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Windsor's James Howard in British Skeleton team

PUBLISHED: 12:47 16 October 2014 | UPDATED: 12:48 16 October 2014

James Howard

James Howard

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Windsor's James Howard is off to Lillehammer, Norway, as the British Skeleton Team return to the ice for the first time since the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

James HowardJames Howard

James, 25, was identified through UK Sport’s Talent ID scheme, Power2Podium, and this year he will compete on the Europa Cup tour with British Skeleton. The squad of Howard, David Swift, Dominic Parsons, Donna Creighton, Ed Smith, Jack Thomas, Jeremy Rice, Kenny Howard, Laura Deas, Lizzy Yarnold and Rose McGrandle will travel out later this week for the 12 day camp which provides an early opportunity to get back on the ice ahead of the coming season.

Britain, of course, has no ice track. Lillehammer, therefore, will be a chance to get back on the ice after a lengthy break over the summer during which the squad has been doing a lot of land-based training with sessions on the dry push track at the University of Bath. All four squads - World Cup, Intercontinental Cup, Europa Cup and the Talent Squad - train together over the course of the 12 days on a refreshed foundation moving forward into the opportunities within this competitive season.

See www.britishskeleton.co.uk/the-team/all

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