Sudbury Sports Teams & Leagues

Here is a quick summary of how to get involved with sports by yourself or with a group. Find out how to join a team or league, and make new friends!

Put on runners and shorts and head to one of the many aerobics clubs and gyms, including the "Y".
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This summer, you can watch or play in a baseball game, in one of several leagues in the Sudbury area.

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Basketball is a year-round sport. Call the local Parks & Recreation department
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Ride on the region's many bike paths. Mountain biking is allowed on many of the trails in popular parks in the region.
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Bowling with family or friends is fun at the dozen bowling lanes around town. Enquire to join league play!
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Sudbury's indoor curling arenas offer this Olympic sport year-round. There are 6 curling rinks and clubs in the Sudbury area, each with a league, as well as inter-club play.
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There are a number of diving facilities in the Sudbury area. Contact the local Parks & Recreation department or local swimming pool.
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There are lots of good places to go fishing around Sudbury, with over 20 lakes in and around the City, and the French River, Lake Nipissing, and Georgian Bay nearby. The area even has a number of "fish farms" that raise fish from hatchling to their release into the area's lakes and rivers.

Football leagues are hopping late summer into the fall. Contact Joe MacDonald Youth Football League at 675-3118
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Grab your clubs and head to the 50-odd public or semi-public golf courses around town. (List and maps of golf courses. Take a class or enquire about one-on-one instruction from the golf pro.
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Gymnastics has a high media profile at the Olympics, and has the youngest entry (and retirement) ages. Here some good organizations: Sampo Rhythmic Gymnastics at 671-2922 or Sudbury Salto Gymnastics (688-0751).
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Hiking takes you into the world of nature. This city offers near-nature jaunts in the Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, the Maley Conservation area and Fielding Park, as well as the rustic landscapes of the area's various provincial parks.
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Skates and a hockey stick is all you need to play hockey. Check with city rinks listing for ice times. There are several leagues: contact the Sudbury Minor Hockey Association (522-0067) for more info.
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Ice skating
Sudbury offers ice skating year-round, plus winter-time outdoor rinks (city rinks listing). In the summer-time, cool of at the city's indoor rinks.
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Martial Arts
Learn to defend yourself at a half-dozen studios, where they train in both the mental and physical skills in the martial arts.
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Sudbury has two places to putt around a mini-golf course: Dinosaur Valley (897-6302) and Sudbury Kartways (566-9266).

Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is gaining in popularity. There are plenty of interesting rocks around town, though experienced climbers head south to Killarney.
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Rugby is about as rough and tough as football. Its probably as much fun to watch as play! Check out the teams and leagues in Sudbury: Contact the local Parks and Recreation department
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Running, Track & Field
Run along any of this area's hundreds of miles of paths. Scenic runs head through the area's natural areas. There are several organized races over the summer, with a variety of distances, nd several track & field meets each summer. Contact Sudbury Fitness Challenge (670-3888) and Track North Athletic Club (675-7055).
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Sudbury has several leagues for the world's most popular sport: Contact the Nickel District Soccer Club (692-5160)
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Skiing, Cross-Country
Close to Sudbury are several cross-country ski venues. When there's snow on the ground, try any of the larger city and provincial parks. Contact the Laurentian Nordic Ski Club(560-1068).
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Skiing, Downhill
There are also a number of downhill ski hills in the city and surrounding area. They're not the Rockies, but they're as good as any within a few hundred miles. There are several close to Sudbury. Contact the Adanac Laurentian University Ski Club (674-9177).
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