GAME ON: Nordic skiing opportunities coming

GAME ON: Nordic skiing opportunities coming

Two wonderful opportunities in Nordic skiing are coming to the Kootenays, Nancy Quackenbush writes.

If you’re looking for something to play between summer and winter sports, try squash! Once you do, you’ll realize you can, and will want to play year round. A variety of membership options are available and the newly renovated space is worth checking out. Enter off Baker (330 above The Royal) during business hours, visit their website at nelsonsquashclub.com or call 778-463-2582. A celebration in December for their grand opening will be announced soon!

Two wonderful opportunities in Nordic skiing are coming to the Kootenays: an introductory adaptive cross country course for anyone 10 and older with a sensory or physical disability who wants to experience the joys of Nordic skiing and a NCCP coaching course for those interested in coaching an athlete with a disability (coaches must first have completed the ICC). Tony Chin, the Paralympic coordinator, is coming to our area to offer these courses. The goal is to find some Kootenay athletes under 35 who are interested in participating in the 2016 Winter Games. For more information or to sign up, contact Katie Weir at katieweir1@gmail.com.

Friday is Jersey Day! It’s the national day to show your love and support for sport by wearing a jersey, team or club uniform to school, work, or play. If you need more information or don’t feel confident putting on a Canucks jersey, check it out atsportsday.cbc.ca/event/598347.

If you aren’t able to find your sport, a contact name or number, send us an email at nrsc@telus.net and we’ll try our best to help you out. If you’re waiting for the snow to fall, take a walk and shop local! Here’s a shout out to Baker St. stores such asSnowpack and Vogue for having signs on their storefront stating “Dogs welcome.” Nelson rocks!

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