Read the Full Academy Prospectus here
The GB Short Track Speed Skating (GBSTSS) Academy helps to identify, confirm and prepare the best young athletes for transitioning onto the full-time World Class Programme (WCP). 

Our Academy is a camp-based programme, operating between individual skating clubs and Ice Sheffield, application will be open to any athletes with skating experience, such as short and long track, ice hockey, figure and ice dance and experienced general session skaters, aged between 15-18 years.

Photo: John Rowley

You can apply here for the talent identification process, which if you meet the criteria we’re looking for, you’ll progress to a confirmation phase and could be selected to join the academy. 

At the Academy you will develop the skills and characteristics required to be a World and Olympic Champion, learning about yourself as a skater, competitor and person. Find out more about the Academy here, including our opportunity for coach development and support for parents and guardians, and Apply Now


“The GB Short Track Academy is a brilliant opportunity for young athletes to join the World Class Programme. The Academy staff are totally committed to supporting athletes in every aspect of their development. Becoming a multiple World Championship medallist and European Champion isn’t easy and it requires years of hard work and commitment. I have always believed in going above and beyond what is expected and the results will be more than worth it. This is an exciting time to be part of GB Short Track and I wish all athletes the best of luck on the journey, but most of all, ENJOY IT….” 
ELISE CHRISTIE, WORLD RECORD HOLDER & WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALIST