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Camping with Connaught being offer for first time

Club hosting all day sessions at the end of the month for young skaters
Connaught Skating’s Director of Programs Keegan Murphy talks to some of his young skaters during a Junior Academy session last week at the Richmond Ice Centre.

Young skaters have an opportunity to start their summer off with a steady diet of ice time and fun.
By popular demand, the Connaught Skating Club is hosting its first-ever Junior Academy Spring Fun Camp — June 27-30 — at the Richmond Ice Centre. The four day camp is designated for skaters ages 5-8 and features plenty of on and off ice activities. Each session runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“We have been hearing from a lot of parents that they wanted some kind of end of the year school event where they could drop their kids off, go to work and come back pick them up,” explained Connaught Director of Programs Keegan Murphy. “After years, we thought we would try it for one week.
“The kids are under coach supervision for the duration of the day. There are two hours of on ice instruction, two hours of specialized off ice instruction as well as crafts and games. Parents are welcome to stay or leave them.”
Murphy says the camp is somewhat an extension of the club’s Junior Academy which is designated for the same age group of skaters who have been identified through Canskate programs run by the club, city and Olympic Oval.
Although Junior Academy participants are given priority for the Spring Fun Camp — Murphy says others are welcomed, although they will be tested on their skating ability first. So far, 18 of the maximum 30 camp spots have been filled. The cost is $325.
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