International SKIDCAR Users Conference at Orleans Hotel & Casino


SKIDCAR SYSTEM, INC. has made room block arrangements with The Orleans Hotel & Casino which is the Headquarters Hotel. To reserve guest rooms for this event, attendees must be aware of the following:

Room block rates are $40.00 plus tax per night, single or double occupancy, based on the dates of April 8, 9, 10, 11, 2013. There is a mandatory $6.00 per room, per day Resort Fee, allowing access to the Fitness Center, in-room coffee, unlimited local & 800 calls as well as free High-Speed Internet Access in the Business Center.

Room Reservations can be made by either of the following options:

Online: and using Group Code A3SC10.

Phone: 1-800-675-3267
Call the Room Reservations Department and identify as members of SkidCar System Inc..

Please note that attendees must identify themselves with the group name in order to obtain a room reservation under the above mentioned block. Room Reservations Department hours are Monday – Friday from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM Pacific Time, and Saturday & Sunday from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Pacific Time.

The Orleans Hotel & Casino
4500 W. Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 365-7055 | Reservations (800) 675-3267

The Orleans Hotel & Casino is located about a mile west of the Strip and I-15 at the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Arville. It features three 22-story hotel towers with 1,885 oversized rooms, including 58 suites. The ground floor of the building features a 140,000-square-foot casino, nine restaurants, a showroom, lounge, specialty bars, and a gift shop. The second floor features the Century Orleans movie theaters, a childcare center, arcade, bowling center and a 40,000 square-foot convention and banquet facility.


At the time the reservation is made, the guest will be asked to provide a major credit card or send a deposit for their first night’s room and tax. If a credit card is utilized, it will automatically be charged first night’s room and tax. The Orleans accepts company/personal checks for payment of deposits only and must be received a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to arrival date.

The cut-off date for the SKIDCAR SYSTEM, INC. room block is 03/6/13. Any reservations received after this date will be accepted on a “space available” basis. To insure space availability, please secure reservations in a timely manner.

It is a policy at The Orleans Hotel & Casino that each and every guest room be occupied by at least one adult, 21 years of age or older. Photo identification will be required upon check-in. The hotel reserves the right to refuse service or terminate service to any individual(s) at any time that is not in compliance with this policy.

Cancellations on individual room reservations will be accepted up to 72 hours prior to the check in time of 3 p.m. on the scheduled date of arrival with no penalty fee. However, any individual who cancels their reservation after this cut-off will be responsible for one night’s room and room tax.

SKIDBIKE World Debut on Thursday April 11, 2013

Join us Thursday, April 11th, 2013
for the World Debut of this
truly revolutionary training tool.

2013 International SKIDCAR Users Conference: April 5-7, 2010 • Las Vegas, Nevada

Download our Registration Form Here (PDF)


This Conference is shaping up to be the best driver-training event we have ever produced.  We are featuring a truly International attendee list with speakers and events specific to solutions for driver training programs.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Welcome Reception sponsored by Cedergrens MEK and SKIDCAR SYSTEM, INC. USA. it will be from 4:00 - 8:00 pm in Salon A in the Orleans Convention area. See you there!

Tuesday - Wednesday, April 09 & 10, 2013

Driving Pad Events

  1. Demonstration: Quick and efficient separation of SKIDCAR frame from vehicle.
  2. SKIDCAR Service Clinics presented by the Swedish SKIDCAR manufacturers Anders Cedergren and Ulf Nordin
  3. SKIDCAR Instructor Re-Certifications
  4. Modern SKIDCAR Test Drives
  5. SKIDBIKE™ demonstrations
  6. ESD Electronic course markers


Behavior Based Safety by Vigil Solutions

Mark Anderson and Ian Haynes presenting “Behavior Based Safety”. How to use technology in your driver training program to support behavior based safety. Vigil Solutions is the world leader in collecting, managing and improving driver behaviors in training and operational environments.

Fire / EMS Training with SKIDTRUCK™

Training Specialists Era Horton and Doug Bolthouse from the Nationally Award Winning Oregon DPSST Skid Avoidance for Fire Apparatus Drivers Program (SAFAD).

The Risk Industry and Training with SKIDCAR™

Stanley Fant, Retired Alabama State Trooper and Lead Instructor for the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation, presenting actuarial evidence from their 10 year Mobile Driver Training Program now using a SKIDCAR with ESC/TC technology.

SKIDCAR and Simulator training: How to use them together for more streamlined and modern Driver Training

Steve Capellas (retired Vancouver Police Department) and Bob Reid (retired LAPD), both Senior SKIDCAR™ and driving simulator specialists, will present curriculum guidelines for combining the use of SKIDCAR and Simulation for advanced modern driving training curriculum.

Swedish Road Safety Risk Training

Peter Bjelkedal from Örnsköldsvik Skidcartrack Driving School in Sweden will be presenting the progress of the Swedish Road Safety way of Risk Training. Sweden is the perennial leader in International Road Safety.

SKIDCAR Course Design

SKIDCAR President Dane Pitarresi and Senior Instructor Steve Westerberg will discuss how to design a short course for modern SKIDCAR use when time and resources are in limited supply.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Final Gala Dinner

Sponsored dinner boasting an enjoyable atmosphere to network with SKIDCAR users, owners, and Instructors from around the world. Personal access to the exclusive manufacturers of SKIDCAR products, the Cedergren family of Klintehamn, Sweden.

This event includes closing comments, awards, raffle prizes, and is included for all registered attendees. Should you be travelling with a guest and would like them to attend the dinner as well, the cost for an additional seat is $60.00.

(Breakfast & Lunch Provided on Tuesday and Wednesday)


Conference: $425.00 per person.

Attendance fee includes Welcome Reception, Breakfasts, Lunches, and final night Gala Dinner in addition to educational Speaker Content and SKIDCAR and SKIDTRUCK Service Clinics.

Optional Instructor Recertification: $75.00 per person.

Open to all who wish to attend. Please note we will only offer “Re-certification” to numbered instructors who have been issued a previous SKIDCAR instructor certificate from SKIDCAR SYSTEM, INC..

*NOTE: Limited Class Size - Priority will be given to those who are certified.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 (Post Conference)

World Debut of Skidbike

SKIDBIKE Debut Registration

The Law Enforcement Industry will be officially introduced to SKIDBIKE. Find out for yourself what this truly revolutionary training tool will mean for your Agency or Academy. Save lives, build better riders, and streamline training with safe exercises never before possible.

Available to registered Law Enforcement Motorcycle Instructors, program administrators, and invited industry representatives, the SKIDBIKE unveiling event is free of charge, but limited to 50 registered guests.

Electronic Stability Control Workshop for EVOC Instructors

ESC Registration Form

*Please note that this event is separate from the Conference, but offered at the same location for those who would like to attend both.

Training with new driver safety technologies must be included in current curriculum. Depending upon the type of vehicle being driven, possible changes in driving habits could be necessary. The first of its kind to address ESC technology, this workshop brings an up-to-date understanding of Electronic Stability Control systems installed in all new Police Vehicles as of the model year 2012. An Electronic Stability Control system is a new safety technology designed to prevent rollovers and loss of traction by keeping your vehicle in contact with the ground during dangerous situations. When a vehicle accompanied by ESC reads a complex situation such as curves or sudden swerves to avoid obstacles, it takes over and allows the driver a better chance to get through the situation, further improving the advantages of the Antilock Brakes and Traction Control. Although each manufacturer has different detail operations of their ESC System, they all work within the same premise and are therefore exposed, explained, and understood during the workshop, which includes both a classroom and behind-the-wheel element.

Workshop: $425 per person.

This event is limited to 24 registered attendees.