Winter sports look such fun in Sochi, we want to have a go!


I’m really happy this week because it is half term and the Winter Olympics have me very excited. I don’t know much about skiing but my friend Polly the Parrot is a big fan.

She said she is going to show me how to do the slalom. I’m not sure what that is, but apparently it’s a really cool trick that all good skiers can do.

Personally, I prefer the skeleton event because it looks like a roller coaster ride. I’m not too sure about being that close to the ice though, my friend Gillian the Giraffe has a big tea tray and we’re going to sled down a hill near my house. I’m really hoping we will go very very fast like the Olympians do but Gillian told me that we can’t do that without a solid ice track. I’ve though of a cunning plan and I’m going to buy some spray snow to try and trick the track into thinking it’s ice. My friend Tony the Tortoise laughed at me when I told him this and said I would have better luck going to a dry-ski slope.

So this week on Thursday, Gillain, Polly, me and EVEN Tony are going to try out dry-skiing. We’re even taking the tea tray in case we get a chance to sledge down the slope. I have even bought myself a woolly hat and some big fat skiing trousers that make my legs look like I’ve been blown up like a balloon.

Happy skiing folks! Make sure you have fun and write in with your Winter Olympics tales, email all your pictures and letters to and if your story is really good, you could be featured on this page.

Chip, chip for now!