ABCs of Nelson sport

A look around Nelson and the area at some of the sport and recreation activities.

Fundamental physical skills are essential for all sport and recreation activities. The ABCs as they are known in the world of physical literacy and education stand for agility, balance, co-ordination and speed. Gymnastics and martial arts are two of the best platforms for developing these basic skills for all athletes to improve their chances of success in other sports.

The family oriented Kootenay Christian Martial Arts Club currently has over 150 kid, youth and adult participants and actively cares for and develops its students through the tenets of the martial art and culture. The club invites and welcomes the public to view board and brick breaking demonstrations and taekwondo black belt test on December 1 at 7 p.m. at St Joseph’s School gym. Three of the new black belt candidates are just 13. New participants of all ages always welcome. Nelson venue is at the Covenant Church at the corner of Stanley/Silica Monday and Thursdays and Slocan Junction at the corner of Garden/Eden Road. For more info call 1-888-359-7598 or email

Glacier Gymnastics Club just held its annual general meeting last week and is preparing for its winter registration program. Hold My Spot re-registration deadline is November 26 where current members can hold their spot for the winter session. New member registrations are being accepted from December 6. See for more information.

With the ski swap done and the snow trails being groomed it won’t be long before cross-country skiers are out in the fresh crisp air trying out new gear. Memberships purchased in November for the Nelson Nordic Ski Club may be picked up and photos taken at the membership drive at Gerick Cycle & Ski, December 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and December 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Take your last season’s membership card for a year sticker or pay $5 for replacement. Also, purchase Christmas pass packages: five skis for the price of four, valid from December 16 to January 2. Info at Ann Popoff or

It’s never too early to think golf! The Balfour Golf Course is selling its earlybird memberships now (good timing for Christmas gift) until January 31. Cost is $949 for a new member and $1,149 for a renewal member. Get your membership application in by January 31 and you’ll be entered in a draw. Grand prize: Free 2012 membership, second prize: 2012 driving range pass. New 2012 members also receive a complimentary range pass, two free 18 hole guest passes, $25 golf shop credit. See or or call 250-229-5655 for details.


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