British Ice Skating awarded £1.6m by UK Sport for Milan-Cortina Olympic cycle

British Ice Skating has welcomed an investment of £1.6 million by UK Sport towards the Milan-Cortina Winter Olympic cycle.

The two UK Sport funding streams awarded to BIS are Sport Progression, to enhance a domestic winter sport pathway infrastructure and National Squad funding, to help ensure the most promising athletes can attend major championship competitions and Games qualification events.

This news follows a hugely successful Beijing Winter Olympics in which, for the first time in 30 years, British Ice Skating was represented in each on-ice discipline of Figure Skating, Short Track and Long Track Speed Skating.

Michelle Draper, CEO of British Ice Skating, said: “It should not be understated how huge a moment this is for our organisation and sport.