Aqua Fit has officially been cancelled for the rest of the summer, due to the low numbers of registration and interest. However, the Aquatots program has picked up significantly and if you’re looking to meet other families with infants and tots come out and join this fun, interactive program!
AquaTot lessons at the pool run for the duration of the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon. This half-hour lesson is for parents and tots to enjoy social time in the water and introduce skills like buoyancy, movement, floating and active water play. Tots will be assessed on the Red Cross Preschool levels Starfish, Duck and Sea Turtle. Once your little one has shown mastery of certain skills, they’ll move up to the next level. The guards will keep track of your little person’s progress. When one level is completed, you’ll receive your child’s first Red Cross Swimming Lessons booklet to keep track of their progression for the next few years. The lessons are drop in and parents can enjoy coming as often or as little as summer holidays permit. Cost is $2 for members and $3 for non-members.
Early morning lap swim at the Rossland Pool is now on Tuesday mornings, from 7-8 a.m. Cost is $2 for members and $5 for non-members.
Interested in private lessons for yourself or your little one? The Red Cross Preschool lesson set for July 11-22 has now opened a few more spaces and there are only a few spots available for the Aug. 15-25 lesson set so sign up soon, before the last preschool lesson set is full! If you’re not able to get into any lesson sets, and you want to get in some private lessons, the Rossland Pool offers half hour, private lessons for $15. Please contact the pool or the recreation department to discuss available times and Instructors.
The Bronze Star course is coming up July 11-14 from Monday-Thursday at noon to 3 p.m. Members are $50 and non-members are $60. This is an excellent opportunity for pre-teens to obtain the pre-Bronze Star Medallion training while developing problem solving and decision making skills as individuals and as partners.
The Pool Space Camp and Summer Fun Camp are now full and there are only a few spaces left for the Aug. 8-12 Minute to Win it Swim Camp, so sign up soon!
The Rossland Public Library has their Summer Reading Club information out and this year’s theme is “Savour Each Word … discover the deliciousness of reading.” With games to play, crafts to make and stories to tell, there’s lots of fun to be had. For more information about age groups and times, please contact the library at 250-362-7611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in playing softball with other families? The recreation department has set aside Cooke Avenue ball field in lower Rossland on Friday nights from 5-7 p.m. Grab your gloves, your bats and your kids and head out to Cooke Avenue field for a casual, relaxed game of softball. This is a co-ed, multi age, recreational, fun game organized by the families that show up. Tell your friends! The more families who show up, the more fun you’ll have! Adults will be responsible for ensuring safety, common sense and fair play.
If you’re interested in adult roller hockey at the Rossland Arena, a new co-ordinator has started up the sport. Days of the week and times may change in the future. If you’re interested in playing, please contact Hart Joron at email@example.com Hart will be able to answer any questions about drop in fees and equipment required.
Junior roller derby in the Rossland Arena has started up, with regular, weekly practices on Sundays from 5-6:30 p.m. Equipment can be purchased at RossVegas or from several online retail stores. For more information, please contact Darlene, the co-ordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Junior derby is for girls ages 5-18 years, with the different age categories being split out for safety. There is no contact allowed for junior derby, so there’s no reason to not give it a try!
The Rossland Mountain Market will be taking place every Thursday from 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in downtown Rossland until Sept. 29.