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Snowboarding

Snowsport England

Contact Name
Claire / Holly / Gareth (Office)
Contact Email
info@snowsportengland.org.uk
Contact Telephone
01509 232323

Get Involved

What is Snowboarding?

Snowboarding combines elements of skiing, skateboarding and surfing.

Snowboarding involves descending a slope that while standing on a snowboard attached to a rider's feet. There are numerous disciplines involved in the sport of snowboarding, involving any number of stunts and styles, from the open nature of freestyle to specialist events like parallel giant slalom.

Benefits

Snowboarding is considered a high-intensity aerobic workout, in which the average snowboarder can burn up to 450 calories per hour. Along with being an ideal form of weight-loss exercise, snowboarding works core muscles due to the need for constant balance at high speeds. Flexibility is improved through the need to constantly change direction whilst maintaining balance.

Involvement

Getting involved is easy as there is a network of indoor snow centres and outdoor slopes across the UK. Snowsport England provides a handy club and slope finder.

Equipment

Ski jacket, salopettes, helmet, snowboard boots and a snowboard. Equipment is usually available to hire at snowsport facilities across the country.

Facts

  • Jenny Jones was the first British athlete to win a medal on snow in 90 years of the Winter Olympics, winning a bronze in Sochi 2014.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

National Programmes

GO ROLLER SKIING

Rollerskiing takes place on smooth surfaces such as park paths, roads, cycle and athletics tracks. It was born from cross country skiing and is a low-impact, full-body exercise that is great for overa

GO SKI GO BOARD - Communities

GO SKI GO BOARD Communities is about getting local community groups out on its local ski slope, getting fit and having fun with friends old or new.

GO SKI GO BOARD - Workplaces

GO SKI GO BOARD Workplaces is about encouraging business to link to its local ski slope, so their employees can get fit and have fun with their colleagues.

GO SKI GO BOARD -€“ HE and Student Satellite Clubs

GO SKI GO BOARD HE and Satellite Clubs is about engaging HE snowsport clubs and students with snowsports at their local ski slope.

GO SKI GO BOARD FE/Colleges & Student Satellite Clubs

GO SKI GO BOARD FE/Colleges and Satellite Clubs is about engaging FE and College students with snowsports at their local ski slope

GO SKI GO BOARD Schools

GO SKI GO BOARD Schools is about engaging schools with snowsports at their local ski slope through lessons, Satellite Clubs and the School Games competition.

Local Contacts

Luke Williams

Events & Campaigns Lead

Snowsport England

Telephone
01509232323 or 07845277957

Partners

  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    Blaby District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    QUEST
    Sport England
    Safeguarding
  • Rutland County Council
    Melton Borough Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
    British Heart Foundation
  • Loughborough University
    Leicester City Council
    Equality Standard
    Age UK L&R

Partners

  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    QUEST
  • Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • Melton Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Harborough District Council
    Loughborough University
  • Equality Standard
    Leicester City Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Safeguarding
  • Sport England