The Nelson Figure Skating Club is getting ready for another season and is welcoming all abilities and ages to come out.

Winter ever so close

With September almost over, regular schedules are taking hold once more.

With September almost over, regular schedules are taking hold once more. Registration for fall programs is underway and clubs are beginning their new seasons of activity.


Registrations for the Nelson Neptune Swim Club fall/winter programs are being taken either online at or at Sports Day Canada event this Saturday afternoon at Lakeside Park. Swimming commences on October 1 with the option of swimming one or two nights per week: Mondays and Wednesdays. Fees, program times and other information are available on the website.


The Nelson Curling Centre is opening its doors in October for adult and junior leagues. To register please go to or contact or 250-352-7628. The club is hosting an open house October 10 to 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. with practice or free curler training sessions available. The season opening party, practice and payments will be on Friday, October 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. with regular league starting on October 15. For more information you can talk with a representative at their Sports Day event booth on Saturday. The Nelson Curling Centre is also available for private party rentals — please contact the club for details.


Nelson Figure Skating Club (above photo) will have a booth at the Nelson Sports Day on Saturday where you can try the off-ice spinning on the specialized off-ice spinners to win fun prizes and learn a new skill. Information will be shared about their skating programs and special events for the upcoming season, such as the Kootenay Regional Figure Skating Championships being hosted in Nelson the first weekend in February.


The Whitewater Ski Team is holding its annual general meeting on Monday, October 15 at the Nelson District Community Complex starting at 7 p.m. Parents of existing and new racers are invited to attend. The revised age categories for BC Alpine racers will be explained. Stay tuned for information about the ski swap on November 4 and don’t forget to buy your Rockstar Parking raffle tickets when you buy your Whitewater season pass. For more information contact


Looking forward to January, Whitewater has developed comprehensive programming for kids ages four to 14. The Whitewater Ski and Board Club offers the age categories Little Muckers for kids ages 4 and 5, the Jokers for kids ages 6 to 9, and the Blasters for kids ages 10 to 14. Each of these programs is open to any ability level and is designed to give youth the skills needed to become great skiers and riders. The Whitewater Ski and Board Club will naturally develop your child’s skills through fun activities and games. For teen programs or for more advanced programs for youth aged 10 to 18 please check out the Whitewater Freeride Team. Program begins January 12/13, 2013 for 10 weeks. For more information visit or call 250-354-4944.

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