Pickle ball and teen hip hop should take care of those mid-winter blues....

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
January 31st, 2012

The Recreation Department is 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.

The Recreation Department has purchased PickleBall equipment and will be scheduling the sport into one of our available gymnasiums within the next few weeks. PickleBall is North America’s fastest growing sport and is particularly popular amongst Seniors! The sport is a combination of tennis and ping pong with a much smaller playing and travelling area. If you’re interested in playing PickleBall, please contact our office to be put on the interest list. Once we have a time, place and Coordinator organized, we’ll contact everyone who has expressed an interest.

Hey Teens! There’s a Hip Hop & Jazz, Dance class just for you, on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45pm in the MacLean Annex. Think you’ve got some good moves? Have fun, get some exercise and hang with your friends!

On Friday, February 3rd at Rossland Secondary School, a group of Selkirk College Students are hosting the annual Rice and Beans Fundraising Dinner. Fourteen Selkirk College students are travelling to Guatemala
this Spring for a community health practicum as part of their curriculum within the Nursing program at Selkirk.

The traditional Guatemalan dinner on Friday, February 3rd at RSS starts at 6:00pm. The monies raised help pay for their trip expenses. There will be entertainment, a silent auction, lots of great raffle prizes (including two 2-
for-1 lift tickets donated by Red Mountain) and a slide show made by the group who went to Guatemala last year. Come out for a great meal and an educational evening! Cost is $10 at the door and everyone is welcome!

Spring Break is still a few weeks away, but if you’re looking for something for the kids to do over the 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.

Public Skating for the week is Wednesday from 6:30-7:45pm, Friday from 5:00-6:30pm and 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 Friends of the Rossland Range are hosting a lecture about Climate Change, on Wednesday February 8 from 7:30-9:00pm in the Miners Hall. The lecture will discuss the potential impacts of climate change to ecosystems, trees, snow and wildfire in the West Kootenay region, including a primer on why the climate is changing. Guest speakers Craig DeLong and Greg Utzig have worked for many years as forest ecologists
specializing in ecosystem dynamics, disturbance ecology, and forest conservation. Tickets are $10.00 with proceeds going to the Friends of the Rossland Range. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Powder Hound in
Rossland or Gerick’s Cycle and Ski in Trail, or on the night of the event, at the door.

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.

Hip Hop & Jazz has started and still has room for drop ins! Kids ages 6-8 years can enjoy Hip Hop on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15pm and kids ages 9-11 years on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm. Teens have an hour to themselves on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45pm! The Adult class runs on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm. All classes are running in the MacLean Annex, located on 1st Ave.

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 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.

The Recreation Department is looking for Instructors who are interested in offering courses for local youth. If you enjoy working with teenagers and would like to discuss an idea for a program, please contact our office.

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