The University of Bath has the UK’s only bobsleigh and skeleton push-start track and hosts the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association.
Since our association with British Skeleton began, a number of skeleton sliders based at the Sports Training Village (STV) have won an array of medals on the international stage.
In 2006, University of Bath graduate Skelley Rudman won silver at the Torino Olympic Games. This incredible success was followed by Amy Williams’ gold medal at Vancouver 2010 and Lizzy Yarnold’s gold at Sochi 2014. All three based their training at the STV.
Our 140m push-start track enables Britain’s bobsleigh athletes to hone their starts away from the ice, coupled with great sprinting, strength and conditioning and performance gym facilities.
Our sports complex also features a physiotherapy, sport science and sport medicine clinic which supports our top skeleton athletes.
Full biography profiles of the British Skeleton athletes who base their training at the University of Bath can be found on our athletes’ biographies page.