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Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
January 17th, 2012

The Recreation Department will be working on the Spring Brochure in the next two weeks.  If you would like to run a program with the REC Department, please give us a call or drop by to discuss your ideas.  The deadline for submitting a program description is Friday, Feb. 10. 

With Winter Carnival at the end of the month, the last Saturday, Co-Ed REC Hockey will be Saturday, January 21st.  If you’d like to volunteer for the Winter Carnival, contact the Coordinator at www.rosslandwintercarnival.com.  There’s lots of great ways to help out! 

There’s a supplementary Winter Brochure that the Recreation Department put out in December – there’s lots of new programs starting in January – including Hip Hop, a Computers course, Children’s Art Classes, and a new set of Gymnastics classes.  The Brochure can be viewed online, at www.rossland.ca

Public Skating for the week is Wednesday from 6:30-7:45pm, Friday from 5:00-6:30pm, Sunday from       2:30-4:00pm and again from 6:00-7:30pm.  If you can’t get enough skating and want more than we’ve scheduled, enjoy the outdoor rink, located on 3rd Ave, between Spokane Street and Washington Street.   The Public Works Department has installed a fire pit and benches – bring some wood to build a fire and enjoy our beautiful outdoor ice rink!  Red Mountain also has an outdoor skating rink to enjoy – look for it to the left of the road that goes up to the Maintenance Department. 

The PAC at RSS has purchased a beverage container recycling bin for donations of CLEAN beverage containers.  The bin is located in the parking lot at the back of the school, against the gym wall.  The bin will have signage donated by Interior Signs in Trail, in the next few weeks, so that everyone is aware that they can drop recyclables off, in the bin.  The monies earned from donated cans and bottles will go towards assisting the RSS sports teams and school clubs with travel and competition expenses and purchasing new equipment for the school.   

If you’re looking for something for the kids to do over Spring Break – Shelley Painter will be running some March Break Art Classes!  Running Monday to Friday, March 12 to March 16 and then again from March 19 to 23, these two hour long classes run from 2:00-4:00pm.  Each day will be a different project and some days will explore more than one project, using a specific technique.  Participants can come to one class or all the classes – whichever works best for your child’s schedule.  Suggested ages are 6 to 12 years, but 3-5 year olds are welcome to come with a parent or babysitter, for the first hour only.  Please contact our department for more information about pricing and specific projects. 

A new Pottery Wheel and Hand Building course starts on January 30 and runs until March 5.  The class is on Mondays from 6:30-9:00pm in the Miners Hall Studio.  This is an adult class for beginners to intermediate level skills – participants learn how to use the potter’s wheel and hand building methods. 

Hip Hop & Jazz starts on Tuesday, January 24 with different times for kids 6-8 years, 9-11 years and 12+ years.  Adults are on Wednesdays at 7:00pm, starting January 25, 2012.  This is a fast paced, energetic class with an emphasis on having fun and feeling good. 

Sr.’s Duffer Hockey on Tuesday mornings runs from 9:30-10:45am each week.  This is a great program for enthusiastic Seniors who would like to learn how to play hockey or already know and want to get out and play. 

If you’ve always wondered about making Homemade Soap, Tricia Rasku is holding a class on Monday, January 23 at 7:00pm.  The class teaches you how to make cold processed soap using vegetable oils, essential oils and other natural, easily obtained additives.  

Betty Go Hard is running a Junior Betty’s Snowshoe and Hot Chocolate series for girls ages 8-13 years that starts Friday, January 27 at 6:30pm.  This course runs for 3 consecutive weeks and has the girls exploring local trails and having fun in the snow.  Each evening ends with a gourmet hot chocolate. 

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. 


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