Summer and winter collide

It’s hard to think about September when we’ve barely had time to get sand between our toes! Nonetheless, when the heat is (finally) bearing down it will be refreshing to drink and think ice — whatever the form.

It’s hard to think about September when we’ve barely had time to get sand between our toes! Nonetheless, when the heat is (finally) bearing down it will be refreshing to drink and think ice — whatever the form.

Registration for Nelson Minor Hockey 2011-12 season is already underway. The early bird registration deadline has been extended to July 15 with drop off of registration forms at Pixie Candy (due to the Canada Post labour disruption).

Nelson Minor Hockey will also hold a registration booth at the community complex on August 25 where questions and queries may also be answered. Final registration deadline date is September 1. For more information see nelsonmha.ca

Nelson Figure Skating Club is offering its summer school in two sessions throughout July and August. Registration is now open for all levels of PowerSkate, CanSkate and StarSkate, plus dryland training and private lessons. A great way to improve skills prior to the skating season. For complete information and to download registration forms visit nelsonfigureskatingclub.ca

For those of you not ready to think winter sports just yet there are a few more summer camps to keep you active…

Rhythmic Dimensions club is offering summer rhythmic gymnastics and dance performance camps in Nelson and Winlaw. The camps will include rhythmic gymnastics (apparatus, body technique, stretching and conditioning), dance, creative expression and fun games. Winlaw camp runs August 8 to 11 and Nelson August 15 to 18. To register contact 250 505-1812 or  rhythmics@telus.net

Selkirk Saints Basketball Camp with coach Vivian Kingdon is being held at the Castlegar campus July 18 to 21, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 boys and girls. Registration deadline is July 11 call 250-368-1991 or go to selkirk.ca/athletics This camp is designed to introduce basketball to young players. The camp focuses on fundamental skills and games.

Nelson Whitewater rafting has both scenic float tours operating July to September and class 2 to class 4 rapids while the run off provides. Pick up and drop off is at the Prestige resort in Nelson. Check out nelsonwhitewaterrafting.