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Snowboarding

Snowsport England

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

Get Involved

2019 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival

Sat, 09 Feb 2019 - Sat, 16 Feb 2019

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. Snowboarding will give you an adrenaline rush of speed and you can learn how to do tricks. If you like the cold and being outdoors - although there are indoor slopes all over the country - then give it a go.

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

30 Days of Snowsport

Celebrate the start of winter by hitting the slopes over 30 Days of events including discounted taster sessions, coaching, activities & BBQ's at your local ski or snowboard slopes & clubs.

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

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

Local Contacts

Luke Williams

Events & Campaigns Lead

Snowsport England

Telephone
01509232323 or 07845277957

Partners

  • County Sport Network
    H&B LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    O&W LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
    NWL LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Sport England
    Active Leicester
    Active Rutland
    Harborough LSA

Partners

  • NWL LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • O&W LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Active Leicester
    County Sport Network
  • Sport England
    Safeguarding
  • Active Rutland
    H&B LSA