Sports News

Pond Hockey Qualfier a 'Go' for Rossland this Winter

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Rossland has been named the host city for the western qualifier for the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships. Registration for the event, slated for January 15-18, 2009, was officially opened today by the Canadian National Pond Hockey organizing body. Anyone can assemble a team so long as the players meet the minimum age restrictions. Players who want to experience this one-of-a-kind hockey experience that takes you back to the earliest origin of the game, are encouraged to act quickly. There are openings for just 72 teams on a first registered, first served basis.

Brenda Gill: Grey Winter Days

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It’s been great to get some e-mail questions so I picked one that should help at this time of year: “It’s not severe, but there’s definitely a change in my mood on grey winter days. What can I do to feel more cheerful when the days are short and the sun is behind the clouds?” I decided to write this column after getting out for a hike on the weekend to absorb as much sun as I could!!! It’s tough for many of us to leave for work in the dark and come home to the dark. Therefore, one of the best solutions is to get out for a walk at lunchtime so you can enjoy some light.

RSS Students Excel at Regional Swim Meet

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The Regional High School Swimming Championships took place on Sunday, November 2 in Nelson. Three courageous RSS students, James French, Allysha Howes, and Nicole Spencer, joined Christine Cook and Samme Beatson, experienced competitive swimmers at summer swimming, at the regional high school swimming championships. This was the first time in many years that RSS has participated in this event.

No Grooming of Centennial This Winter?

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One of the most well-used trails around town has been the topic of discussion this week. The future of Centennial Trail’s winter grooming is in doubt, and the trail may not see any grooming or track setting this winter. The matter came before council on Monday night with a letter from Tom Gomez of the Blackjack ski club which briefly outlined why the cross country ski club does not feel it will be able to groom Centennial this winter. Presently Blackjack is contracted by the city to provide the grooming service at $4,000 per year increasing to $6,000 per year in the 2009 draft budget.

Frolf While the Frolfing's Good

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As you walk up to the eleventh hole at the Thin Air Frolf Club, the trail ducks down into the woods, leading you to the rock-lined tee box. A first timer to the course might ask the logical question, ‘Where’s the basket?’.

Major Hockey Event Coming to Rossland?

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If a group of enthusiastic locals get their way, Rossland could soon play host to hundreds of hockey players from across the western half of the country. The event in question is the Western Regional Pond Hockey Championships which acts as a qualifying tournament for the Canadian National Pond Hockey Championship in Hunstville Ontario and could see over 300 players from across Western Canada make their way to Rossland to battle for Western Canadian supremacy and a berth in the national event.

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