Camp by Karlis Skrastins and Oskars Bartulis is opened


On Monday, 10th of June the ice-hockey camp by Karlis Skrastins and Oskars Bartulis for children and youth aged 8-17 was opened. The third year in turn the hockey camp gathers young ice-hockey players who are eager to work to improve their skills under the guidance of highly regarded specialists.

Due to the great interest, two camps would be organized this year – the first from 10th to 15th of June and the second from 17th to 22nd of June. The largest part of participants has applied for both camps therefore they would keep training all 12 days.

Overall responsiveness and interest to participate in the camp is greater in comparison to the previous year. Altogether 183 young strivers from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Belorussia, Russia, Ukraine and Canada have applied for the camp.

This summer, similarly to the previous year, the young players will have possibility to improve their skills under the guidance of Latvia national men’s ice hockey team defensemen Oskars Bartulis and foreign coaches – Vjaceslav Kuznetcov, an ice-skating specialist from Philadelphia Flyers, Tim Turk, a specialist of hockey puck control and PROshooters from Montreal Canadians, as well as Dion Del Monte from Toronto, Canada, as well as Mattias Johnsson, athletics specialist from Sweden. Each day there will be also demonstration trainings with participation of players from Latvia national men’s ice hockey team.

At the end of first cap day one of the camp coaches Oskars Bartulis shared his impressions by saying, “everything is on the highest level, good and friendly atmosphere rules here. The work of five foreign coaches takes place by division children in several groups that gives more possibility to work individually. There are two ice-hockey trainings per day, one track workout, as well as video-trainings. We are satisfied to meet here also children who have participated in the previous year camp and they have returned here this year to be in lines of other young strivers, to improve and polish their hockey playing skills. The mood and atmosphere is great, children are able to develop their skills here and the camp level improves and gets advanced more and more each year.”