Rossland to play host

Local figure skating club wins bid for Invitational skating competition

Alicia Wallace

Rossland News

Rossland Figure Skating Club (RFSC), has won the bid to host the West Kootenay Invitational (WKI) skating competition for a second consecutive time. The invitational event will be held this Friday, Jan. 9 through to Sunday, Jan. 11 at the Rossland Arena on Second Avenue.

Some of the region’s best skaters will descend upon Rossland for the weekend. 110 skaters along with their families are coming from as far away as the Okanagan, Armstrong, Revelstoke as well as multiple East and West Kootenay clubs. 12 Rossland skaters will be competing at the WKI, between five and 18 years old.

The WKI is the only skating event on the West Kootenay skating calendar this year. The competition allows skaters to go on to participate in regional, sectional and provincial level skating competitions.

Skaters will be judged on dances, interpretive and free skate styles. Skaters will be awarded medals and for the juniors certificates are presented.

The event is open for the public to attend free of charge. The arena seats 800 people and has plenty of parking. Teri Mack, RFSC co-president and WKI competition chair, invites the public to come out and support the skaters.

“I still get shivers watching the skaters,” said Mack. “We are absolutely honoured (to be hosting the WKI).”


Spectators can come and watch from Friday 8 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. with the competition starting at 2 p.m. on Friday. Saturday’s competition kicks off at 8 a.m. and continues through until 6:15 p.m. There is a little more time for a lie in on Sunday if you want to watch the figure skating — the competition goes from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.



Just Posted

Craft cannabis development planned for Castlegar

Plans are underway for one of the first craft cannabis industrial parks in the province.

Andrew Bellerby out as RDCK’s regional fire chief

Bellerby held the job since January 2016

Castlegar already well on path to energy-wise future, says community activist

Eco-Society executive director asks council to take 100-per-cent-renewable-energy pledge

Annual Columbia Basin Culture tour coming up Aug 10 and 11

There are locations across the region participating

Rossland council passes plastic bag ban despite legal questions

Appeal court ruling threw bylaw in limbo, but council voted to move forward

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Experts say he will likely wind up at the federal government’s Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado

Injured humpback returns to waters near Comox a year later

Photographer spotted Ocular near Comox again and noticed the whale has been healing

Will you be celebrating national hotdog day with any of these crazy flavours?

The popularity of hotdogs spans generations, cultures

Highway 1 closed to due fatal accident east of Revelstoke

A dump truck lost control and the driver was ejected

Former home of accused Penticton shooter vandalized

Ex-wife of man who is accused of murdering four people had her house vandalized

‘Beyond the call’: Teen in police custody gets birthday surprise by B.C. Mountie

Unusual celebration started when Staff Sgt. Paul Vadik went to visit the teen in his Coquitlam cell

Survivor of near-drowning in B.C. lake viewing life through new eyes

“If I died that day, the baby wouldn’t know his dad,” said 31-year-old Mariano Santander-Melo.

Thunderstorms forecast across B.C.

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for B.C.’s central Interior

B.C. mom to go to Europe court in hopes of getting alleged abducted daughter back

Tasha Brown alleges her estranged wife abducted their daughter Kaydance Etchells in 2016

Most Read