The recreation department is launching its Facebook page, Rossland Recreation, and invites you to take a look at it! We’re hoping this site will be another great resource for information about rec programs, last minute updates and cancellations, pictures and videos of local folk having fun recreating and staying healthy and a whole lot more! Help us promote Rossland’s healthy lifestyle and amazing recreation to our community and beyond!
In an effort to get the youth in the community engaged, we’re even launching a contest for teenagers who log onto our Facebook page! If you’re between 13-18 and you like rossland recreation’s Facebook page, your name will be entered into a draw for a $50 gift card for The Source. The contest ends Feb. 29. If you would like the world to see your awesome back flips, crazy aerials and amazing stunts – send us your video and or pictures (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll post them on our page.
Spring Break is still a few weeks away, but if you’re looking for something for the kids to do over the break – Shelley Painter will be running some March break art classes! Running Monday to Friday, March 12 to 16 and then again from March 19 to 23, these two hour long classes run from 2-4 p.m. Each day will be a different project and some days will explore more than one project, using a specific technique. Participants can come to one class or all the classes – whichever works best for your child’s schedule. Suggested ages are 6 to 12 years, but 3-5 year olds are welcome to come with a parent or babysitter, for the first hour only. Please contact our department for more information about pricing and specific projects.
The recreation department has purchased pickleball equipment and will be scheduling the sport into one of our available gymnasiums within the next few weeks. Pickleball is North America’s fastest growing sport and is particularly popular amongst Seniors! The sport is a combination of tennis and ping pong with a much smaller playing and travelling area. If you’re interested in playing pickleball, please contact our office to be put on the interest list. Once we have a time, place and co-ordinator organized, we’ll contact everyone who has expressed an interest.
The PAC at RSS has purchased a beverage container recycling bin for donations of CLEAN beverage containers. The bin is located in the parking lot at the back of the school, against the gym wall. The bin will have signage donated by Interior Signs in Trail, in the next few weeks, so that everyone is aware that they can drop recyclables off, in the bin. The monies earned from donated cans and bottles will go towards assisting the RSS sports teams and school clubs with travel and competition expenses and purchasing new equipment for the school.
Hey teens! There’s a Hip Hop and Jazz dance class just for you, on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in the MacLean Annex. Think you’ve got some good moves? Have fun, get some exercise and hang with your friends!
Public Skating for the week is Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 p.m., Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 2:30-4 p.m. and again from 6-7:30 p.m. If you can’t get enough skating and want more than we’ve scheduled, enjoy the outdoor rink, located on Third Avenue, between Spokane Street and Washington Street. The public works department has installed a fire pit and benches – bring some wood to build a fire and enjoy our beautiful outdoor ice rink! Red Mountain also has an outdoor skating rink to enjoy – look for it to the left of the road that goes up to the maintenance department.
Hip Hop and Jazz has started and still has room for drop-ins! Kids ages 6-8 years can enjoy Hip Hop on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. and kids ages 9-11 years on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Teens have an hour to themselves on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. The adult class runs on Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. All classes are running in the MacLean Annex, located on First Avenue.
Senior’s Duffer Hockey on Tuesday mornings runs from 9:30-10:45 a.m. each week. This is a great program for enthusiastic seniors who would like to learn how to play hockey or already know and want to get out and play.
The recreation department is looking for instructors who are interested in offering courses for local youth. If you enjoy working with teenagers and would like to discuss an idea for a program, please contact our office.