Sportsplex opens for another season

A ceremony to officially open the new dressing rooms will be held Nov. 15

New dressing rooms at the Sportsplex are 99 per cent complete and have been very well received by all users, according to a report to Clearwater town council from Roger Mayer, facilities supervisor.

A ceremony to officially open the dressing rooms will be held Nov. 15.

Registration with Clearwater and District Minor Hockey is down from last season.

“We have lost some members due to families relocating and parents choosing to enrol their children in Kamloops,” Mayer said. “We are seeing a big drop-off in the highest age group. The kids get to be 15 and then quit.”

Despite the difficulties, the club is continuing its efforts to increase registration, he said.

Raft Mountain Skating Club has increased its coaching staff and ice rentals (by three hours per week). The figure skaters are working with minor hockey on a joint learn-to-skate program for five- and six-year-olds.

The skating program for students from Raft River Elementary School is set to start again soon.

Adult hockey has seen more growth in men’s recreation as well as old-timers’ and ladies’ hockey,

Wells Gray Curling Club started its season on Oct. 28 and plans three days per week of curling, as well as several bonspiels.

Family skating is popular and all skates have been sponsored by local businesses.

Events scheduled during the third and fourth quarters include five hockey tournaments, one female jamboree, one curling bonspiel and Skate with Santa.

 

“Everything is going very well,” Mayer said.

 

 

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