The Nelson Neptunes are keeping in shape over winter.

The Nelson Neptunes are keeping in shape over winter.

Nelson winter fun kicks back in, keep eye on spring

The new year tends to bring resolutions to get fit and healthy

The new year tends to bring resolutions to get fit and healthy. Thankfully there are many sport groups and facilities just waiting to offer your family a fun and healthy way to support those goals.

The Nelson Neptunes started their winter swim maintenance session this month. It runs on Mondays and Wednesdays, from January 4 to spring break (10 weeks).  The “poly” division (little ones, six years and under) is full but the seven years and up divisions has openings. Interested participants can check nelsonneptunes.com for more information and online registration. The summer swim session will start at the beginning of May, and the first swim meet is the Nelson swim meet in early June.

The Nelson District Community Complex has the newest winter leisure guide out showing a whole new set of winter programs. Skating and drop-in hockey can be found spread throughout the week for both youth and adults. A facility pass will give you access to the gym, pool and various drop in programs to suit your own schedules. Call 250-354-4386 for more information and/or check the guide for details.

Nelson Minor Hockey is hosting a Novice tournament this upcoming weekend. Players aged five to eight years will be flooding the community and arenas, so check it out for some fun filled entertainment. Check nelsonmha.ca for schedule.

Looking forward to spring time activities, Nelson Youth Soccer has opened registration for both rep and house programs. Deadline for rep is January 31 while house is March 9. To register and for more information, please see nys.ca or email nelsonselects@hotmail.com or call Sveta at 250-551-6972.

Kootenay Rhythm Dragon Boat Club is holding its annual general meeting and dinner on Monday, January 30 at 5 p.m. at the Hume Hotel. Dinner to follow at 6 p.m. RSVP Sandy Price 250-352-9944 by January 20. For more on the Dragons log onto kootenayrhythmdragons.ca.