Sports

A packed sports schedule in Nelson

Rep soccer registration in Nelson closes on January 31. - Bob Hall photo
Rep soccer registration in Nelson closes on January 31.
— image credit: Bob Hall photo

It’s only a couple of weeks into the new year and already Nelson sports have hit the ground running (or skating, skiing, swimming and such).

 

In order of appearance, starting immediately, the Nelson Reflections synchronized swimming club is open to all newcomers 10 to 18-years-old who can swim and want to be part of a team. Club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 to 6 p.m. at NDCC with registration deadline February 4. For more information go to nelsonreflections@shaw.ca

 

The Nelson Nordic Ski Club has a few upcoming events. Always a hit is the full moon ski on January 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. with the Kootenay Cup on the following day January 27. For more information see nnsc.kics.bc.ca/. As for the user friendly Great Northern Rail Trail (aka Burlington Line): Huge thanks are due to Robyn Clark and Craig Sully for being the brains and brawn behind the trail grooming and to the RDCK and YVR volunteers who cleared, brushed, and repaired the line last fall from Cottonwood Lake toward Nelson. Thanks to this line, those who want to ski free and/or ski with their dogs, have a place to go.

 

The Glacier Gymnastics Club is hosting the annual Judges Cup competition on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This event features athletes from Trail, Kimberly and Nelson. Boys and girls age 6 to 18 will be competing at Recreational Performance, Competitive and Provincial levels. The club is also holding its AGM January 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the club with child care arrangements at the NDCC pool at the same time. Children under seven must be accompanied by an adult. See glaciergymnastics.com

 

The annual general meeting for the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons, Nelson’s local dragon boat team will be held at the Hume Hotel on January 30 at 6 p.m. Contact Dorothy at 250-551-3104 for more information. All women (not just cancer survivors) are most welcome.

 

Nelson Youth Soccer outdoor registration is currently open with a January 31 deadline for rep and March 1 for house. Receive early-bird rates when registering before deadlines. For more info go to nys.ca.

 

Last but not least, the Nelson Figure Skating Club is hosting the Kootenay Regional Figure Skating Competition, February 1 to 3 at the NDCC arena. With 15 skaters representing Nelson and over 100 athletes from East and West Kootenay, the Regional competition is the largest figure skating event to hit Nelson in years.

For some, this will be their first ever taste of performing alone on the big ice, while others will strive to showcase their best performances and qualify for the BC Sectionals later this year. Go cheer them on. Admission is free. For more info visit nelsonfigureskatingclub.ca

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