Welcome to the Ski Rossendale Race Club website
Time flies when you're having fun!
Last updated : 18th July 2016

New Club branded Soft Shell jackets by Dare2b.  Our distinctive jackets, in lime zest colour feature our club logo, website and the Snowsport England emblem.

It also features our sponsors - Ski Racing Supplies and Dynastar.  Printing by Hoody Marvelous.

CLUB TRAINING DATES

Tuesday Night Training 7-9pm (new members welcome - please contact us)
*** THE NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT SESSION WILL BE 16th AUG 2016 ***
Friday Night Technical Training 7-9pm (new members welcome-please contact us)
*** TBC -  CHECK WITH CLUB - DUE TO HOLIDAY PERIOD FRIDAY NIGHT SESSIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED ***


NEW MEMBERS - INTERESTED IN JOINING US?

     

Summary - We are a Ski Club based at Ski Rossendale.  Members receive professional ski training on the main 200m 
all weather & floodlit slope.
The club meet every Tuesday evening 7-9pm for training.  We also now run additional weekly technical training sessions 
on Friday evening's 7-9pm and these are proving to be very popular with our members.  

The club continues to grow - attracting new members of various ages and in 2013 we organised our first race trip - minibus @ ferry to race weekend in Ireland.  
Following that, we took two minibuses and more members to the next Ireland race weekend held in October 2014.

We have our own Facebook page and also our dedicated, members only Facebook group and Twitter feed, where you can network with our members and be kept updated on trips, races, results and much more too!

We are a family friendly club and if you are interested in joining - please contact us - contactus@skirossendaleraceclub.co.uk

Why Join Us?

* Professional and experienced coaches
 
* Improve your skiing technique and racing ability
 
* All weather training on a 200m racing surface

* Great Facilities in a safe environment

* Friendly family atmosphere

* Fun exercise for children

* Value for money
 
* Make new friends
 
* Train with some of the best racers in the country
 
* Parents can get involved too by learning new skills so that they can then perform volunteer roles on race days!
 
* Friends and family can sit and watch all the action from either the outdoor picnic tables or from inside the cafe.

Sound exciting? Come along next Tuesday at 7pm and give it a try!

 
Events 2016

Stoke Fun Race Series 2016
This years race series has now finished.  Please see news section below to find out how well the club did.

Ski Rossendale Summer Race League 2016
This has been cancelled for 2016 by the slope due to on-going and future planned redevelopment work at the Ski Centre.

GBR & Club National Races 2016
SRRC have racers taking part in a number of the GBR and Club National races this year.  If you would like to attend or find out more info, please speak with the coaches.

Ravens Northern Open - Sat 23rd July 2016
If this years pilot event is successful, then this race may become an annual fixture on the dry-slope calendar in the future. To support local businesses and to recognise that there are not many dry-slope races currently in the North of England, it's important that clubs like ours fully support these events, which are taking place not too far away from us.  Our presence at this event in numbers will show our backing for days like this and to show our support for the clubs and individuals who volunteer their own time to put this on.  It's an opportunity for our members to get together as a club and to compete in a local race.  Please join us at this race if you can.  For more information, please contact Chris Royle.

JR Racing - Professional Race Training Camp @ Rossendale 
w/c 15th Aug 2016
Jo Ryding will be coaching at this camp.  If you are seriously interested in taking part in this camp and wish to know dates/times/cost/deposit, please speak with the coaches.  

Update - there are only a few places left on this camp now.  The camp will run from 10am-5pm Mon-Fri and will include lunch and a t-shirt. Cost:  £200 per person.


Latest Club News 2016
Stoke Fun Races Update - Final Race, Sat 16th July

The fourth and final race in this years series took place on Saturday, 16th July.  First, a big thank you from everyone at SRRC to Stoke Ski Centre, Dave Hanlon and everyone involved in organising and running this race series.  It's a great opportunity for skiers of all abilities from all the local clubs to get together and race in a relaxed and fun environment.  We are really pleased to see the slope in great condition, the races run very well and the friendly environment.

All our racers, in their now famous green jackets, did themselves, their families and their club really proud with their racing and great team togetherness.  Using the best time of their two timed runs of a slalom course, skiers were then put into groups of 4 for the individual head to heads.  After the H2H there then followed a fun team relay H2H knockout.

It's clear from watching our skiers throughout this series that everyone's skiing has now moved up a gear, irrespective of whether skiers made it onto the podium or not.  With on-site race support from our great coaching staff (Gordon Wellens and Chris Royle), skiers were given 1:1 advice and guidance on the courses and training points to remember and focus on.  

Well done to our skiers who made it into the podium.  The club did very well with several skiers winning medals in the final race, aswell as the team H2H and in the overall series.  Special well done to Finlay, Rebecca, Ciaran, Chris R. and Cat who all won their age groups overall.  Well done also to Lucas H. (2), Chris M (3) and Eleanor (3).

We hope everyone enjoyed this series and it encourages you to take part in further races in the future.


GBR Outdoor Series Races 4 & 5 @ Pontypool (Sponsored by Ambition Racing)
in a break from the norm of travelling down on the morning of a race or booking into a Hotel nearby or even parking up the motorhome at the slope the night before - on this occasion a party of racers and their parents rented a mansion for the weekend.  Traveling from different parts of the UK and at different times, we descended on the quiet village of Pillowell (near Wales) at some point during Friday, the day before the races.  Not sure if the spring loaded garden gate was to keep the sheep and wild boar out for our protection or theirs.... as we fired up the electric gadgets and set to work on preparing the skis for the racing ahead.  Even working through the night, the electric edge grinders kept on going, like children with sparklers on bonfire night.  And with support teams on hand to replenish beer supplies, by the following morning the skis were done and their ski technicians done in..... and we were all set to head to the slope (via a cheaky stop at Maccy D's. located a few minutes away from the slope, about an hours drive from the mansion).

Many thanks to Robin Kellen who helped transport all our heavy kit up to the slope on both days.  After putting up our gazebo, it was time to settle down for the weekend of racing, it's protocols and the variable weather conditions.  With a café and Tesco's located nearby, on-site burger van and our collection of goodies we were looking organised and prepared for a fun, exciting and potentially successful weekend of racing.

After Saturday's GBR SL race, there was an extra GS race included, which was really good to see and our skiers loved it.  After Saturdays racing finished at around 4pm, we headed back to the Palace, located 40 miles away.  After a brief discussion/heated debate by some of us about shower time slots, everyone mucked into sorting out dinner, whilst others sneaked off to prep their skis.  After the sparks stopped flying off the skis after ski prep finished on Saturday night, they would soon be flying again back on the slope at Pontypool as we began racing again on Sunday.

Everyone had a really enjoyable weekend. Staying together at the Palace really brought everyone together and working well as a team....even after some competitive Table Tennis. Well done to Ciaran, Rebecca, Gabriella, Chris R, Finlay and Lucas H. 




North West Ski Federation Update - Training Sessions for U14's and older - Selection for North West Ski Race Squad.
The first of 6 weekly training sessions took place at Pendle on Wednesday, 11th May.  After the final session, the squad will then be selected and two subsequent squad sessions will then take place ahead of the Regional Team race at Stoke in July.

The second training session took place at Rossendale on Wednesday, 18th May.Skiers had to tackle two different dual slalom courses, racing against each other under the watchful eye of the coaches who provided guidance to everyone throughout the session.

All the sessions are taking place at either Pendle or Rossendale under the coaching of Mikey Knowles and Matt Martin.  5 members from SRRC attended the first training session, where the focus was on starts.  Several SRRC skiers attended the second session, where the focus was on racing through different dual slalom courses.

The final two training sessions (8th and 15th June) will now both be held at Pendle.

After the Pendle, Rossendale and Stoke training sessions had been completed, NWSF subsequently announced the ski squad for this years inter-regionals.  SRRC are so proud that Georgia, Scarlet, Chris M. , Conor M. , Chris R. , Lucas H. and Ciaran were selected.

It was invaluable experience for our racers to train and compete H2H with some of the best racers in the country.  We had 4 teams represent the NW.  Team D were eliminated after the group stages, whilst Teams A, B and C were unfortunately all knocked out in the QF's.

GBR Indoor Race Series Update - Chill Factore
Special well done to Rebecca who finished 3rd at the recent indoor event.  Proving yet again that we are not just fantastic on plastic...  Awesome performance Becs!

Long Sleeved Tops
If anyone ordered tops from Phil, the tops are now back from the printers and Phil will be at Training on Tuesday, 7th June 2016 with the tops to hand out.  £15 each.