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Slide2Sochi roadshows set to inspire and engage in lead up to Olympic Winter Games

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 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.

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, or search #slide2sochi on Twitter.

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