Early-morning lap swim coming

Due to numerous requests we’ve been able to schedule an early morning lap swim, once a week at the Rossland Pool. On Tuesdays, starting June 14, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. you can swim at the Rossland Pool! Admission is $2 for members and $5 for non-members.

The Rossland Pool has an aqua fit instructor on staff this summer and we’re excited about bringing aqua fit classes back to Rossland! We have three weeks over the summer scheduled for aqua fit – this week until Thursday, June 9, the week of July 11-14 and the week of Aug. 2-4. Class runs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and costs $5 for members and $6 for non-members. If you’re interested in trying it out — come tonight! Bring a water bottle, a towel and enjoy the new, warm showers, after your workout. The pool is a comfy 85 degrees — so no excuses!

There are many benefits to aquatic workouts — specifically, water decreases the amount of shock which is transmitted through the bones, joint and ligaments. People who have mobility issues also experience the benefits of aquatic exercise because buoyancy decreases the effect of gravity:  body weight is reduced by up to 90 per cent. Special populations including the elderly who may have fragile bones, the arthritic, the disabled, the injured athlete, as well as pre-or post natal women will exercise in relative comfort and ease in the water. This class incorporates cardio, muscular endurance and stretching in a refreshing and challenging way. A great way to cool down after a long, hot day!

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 p.m. to 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.

Due to numerous requests we’ve been able to schedule an early morning lap swim, once a week at the Rossland Pool. On Tuesdays, starting June 14, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. you can swim at the Rossland Pool! Admission is $2 for members and $5 for non-members. Instructors will be available to assist you with stroke development and a workout schedule. There are lots of other times in the schedule for lap swim — check out the schedules for lunchtime and evening swims.

The Redefining Beauty course with Amber Oosthuyzen has been rescheduled for June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rossland Arena lounge. The course is for girls ages 12-18 years. Amber is a local teen from Trail who has developed a course for girls and young women, that helps them to channel their self-worth, develop healthy relationships and teaches them to set the bar high. This year’s program focuses on mental and physical health and stripping away an obsession about body and image. The participants figure out what makes them tick through discussions and activities while enjoying the support of the group. To register a daughter, niece or granddaughter, please contact the recreation department.

The Home Alone course is also being offered in June — right before school lets out for the summer. This is a great course for kids who may find themselves at home, alone, for short periods of time. The course is for children ages 10-13 years and is being offered on Thursday, June 16 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at RSS.

If you’re interested in Adult Roller Hockey at the Rossland Arena, a new Coordinator 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 joron_k12_hart@hotmail.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 p.m. to 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 darjamin@telus.net. 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!

Are you interested in selling something at the Rossland Mountain Market? The co-ordinators would like to encourage anyone who’s interested. Please come out to the public information session June 15 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the meeting room at the Rossland Library.