The recreation department is working on the Spring Brochure, which will be available mid-March and cover the months of April, May and June. 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. If you represent a local organization and you have events during that time period that you’d like to advertise, please email us with the information, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Interact Club will be putting on an outdoor skating event after the Smokettes Hockey tournament on Saturday evening, from 6-9 p.m. They will be set up on the outdoor skating rink, located between Spokane, Third Ave and Washington and they’ll have hot dogs and hot chocolate for sale. There will be kid’s games including a Snowman building contest and treasure dig. The money the Interact club raises this year will be used to help bring two refugee families from Burma through the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees.
The Joe Hill Coffee House at the Miners’ Hall takes place this Sunday, Feb. 17. The lineup for this month includes Eva and Michael Gifford on bass and guitar, Kootenay Dance Works, The Foggy Goggle Boys – a toe tapping, three-part harmony, Paul Dasti and Aaron Andrews – songs, guitar and bass and lots more local talent and variety! The doors open at 6 p.m. and the entertainment starts at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults – kids and students are free. Goodies are supplied by the RSS Drama Club.
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.
Red Mountain has night skiing and boarding, every Thursday night from Jan. 17 through to Feb. 21. The Red Carpet and T-Bar are open from 6 -9 p.m. every Thursday. If you want to make an evening of it, Rafters is open with their family friendly dinner menu, available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Please contact Red Mountain at 250-362-7384 for pricing or check their website at, www.redresort.com .
If you’re new to town and wondering about drop in hockey, there are several opportunities to lace up your skates and join the locals! On Thursdays you can play from 1:45-3:15 p.m. with Johann’s Hockey. On Tuesday nights the 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. Sr.’s Hockey is running in the arena on Friday mornings from 9:30-10:45 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 coordinator, Mike Ramsey at email@example.com. The Saturday Co-Ed Rec Hockey has cancelled, so make sure you take advantage of the Tuesday /Thursday/Friday/ Sunday ice times.
Interested in Hip Hop & Jazz? The classes are running on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Tuesday classes are running in the Annex from 3-3:45 p.m. for 5-6 year olds and 4-5 p.m. for 7-9 year olds. On Wednesdays, the classes are held at the Miners’ Hall from 3:15-4 p.m. for kids 5-6 years. The classes are taught by Meg Wadsworth and are guaranteed to be high energy, addictive and fun!
Public Skating for the week of Feb.11-17, is on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:30-7:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information about admission prices and skate rentals, please log on to the city’s website, at www.rossland.ca. The information can be found under the City Hall, Arena page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, at 250-362-7611.
The outdoor rink is located on Third Ave, 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. 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 email@example.com.