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Roller derby league releases schedule
The West Kootenay Roller Derby League — which includes Nelson’s own Killjoys — has released the schedule for its new season.
This year, Nelson will be hosting the roller derby finals, scheduled for June 28.
The league has decided to hold six bouts before the playoff tourney. They take place on:
February 8 at Selkirk College in Castlegar;
March 15 at Selkirk College in Castlegar;
March 29 at Selkirk College in Castlegar;
April 26 at Rossland Arena;
May 31 at Cominco Arena in Trail;
June 7 at Selkirk College in Castlegar.
After the finals on June 28, the league is also planing to host a final tournament on July 18. Details have yet to be worked out.
For schedule information, stories, pictures and general information visit www.kootenayrollerderby.com.
Olympic skier has Salmo ties
The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association has named the athletes to its Olympic team, including one athlete with a local connection.
Justin Dorey, whose parents resided in Salmo, was among those named to the men’s halfpipe team.
Dorey, 25, grew up in Vernon and now lives in Calgary. He claimed his first World Cup victory this month at Canada Olympic Park.
Kootenay Cup Race set for Sunday
The fifth event in the Kootenay Cup Race series takes place on Sunday, February 2 and is being presented by the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. It is a fun-filled race designed for all ages. It features a mass start and is free technique. The race starts at 10:30 and 10:45 a.m. for Bunnies and Atoms and at 11 a.m. and later for Peewees and up. The race takes place at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club, on Highway 6 about 10 kilometres south of Nelson. For more information, visit nelsonnordicski.ca.
Soccer registration deadline looms
Nelson Youth Soccer Association REP registration deadline is today. Register online and pay soccer fee ($125) and REP fee ($30). This deadline is for players who are 11-18 in 2014 and wish to play higher level soccer. For players that want to play in House league only, registration deadline is March 1. For information visit email@example.com or call 250-551-6972.