REC REPORT: Arena season coming to an end

Arena season is officially in only two more weeks – so if you haven’t enjoyed public skating or taken in a hockey game, don’t delay.

Arena season is officially in only two more weeks – so if you haven’t enjoyed public skating or taken in a hockey game, don’t delay, spring is right around the corner! Several Arena programs will also be ending within the next two weeks – the Senior’s Hockey ice time on Fridays from 9:30-10:45 a.m. has officially ended. The arena officially closes on Friday, March 15, so if you would like to rent the ice, please contact our department for available times.

The Rossland Public Library has introduced a new Lego club on the first Thursday of each month from 3-4:30 p.m. The club starts on Thursday, March 7. The Library will supply the Lego – please leave your own at home so that they don’t get mixed up.

The Rossland Figure Skaters Club is gearing up for their year-end ice show on Wednesday, March 13 at 4:30 p.m. Skaters as young as three years of age, all the way up to our senior skaters in their mid-teens will be showing off their skills and delighting the audience. Admission is by donation to this exciting, endearing annual show.

Public Skating for the week of Feb. 25 – March 3 is Friday March 1 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 3, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The Sunday 2:30-4 p.m. public skate has cancelled due to the minor hockey tournament. For more information about admission prices and skate rentals, please log on to the city’s website, at The information can be found under the City Hall, Arena page.

The recreation department and art instructor Shelley Painter, are running Spring Break Art Camps to help keep the kids busy and having fun over the Spring Break! Classes are held in the arena lounge from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and each day has a different art theme to look forward to. Some themes include; shadow puppets, block printing, stop action movies, beading and painting. The dates are March 18-22 (five day week) and March 25-28, (4 day week). Children ages 6-12 years can register for one day, several days or a full week. Spaces are limited and the instructor will require advance notice to ensure there are enough materials for each day.

Volleyball at RSS on Thursday, Feb. 28 has cancelled due to the NOL Community meeting in the gymnasium. The meeting is being hosted by the NOL Committee to update the community on K-12 education in Rossland. The committee and the city are still working hard to ensure a full range of educational opportunities for our students and there are opportunities and ideas that the Community needs to know about. Join the NOL Committee at RSS, in the gymnasium, at 7 p.m. on Thursday to find out what’s happening around K-12 education, in Rossland.

Hip Hop & Jazz classes will be showing off their new skills with a dance party on Wednesday, March 6 at 5 p.m. in the Miners’ Hall. All friends and family are invited to come and watch them perform their new moves.

The RLOP will be performing “The Show Must Go On!” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at RSS. The show is a compilation of 60 years of memories reviewing the long and colourful history of the RLOP. Written and directed by singer and veteran member Dawn Graham, “The Show Must Go On!” reveals the crazed mayhem and backstage shenanigans that are part of producing musical theatre. The RLOP empties the costume closet and throws opens the music vault to bring the songs of some of their best loved musicals to life. From the joyous strains of Oklahoma to the edgy urban energy of West Side Story, come discover the magic of musical theatre. Tickets are available at Rossland Pro Hardware.

The Rossland pool doesn’t open for several months, but we’re looking for qualified, certified Staff. The outdoor pool opens at the beginning of June and closes at the end of August. The Rossland pool offers a full range of aquatic education – including School Board Lessons, Aqua Tot, Red Cross Swim Lessons, the Bronze courses and Swim Club. Resumes should be forwarded to the Recreation Department by March 15.

The Rossland Public Library’s 3 p.m. “Movies & Munchies” program is every third Wednesday of the month. Kids will enjoy five different cartoons from the National Film Board – quirky, interesting independent films – while enjoying a healthy snack! For more information, contact the Library, at 250-362-7611 or

The Lil’ Gretzky’s Preschool Hockey Program is going to continue as a drop in program on Mondays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. This is a fun introduction to skating, holding a stick and moving the puck around. Parent participation is required for this preschool program. Helmets and skates are a requirement for both. The program will run until March 11.

If you’re a parent of a preschooler, there’s a new Parent & Child Mother Goose Program running on Saturdays, from 11 a.m. To 12 p.m., starting Jan. 12 and running until March 16. This program is offered through the public library for babies 6-18 months and their parents. To reserve a place, please contact the Children’s Librarian, Lynn Amann, at or by phone, at 250-362-7611.

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