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National School Snowsports Week 2017

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Published by Erna Low on Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:00

It’s back, by popular demand!

Those who enjoyed the activities held during last year’s National Schools Snowsport Week will be pleased to hear that Snowsport England has announced that the event is set to return this year from the 24th-30th April 2017.

Having already gained the support from four world-class, Olympic skiers (Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Graham Bell, Aimee Fuller and Dave Ryding); Snowsport Week, which is sponsored by Andorra, promises to offer primary, secondary and sixth form pupils across the UK, a range of fantastic, new experiences. Those who take part can expect to enjoy a taste of what some of the most popular winter sports have to offer, including skiing, snowboarding, tubing and toboggan rides. And, whereas for most, this opportunity will allow the children their first experience of winter sports; the week is also open to students who wish to improve upon their existing skills, with opportunities to try more advanced pursuits such as; racing, freestyle or skicross. 

Winter sports are an excellent way to keep fit, and uniformly promote physical strength, balance and agility. The aim of the week, however, is to keep the experience fun and light-hearted; teaching the children a range of new and valuable skills. National Schools Snowsport Week ambassador Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards commented ahead of the week: “I started skiing when I was 13 and have lived and breathed it for my whole life. I am proof that anyone – no matter what their age or background is – can get into snowsports. I am proud to support National Schools Snowsport Week and hope it brings lots of young people into our brilliant sport.”

 All students and schools are encouraged to participate. As noted by inthesnow.com, ‘Schools can join in with whole classes, whole year groups, or even with just a handful of students. ’The participating venues are offering such experiences for free or at highly discounted prices.

Following last year’s success, where it is thought that more than 1,000 children were introduced to snow sports; 2017 looks set to mirror previous year’s success with more than 1700 pupils already having signed up to take part at various venues across the country.

 

 

Image Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire

 

Want to take part?

Slopes participating in National Schools Snowsport Week 2017

Ackers Adventure, Birmingham

Alpine Snowsports Centre, Southampton

Alpine Snowsports Centre, Aldershot 

Bracknell Ski and Snowboard Centre 

Chatham Ski and Snowboard Centre 

Chill Factore, Manchester 

Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre

Gosling Ski and Board Centre

Norfolk Snowsports Club

Precise Racing at Brentwood

Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre 

Rollerskiing at Dorney Lake, Eaton 

Runcorn Snowsports Centre 
Sandown Snowsports Centre

Silksworth Ski Slope

Skiplex, Basingstoke

Skiplex, Reading

Ski Rossendale

SnowDome, Tamworth 

Snozone Castleford

Snozone Milton Keynes

Stoke Ski Centre

Swadlincote Ski and Snowboard Centre 

The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead and Hemel Ski Racing Club 

 

 

If you would like to receive more information, news and updates, please visit nssw.co.uk

For Snowsport England’s School Registration form, please click here.

 

Image Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire

 

Further updates can be gained via Snowsport England’s Twitter channel: @SnowsportEng #SchoolSnowsport.’

Feature Image Credit: Matt Alexander/PA Wire

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