Rossland Arena packed with hockey this weekend

Public skating and a plethora of new art classes highlight this week's compendium of recreation.

Rossland Recreation

The Winter 2014 Brochure is available online, at, City Hall home page and the Recreation Program Guide page.  You can also pick up a hard copy, at City Hall, the Credit Union, RSS, the Public Library and at the Arena.


There are lots of new programs starting up this week and next!

Art Classes

Shelley Painter has lots of new Art Classes scheduled – including Minecraft Art Class, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Crafts, Cartooning and Drawing and Painting.  We’ve decided to push the start date of most of these classes back a week, to accommodate more registrations, due to the holidays.  All Art classes will now start the week of the 13-17, except for the Minecraft class, which will start on Wednesday, January 8.


Hip Hop & Jazz

The Hip Hop classes start the fourth week of January, with classes for children from 3 years to teens!  Classes will run in the Miners Hall on Tuesdays.


Preschool Programs – Tumbleweeds and Preschool Hockey

Tumbleweeds & Preschool Hockey start in January.  These are Preschool programs that encourage the development of active play, skills development and an opportunity to socialize with other little people (and for their parents to socialize with other parents!)  Tumbleweeds is on Wednesdays at 10:30am in the Miners Hall, starting January 15.  This is an introductory, non-structured gymnastics program that will have children enjoying increased physical strength, flexibility and coordination by exploration of movement.  Preschool Hockey is on Tuesdays at 3:00pm in the Arena.  The program introduces the basics of hockey through various drills and activities in a fun learning environment.

Rossland Arena

The Arena is packed with hockey this weekend!  Come by to cheer on the kids and enjoy some hot food from the Concession!

We have a casual Skate Patrol position available for the duration of the Arena season.  This position is ideally suited to a mature Senior High School Student with strong skating skills, excellent customer service skills and basic first aid knowledge.  Interested candidates should forward their resume to the Recreation Department, attention Robin Hethey, by Wednesday, January 15.  Please check the City’s website for a complete job description.


Public Skating Schedule for the week of January 6-12, 2014

Public Skating this week is on Wednesday January 8 from 6:30-7:45pm and on Sunday, January 12 from 6:00-7:30pm.  The Sunday, 2:30pm Public Skate has cancelled due to the Minor Hockey Tournament.    For more information about admission prices, skate rentals and more, please log onto the City’s website, at , then Arena page.


The Rossland Youth Action Network

The Rossland Youth Action Network’s aim is to “increase activities for youth in the community and support opportunities and services for youth aged 12 -18 years old.” This goal has been made possible by the Columbia Basin Trust, who support the Network with their Community Directed Youth Funds.


Youth Action Network – Painting with Stephanie Gauvin

The second in our local artist series, youth artists can come and learn painting techniques from popular local artist


Stephanie Gauvin.   Space is limited so register now at Rossland Recreation 250-362-2327.  Times: 3:30-5:30pm

Wednesdays at the Rossland Art Gallery, 4 sessions – February 5, 12, 19 & 26.  $25 for all 4 sessions. Includes art supplies.


Rossland Youth Action Network Logo Contest

Design our logo! The winning logo will be included on all our posters, event pages, etc.  This could be your 15

minutes of fame!!    Winning logo designer will win a $100 gift certificate to a Rossland Business of your choice.

There will be runner up prizes as well.


Rossland Public Library

Check out the Library’s website for a complete listing of the programs they’re running.  Lego Club, Teen Night,

Storytime, French Club, Movies & Munchies, NFB Film Club, Book Club, and Cocoa and Movies during Winter

Carnival are some of the great programs running in January.  On Sunday, February 9 there’s a Wet Felting workshop

with Tricia Rasku that will have participants making a scarf.


Rossland Seniors

The Rossland Seniors Hall has lots of great activities running through the week!  On Mondays at 1:30pm the Rossland Seniors Art Club meets.  Contact Edith Harasin at 250-362-5477 for more information.   On Monday evenings, the Rossland Quilters Guild gets together at 7:00pm.  Contact Deyanne Davies at 250-362-7727 for more information.   On Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm the Rossland Golden City Old Time Fiddlers practice and play.  The public are welcome to sit in and listen to the old time fiddlers play their music.  Visitors should contact Richie Mann before going to the Hall.  Contact Richie or Audrey at 250-362-9465.  On Thursdays between 9:30-11:00am join the Seniors for stretching exercises and morning tea and snacks.






































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