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Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
January 1st, 2013

The Rossland Arena has moved into the Holiday Schedule, which means there are lots of available ice times if 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 Arena Staff, who will be able to assist you with available times and pricing.  The Arena Staff can be reached at 250-362-7396 ext. 1229. 

The Recreation Department has created a bursary fund for children between the ages of 2-12 who live in Rossland and are registering for a Recreation program through our Department.  Applications are available in our office and will also be online, soon.  This bursary is to assist families who are finding it difficult to finance their children’s recreation programs.  For more information, please contact either Pam or Robin, in the Recreation Department. 

The Schools reopen on Monday, January 7 and any recreation programs that are ongoing in the Gymnasiums will start up again either that week or the week after.  Please contact our office if you’re unsure what day your program resumes after the Holidays. 

The outdoor rink is located on 3rd Ave, between Spokane and Washington.  The Public Works Department is working on it daily and hoping to have it ready for skating as quickly as possible.   Red Mountain is also preparing their ice rink and the rental department has a small fleet of rental skates available. 

 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 starting Monday, January 7.   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 31 to January 6 is on Wednesday, January 2 from 6:30-7:45pm, Friday January 4 from 5:00-6:30pm and from 2:30-4:00pm and 6:00-7:30pm on Sunday, January 6.  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. 

Have you ever wanted to join the Rossland Community Potters Society?  The Society would like everyone to take a class before becoming a member.  If you’re interested, there are a few classes to choose from coming up in January and February.  .  For more information, please contact Sarah Zanussi, the Society President, at 250-362-2260. 

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 resumes on Friday, January 11 at 9:30am.   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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