Race

Race/Slalom training takes place on the 4th Saturday in each month under the direction of Snowsport England coach Norman Gill and ex-England Alpine Squad Team Member Frank Reardon.

For many years, groups or individual ‘Sharks’ have attended the Summer Race Leagues at Ski Rossendale, Lancashire and Festival Park Ski Club, Stoke, and, as winter approaches, the Winter Race League Series at Pendle, also in Lancashire. Fun races are an ideal introduction to racing and are aimed at skiers with little or no experience of competition who want to get into racing. These events also appeal to established performers wishing to gain competition experience without the normal race day pressures and skiers who want to have fun and try something different on a plastic slope amongst friends.

Individual timed runs, head to head racing and tag team relays are the making of the day and all ages and abilities of skier are actively encouraged to take part. The leagues have become quite a social event and are traditionally well represented by Sharks with the participants regularly spanning 6 – 60 years of age.

The fun race series is organised by race team manager and level 2 instructor Paul Smith. He’s the man to talk to should you require the dates and any further information on any of these particular race circuits. Paul generally participates in the events themselves and, thus, is on hand to offer advice, tips and any morale boosting that may be required.

As the skier gains more experience they can compete at Snowsport England race level by participating in the Club National and National Grand Prix circuits, National Championships and even on snow in Scotland and abroad.

You will find upcoming training and racing events advertised on the Sharks Website and Facebook page.

For more information or to express an interest in racing, speak to any of our instructors or alternatively contact us and leave a message with the subject  “race”.

Yorkshire Alpine Championships

This is a fun race open to all, and Sharks will once again be supporting the YSF. We would encourage as many of you as possible to attend, and race on behalf of Sharks. To register for the Yorkshire Champs, please follow this link Provisional Programme 07.15- Race Officials and Course Setting 07.30 –Racer Registration, bib issue, ski pass issue 08.00- 08.30- Open practice 08.00 Race Officials meeting 08.30- 08.50-

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National Schools Indoor Open Championships

Please See Below information about this race. The application form can be downloaded here… National Schools Open Champs Indoor 2017 Entry

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Saturday 4th February

There is lots going on at Sharks Ski Club this Saturday… Will You be skiing with us at Castleford, or entering the slalom races at Pendle…? Details of booking for these sessions below. Castleford. Don’t forget that the new session payment system starts this week From This Saturday, you will no longer be able to obtain your SnoZone slope pass directly from us at Sharks Ski Club. You will need to

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Race Training -29 Jan 2017

RACE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY We have another opportunity to conduct our own dry slope race training session at Rossendale Ski Club (Haslingden Old Rd, Lancs, BB4 8RR) on Sunday 29th January and need to gauge interest now to enable us to book onto the slope. The session will be run by our own Ski Guru Norman Gill between 12noon and 3pm and is open to all ages and abilities. This really

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Special Olympics Fund Raising Event

Fun Race PENDLE Saturday 7th January 2017 8.30 – 1.30 approx. Some of you may know David Corr from our regular trips over to Pendle to take part in their winter race league events. Over the last eight years or so, I and others have seen David develop into a wonderful young man who absolutely loves his skiing and who takes great delight in kicking my ass in any of the head-to-head

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PENDLE WINTER RACE LEAGUE 2016 – 2017

PENDLE WINTER RACE LEAGUE 2016 – 2017 A fun Slalom event traditionally well represented by ‘Sharks’. A great team relay event open to all ages and abilities from the Under Sixes to the Under Seventies! This really is a fun morning of tag slalom racing which evokes a fantastic team spirit and is a great introduction to racing without the normal race day pressures of the more formal events. Expect

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Race Training – Rossendale

To All Budding Ski Racers, We have the opportunity to conduct our own dry slope race training session at Rossendale Ski Club (Haslingden Old Rd, Lancs, BB4 8RR) on either Sundays 23rd or 30th October and we are gauging interest now to enable us to book the date that suits most willing participants. The session will be run by our own Ski Guru Norman Gill between 1 and 4pm and

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Summer Race Dates

The Summer Race League dates have been released for Festival Park Ski Club, Stoke. This Fun Event is aimed at all ages and abilities of Skier from the ones with little or no experience of competition who want to give slalom racing a go through to established performers wishing to gain competition experience without the ‘normal’ race day pressures. These events are a great fun way of improving your technical skiing whilst

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T Shirt Competition

Hey guys! We have lots of exciting things to tell you about! First of all, we have the return of the yellow t-shirt competition! However, there is a new twist – the person wearing the t-shirt must NOT be a sharks member! You will be marked on: the originality of the pose, a short story about how and where you got the picture taken and the originality of your t-shirt

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