Skate, ski, and receive free maps of secret cabins...what's not to like?

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
December 6th, 2011

The Rossland Arena has two Teen Skate sessions this week!  On Friday, December 9 from 6:45-8:15pm and on Saturday, December 10 from 6:00-7:30pm, local teens have the Arena all to themselves!  Bring your skates and a water bottle and have some fun!  Youths 11 to 14 years are $2.25 and Youths 15-18 years are $2.75. 


Public Skating this week is Wednesday, December 7 from 6:30-7:45pm: Friday from 5:00-6:30pm: Sunday from 2:30-4:00pm and again from 6:00-7:30pm. 

The City of Rossland is working on the outdoor ice rink located on 3rd Ave, between Spokane Street and Washington Street.  It should be ready in the next week or two!  Red Mountain is also working on their outdoor ice rink – this year in a new and improved location – closer to the lodge. 

If you enjoy backcountry and cross-country skiing at the Nancy Greene summit, stop by the Recreation Department to pick up a topographic map of the area, complete with locations of all the cabins. 

Have you got a Grade 4 or 5 student in the house?  Anyone born in 2001 or 2002 is eligible for a Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass.  The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program is a ski and snowboard industry initiative to encourage kids to get outside and be active during the winter months. Grade 4 & 5 was selected for the program because the ages of nine and ten are ideal ages for children to learn how to ski or snowboard.  Applications were recently distributed to elementary schools across the country.  To save time, parents can apply online at www.snowpass.ca for their child’s SnowPass by uploading a photo, proof of age and paying the small administration fee of $22.

Need to improve your ski waxing skills?  Kootenay Nordic Sports is hosting an Intermediate Waxing Skills workshop on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00pm.    These evenings will be by donation with all proceeds going to Skier Development at BlackJack. 

Family basketball on Monday nights, from 7:00-8:00pm in the RSS gym is a great way to get some exercise and spend some quality time with your kids! 

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 9:15-10:30pm.  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. 

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, neck guard, 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.

Rossland’s RougeMusic kicks off the Christmas season with a concert of Christmas music from the Baroque to the Contemporary. Alison Girvan, vocal soloist from Nelson teams up with contemporary jazz guitarist and Selkirk College faculty member Paul Lansberg.  The Concert is on Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 pm at the Rouge Gallery in Rossland’s historic bank building. Tickets are $15 and available at the Rouge Gallery.  For more information please call, 250 362-9609. 


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!  

The Recreation Department will be creating a supplementary Winter brochure for the months of January to March, 2012.  If you would like to run a program, please contact our office to discuss the specifics.


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