COLUMN: Plenty of winter activities

As snow happy folks are jumping for joy this week others are looking for the indoor kind of action to fend off the winter blues.

As snow happy folks are jumping for joy this week others are looking for the indoor kind of action to fend off the winter blues.

Lucky there’s plenty of both types of activities to do in Nelson.

 

The Nelson Nordic Ski Club is hosting its annual membership drive on Friday, December 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Gerick Cycle & Ski.

It’s your opportunity to purchase memberships, enroll for the BC Rabbit, Track Attack youth programs and to pick up your ski pass (if purchased during the pre season membership drive).

For those of you still requiring a year sticker for this season membership this is your last opportunity to avoid extra $5 replacement fee.

For a great Christmas gift idea, buy your stocking stuffers of five passes for the price of four (valid for the two weeks of Christmas holidays).

For more info contact info@nelsonnordicski.ca or www.nelsonnordicski.ca

 

The Whitewater Ski Team is holding an orientation for parents of new racers on Thursday, December 5 at 7 p.m. in the Community Complex, followed by the AGM at 7:30 p.m.

Registration for the Nancy Greene Ski League is open. “Ski racing for the fun it” is Nancy Greene’s motto and the program welcomes skiers of all ages and abilities who want to make friends and become excellent skiers.

For more information go to whitewaterskiteam.ca or presidentwh2oskiteam@gmail.ca  This program qualifies for KidSport funding.

 

The Glacier Gymnastics Club is opening for Winter session online registration on December 9 at 8 a.m.

There are programs available for kids ages 18 months and up as well as adult programs.

Visit website at www.glaciergymnastics.com for program information, or contact info@glaciergymnastics.com or 250-352-2227.

 

The Nelson Squash Club is currently located above The Royal (330 Baker Street). Membership includes a key and online court booking system.

Information on this fast-paced and fun racquetball game and memberships can be purchased at Cowan Office Supplies (517 Victoria Street).

 

The Kootenay Climbing Association is celebrating several milestones on the path towards a community owned indoor climbing facility in Nelson.

The club’s fall fundraising drive was incredibly successful, with a current total of $72,301.75, heading them over halfway towards their preliminary budget of $120,000.

The local business community,  as well as individuals and climbing families, have shown their support through “Wall Builder” donations ranging from $500 to $10,000.

The project has now proceeded through conceptual design plans and into a detailed engineering phase.

The final gym design, full build-out budget, as well as our much anticipated construction schedule will soon be ready for release, with a plan to be climbing by midwinter.

The KCA would like to remind climbers that it is not too late to get on board and support the project. Currently 75 individuals have contributed $500 or more to be recognized with “Wall Builder” status. Let’s get it to 100! Contact scottjeffreyphotograhy@hotmail.com

 

Selkirk Mary Hall campus is busy throughout the winter season and is open to students and local public.

Some scheduled activites are: Volleyball on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; basketball on Tuesdays from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. and Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m.; soccer on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Capoeira Tuesdays run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; yoga Tuesdays/Thursdays run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and bellyfit Mondays/Wednesdays take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Check for details, fees and schedule by visiting the website at:

http://selkirk.ca/event/mary-hall-gym-december-schedule.

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