Our main activity is rollerskiing. Rollerskiing is cross-county skiing on wheels, the best method of learning cross country technique without snow. Just like the on snow version – there are different types of roller ski – one for classic style only and one for skating style. (There are also combi roller skis which allow you to do both styles without the expense of buying 2 sets of roller skis. But if finances allow, the style-specific roller skis lead to better technique as they more accurately model the on-snow versions.)
We offer regular practice sessions, equipment hire and free tuition by club members who are qualified SSE Instructors. There are usually 3 sessions a week to choose from:
Fridays and Sundays at the York Sports Village (Please note there is a £4 charge per adult to use the cycle track – please pay at the reception in the Sports centre before coming down to the track)
And on Wednesday evenings there is a session at the Boddington Brownlee Centre at Leeds University. (A £5 fee applies to this session and is payable at the centre office.)
A £3 equipment hire also applies to each session and is payable to the instructor.
PLEASE CONFIRM IN ADVANCE THAT THE SESSION IS RUNNING WITH MARTIN ROSCOE. THIS WILL ALSO ALLOW HIM TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE EQUIPMENT READY.
Contact Martin Roscoe for further details: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively visit the following website: Go Ski Go Board Go Rollerski
We also go on lots of roller ski tours across Yorkshire and sometimes further afield with other UK clubs – see calendar for upcoming roller ski tours.
Promotional Video for Rollerskiing- filmed with support from YDCCSC! (See below)
Back in July 2015, Snow Sport England worked with Papercut Media to film a new information video showcasing what Rollerskiing is all about and how to get involved through the participation campaign Go Ski Go Board. The video, filmed on location at the York sessions, shows what to expect on a taster session as well as hearing from participants, coaches and clubs and why they love the sport, where it takes them, the fitness benefits, and what it actually involves. The participants range in age from 6 years to over 70 years old, proving that rollerskiing is well and truly a sport for all
Being a relatively new discipline of snow sport on English shores, as a governing body we are often asked the question ‘What is Rollerskiing?’ Even after describing the discipline it is still difficult to imagine until people see it for themselves- therefore we are hoping that you will watch the video and help Snow Sport England spread the word!
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