Snowsport England have announced they will run a series of ‘Slide2Sochi’ roadshows in conjunction with 23 indoor and artificial snow slopes this autumn and winter in a bid to inspire more people to engage with skiing and snowboarding and get behind Great Britain’s wintersports athletes ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next year.

The Slide2Sochi roadshows will be run at slopes … across the country and will involve demonstrations, fun competitions on and off the slopes for all ages, giveaways, stalls and refreshments and some slopes will run taster sessions for those wanting to give skiing or snowboarding a go. All information on the roadshows will be available on www.slide2sochi.org.uk or on Twitter #slide2sochi.

Slide2Sochi roadshows will also be the place to meet members of the British Ski and Snowboard teams, with visitors at many of the roadshows being able to rub shoulders with Great Britain’s potential Olympic medallists and stars of the future.

David Ryding competing in Obereggen Europa Cup race. Picture Copyright Racer Ready
David Ryding competing in Obereggen Europa Cup race. Picture Copyright Racer Ready

Highlights include a three day Slide2Sochi roadshow at the Chill Factore on 27th, 28th and 29th September where members of the GB ski team will be present, an appearance by GB skier Chemmy Alcott at the Slide2Sochi roadshow on 6th October at Skiplex in Reading and a soon to be announced celebrity appearance at the Slide2Sochi roadshow at SNOzone, Milton Keynes on 5th October.

The Slide2Sochi roadshows will complement Snowsport England’s new national participation campaign GO SKI GO BOARD which is aimed at getting more people into and back into snowsports. Supported by the Tirol Tourist Board as exclusive destination partner, the GO SKI GO BOARD campaign offers value for money taster, beginner, improver and recreational sessions at a number of indoor and artificial slopes.

CEO of Snowsport England, Tim Fawke, said of the announcement: “We want to make sure that no opportunity is missed to capitalise on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. To complement our GO SKI GO BOARD campaign we are running a fun and interactive set of roadshows which will get people excited and engaged with both snowsports and with our athletes ahead of Sochi 2014. Each Slide2Sochi roadshow will offer something different, depending on the slope, but all will get people involved and will offer the chance to sign up for a GO SKI GO BOARD course.”

Full dates and locations of the Slide2Sochi roadshows can be found below.

Mendip Snowsport Centre 15th September
The Snow Centre – Hemel 14th and 15th September
SNOzone Castleford 20th September
Chill Factore 27,28,29th September
SNOzone Milton Keynes 5th October
Pendle Ski Club 6th October
Swadlincote Ski+Snowboard Centre 6th October
Skiplex – Reading 6th October
Plymouth Ski Slope+Snowboard Centre 12th October
Chatham Ski Centre 19th October
Gloucester Ski+Snowboard Centre 20th October
Snowdome Tamworth 2nd November
Norfolk Snowsports Club 3rd November
Stoke Ski Centre 10th November
Ackers Adventure 16th November
Kendal Snowsports Club 24th November
Ski Rossendale 1st December
Telford Snowboard+Ski Centre 8th December
Alpine Snowsports Centre, Aldershot 17th January
Alpine Snowsports Centre, Southampton 24th January
Bracknell Ski Centre 6th February
Silksworth Ski Slope 15th February
Snowtrax – Dorset 16th February

 

Find out more information on the Slide2Sochi website, www.slide2sochi.org.uk or search #slide2sochi on Twitter.