2015 World University Games
World Winter University Games
The Winter Universiade is held every two years and the competition comprises of seven compulsory sports as well as optional sports as determined by the host country.
2015 marked the 27th Winter Universiade with the event held across two cities:
- Slovakia (Strbske Pleso/Osrblie)
24 January to 1 February 2015
Nordic Skiing, Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing and Ski Jumping
- Spain (Granada)
4 to 14 February 2015
Alpine and Freestyle Skiing, Snowboarding, Curling, Ice Hockey, Short Track Speed Skating and Figure Skating.
Macquarie University Sport Scholar, Jaimee Nobbs was selected to represent Australia and Macquarie University at the 2015 Winter University Games in the Sport of Figure Skating! We caught up with Jaimee before the competition.
Name: Jaimee Nobbs
Sport: Figure Skating
Course of Study: Bachelor of Arts (1st year - 2014)
How are you preparing for the Winter University Games? The National Championships took place in December which provided me with great preparation - I finished in 3rd place at this competition and am currently training 18 hours per week, on and off the ice.
What has been your biggest accomplishment as an athlete? I got selected in the Shadow Team of 4 Australian female skaters for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games which was incredibly humbling.
How do you balance being a professional figure skater and full time student? It's tough but with time management it is possible. I am lucky I have facilities in and around Macquarie University, with the ice rink in the shopping centre. I also find myself trying to do a lot of uni work between sessions and on my off days to get everything finished.
World Summer University Games
The Summer Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival which is staged every two years in a different city and which is second in importance only to the Olympic Games. Gwangju, Korea hosted the 28th Summer Universiade from 3 to the 14 July 2015. 21 sports will be contested over the 2 week period with organisers expecting up to 20,000 competitors and officials to attend the event.