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Ask any old shreeder about Sheffield Ski Village and they'll tell you stories of legends and young guns brought up shredding its hallowed turf, for a great example look no further than recent Olympian Jamie Nicholls and his ski compatriots Woodsy and Katie Summerhayes.

In the British scene local hills tend to leave a lasting impression with their users, fond rose-tinted memories abide as the carpet burn scabs fade, but no one can argue with Sheffield's legacy. Sadly it suffered two major fires a couple of years ago and is now no more; the last we heard was that it was going to be turned into a block of flats.

The smoldering remains.

But maybe not - some studious souls have put together a petition here with the aim of rebuilding the old slope plus a Woodward-style freestyle training centre. There's no doubt this would stimulate the local scene and economy as well as providing a centralised venue for training up future Olympians.

If you agree feel free to click through and sign, here's the link again:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/snow-sport-for-sheffield/