The push-start track was officially opened in 2002 and skeleton athletes training at the University have won medals at each of the Winter Olympic Games staged since then – a magnificent seven between them.
Alex Coomber won bronze at Salt Lake City in 2002 and Shelley Rudman took silver at Torino 2006 before fellow University of Bath graduate Amy Williams made history with a stunning gold medal at Vancouver 2010. Lizzy Yarnold succeeded Amy as Olympic champion at Sochi 2014 and became the first skeleton athlete to defend her title at PyeongChang 2018, where team-mates Laura Deas and Dom Parsons also won bronze medals.
Top UK Facilities
Our 140m push-start track enables Britain’s skeleton 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.