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Snowboarding combines elements of skiing, skateboarding and surfing.

An Overview of Snowboarding

Snowboarding involves descending a slope that while standing on a snowboard attached to a rider's feet.

There are numerous disciplines involved in the sport of snowboarding, involving any number of stunts and styles, from the open nature of freestyle to specialist events like parallel giant slalom.

Benefits

Snowboarding is considered a high-intensity aerobic workout, in which the average snowboarder can burn up to 450 calories per hour. Along with being an ideal form of weight-loss exercise, snowboarding works core muscles due to the need for constant balance at high speeds. Flexibility is improved through the need to constantly change direction whilst maintaining balance.

Involvement

Getting involved is easy as there is a network of indoor snow centres and outdoor slopes across the UK. Snowboarding will give you an adrenaline rush of speed and you can learn how to do tricks. If you like the cold and being outdoors - although there are indoor slopes all over the country - then give it a go.

Adaptations and Equipment

Ski jacket, salopettes, helmet, snowboard boots and a snowboard. Equipment is usually available to hire at snowsport facilities across the country.

Facts

  • Jenny Jones was the first British athlete to win a medal on snow in 90 years of the Winter Olympics, winning a bronze in Sochi 2014.

Find Snowboarding Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

National Governing Bodies

Snowsport England

Contact Name
Claire / Gareth (Office)
Contact Email
info@snowsportengland.org.uk
Contact Telephone
01509 232323
University Of Leicester

University Of Leicester

Our university was founded almost a hundred years ago in the aftermath of the Great War. The men and women who built this new institution hoped that it would be not only a living memorial to the darkness of their recent past, but a beacon of hope for the

Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

Snowsport England

Snowsport England

Snowsport England is the Governing Body for English skiers and snowboarders.

Sport England

Sport England

Sport England is committed to helping people and communities across the country create sporting habits for life.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

SnowDome (Tamworth)

SnowDome (Tamworth)

The ultimate snow, ice & leisure experience.