Rink is Open

 

The rink is finally ready for skating. The final prep started at 6:00 am this morning, scraping humps and bumps and a final flood. A big thank you to Stacy King for his help and enthusiasm.

A gentle reminder to be respectful of other users and share the ice. Please leave tracks not trash, if you bring something take it with you when you leave.

 

Mother Nature determines how the ice will be, Jeff has his fingers crossed for below zero numbers. Thank you to Jeff & Stacy for their hard working getting the rink ready to use. One last request, if you turn the lights on please turn them off when you leave, we all know the cost of hydro…

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Reminders

A couple of reminders….final registration for baseball and soccer will be held Sunday March 13 from 10 – noon.  Soccer jerseys are being handed out to registrants, be sure to get yours.  Find necessary forms here

There will be no volleyball, yoga or floor hockey next week due to March Break.  Have a great week with your children and stay safe.

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No Floor Hockey Tonight

There will be no floor hockey tonight due to an event at the school.   Yoga continues at the town hall, 7:00 sharp, $10 per classballhockey

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Rink -Update

IMG_0475Favourable weather and dedicated volunteers have gotten the ice ready for use ahead of schedule.  Please be aware that there are some spots where the ice is a bit thin but work will continue to improve the surface.  We encourage cooperative use of the surface AND we ask that if you turn the lights on, you turn them off when you leave.  Hydro is stupid expensive to leave the lights on all night.

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The Sports Club assumes no responsibility for injuries due to the use of the rink

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Rink at the Fields

Work has begun at the fields on the ice rink.  The weather is looking favourable and Jeff is hopeful it will be ready to use soon.  Check here or the Facebook page to see when the rink open and ready to be used.   Please do not use the rink until it is deemed ready.

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Get Some Exercise

All athletic pursuits resume this week.  Volleyball is played Tues beginning at 6:30, Yoga is Thurs. at 7:00 sharp and Floor Hockey also on Thursdays beginning at 6:30.  Floor Hockey is mixed non-contact play (must be 18 or over). If you want to get some exercise, a few laughs and make some new friends, come on out. Plastic blade stick and clean shoes are required.  Volleyball also requires clean shoes and a sense of humour is a must.  Both are played at the public school.

Yoga practice is at the Town Hall.  Please be aware that this facility can be chilly, dress accordingly.  For those wanting a deal you can pay $130 for all 16 weeks of classes or you may pay the drop in rate of $10 per class. (We require a minimum # of fully paid members in order to run the class).  Please bring your own mat, water and a blanket is recommended alsoif you have blocks bring them too.

Class dates are:

Jan: 7,14,21,28
Feb: 4,11,18,25
Mar: 3, 10, 24,31 (Please note March 17 there will be no Yoga)
Apr: 7,14,21, 28

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Santa Claus Parade & Reminders

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The Colborne/Cramahe Santa Claus parade is being held in Colborne on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 7:00.  The Sports Club is entering a float and needs volunteers to ride/walk in the parade.  This year’s theme is Christmas of the Future and organizer Brandie getting the float ready.  Contact her if you and/or your child would like to participate at jdww122702@yahoo.ca

REMINDERS

Every Thursday till May 12th Ball Hockey will be played at Northumberland Hills Public School from 6:30 – 8:30 (excluding holidays).   This is mixed play (no contact we all have to work the next day) and participants must be 18 or over.   If you want to get some exercise, have a few laughs, and make some new friends, come on out. Plastic blade stick and clean shoes required.  Text or call Tom at 289-834-3445

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Volleyball is played Tuesday evenings at Northumberland Hills P.S.(excluding holidays). Currently we play from 6:30 until 8:00 with teams of players made up of who ever shows up. Cost $20 for the season which run from November until April. If enough dedicated players pay, teams will be assigned and a schedule made. Drop in to try it.  Clean shoes are required.  Contact Liz at carandafarms@gmail.com for more information

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Ice at the Fields

It will soon be time to start creating the rink at the fields.  Ideally 5-10 volunteers are needed to set up and help maintain the rink.  Duties as volunteers would include but not be limited to operating and maintenance of the snow blower, the ice resurfacer, the water pump and hoses used during the day to day maintenance of the outdoor rink.   The work can be performed at various hours of the day as the volunteer’s schedule permits but must not interfere with the use of the rink.  Work be done in potentially harsh winter weather conditions (snowing and extreme cold), therefore appropriate cold weather clothing is a must.  Training will be required to ensure the safety of volunteers and the proper care of necessary equipment.

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The club is exploring the possibility of offering coached (individuals who possess an Ontario Minor Hockey Association coach certificate) practices for youth in the community who might not have the opportunity to participate in organized minor hockey or hockey programs. A dedicated time will be set aside for potential players to be given or offered coaching. If you are interested in providing this as a community service and have prior hockey coaching experience, this is a great chance for you to volunteer. If you require volunteer hours this position can be used to offset the volunteer requirements of registering your child in either soccer or baseball in the 2016 season.

Contact either Liz at carandafarms@gmail.com  or Kevin at mkwhite@eagle.ca (home) Kevin.E.White@csc-scc.gc.ca (work)

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No Smoking at the Sports Fields

The Castleton Sports Club committed to providing a healthy environment for participants, volunteers and spectators involved with our organization. We recognize that there is significant evidence demonstrating the negative health impacts of tobacco use and exposure (including second-hand smoke from the use of tobacco indoors and exposure to drifting smoke outdoors) and that no level of tobacco exposure is safe.


OUR CLUB IS ADOPTING THE 
POLICY OF
Activities including but not limited to games, tournaments, competitions, practices, training sessions, events (e.g., fundraising) and other performances sanctioned by our organization will be tobacco-free.  Tobacco-free means that the use of tobacco by players/ participants, coaches/leaders, parents/caregivers, spectators and officials is prohibited during all activities sanctioned or engaged in by our organization. Tobacco products include: cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, cigarillos, tobacco chew, plug, or snuff, snus, hookah, bidis and kreteks.

We thank you in advance for your compliance.  If you would like more information on Ontario’s Smoke-free law visit http://www.ontario.ca/health-and-wellness/smoke-free-ontario

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Mixed Ball Hockey

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Hello Hockey Fans!!!!

Mixed League Ball Hockey will be held at the Northumberland Hills Public School starting on Wednesday December 3rd from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. It will be held every Wednesday (excluding holidays) until May 6th (20 weeks of play) for a cost of $20 per person. Players must be 18 +, plastic stick and blade required plus any other safety gear you feel necessary.   Please remember this is recreational play, the Sports Club assumes no responsibility for injury.  

Text or call Tom at 289-834-3445 for more information or to register.

 

 

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