COLUMN: Changing colours, changing sport seasons

Indoor sports like soccer and climbing are continuing but heading indoors.

What a fabulous place we live in — biking the rail trail, walking lakeside, helping out at the Nelson Nordic work bee and boundless other opportunities! Fall is just around the corner; trees are changing colours, registration opportunities abound, AGM notifications fill your inbox … some sports are at their end of their season while others are at their start. Indoor sports like soccer and climbing are continuing but heading indoors.

Early bird registration for indoor soccer ended yesterday with games starting the week of Oct. 13 so if you want to play, be sure to register on line at nys.ca for youths and adults.

The very popular and super talented Nelson Rhythm Ropers are holding tryouts for beginners. The first of four sessions is on Friday at South Nelson School — be there for 4 p.m. or call Brenda Reid at 250-352-3756 for more information. Subsequent sessions will be Wednesdays at Central school and Fridays at South Nelson.

If you’re looking to change things up and try a new sport, head to Mary Hall for pickleball on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Fridays from noon to 2 p.m. Balls, paddles and some instruction are available — pay the drop in fee to play.

If you’re neither a skipper nor pickleball player, how about ultimate frisbee? This co-ed sport is inclusive, fun and fast paced. The indoor season begins Oct. 19 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Nelson Youth Soccer (formerly Soccer Quest). Pay for the season to save or pay the drop in fee. Check out nelsonultimate.ca for more information.

Squash is back with four courts and a social space. Plus ping pong! This return to full strength marks an exciting building year for the club. Watch this space for news of an opening gala. Existing members turn out for an AGM this Friday at 6 p.m. Nelson Squash Club (formally Swingers) is located above The Royal on Baker.

The Nelson Tennis Club is having its AGM on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Hume. Join them to find out about volunteer activities and how you can get back in the swing of things with tennis.

Thanks to all the volunteers and staff for a fabulous work bee at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club! The early registration, AGM, and ski swap is the first week of November. More information to come.

This Game On column is for all sports groups so please contact me at nrsc@telus.net if you want something in the next column on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

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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