Snowsports

  • The USSC club train at Silksworth but get to Ski and Snowboard on real snow when they go on tour

    USSC Committee Profile: Vice President – Freya King

    November 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

    SportsByte’s Christabel Howdon-Bancroft spoke University of Sunderland Snow Sports Vice President Freya King about how the USSC is like one big family and how the club makes the sport more accessible to people. Briefly explain what you do for USSC. I am the female social secretary as well as vice […]

     
  • USSC Committee Profile: Race Captain – Jack Finnighan

    USSC Committee Profile: Race Captain – Jack Finnighan

    October 28, 2014 at 11:30 am

    SportsByte’s Christabel Howdon-Bancroft spoke University of Sunderland Snow Sports race captain Jack Finnighan, to find out what he does for the club and why he loves Snow Sports so much. Briefly explain what you do for USSC. Organise race training. Organise Races including varsities and KINGS. Organise BUDS (Our weekend […]

     
  • Sunderland in BUDS action last year

    Record sign up for Snowsports society

    October 9, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    This year’s Freshers Fayre proved to be a record sign up for the University of Sunderland Snowsports society. Around 300 students registered their details with the club making it a massive achievement for one of the most popular University clubs, well-known for its competitions, tours and socials. New club president […]

     
  • Alex Bairstow competes during the Snowsports varsity for Sunderland. Picture credit: Zoe Vicarage

    Snowsports defeated in close varsity contest

    October 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s snowsports team lost their pre-season Clash of the Minsters varsity round yesterday against York St John in a hotly contested competition. With no dry slopes in York, the event was held at Silksworth in Sunderland. This gave the North East team an early advantage as York […]

     
  • Boccara looking for repeat performance

    Boccara looking for repeat performance

    October 8, 2014 at 8:10 am

    After defeating York St John last year in the Clash of the Minsters Varsity, Snowsports are set to take them on again this afternoon as they return to the North. Despite the other events being held at York St John University, the skiing and snowboarding competitions have to be held […]

     
  • Sunderland win Snowsports to snatch early Varsity point

    Sunderland win Snowsports to snatch early Varsity point

    April 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Sunderland beat Teesside in the first game of TeesWear Varsity 2014 to 1-0 lead into the final day.  Race Captain Alex Bairstow was anticipating victory ahead of the Snowsports, saying “I’m feeling very confident…we’re going to annihilate the other team today”. And whilst it wasn’t quite the annulation Alex spoke of, […]

     
  • The 2014 TeesWear Varsity Preview Show

    The 2014 TeesWear Varsity Preview Show

    April 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    SportsByte previews the 2014 TeesWear Varsity with a special edition of the SportsByte TV show ahead of the big day tomorrow. With the big day just around the corner, SportsByte are building up tomorrows Varsity with an in-depth preview show, made by SportsByte’s Head of Live, Tom Leak and fellow […]

     
  • Sunderland in BUDS action last year

    Snowsports race captain targets top half finish

    November 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    University of Sunderland Snowsport’s race captain, Alex Bairstow, has targeted a top half finish for his team at this years annual British University Dry Slope (BUDS) competition in Edinburgh. Having seen his team comfortably defeat an inexperienced York St John in the Clash of the Minsters varsity event, Bairstow eyes […]

     
  • Sunderland snowsports team defeat York St John in tightly contested thriller on the slopes

    Sunderland snowsports team defeat York St John in tightly contested thriller on the slopes

    October 9, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    The University of Sunderland snowpsorts team edged out York St John in a tightly contested Clash of the Minsters match up. The best of five series was won 3-2 by the home university; in a close run contest in which Sunderland’s skiers and snowboarders competed against the York St John […]

     
  • Olympic skiier Dave Ryding gave a masterclass to skiers at the Silksworth Ski Centre

    Olympic skier Dave Ryding visits Sunderland to inspire next generation

    June 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

    listen to ‘Olympic skier Dave Ryding visits Sunderland to inspire next generation’ on Audioboo Europa and British champion skier Dave Ryding was in Sunderland last week as he tried to inspire the next generation of skiers at the Silksworth Ski Centre. The slalom specialist was on hand to give a […]