By Mallorie Rast
As we head into autumn, let’s take a look at the status of Kindersley sports which have faced many changes since the beginning of the pandemic.
Kindersley Minor Hockey is still awaiting the nod from the Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) in order to set dates for the actual minor sport league start and game schedules, but in the meantime, their speed skating lessons will start on September 1st and will last through September 17th. Their four groups will keep the ice pretty busy in the evenings from 4:15 p.m. through to 8:30 p.m. The organization is currently looking for some team members, specifically for a PeeWee Coordinator and a Midget Coordinator. Interested parties can contact firstname.lastname@example.org before the September 9th AGM meeting, at which time the team members will be chosen.
The Kindersley Klippers have seen a change in their coaching staff, as Larry Wintoneak moved from his position of assistant coach with the Kindersley Klippers to a position with Supreme Source for Sports. The Klippers announced the change on social media on August 28th, confirmed that Larry will no longer be a part of the coaching staff, but will “continue to help the players in conditioning and injury rehabilitation.” The Klippers also thanked Larry for his “tireless efforts’ with the Klippers and is now advertising the need for a new assistant coach.
Kindersley Soccer will be kicking off a four week season of training on September 8th and will run every Tuesday and Thursday, focusing on individual technique. Two groups, U6 to U9 and U11 to U17 will have simultaneous use of the field with each taking a half pitch. Sessions will start on Sept 8th and will run Tues and Thursday starting at 6 p.m.
On September 13th, swimmers ages 7 and up will have the opportunity to take part in an artistic swimming camp from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at the Kindersley Aquatic Centre. Artistic swimming has been described as “dancing in the water.” Swimmers perform a number of routines to music, thus combining artistry and athletic ability into one beautiful blend.
The camp is hosted by the Kindersley Aquatic Centre in conjunction with Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming, an organization that is dedicated to developing swimmers from an individual with a hometown flare to a high-performing athlete. Saskatoon’s own Sydney Carroll is an athlete with Saskatchewan Artistic Swimming and is now pursuing her Olympic goals after placing 4th in the UANA World Virtual Artistic Swimming Challenge in the Junior category.
September 13th’s camp is geared towards generating interest in addition to giving a low-pressure opportunity to swimmers ages 7 and up to try their hand at the sport. The cost is $20/participant, and swimmers can register online through the Kindersley Aquatic Web link on the Town of Kindersley website.
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