Co-ed rec hockey filling up fast

The Tuesday / Sunday Co-Ed Rec Hockey nights have been SO popular, (and FULL!) we’ve added a new night to help get you on the ice! The extra ice time starts this Saturday, at 8:45 p.m. Dates and times over the next few weeks are; Saturdays at 8:45 p.m. — Jan. 22, Feb. 5, 12, and 19. Spaces fill quickly and there is a maximum number of players per night. If you would like to play, please ensure you arrive early!

The Tuesday / Sunday Co-Ed Rec Hockey nights have been SO popular, (and FULL!) we’ve added a new night to help get you on the ice! The extra ice time starts this Saturday, at 8:45 p.m. Dates and times over the next few weeks are; Saturdays at 8:45 p.m. — Jan. 22, Feb. 5, 12, and 19. Spaces fill quickly and there is a maximum number of players per night. If you would like to play, please ensure you arrive early!

Do you have a young person who wants to play soccer? Youth soccer in our area is huge, and is run by the Kootenay South Youth Soccer Association. Due to overwhelming popularity and sheer numbers, their registration is early this year. Registrations will not be accepted after Feb. 25 and are done online. To register, please visit, www.kootenaysouthsoccer.com, for registration, information on clinics, select tryouts and more. KSYSA and it’s member clubs are run by volunteers — people like you, who don’t necessarily know anything about soccer, but have a child who really, really wants to play. To help you help the kids, KSYSA hosts coaching and referee clinics so that parents can better understand the game. If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to get healthy or lose a few pounds — this could be a win-win for you and for the kids. The success of soccer in our area depends on volunteers — if you can, please consider helping out.

Tumbalina for Preschoolers starts up again on Wednesday, Jan. 19, from 4 p.m. – 4:45p.m. in the MacLean Annex. This class is an introduction to gymnastics skills and apparatus in a fun, non-competitive environment. The class focuses on increasing physical strength, flexibility and co-ordination by exploration of circuits set up in the gym. The last 15 minutes includes songs and games that encourage self expression, spatial awareness and large motor skills.

There are three pottery classes coming up. If you’re new to the pottery wheel, consider taking a class on Mondays, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., starting Jan. 31 and running for six classes. There are only a few spaces left — if you’re interested in registering, please give us a call. If you’re an experienced potter and have experience working on the wheel, consider the Wheel Throwing Level 2 class that runs Tuesdays, from 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. starting Feb. 1 and running for six weeks. If you want to try hand building, there’s a class starting on Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and running for five classes. This class introduces the basic techniques involved in making functional hand-built pottery.

If you’re interested in learning how to make soap, Tricia Rasku has a class coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 2. Consider making some beautiful soaps for Valentine’s Day or for yourself, using vegetable oils, essential oils and some natural additives to make long lasting, gentle, cold process soap.

The Mom, Dad and Me Program is a weekly playgroup at St. Andrews United Church, Rossland. It is an opportunity for caregivers to come together and share their experiences and find support and friendship while their children play. Caregivers are responsible for their own children. Tea, coffee and a snack are provided. The Baby Group (0-18 months) & Toddler Group (0-5 years) have been amalgamated for a trial period from Jan. 13 – Feb. 10 and will be held from 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays. Cost: $3 drop-in fee per family with toddlers or $2 drop-in fee per family with babies (18 months or younger.) Dates: Jan. 4/5 to April 26/27. If participation warrants we will offer two separate sessions again in the future. If you are interested in volunteering, or for more info please contact: Ona Stanton 250-362-0081.

There’s a new indoor soccer option in Rossland! Grab your water bottles and indoor running shoes for a great game of co-ed soccer in the RSS Gym, on Wednesdays, at 6 p.m.

If you’re interested in becoming a better classic or skate skier, we have two intermediate / advanced classes coming up. The skate ski class starts Tuesday, Jan. 25 and runs for three weeks. The classic cross country ski class starts Thursday, Jan. 27 and also runs for three weeks. Both classes start at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8 p.m.

Karate has started up again after the holiday season and is accepting beginners. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the MacLean Elementary Gym. The Rossland Shotokan Karate Club has been operating continuously since 1996. If you’re a beginner, the instructor will provide separate instruction until you can manage the basics. If you’re 12 years of age or older, karate might be for you. People have started karate in their 70s and 80s and gone on to reach black-belt rank!