Aquatots to the rescue!

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
June 19th, 2013

The Rossland Pool is open and the water is warm!  Check out the schedule for lap swim, lessons, camps and other programs online, at www.rossland.ca, City Hall, Recreation Department, Program Guide.  The Summer Brochure can also be picked up in hard copy, at the Rossland Library, the Recreation Department, the Rossland Library and around town.  If you’re not able to access the internet and you can’t get out to pick up a hard copy, please contact our office and we’ll mail you one! 

The Rossland Pool is offering evening lap swim this summer.  The days of the week and times of day change between June and July, so if you’re interested in evening lap swim, please take note of the following dates and times.  Evening Lap Swim in June is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm and shares the Pool with Public Swimming.  There is one lane rope in the Pool, separating the two activities.  In July, evening Lap Swim is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30pm and shares the Pool with Public Swimming.

If your teenager is looking for something to do the last week of June, consider registering them for the Bronze Camp, June 24-29 at the Rossland Pool.  This course offers the Bronze Medallion and the Bronze Cross for candidates who want to do both courses – the Bronze Medallion and the Bronze Cross.  If your teenager wants to do only one of those courses that’s fine – both courses will be running at the same time and candidates can do one or both.  The Bronze Medallion and the Bronze Cross are the first two courses in the list of required courses in the journey to becoming a lifeguard. 

School’s getting out a little earlier this year!  RSS students will be out of school on Friday, June 21 and MacLean will be dismissed on Tuesday, June 25.  There are lots of great programs through Rossland Recreation and surrounding Recreation Departments.  There are also several camps in the area that you may not know about.  If you’re wondering about opportunities for fun over the summer – give our Department a call for some ideas!  The last week of June is a great week to register your young teenager into the Bronze Medallion / Cross Camp, running at the Pool from Monday June 24 to Saturday, June 29.  If you have younger kids, the VISAC Gallery is holding an Art Camp for the week of June 24-28 with an emphasis on lino prints, pottery and painting.  Classes are 9:30-4:30pm daily.  For more information, or to register, please call 250-364-1181 or email to director@visacgallery.com


Are you looking for an outdoor Yoga class?  Instructor Cynthia Anonuevo, RYT, is introducing an outdoor beginner Vinyasa Flow Yoga class at the Rossglen Park in lower Rossland, starting Wednesday June 5, from 5:30-6:30pm.  The weekly class will run on Wednesdays, from 5:30-6:30pm until July 31st.  Classes will combine flowing progressions from one pose to another, as well as sustained postures with attention to basic alignment and therapeutic principles.  These drop in classes are by donation with all proceeds being donated to the Rossland Food Bank.  Please contact Rossland Recreation, at 250-362-2327 for more information.   


If you have an infant, toddler or preschool child, the Aqua Tot classes start next week, at the Rossland Pool.  This half hour class is from 11:30-12:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and runs 8 weeks until the end of August.  Aqua Tots is a fun, social time for parents and little ones.  Lessons will cover buoyancy, movement, floating, gliding and swimming skills while enjoying active water play.  If you’re a regular, we’ll keep track of your progress as your little one works through the Red Cross Preschool swim skills and we’ll present you with a report card for each level completed. 


The Family Swim time at the Rossland Pool changes to 5:00pm-6:30pm, seven days a week, as of July 2nd.  If you have young children it’s one of the nicest ways to end a hot summer day, before the demands of dinner and bedtime routines.  The Rossland Pool has season’s passes available to make things even easier!  Contact the Rossland Pool at 250-362-5455 or the Recreation Department for more information. 


If you’re interested in playing Tennis in Rossland, there are two courts to choose from.  One court is a beautiful, 100 year old court located in a quiet setting near the corner of Park Street and LeRoi Avenue.  Annual membership dues can be purchased at the Recreation Department.  The other court is located at Red Mountain on the right hand side as you drive into the residential area.  This court doesn’t require a membership. 


For more information about programs or to inquire about renting a facility during the summer months for a wedding, reunion or party, please contact our Department, at 250-362-2327or recreation@rossland.ca

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