Chinese martial arts and a ski waxing clinic: new this week! And family basketball!

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
November 22nd, 2011

Have you ever wondered about Chinese Martial Arts and the various forms and techniques?  Instructor Wayne Cheung is offering a 3 hour workshop that will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the discipline.

Students can expect to learn the basics and foundations of all Chinese martial arts, including: the use of stance and bodywork (returning energy), basic qi-gong applications, the fundamental principles—the six harmonies and center-line theories, an introduction to the five Martial Arts styles available and an engaging discussion about the philosophy behind Chinese Martial Arts.  Date and location are still “to be determined”.  Give our office a call if you would like to be put on the waitlist. 

If you enjoy playing basketball and would like to introduce the sport to your little people, the Recreation Department has secured the Gym at RSS for Family Basketball, on Monday nights, from 7:00-8:00pm.  From 8:00-9:00pm the big kids (adults!) are welcome to play.  Please ensure you have clean, indoor running shoes on and bring a water bottle. 

Adult Co-Ed REC Hockey has a great turnout on Tuesday and Sunday nights and starting December 3rd we’ll be introducing Saturday nights.  This is a fun, co-ed hockey program and a great way to meet local Rosslanders.  Drop in is $10.00 and a 10 punch pass is $80.00 – available at the Recreation Department.  Starting December 3, Saturday nights will run 9:00-10:15pm.  Tuesdays are from 9:45-11:00pm and Sundays are from 9:15-10:30pm. 

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. 

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.   

Hip Hop and Jazz starts January 24 on Tuesdays, in the MacLean Annex.  Each week brings a new and exciting hip hop combination.  The pace is energetic and the class is pumped.  The emphasis is on having fun and felling good while dancing hard and getting a great workout.  Whether you’re a first timer or weekly regular, each hip hop dance class will leave you with a sense of accomplishment and empowerment!  

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.  This Friday, November 25, Public Skating is only from 5:00-6:00pm because of the Minor Hockey tournament schedule.  As a thank you for this inconvenience, Public Skating on Friday will be $1.00 for kids and $2.00 for adults.  The Sunday 2:30pm skate sometimes cancels as a result of Minor Hockey Tournaments.  Please check the website to confirm, or give the Arena a call, after hours at 250-362-7396 ext. 1229.    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.  

The Little Gretzky’s Hockey program started 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 to 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!   Skaters need a full face hockey mask, skates, good mits or gloves and a hockey stick.  Parents are encouraged to come out on the ice and will also need a full face hockey helmet and skates.  Drop ins are welcome at $10.00 per family. 

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.












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