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Free fitness

Starting this January, all RRC fitness classes are free to registered students. Classes run once a week from Jan. 25 until April 11 and are held at NDC.

Programs include yoga, dynamic core workouts, cardio fusion, stack training and spin classes. A full list of class schedules and instructors is available online at

To register for a class, fill out a registration form (available online) and drop it off at GM20 in NDC’s North Gym or email it to Cole Skinner at Students can also drop in to individual sessions if space is available.

Up in smoke

The Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC) wants Canadians — and people everywhere — to butt out.

This Jan. 17 to 23 is National Non-Smoking Week, a seven-day awareness and educational campaign that encourages people to quit smoking and discourages non-smokers from lighting up.

The CCTC first held this week in 1977 to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking, motivate and help smokers to quit, de-normalize the tobacco industry and aim to ensure all Canadians live in a smoke-free environment.

Ice dancing

There are only two Sundays left to catch “Soul on Ice” at The Forks. On Jan. 17 and 24 from 2 to 4 p.m., skaters can glide around the Canopy Skating Rink at The Forks Plaza while DJ Hunnicutt and DJ Co-op spin and transform the rink into a “dance floor on ice.”

Visitors can rent skates from Iceland Skate Rentals at The Forks Market Tower Atrium. Rentals are $5 for adults and $3 for children and seniors. The ice trails and rinks part of the Arctic Glacier Winter Park are open for skaters and pick-up games every day.