If you were in the vicinity of Apex last Sunday, you would have noticed a bevy of activity. Your local Nordic ski club hosted an amazing event called the Kootenay Cup — 118 participants ranging in ages from five to 72, fabulous local community draw prizes — held at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. Shout outs to all the volunteers (special one goes to Kaj Gyr, the chief of race), voluntolds (thanks Andy), staff members, athletes and their supporters!
If you didn’t get a chance to participate, there’s always next year and you won’t have to wait that long for other exciting activities at Nelson Nordic. First up is free skiing on BC Family Day (Monday, Feb. 8) then the always popular Valentine’s Day festivities (Sunday, Feb. 14), Slopes for Hope on March 5 and Nelson Nordic Hill Climb March 6. Watch this column for more details or go the website at nelsonnordicski.ca.
Interested in pickleball? Maybe you have a question or two? Give Barry a call at 250-352-9341.
If you’re looking to sign your child up for something over March break, consider a climbing camp at the Cube from March 14 to 18. Check out their webpage: cubeclimbing.com.
Nelson Squash Club has opened their lounge and is holding court (two glass-backed lower courts that is) seven days a week. New members welcome. Check out the club website nelsonsquashclub.com and/or call Paul at 250-551-2714.
Nancy Quackenbush is a director of the Nelson Regional Sports Council and Nelson Tennis Club, and co-president of the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. Game On appears once a month.