Skiplex, the UK’s only continuous indoor revolving slopes is running a series of weekly Ski Fit lessons and week-long Ski Fit Bootcamps between January and March 2014.
Ski Fit at Skiplex Reading – Weekly sessions:
Skiplex Reading runs a unique ski fit class which combines on slope skiing with off slope, ski specific exercises. Each session includes 30 minutes of ski time with one of the centre’s fully qualified instructors and 40 minutes off slope time with a physio and pilates instructor.
The off slope exercises have been designed to build and strengthen the same muscle group used when skiing and also to work on improving balance and co-ordination. The time spent on the slope will involve working on technique and at the same time working on ski fitness. The sessions include exclusive use of Graham Bell’s Skier’s Edge machine as part of the off slope exercises.
Skiplex Ski Fit Instructor, Shelly Wickings adds, “These ski fit classes and intensive bootcamp sessions at Skiplex aim to get skiers ready for their holidays on the slopes or simply as a tool to aid fitness as the New Year starts. We welcome all levels of fitness and the sessions are fun as well as hard work combining on slope time with Skiplex own instructors, as well as a series of off slope exercises taught by me”.
Ski Fit runs on Thursday mornings from 9th January 2014, 10- 11:30am– single session booking is available or book in groups of six lessons.
Cost: £34.99 for a single lesson or £179.99 for six.
SkiFit Bootcamps at Skiplex Reading – January and March 2014
Skiplex Ski Fit Bootcamp weeks concentrate on ski fitness on the slopes over a 90 minute session. Beginners will progress from snowplough to parallel skiing and stronger skiers can perfect their long and short turns. Qualified instructors offer real time feedback and the use of a giant mirror at the base of the slope enables the skier to see their progress immediately. Get holiday fit and ready to storm the slopes in just one week of intensive training at Skiplex Reading and Basingstoke.
Bootcamp dates: 13th – 17th and 27th – 31st January and 3rd – 7th and 17th – 21st March: each week day night 8 – 9:30pm.
Available for Beginner and Intermediate level skiers/snowboarders: Bootcamp: £180
Chemmy Alcott and Graham Bell head up Olympic themed roadshow at Skiplex in Reading on Sunday 6th October
Skiplex in Reading is kick-starting the winter season with an Olympic themed roadshow featuring two of Great Britain’s most well-known skiers – three-time Olympian Chemmy Alcott and BBC Ski Sunday presenter Graham Bell.
Slide2Sochi Sunday is being run in conjunction with governing body Snowsport England on Sunday 6th October and will give visitors the chance to get coaching tips from both Chemmy and Graham as well as ski or snowboard for free or for a hugely discounted price on the Skiplex endless slopes.
With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in February less than six months away the roadshow will be buzzing with Olympic fever with visitors able to sign a giant good luck snowball for the British wintersports athletes, have their face painted with their favourite country’s flag and find out how they can get involved in skiing and snowboarding and become the next wintersports hero as part of the GO SKI GO BOARD campaign*. There will also be a big barbeque on offer for all visitors, making it a great day out for all the family.
Chemmy Alcott said: “I am really excited for the Slide2Sochi event at Skiplex on the 6th October – its a great way for the public to get involved with us, the athletes, and experience the latest way to learn to ski at Skiplex. It should be a great day and I am looking forward to seeing everyone there!”
Graham Bell said: “The Slide2Sochi roadshow at SkiPlex will be a great way to raise awareness of the Sochi Olympics and Paralympics in Russia in 2014. I’m looking forward to meeting loads of budding skiers and snowboarders at the Skiplex Reading and hope they’ll all be looking forward to watching the Sochi 2014 Olympics in February & March 2014 where I’ll be presenting the television coverage from the mountains.”
Skiplex Marketing Manager Cordelia Kerr said: “We are hugely excited about our Slide2Sochi event with Chemmy and Graham. It will be a great opportunity to get people buzzing about the upcoming Winter Olympics and for people to come and see what Skiplex is all about. The nature of the revolving slopes means that everyone will be able to get involved with the skiers, whether on or off the slopes so the centre should be alive with Olympic fever! It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or advanced skier, Skiplex is the perfect place to come and enjoy your skiing and support our athletes.”
Please contact Betony Garner, Media Officer, GO SKI GO BOARD and Slide2Sochi Roadshows for more information firstname.lastname@example.org / 07779 801 691
For Skiplex press enquiries please contact Vanessa Fisher HERE /07957 618525
Media are invited to the event and both Chemmy and Graham will be available for interview. Please email or call Betony or Vanessa if you would like to attend.
Skiplex is a new way to learn how to ski or snowboard, get your ski legs back or fine tune technique. The revolving slopes are made of a forgiving carpet-like material which is much softer than the traditional dry slopes and the speed and gradient can be altered to suit all abilities.
Slide2Sochi Sunday and GO SKI GO BOARD
*The Slide2Sochi complements Snowsport England’s new national participation campaign GO SKI GO BOARD, www.goskigoboard.org.uk, which is aimed at getting more people into and back into snowsports.