Published October 7, 2016 at 16:44
Ski Rossendale is working towards becoming a centre for the new and totally unique reduced risk training centre for our British Park and Pipe freestyle squads.
Should this further development reach final approval funding for the project will come from Sport England.
A Planning application has been submitted to Rossendale Borough Council for the specific requirements.
The main Olympic medal hopes along with the up and coming squad members will have the chance to train throughout the summer prior to getting out on the snow, this should greatly increase their chances of success on the world stage.
David Fuller, Business development director of Ski Rossendale said:
“This is a fantastic opportunity both for Ski Rossendale and for the Rossendale Valley as a whole. I’m sure that if successful it will bring more people to the centre to watch these athletes train and allow the development of future talent’ and we are working hard with Sport England and British Park and Pipe towards making this a reality”.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Alyson Barnes, commented that this would be a major development in the ongoing regeneration of Ski Rossendale;
“Rossendale Borough Council is committed and looking forward to further developing the partnership with Ski Rossendale. This will be so inspiring for children to see these Olympic skiers and snowboarders here in Rossendale and helps put us firmly on the map as a must visit place”.
Karon Driver, Director of Ski Rossendale added:
“From a coach development perspective, this would be a wonderful opportunity to learn from the GB coaches and then to pass on that knowledge to future freestyle skiers and snowboarders developing pathways to Olympic success.”