Moving into holiday mode...

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
December 19th, 2012

The Rossland Arena is moving into its Holiday Schedule within the next two weeks, which means there are lots of available ice timesif you’d like to rent some ice.   Birthday parties, Christmas parties, New Year’s parties, private rentals, fun games of hockey, private coaching – all can be accommodated over the Holiday Season.  For more information about available times and prices, please contact the Recreation Department until December 21.  From December 22 through to December 30, the Arena Staff will be able to assist you with available times and pricing.

The Recreation Department will be closed from Saturday December 22 through to Sunday December 30.  We will reopen for Monday, December 31 and then closed the following day.  Regular days and hours resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. 

The Preschool Hockey program 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 17 to the 23 is on Wednesday, December 19 from 6:30-7:45pm; Friday, December 21 from 5:00-6:30pm and Sunday December 23 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. 

The Rossland Pottery Society is currently accepting new members.  Membership is $100.00 per year.  Prior to working in the Potter’s Guild, members must sign up for an introductory pottery class with Rossland recreation or have prior pottery experience in the guild so that they understand the processes and procedures of the room, for safety reasons.  There are several different Pottery classes to choose from in January and February.  This would make a great Christmas gift for someone and gift certificates are available from the Recreation Department.  For more information, please contact Sarah Zanussi, the Society President, at 250-362-2260. 

We’re working on Indoor Soccer for the New Year, for kids ages 5-9 years.  Coordinated byJorges Rivas, this is a great opportunity for children 5-9 years old to have fun and learn some new skills and drills to keep the ball rolling through the winter months!  Parent participation is encouraged!  There will be a $2 drop-in opportunity for the first 2 classes for children who want to try out this new program.  We’re still working on the location and times – check with the Recreation Department in January for details. 

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.   

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  starting at the end of January and an Adult Pottery class starting at the beginning 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, starts 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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