Lots going on in the lead up to Christmas

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
December 11th, 2012

The Preschool Hockeyprogram for kids 3-5 years is starting in January!   The program will run for the month of January, on Mondays from 3:15-4:15pm.  This is a fun approach to getting comfortable on the ice and in an Arena setting and is geared towards children with limited or no skating experience.  This is a great building block to our Recreation Hockey Program for older kids.   Coordinated by Kari Kuznecov, this parent participation program is sure to be fun! 

Public Skatingfor the week of December 10th to the 16th is on Wednesday, December 12th from 6:30-7:45pm; Friday, December 14th from 5:00-6:30pm and Sunday December 16th from 2:30-4:00pm and 6:00-7:30pm.  For more information about admission prices and skate rentals, please log on to the City’s website, at www.rossland.ca.  The information can be found under the City Hall, Arena page. 

There is an important information meeting on Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00pm at RSS to discuss the February 2013 SD20 final decision on K-12 education in RosslandCome to the meeting to find out what’s happening and what you can do to make sure your opinion is heard. 

The Kootenay Contraption Contest is now open until December 14 for kids in Grades 2-8.  The contest provides an opportunity for kids to design a contraption that solves this future problem:  “Imaginethe year is 2050. How will we use less energy?”   Contraptions can be built and videotaped, or drawn.  While your idea doesn’t have to actually work, a description of HOW it will solve the problem is essential – be as creative as possible!  The contest is open until December 14 and the Grand Prize is an iPad or a classroom pizza party.   Log onto KAST’s website, at www.kast.comfor more information and to download the entry form. 

If you’re interested in taking the AST 2 – CAA Avalanche Course, Big Red Cats in Rossland is hosting a course from December 27-December 30, 2012. The one evening and three days course requires participants to have either their AST1 or significant touring experience.  For more information, contact Big Red Cats at ski@bigredcatskiing.comor Keith Robine at (250) 362-2271.   

The Joe Hill Coffee House is coming up this Sunday, December 16 at 7:00pm in the Miners Hall.  This is a wonderful, intimate Rossland evening of friends and music in the historic Hall.  Goodies and refreshments are available by the RSS Drama Club.  Admission is $3.00 for adults and kids and students are free. 

If you’re interested in becoming a Ski Instructor, the CSIA Ski Instructor Courseis coming up.  The CSIA Level One Instructors course is designed for skiers of an advanced level and higher.  It is an ideal course for those who would like to get into Ski Instructing as a profession or for skiers who are simply looking to improve their technique.  This course will be conducted by Brent Hahn of Canadian Ski Quest.  Call 250-362-9060 for more information or email Mark Impey at mark@skiquest.ca

There are lots of new recreation programs starting in December and January.    In January, there are several new Art Courses starting – Animals around the World for children 5-7 years, Cartooning for children 6-12 years and Adult Art – all start the second week of January.  If you’re interested in Pottery, there’s a Wheel & Handbuilding for Youth and a separate class for Adults, starting at the end of January.  Hip Hop & Jazz starts up mid-January, with classes for every age group – including teens and adults.  Karate accepts new students in January, with the Winter session starting Tuesday, January 8.  Karate is open to Youth ages 12+.   The Classic Nordic Skiing classes for Beginners and Intermediate, start in January.  The Beginner class starts Tuesday, January 8 and runs from 6:30-7:30pm and the Intermediate class starts Wednesday, January 9 , from 6:30-7:30pm. 

If you’re new to town and wondering about drop in hockey, there are two Recreation times set aside.  The Tuesday night Co-Ed REC Hockey runs from 9:45-11:00pm and the Sunday hockey runs from 9:15-10:30pm.  The drop in fee is $10.00 per person, or you can purchase a 10X pass at the REC Department, for $80.00.  The Saturday Co-Ed Rec Hockey has cancelled, so make sure you take advantage of the Tuesday / Sunday ice times.

Senior’s Duffer Hockey has been postponed until January.   If you love to play hockey and you can “play nice”, you’re welcome to come play during Senior’s Hockey.   Players with varying skills are encouraged to come out and play with other “older” players in the spirit of fellowship and sportsmanship.   All abilities are encouraged and welcome!

The Recreation Department will start creating the Spring Brochure in the next few weeks.  If you’re new to town and interested in teaching a hobby or skill that you enjoy, please contact us to discuss opportunities for running a program. 

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