The countdown is on to the Winter Olympics, which begins on 4th February, with two weeks of action-packed and exciting competition to look forward to. Many of us will be glued to our TV screens watching the death-defying stunts and tricks on snow and ice.
But with such a high level of risk associated with snowsports, how do you encourage girls and women to overcome the fear factor – whether it’s their first lesson or they’re going for gold?
There is also the issue of accessibility. How does a country, with a lack of alpine regions, increase opportunity and diversity to make snowsports more accessible?
To explore these questions and more, Women in Sport Chief Executive, Stephanie Hilbourne OBE is joined by former Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller, Chief Executive for GB Snowsport Victoria Gosling OBE, whose Project Balance Initiative is giving young people the opportunity to learn key transferable skills through skateboarding.
They’re joined by skateboarders Lyndsey McLaren and Amy Ram who both run programmes to encourage women and girls of all ages to join the skate community.
For more information about the projects discussed in this podcast head to:
Project Balance: https://gbsnowsport.com/project-balance-launches-with-aim-to-inspire-inner-city-young-people-with-a-love-for-winter-sports/
Neighbourhood Skate Club: https://www.neighbourhoodskateclub.com/
Girls Night @ BaySixty6 Skate park: https://www.baysixty6.com/