Lots to do with ice and hockey and snowmen this week...

Rossland Recreation
By Rossland Recreation
February 4th, 2014

Rossland REC Spring Brochure

The REC Department will start working on the Spring Brochure and if you’re interested in submitting a program or course, the deadline for the Spring Brochureis March 1, 2014. The brochure will hopefully be available to the public online, by the third week of March.  Typically our Spring Brochure covers the months of April, May and June with many Rossland Pool details included. Spring Break will run March 17-28.  If you are interested in running a Spring Break Camp let us know as soon as possible so we can work out details and start advertising right away. We are always happy to add information regarding community groups and resources in the Community Events & Info pages!  

Available ice at the Rossland Arena,  February 3-9, 2014

Lots of ice available this weekend if you’d like to put together a family reunion, a fun hockey game, a birthday party or a neighborhood block party on ice!  Any reason is a good reason!  Icetimes available include; Friday, February 7 from 6:45-7:45pm; Saturday, February 8 from 8:00am to 12:15pm and 2:45-4:45pm; and Sunday February 9 from 8:00am to 2:15pm.    Please give the Recreation Department a call to discuss costs and availability.  We can be reached at 250-362-2327 or by email at recreation@rossland.ca

Adult Co-Ed REC Hockey

Adult Co-Ed Recreation Hockey is at the Rossland Arena on Tuesday nights from 9:45-11:00pm and on Sunday nights from 9:15-10:30pm.  Join a great group of people for fun, co-ed hockey.  Full equipment is required and some experience is necessary.  A waiver must be signed prior to getting on the ice.  Drop in is $10.00 and 10x passes are available from the REC Department. 

Public Skating Schedule for the week of February 3-9, 2014

Public Skating this week is on Wednesday, February 5  from 6:30-7:45pm and on Sunday, February 9 from 2:30-4:00pm and again from 6:00-7:30pm.   For more information about admission prices, skate rentals and more, please log onto the City’s website, at www.rossland.ca , then Arena page. 

3-D Pottery Snowman Workshops

The Pottery courses with Sarah Zanussi are on Wednesday February 19.  Children will learn how to make 3-dimensional snowmen by using pinch pot techniques.  This is a fun, creative class for enthusiastic artists.  This one day workshop is for children ages 4-6 and 7-12.  Please contact the Recreation Department for specific workshop times. 

Beginner Media Class

This is an excellent introduction to making movies or a chance to create one that you’ve been thinking about for a while.  The focus will be mainly stop action animation and live action with green screen effects.  Participants will have the opportunity to add sound and text to their creations.  The class runs Mondays from 5:15-6:15pm starting Monday, February 17 until March 11. 


Folk Dancing in the Miners Hall this week!

English Country dance and some Contra dance too!  All dances are walked through and newcomers are easily accommodated.  A partner is not required for this fun, easy, social dancing style.    Thursday, February 6 at 7:00pm.  $8.00 drop in. 


REDroc Modern Jive for Beginners

Check out the Tuesday beginner dance class at the Miners Hall!  Discover Modern Jive  – a creative, stylish and constantly evolving style of dance that doesn’t require tricky footwork or a partner!  Loved by people of all ages, abilities and musical tastes!  Every Tuesday night at the Miners Hall at 7:00pm.  Cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. 


Girls Softball Development Opportunity

Are you interested in starting a Rossland Girls’ Softball Team?  Rossland is the only community in our area that doesn’t have a Girls’ Softball Team!!  The Recreation Department will be working on that over the next two months, but in the meantime,  you should take advantage of the development program offered through Trail Parks and REC.  This is a great opportunity for girls in the Kootenays to learn the sport and get some amazing coaching from two retired, high caliber, Thunder Fastpitch Coaches.    Trail REC Development Program for Girls 8-14 years.  Instruction will be delivered in a positive, structured environment designed to provide girls with the opportunity to become better ball players.  All aspects of the game will be reviewed and taught to all levels.   Concentration will be on the basics with emphasis on throwing, catching, running and batting mechanics, progressing to more advanced skills. 

DATES:  January 26—April 13, 2014 (omit Feb. 9, March 23 & 30). TIMES: Sundays, 2:00-4:00pm. LOCATION: Willi Krause Fieldhouse, Trail.  FEES:May be pro-rated for late entry.   REGISTRATION: Trail REC 250-368-6484.  CARPOOLING:  May be an option!  Contact the Rossland REC Department for more info.   250-362-2327


The Rossland Youth Action Network

The Rossland Youth Action Network’s aim is to “increase activities for youth in the community and support opportunities and services for youth aged 12 -18 years old.” This goal has been made possible by the Columbia Basin Trust, who support the Network with their Community Directed Youth Funds.


Parkour, the “Art of Movement”

Mondays and Thursdays, 7:00pm at the RSS Auditorium, starting Monday February 3, 2014

Involvement in Parkour requires consistent, disciplined training with an emphasis on functional strength, physical conditioning, balance, creativity, fluidity, control, precision, spatial awareness and looking beyond the traditional use of objects. 


In partnership with the Rossland Council for Arts & Culture, there are lots of amazing film courses for youth coming up! 

Introduction to Digital Film Making

February 8th 10:0am – 3pm at the Miners Hall

This workshop is for youth with intermediate skills, but advanced filmmakers are encouraged to come.  It will cover al lthe bases, including pre-production, production and post-production.  


Ski / Snowboard Film and the Importance of Storyline

March 15th 7:30-9:00pm at the Miners Hall

Join internationally renowned ski photographer Mark Shapiro for an evening of watching new ski/snowboard films shot by film wizard Guido Perrini, followed by a discussion of the merits of a solid story and some great camera work. 


Film Special Effects

April 5, 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Miners Hall

Get your film in tip top shape for entry into the U10 Film Festival.  Give it the edge it needs by learning special effects. 


Rossland Seniors

The Rossland Seniors Hall has lots of great activities running through the week!  On Mondays at 1:30pm the Rossland Seniors Art Club meets.  Contact Edith Harasin at 250-362-5477 for more information.   On Monday evenings, the Rossland Quilters Guild gets together at 7:00pm.  Contact Deyanne Davies at 250-362-7727 for more information.   On Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm the Rossland Golden City Old Time Fiddlers practice and play.  The public are welcome to sit in and listen to the old time fiddlers play their music.  Visitors should contact Richie Mann before going to the Hall.  Contact Richie or Audrey at 250-362-9465.  On Thursdays between 9:30-11:00am join the Seniors for stretching exercises and morning tea and snacks.   

Rossland Public Library

Check out the Library’s website for a complete listing of the programs they’re running.  Lego Club, Teen Night,

Storytime, French Club, Movies & Munchies, NFB Film Club, Book Club, and Cocoa and Movies during Winter

Carnival are some of the great programs running in January.  On Sunday, February 9 there’s a Wet Felting workshop

with Tricia Rasku that will have participants making a scarf.












































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