It’s time again to head on over to Athabasca School and sign up for some classes and programs to cure those mid-winter blues. Whether it’s a program put on by the Lakeview Community Association or any other community association in Regina, you can register at one place and on one night.
LCA Winter Program Registration
Tuesday January 13, 2009
7PM – 8PM
(downstairs in the lunchroom)
We’ll be taking registrations and payments for the LCA Learn to Skate classes, the second half of Indoor Power Cycling if you haven’t already signed up, and the adult / family fitness classes (Boxercise and Core and Strength Training)
We’ll also be taking registrations for all other Community Association programs at our City Wide registration table. Check out the City of Regina Winter Leisure Guide (which came in the mail in December) for more information about the hundreds of programs that are available.
Photo credit: Proggie on Flickr
Had enough turkey? Still too cold to go skating outside? Then pull out your 2009 calendar and mark down some important dates.
The first is January 12, 2009, 7PM at Lakeview School. That’s the next LCA executive meeting. Come out and learn what’s going on at the rinks, whether we’ll have enough volunteers at our next registration night, and how the plans for spring soccer are shaping up!
The second key date is the very next day, January 13, 2009, 7PM – 8PM at Athabasca School. It’s our Winter Registration night, and is your chance to sign up to a whole slew of classes put on by the LCA and other community associations from around the city.
Photo Credit: lambdachialpha on Flickr
December 15 is the official start of the 10 week Outdoor Skating season. The ice is ready to go, but now we are waiting for the weather to warm up a bit before we open the shacks. The shelters do not open when the outside temperature is colder than -25C (including wind chill) or warmer than +5C.
Our appeal for shack supervisors received an excellent response from people in the community. Thank You to everyone who offered up a day per week, or a day here and there, to supervise the shack. In the end, two groups will be doing the majority of the supervision:
- The Pringle family continues a long tradition of opening and closing the shack at the Robinson St. / Assiniboine Avenue rink. Thank you!
- The parents of St. Pius school, led by Jill Thomson, are handling shack supervision for the ‘Lakeview’ rink on McCallum Avenue and Montague Street. Thank you!
We’re still looking for a volunteer coordinator to handle the logistics for the shack supervision program — filling in city grant applications, distributing keys and recruiting supervisors like the Pringles and Jill. We’ll be pulling an information package together shortly to share with interested volunteers.
But for now, put your energy into getting some warmer weather and let’s get skating!
Photo by Nemo’s Great Uncle
Our next LCA meeting is Monday December 8, 7PM at Lakeview School. Some important topics will be discussed, debated and hopefully decided:
- Preparing for January: Since we’re not doing a printed winter newsletter, how will we promote our winter programs and registration night? And who will do this work?
- Outdoor Ice Shack Supervision: The appeal for volunteers has gone out. Two mighty families have stepped up (yay!) and two more groups are trying to work something out. How will we support them so their volunteer experience is the most fulfilling ever?
- The LCA’s Future. Mark has a few ideas about what the role of the LCA in the future, and even wrote some of these ideas down. Will his vision be met with cheers, jeers or shocked silence?
- And our fun regular features such as “Do we have money in the bank?”, “what’s going on at the City?”, “How are our programs doing?” and “what happened at the South Zone Rec Board?”
Please come out and meet with us. We don’t bite, and have extra chairs available.