SPORTS organisations are hoping the start of the Winter Olympics will cause an increased interested in their ice sports.

The Chill Factore, a Trafford Quays based indoor winter sports venue, are hoping to tie in to the event with their own campaign.

The group are offering a Path to Pyeonchang Activity Day sale from 26th February to the 23rd March.

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics started last Friday, making it the 23rd Olympic Winter Games to be held.

The  games will see 102 events scheduled; including Ice Hockey, Curling, Ski Jumping and Snowboarding.

Chill Factore found that following the last Winter Olympics that all the snow sports businesses saw a massive increase in popularity.

Cheif Executive Morwenna Angove Said; “If the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 are anything to go, then we will certainly see an uplift after the Olympics are over.”

The Guardian dubbed this 2014 phenomenon “ski and snowboard fever”.

The facility is home to the largest slope in the UK, spanning 180 metres, seeing many travel in the local area to make use of it.

The group link with Snowsport England to host a number of winter sport activities, along with connecting with schools to organise events for young sportsmen and potential sportsmen alike.

The two groups will come together on National Schools Snowsport Week Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th April 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics draw to a close on the 25 February 2018.

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