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British Bobsleigh and Skeleton teams train on improved facilities at the University of Bath

We have thoroughly enjoyed working with UK Sport, the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association (BBSA) and the University of Bath, to upgrade the training facilities for one of Great Britain’s most successful winter sports programmes.

Sports men and women such as Amy Williams, Shelly Rudman, Kristan Bromley, Adam Pengilly, Nikki Minichiello, John Jackson and Lizzy Yarnold, have all medalled in major championships and have all benefited from the start track training facility on site at the University of Bath. The current generation of athletes are now preparing for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, and new aspiring sports people are wishing to use this elite facility. The upgrade provides an even stronger platform from which to push on to even greater success.

With works complete the athletes are benefiting from:

  • An altered start track, with improved safety measures and greater flexibility for track specific training
  • A new covered warm-up track, avoiding the need to travel to and from the main STV warm-up areas
  • A viewing platform to give coaches and athletes visibility of all push starts
The improved push start track is another positive step forward as our bobsleigh and skeleton squads continue on the path to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The start track plays an important part in their training, especially as we do not have an ice track here in the UK, and we hope to see those benefits shown throughout the new season as we aim to build on the success we have had in recent years.
— Richard Parker, BBSA’s CEO