REC REPORT: Be the next Gretzky

The Lil’ Gretzky’s Preschool Hockey program for kids 3-5 years starts this week! The program will run for the month of January.

The Lil’ Gretzky’s Preschool Hockey program for kids 3-5 years starts this week! The program will run for the month of January, on Mondays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. starting Monday, Jan. 7. This is a fun approach to getting comfortable on the ice and in an arena setting and is geared towards children with limited or no skating experience. This is a great building block to our Recreation Hockey Program for older kids. Co-ordinated by Kari Kuznecov, this parent participation program is sure to be fun!

The winter session for Karate starts this week and runs until March. The program is for youth as young as 12 years old and runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the MacLean gymnasium from 6:30-8 p.m. If you’re a Karate beginner, the instructor will provide separate instruction until you can manage the basics. The Rossland Shotokan Karate Club has been operating continuously since 1996 and new students are accepted in the months of September and January.

The Rossland Public Library is bringing in National Film Board movies every second Friday of the month at 7 p.m. This Friday, Jan. 11 the movie is “Some Debts Can’t Be Paid With Money” and it starts at 7 p.m., by donation.

If you’re looking for some art classes, there’s an Adult Art class that starts on Monday, Jan. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. and a children’s Cartooning Class on Wednesdays that runs from 5:15-6:15 p.m. The Creative Movement Preschool Dance Class with Kootenay Dance Works starts on Monday Jan. 14 and runs until March 11, from 10:30-11 a.m. each Monday.

The Hip Hop & Jazz classes start next week in the Annex, on Tuesdays and run until March 5. The class for 5-6 year olds runs from 3-3:45 p.m., the class for kids 7-9 years runs from 4-5 p.m., the class for youth 10-13 years runs from 5-6 p.m., teenagers from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and adults from 6:45-7:45 p.m. The classes are $58 for the session or $7 drop in.

Sr.’s Hockey starts up again this week, on Fridays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. This ice time is for senior and/or “laid back” players who are committed to ensuring a fun and safe game of hockey. Players are expected to play in the spirit of fellowship and sportsmanship. All abilities are encouraged and welcome! For more information, please contact the program co-ordinator, Mike Ramsey at

If you’re a parent of a preschooler, there’s a new Parent and 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.

The outdoor rink is located on Third Avenue, between Spokane and Washington and weather permitting is open to the Public. Red Mountain also has an outdoor ice rink for the public’s use and the rental department has a small fleet of rental skates available.

The Rossland Public Library is offering a 3 p.m. “Movies & Munchies” program, every third Wednesday of the month. This month, the date is Wednesday, January 16 at 3 p.m. 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

Public Skating for the week of Jan. 7 to 13 is on Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 13 from 2:30-4 p.m. And 6-7:30 p.m. The Friday, Jan. 11 Public Skating ice time, (5-6:30 p.m.) 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.

Have you ever wanted to join the Rossland Community Potters Society? The society would like everyone to take a class before becoming a member. If you’re interested, there are a few classes to choose from coming up in January and February. For more information, please contact Sarah Zanussi, the society president, at 250-362-2260.

If you’re new to town and wondering about drop in hockey, there are two recreation times set aside. The Tuesday night Co-Ed Rec Hockey runs from 9:45-11 p.m. and the Sunday hockey runs from 9:15-10:30 p.m. The drop in fee is $10 per person, or you can purchase a 10X pass at the Rec Department, for $80. The Saturday Co-Ed Rec Hockey has cancelled, so make sure you take advantage of the Tuesday / Sunday ice times.

The recreation department will start creating the Spring Brochure in the next few weeks. If you’re new to town and interested in teaching a hobby or skill that you enjoy, please contact us to discuss opportunities for running a program.











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