Snowsports

  • Tom Swales can't wait for his first experience on real snow in the mountains

    Varsity opener cancelled as weather puts paid to Snowsports competition

    April 16, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    This year’s Tees Wear Varsity competition is off to a disappointing start with the first clash between the two universities cancelled as severe wind prevented the snowsports races going ahead. The snowsports races are traditionally held the evening before the main competition at Silksworth dry slope but this year neither […]

     
  • Sochi 2014 – One Year To Go

    Sochi 2014 – One Year To Go

    February 27, 2013 at 9:59 am

    With one year to go till the Winter Olympics in Russia, Team GB are hoping to use the momentum from London 2012 to generate a buzz about the games in Sochi. Snowboarder Sam Turnbull is hopeful of qualifying to be a part of Team GB’s efforts in Sochi next year […]

     
  • USSC Extreme Experiences: Steel Ambitions

    USSC Extreme Experiences: Steel Ambitions

    December 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    In today’s article I’ve talked to a fresh-faced USSC’er, someone who is yet to feel the sting of stacking it at Silksworth, but one who has high hopes for the journey ahead and isn’t scared off by the thought of impending injuries. Tasha Jayne Steel, 20, has just joined USSC […]

     
  • USSC Extreme Experiences: Thumbs up from Green

    USSC Extreme Experiences: Thumbs up from Green

    December 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland Snowsports Club Marketing secretary has got the edges of both his board and ski’s into dendix all over the UK so far this term representing both of USSC’s race teams. But Adam Green, 21, has had to learn his lessons the hard way like many others […]

     
  • USSC Extreme Experiences: Cavallaro collared for three months

    USSC Extreme Experiences: Cavallaro collared for three months

    December 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Renato Cavallaro found himself sidelined for three months from his two passions in life, when it all went wrong during a routine visit to Xscape, Castleford. Not only one of USSC’s most experienced riders in the snowboard race team, Renato’s daily pleasures involve pounding the protein, flexing and extending in […]

     
  • USSC Extreme Experiences: Life on the edge

    USSC Extreme Experiences: Life on the edge

    December 4, 2012 at 10:00 am

    It is a widely forgotten fact that the hugely popular snow sports, skiing and snowboarding, are extreme sports. Injuries and close calls are a common occurrence when a skier or snowboarder tells their story. In the first article of his new series, James Fawcett, gives an insight into the lives of the […]

     
  • Silksworth Dry Ski Slope: The Freestyle Experience

    Silksworth Dry Ski Slope: The Freestyle Experience

    December 3, 2012 at 11:50 am

    If the first sprinkles of snow on Friday night got your toes twinkling in excitement for your next snow holiday then you needn’t wait months to grind your next rail or steeze a 360 of a park jump. When you feel your feet itching to clip into your board or […]

     
  • USSC celebrate their first wins of the season

    USSC celebrate their first wins of the season

    December 2, 2012 at 10:41 am

    The University of Sunderland Snowsports Club experienced their first taste of success this season, having returned from Rossendale with three race wins. Round three of the Kings Cup saw Sunderland’s skiers grab 12 points on a thrilling day of competition – one that ended in with unexpected scenario. The snow-lovers displayed […]

     
  • Kings Cup Round Three: Preview – Poor preparations leave hopes by the wayside

    Kings Cup Round Three: Preview – Poor preparations leave hopes by the wayside

    November 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    The University of Sunderland Snowsports Club are struggling to pick up the pieces in time for round three after a patched up ski team suffered a heavy defeat in their last outing of the Kings Cup competition. USSC race captain Tom Armstrong still doesn’t have a team selected just days before […]

     
  • Sunderland Snowsports suffer in Kings Cup Second Round

    Sunderland Snowsports suffer in Kings Cup Second Round

    November 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    The University of Sunderland Snowsports Club were forced to deal with last-minute problems and sustained a heavy defeat in the second round of the Kings cup. The skiers endured a difficult day, losing all six of their races. After Toni Lawton couldn’t compete, the USSC skiers had to quickly pull […]