The Town of Castor offers School Skating, Basic Skating and Power Skating programs.
School skating is incorporated into the school physical education curriculum at Theresetta Catholic School and Gus Wetter School; this program is free to school students.
This program offers an introduction to skating skills. It includes 8-10 sessions of basic skating instruction. Registration for this program can be completed below or by visiting the Recreation Office.
This program focuses on enhancing basic skating skills and development skating skills specific to hockey. This program includes 10 sessions of power skating instruction. Power skating registration can be completed below or by visiting the Recreation Office.
The Valley Ski Club is a non-profit club established in 1947 by a small group of skiers that loved skiing and wished to share that love with the greater community. The first hill was established at Heatherly Valley, near Castor, Alberta. In 1962 they relocated to the current location in the Battle River Valley near Alliance, AB.
The Valley Ski Hill remains a vibrant and fun place for people of all ages to come together and enjoy the sports of Skiing and Snowboarding. Our full-service lodge includes a kitchen, ample seating, playroom, snow school, office and Rental Shop.
Three clubs (Battle River Ski and Snowboard, Valley Alpine Ski Club (Nancy Greene) and Jumps and Bumps) offer great programming for kids to learn skills they will use their whole life long.
We are fortunate to have a dedicated and skilled group of Canadian Ski Patrol members who are always on hand to ensure the safety of our skiers.
Our Snow School boasts many CSIA and CASI certified instructors to help new skiers and boarders get their start. Most importantly we have a great Club (our season's pass holders) who still embody the spirit that started all of this so many years ago. They love skiing/boarding and they work hard to make sure that the Valley Ski Hill can continue to be a place that others can fall in love with too.
The Town of Castor in partnership with Castor & District FCSS offers full-time summer camp through July and August. Camp runs Monday-Friday (except holidays) from 8:30-4:30 and is open to children 6-12 years of age. Camp is $125/week for full weeks, $100/week for holiday weeks and $30/day. Camp each week consists of a variety of activities.
Registration for full weeks of camp must be completed by the Thursday of the week prior to camp starting. If your child is only attending camp on a day-to-day basis then registration must be completed at least 24 hours before the day for which you would like your child to attend. Registration can be completed at the Recreation Office. For further information on this program please contact Natasha Bozek at 403-882-3225 or email@example.com.
Due to COVID-19 we will have limited spots available at camp for the 2020 season; priority will be given to permanent full-time and part-time campers. Remaining spots will be available on a first come first serve basis.
Camp Beaver Tail was made possible in part by funding provided by the
Minister of Culture and Tourism, Government of Alberta through the
Recreation and Physical Activity Project Grant Funding.
The Town of Castor runs a soccer skills program in the fall; this program is for children ages 4-12 years. Groups are broken down based on registration numbers and ages of children. The program is built around the Canada Soccer Pathways Program, specifically the Stage One-Active Start and the Stage Two - FUNdamentals. Registration for the program can be completed below or by visiting the Recreation Office.