This is a chance to bring one of the original venues of snow sports in the UK back to life. It has helped many riders progress in the past and now is a great time to reinvest in the facility so soon after Sochi. Renewed facilities here would be a fantastic legacy after the 2014 games and an investment in the future of the sports and tomorrows athletes...whatever the level.
Kept me off the streets and gave me the chance to see some amazing places and meet some amazing people. The ski industry is worth millions, why not introduce our youngsters to jobs and the chance to excel in sport?!
I was lucky enough to learn to ski at SSV aged 3 and then teach & coach there later in life before moving out to the alps to work with ski brands. Bringing any kind of facility to teach the next geration on Woodsys, Machons, Longleys and Summerhayes' back to sheffield is the best idea I have seen in ages. And bonus, you already have a great knowledge base of young coaches based in sheffield who have experience at the top level of the sport representing the country. Because of this, even after SSV burnt down, the home of UK snowsports never changed from being Sheffield.
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Thomas Harrisonjust now Comments: Such a shame to see this facility in such a shocking state. I used to train there every friday night with my slalom team. Without the ski village we would never have take our skiing to the level we did. Im not sure how sheffield can call itself the National City of Sport without Ski Village and Don Valley Stadium. Please reopen the Ski Village, it will mean so much to so many kids in the future. I know it did for me
Georgina Hardy3 days ago Comments: -
- We've hit 4000, massive thanks for everybody's support so far
- We've hit 3000!
- 2000 signatures well on the way to our revised target of 5000