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”.

Pendle Summer Race Camp

Please see details below of summer race camp being held at Pendle Hi All It’s that time of year again to share information about yet another Pendle Summer Race Camp. Believe it or not, it is now 10 years since Jo and I began running our summer camps at, firstly Rossendale and, more latterly, Pendle (!!) The camp will be following the usual format and run in the same way as always, following

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Summer Races Information

Hi Sharks A couple of upcoming Race Events that you may be interested in are as follows: STOKE – FUN SLALOM EVENT The next date for Festival Park Ski Clubs Summer Race League is Saturday 16th June. Either pre-register or enter on the day but do remember to e-mail your intent to stokeskiraces@hotmail.com – all the registration details are shown within the Race Poster. Feel free to keep me in the loop so I

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Save the Date 12th May

Save the date! On the 12th OF MAY, we will be joined by our very own Rob Machon fresh from a season working for the Warren Smith Ski Academy as a IASI 3 instructor, to give us an introduction to freestyle! What’s more, he will be joined by Pyeongchang 2018 Olympians and Sharks Ski Club members, Peter Speight, Molly and Katie Summerhayes! This is a session not to be missed

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Fun Races

Hi Sharks Two upcoming fun slalom races to announce: PENDLE FUN TEAM SLALOM EVENT The final meeting in Pendle’s Winter Race League is Saturday 3rd March. Please register your interest with me now as I’ll be submitting the teams Thursday 1st March. This is a fun Slalom event traditionally well represented by ‘Sharks’. The order of the day will be team relay and is open to all ages and abilities

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Child Welfare Officers Update

Dear Members We would like to introduce you to Carl Carter.  Carl joins Julie Slater as a Club Welfare Officer for Sharks Ski Club. It is our role to safeguard the members of the Club and to help them have a positive and rewarding experience. Sharks Ski Club is affiliated to SnowSport England (SSE) and complies fully with SnowSafe, SSE’s Child Protection Policy, a copy of which is available for

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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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