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

Paramedics union raises alarm over spike in out-of-service ambulances

Staffing shortages affecting service levels in Kootenays

RED resort announces new ski lift

Topping lift will add new ski area to resort, reduce bottleneck on Motherload chair

Update: Bodies recovered from Pend d’Oreille River crash

To help support the family, a fundraiser has been set up at Kootenay Savings in Fruitvale

Split council vote changes Castlegar infrastructure levy from five to seven years

Major industry will be seeing a tax increase over the next seven years as well.

South Okanagan-Kootenay MP calls federal budget ‘not bold enough’

Richard Cannings, MP for South OK and Kootenay communities says budget missed the mark

VIDEO: Can you believe it? This B.C. hill pulls cars backwards up a slope

Sir Isaac Newton had clearly never been to this Vernon anomaly when he discovered gravity

European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

Air Canada plans to remove the Boeing 737 Max from its schedule at least through July 1

Prime minister defends Liberal budget measures as sales effort gets underway

Conservatives under Andrew Scheer say it’s a spree funded by borrowing against the future

Mayor meets with B.C. health minister on homeless taxi transfers

Two homeless people were discharged from Surrey Memorial and sent to a Chilliwack shelter

B.C. lottery winner being sued by co-workers

They claim he owes them $200,000 each, in a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver

Teacher reprimanded for conduct towards special needs student

Alan Stephen Berry told vice principal he did not have time to use positive strategies

‘Full worm super moon’ to illuminate B.C. skies on first day of spring

Spring has sprung, a moon named in honour of thawing soil marks final super moon until 2020

Having phone within sight while driving does not violate law: B.C. judge

The mere presence of a cell phone within sight of a driver is not enough for a conviction, judge says

Woman punched on the sidelines of B.C. soccer game

Both involved were watching the U21 game in West Vancouver from the sidelines when things got heated

Most Read