Sports Gazette

by sports journalism students at St Mary's University, London

London’s Winter Sports

Posted on 14 June 2018 by Joe Leavey

With temperatures back home in London currently peaking at 30C, common sense would suggest that now is not a time for Winter Sports in the capital. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Whilst the success of Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas in the Skeleton, and the continual strength of the Curling team, you can find all manner of Winter disciplines practiced all year round in London. Joe Leavey visited the Streatham Ice Rink, and the Hyde Park Rollerskiing club, discovering a fervour, for what are traditionally minority sports, that is by no means weather dependent.