GAME ON: Time to remove the storage wax from your skis

Nancy Quackenbush is back with a roundup of winter sports that you can take part in.

I have few things to mention on the sports front. Mary Hall gym and weight room will be closed every weekend in December and from Dec. 23 to Jan. 4. Starting in January, they are offering bellyfit and yoga classes for $5 drop in or you can buy a punch pass for $45 and attend 10 classes. Check out their schedule at selkirk.ca/athletics.

Glacier Gymnastics is offering expanded drop-in for gymnastics and winter programming. They have something for everyone from the age of 20 months to adults. In addition, winter holiday camps are offered starting Dec. 28. Go to their website at glaciergymnastics.com for details and learn about their promotional pricing of $2.50 per person.

Play hockey? Nelson women’s hockey team, the Blueliners, is a great opportunity for intermediate and advanced players. Contact Loreli at l.dawson@shaw.ca for practice and tournament information.

The Nelson Squash Club offers a variety of price points to make getting back into squash an easy choice. Visit their website at nelsonsquashclub.com for more information and watch for their grand opening announcement coming soon!

Two wonderful opportunities in Nordic skiing are coming to the Kootenays: an introductory adaptive cross country course for anyone 10 and older with a sensory or physical disability who want to experience the joys of Nordic skiing and a NCCP coaching course for those interested in coaching an athlete with a disability (coaches must first have completed the ICC). Tony Chin, the Paralympic coordinator, is coming to our area to offer these courses and he’s looking for some Kootenay athletes under 35 who are interested in participating in the 2016 Winter Games. For more information or to sign up, contact Katie Weir at katieweir1@gmail.com

I took the storage wax off my skis and I am ready to go! The Nelson Nordic Ski Club has one trail open. Please respect the closed signs and check out the website (nelsonnordicski.ca) as well as the Nelson Nordic Facebook page for trail updates. Happy winter everyone.

Nancy Quackenbush is a director of the Nelson Regional Sports Council and Nelson Tennis Club, and co-president of the Nelson Nordic Ski Club.