A talk on skiing before lifts in Rossland, how to parent a teenager, and much more!

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
November 15th, 2011

Are you parenting a Teenager?  How’s that working for you?  Crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood has never been so daunting.  The Recreation Department has purchased the “Making Sense of Adolescence” DVD series—an eight part video course that will help shed light into this often dark and confusing time.

He gives both the tools and the eyes to see an adolescent through the journey, and articulates why now more than ever adolescents need our help to cross that bridge.  Workshops will be open to parents who would like to meet other parents, gain some insight, do some networking and seek some support.  If you’re a fabulous parent and everything’s going well—come out and share some insight! 

The full eight week session will commence in January, but come out to meet other parents of teens for a free, initial get together on November 29 at 7:00pm in the Rossland Arena Lounge.  The Lounge can be accessed from 3rd Avenue, up the exterior stairs.  

The Rossland Historical Museum presents Ron Shearer speaking about “Skiing Before the Lifts”, during the 1930’s to 40’s.  This historical lecture takes place on Tuesday, November 22 at 7:00pm in the Rouge Gallery.  Adults are $10.00, students and children are $5.00. 

If you’re an outdoors person you should attend the “Know More Backcountry Avalanche Workshop” by the Canadian Avalanche Centre on December 1, from 6:30-9:30pm in the RSS Gymnasium.   Presented by Columbia Brewery, the workshop is free and has some great door prizes!  Workshop topics include; 10 commandments, travel techniques, myth busters, triggering avalanches, avalanche characters and rescue techniques.  Voluntary non-perishable donations will be collected for Rossland Fire Fighters Hamper Fund.  

Public skating at the Arena is on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm, Fridays from 5:00-6:30pm, Sundays from 2:30-4:00pm and then again from 6:00-7:30pm.  The Sunday 2:30pm skate sometimes cancels as a result of Minor Hockey Tournaments.  This Sunday, November 20, Public Skating is from 2:30-4:00pm and again from 6:00-7:30pm.  Please check the website to confirm, or give the Recreation Department a call at 250-362-2327.  Skate rentals are available if you don’t have your own.  If you do own skates and you need them sharpened, the Arena Attendant would be happy to sharpen them.  

Do you have any young actors in the house?  The Recreation Department has two new Acting & Drama classes coming up!  The Imaginative Explorers class for kids ages 6 – 7 years, with Myla Marks – a certified Drama teacher, is a class where the kids will explore movement, voice and children’s imagination.  Through fun and interactive songs and theatre games the children will develop their skills through “swish stories”.  A swish story is when the Instructor reads a story and the children become the scenery, characters and props in mime.  When the Instructor turns the page and says “swish” the actors clear the scene and become the next page of the story.  This class is running for four weeks, from November 22 to December 13 on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00pm. 

For older kids, the Find Your Funny Bone class will have kids exploring their voice, movement, scene development and improvisation.  The Instructor – Myla Marks, is a fully certified Drama Teacher who’s looking forward to getting to know the kids in the community, in this interactive and dynamic class.  Find Your Funny Bone is for kids 8-11 years of age on Tuesdays from 5:15-6:15pm, November 22 to December 13, 2011. 

Lots of new hockey programs starting in the Arena this month!  We need a minimum of 10 people registered for each program.  If you would like to register – don’t delay! 

The Little Gretzky’s Hockey program is starting Tuesday, November 22 from 11:00-11:45am in the Rossland Arena.  Team Profilli has signed on to lead the next generation of hockey players learn the fundamentals of skating and hockey.  If you have a preschooler in the house, who would like to learn to skate and play hockey, register them for the Little Gretzky’s program!   

The Co-Ed Youth Hockey program is for preteens and teens who would like to get out on the ice with friends and play some hockey!  This ice time is on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm.  Drop in will be welcome only if the program has 10 registered for the session.  If your young person has “nothing to do” on Tuesdays, consider registering them for this fun, friendly hockey program.  The Profilli team will be teaching Youth the fundamentals of hockey – including skills, drills and a game of scrimmage at the end of each session.  Players will require the majority of hockey equipment – helmet and full face mask, neck guard, elbow pads and hockey stick are required.  Shin guards, hockey gloves and a cup are recommended. 

The Girls Only REC Hockey program is for girls ages 5-10 years.  If your daughter has expressed an interest in playing hockey and has been scared away from our Co-Ed program, this is a great opportunity to get her out on the ice and learn the fundamentals.  This ice time is Tuesdays, from 4:15-5:15pm and led by the Profilli team – a combination of parents, grandparents and hockey enthusiasts.  This is a great opportunity for the young girls in our community.

For the big girls, we have the Teen Girls & Women Ice Hockey program – an ice time set aside on Fridays, from 3:30-4:45pm. Full hockey equipment is encouraged, but a minimum of a full face hockey helmet, elbow pads, neck guard and hockey stick are required. 

Need to improve your ski waxing skills?  Kootenay Nordic Sports will be hosting ski Wax Clinics again this year with the first one on December 7 at 7:00pm.  This is a basic waxing skills clinic.  These evenings will be by donation with all proceeds going to Skier Development at BlackJack. We will also be offering 10% off all ski wax and waxing related products.

Senior’s Duffer Hockey is off to a great start!  If you enjoy playing hockey and have Tuesday mornings available, come out to the Rossland Arena for a fun game of ice hockey.  This is an ice time set aside for players who are 50+ with varying skills.  Players are expected to play the game of hockey in the spirit of fellowship and sportsmanship.  All abilities are encouraged and welcome!  Play time is from 9:30 to 10:45am on Tuesdays at the Rossland Arena.  If you’re new to Rossland, enter the building from 2nd Ave, where you’ll find the change rooms and the washroom, immediately to your right. 

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