COLUMN: Activities abound, both indoors and out

Nancy Quackenbush, director of the Nelson Regional Sports Council, shares information on local sports clubs.

If you want to stay indoors this winter and keep active, connect with Kootenay Jujitsu located at 646 Baker St. They have ongoing classes for youth and adults. Call Brent at 250-551-4026 or email secyou12@yahoo.com for more information.

The latest sports hit, pickleball is played out weekly at the Mary Hall gym. With new events added, you can now play Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until noon and Sundays from noon until 3 p.m. New players are always welcome and the club supplies paddles, balls and instruction. Put it on your list this week to try out a new sport!

If pickleball isn’t your flavour, squash is an excellent racquet sport that is back in a big way this fall! The club is welcoming new and returning members as they prepare to reopen the two lower courts and newly renovated lounge.

Keep up with squash activities and get in touch for lessons through nelsonsquashclub.com.The club reopens Nov. 1 with opportunities for men’s, women’s and beginner leagues along with lessons and a juniors program. The second floor space (above the Royal Hotel on Baker) is licensed and available to rent for private functions. Watch for news of their upcoming grand re-opening!

Moving on to the outdoor sports, there will be snow in Nelson this year so plan to get out and get involved in Nordic and/or alpine skiing! The Nelson Nordic Ski Club is holding their membership drive Nov. 5, 6, and 8 at the Chahko-Mika Mall with the ski swap and AGM on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Rad and Fun Club (aka Rod and Gun Club). Plan to attend the AGM from 10 to 11 a.m. and be first to see the items being sold at the ski swap. For all the details, go to nelsonnordicski.ca.

The Whitewater Ski Team is open for early bird registration until Nov. 15. After that, prices increase and registration will depend on the availability of coaches.

Don’t miss out on the fun — go to whitewaterskiteam.ca for a full description of programs for skiers of all ages. The annual ski swap will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8 at Hume School. Join the team as they host Canada’s premiere of the Warren Miller movie Chasing Shadows at the Civic Theatre on Oct. 26. Show times are 6:30 and 9 p.m. and there are door prizes!

Remember, if you’re planning on driving over mountain passes, get those winter tires on! Happy living everyone.

Nancy Quackenbush is a director of the Nelson Regional Sports Council and co-president of the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. Game On appears here every other week.

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