to watch some of the country’s best figure skating athletes in the sports most exciting discipline! For more information about any aspect of our program, please email: or check out our website at

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Dance Fusion

Christin Caplan – Summer 2017 Dance Fusion Flyer
Christin CaplanChristin Caplan holds a BS in Elementary Education and a minor in Dance from Boston University. She trained at the Lexington School of Ballet, Summer Stages Dance, BU, and Dana Hall. She is a company member of Rainbow Tribe’s Embrace Dance Company and Tribe the Dance Company, and a guest dancer with Luminarium Dance Company and the Adagio Dancers. Christin is currently on the dance faculty at BU, MIT, the Lexington School of Ballet, Dancers Workshop, the American Chinese Art Society, and the Boston Public Schools.

Ballet and Stretch

Gwen Leonard – Summer 2017 Ballet Registration Information
ballet and stretchMs. Leonard hails from a breadth of prestigious ballet academies, companies, and teaching experiences. She received a full scholarship at American Ballet Theatre and trained with the most acclaimed ballet teachers in the United States. Ms. Leonard performed throughout the United States and Europe with the Stuttgart Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theater, and Broadway Dance Festival. She has taught ballet classes and seminars at ballet schools, for football teams, (Texas University), and at summer skating clinics.

Ballet.  Ballet is key to the development of any skater. Ballet helps to develop overall strength, muscle control, flexibility, speed, fluidity and graceful /coordination of all movements. Ms. Leonard’s ballet classes are specifically designed for figure skaters, emphasizing alignment, turnout, graceful line, upper body positions, and confidence of movement.

Stretch. Stretching for skaters is absolutely essential. Stretching facilitates proper alignment, higher extensions, greater movement fluidity and helps to prevent injuries. Muscles that work hard can become tight, and overdeveloped if not properly and frequently stretched.