Amber is going to run an evening Zumba class on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting this week until Dec. 18. We need a minimum number to register in order for the class to run. Please contact the REC Department to sign up.

Zumba-fied

Zumba fitness, co-ed hockey, French for adults and munchkins get dirty in the latest version of the recreation report.

Evening Zumba

Amber is going to run an evening Zumba class on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting this week until Dec. 18. We need a minimum number to register in order for the class to run. Please contact the REC Department to sign up.

Hockey, Hockey, Hockey

Preschool hockey has started and is running on Tuesdays from 3-3:45 p.m. at the arena.  This program introduces first time hockey players to the fundamentals of hockey. The coach will lead the children and parents through various drills and activities in a fun learning environment.

Children should have some experience skating and be comfortable on the ice. If parents are assisting their child on the ice, they must have competent skating ability. Children must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with full face mask, elbow pads, knee pads, hockey gloves and witner sports clothing. Parents must wear a CSA approved helmet. The program runs until Dec. 17 on Tuesdays, from 3-3:45 p.m.

• Adults can enjoy co-ed drop-in recreation hockey on Tuesday nights from 9:45-11 p.m. and Sundays from 9:15-10:30 p.m.

This is a fun opportunity to play hockey with players of varying abilities, including beginners. Drop in is $10 or you can purchase a 10X pass from the REC Department, for $80. If you’re a goalie, you can play for free.

On Thursdays from 1:45 -3:15 p.m. you can play drop in hockey during the day, for $10 drop in or $180 for the season.

Public skating schedule, Nov. 18-24

Public Skating in the Rossland Arena is on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24 from 2:30-4 p.m. and again from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information about admission prices, skate rentals and more, please log onto the city’s website at www.rossland.ca, then arena page.

Gymnastics Instructor Certification Course

There’s lots of work available in the Kootenays for certified gymnastics instructors. If you have an older teenager in the house who’s a natural athlete, consider the NCCP Gymnastics Foundations Intro Certification course, coming up in Trail.

The weekend course is being offered in Trail, on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Catherine Dubinsky at 604-333-3493 or cdubinsky@gymbc.org . You can also check out Gym BC’s website, at www.gymbc.org

French for adults

Rossland Recreation and Selkirk College are working closely to bring some new programming to our community. French for adults will be offered as a four-week course, running until Monday, Dec. 9 from 6-7:15 p.m. The program will run at Rossland School in room 308. This will be a great opportunity for the parents of the new French Immersion class and also from the French School. Registration is through Selkirk College. Please call them at 250-364-5770 to register or get more information.

Munchkins get dirty

If you have a young artist in the house and you’re looking for some art classes, Sarah Zanussi  is offering a new Munchkins Get Dirty Pottery Class in November. The class is for children aged five to six years old on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in the Miners’ Union Hall Pottery Studio. The dates are Nov. 27 and Dec. 18.

Stretch and strength

The Stretch and Strength Aerobics classes were on a break but have started up again.

The course will focus on strengthening principles to give the participants a well-balanced full body workout. This fun, basic level class is for building and maintaining strength and is designed for folks who are working with low level one-to-four pound hand weights.

Sessions include a 10-minute warm up, 40 minutes of strength conditioning and a 10-minute cool down stretch. The Tuesday classes are from 9-10 a.m. and the Thursday classes are from 9:15-10:15 a.m. at the Miners’ Union Hall.

You can purchase a 7xpunch pass from the Recreation Department or drop in for $8. The punch passes must be used before the last class on Dec. 10.

Seniors Hall activities

The Rossland Seniors Hall has lots of great activities running through the week. On Mondays at 1:30 p.m. 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 p.m. Contact Deyanne Davies at 250-362-7727 for more information.

On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. 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 a.m. join the seniors for stretching exercises and morning tea and snacks.

Mediocre skiers wanted

Volunteering with Black Jack Ski Club skier development is a great way to participate in the club community and get involved in delivering these awesome programs.

Throughout B.C. the beginner levels of crosscountry skiing are taught by volunteer coaches. Please note that coaches do not need to be expert skiers. The 4-5 age group (Bunnies) learns through playing and getting familiar with moving on the equipment.

Parents, this course will open the door to have you actively participate with your child in the sport of cross country skiing. The community coaching workshop is here in Rossland on Nov. 23-24.

For more information, contact Karen Reader, Blackjack program coordinator (Jackrabbits) for more information, at blackjackskier@gmail.com or phone 250-362-7036.

Hit the books

Check out the Library’s website for a complete listing of the programs they’re running. From Storytime for toddlers to Teen Movie night, the library has some excellent opportunities to connect with others and to further a love of literacy.

Folk dancing

Folk Dancing at the Miners’ Union Hall has started up for the season. Dave Cornelius leads the evening of English country dance for the first half of the evening and then some contra dancing for the second half.  The evening closes out with a waltz.

Instruction for all dances is provided. You can sign up for the whole series at Rossland Recreation or come as a drop in. The dates for folk dancing are Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 13, April 3, May 1 and May 29.

 

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