Ellen Lockhart is our ‘This Girl Can’ Ambassador at Castleford. She told us that learning to snowboard at Snozone is one of the best things that she has ever done and particularly loves the social and fitness benefits to regular snowsports activity. “I strongly recommend it to anyone, young or old. It’s helped me to get fit and it’s really helped my self-confidence, I’m not as shy as I was.”
Our Castleford Ambassador from the SnoAcademy is 4 year old skier Jack Caygill. Jack started his journey with Snozone as a two year old on the Snozone SnoPlay activity. Currently on the 3 star award level, his favourite thing to do is a freestyle line of kickers and rails from the top of the slope to the bottom. Skiing is his favourite sport because he “gets to go really fast and has a lot of fun with the SnoAcademy coach”.
Lindsey Moore is our Snozone Disability Snowsports Ambassador for Castleford. Lindsay, who is registered blind, has been having lessons on a regular basis and has recently returned from a snowboarding holiday to Whistler. On her return she told us that she had an amazing time in the mountains and wouldn’t have been able to do it without the lessons and practice that she had at Snozone. “Snowboarding is accessible to anybody, you just have to do things slightly differently”
15 year old Jade is our ‘This Girl Can’ Ambassador for Milton Keynes. Jade started snowboarding at the age of 5 at Snozone. Jade has travelled around the UK and Europe competing and is currently the Scottish under 16 female indoor slopestyle champion, the British under 16 female indoor slopestyle champion and the British under 16 female outdoor slopestyle champion “Just go for it! Us girls can!!!”
Toby is 9 years old and is our Milton Keynes SnoAcademy Ambassador. Toby has already achieved the 5 star snow life award and is currently working towards his 6 star award. His favourite thing to practice is his 50/50 over a box. He loves trying out new freestyle features and his favourite drill to work on is doing full turns and spins down the slope.
Our Snozone Disability Snowsports Ambassador for Milton Keynes is 12 year old Pollyanna, a below the knee amputee (on her right leg). Pollyanna has taken part in lessons with the Snozone Milton Keynes Snowsports Manager Stephen and has shown a great passion for her new found sport. She uses one ski on her left leg, keeps her blade on her right leg and uses two stand up out-riggers to assist her with mobility, balance and steering.