Kitchener-Waterloo 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 Barrie area including Barrie Minor Baseball (705-627-4652). If you want to watch baseball, there are two teams in the Intercounty Baseball League:
  • Kitchener Panthers Baseball (519)893-5081 who play at Jack Couch Baseball Park in the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex (Ottawa St. North).
  • Guelph Royals Baseball 289-891-9071 who play at the Hastings Stadium in Exhibition Park (Division & Exhibition Streets).

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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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Barrie'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 Barrie 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 Barrie, including on Lake Simcoe (especially for ice fishing!), on crystal clear Georgian Bay, and on the many lakes of the Muskokas.
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Football leagues are hopping late summer into the fall. Contact Twin Cities Tackle Football 519-893-5849, or Twin Cities Tackle Football 519-893-5849
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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.
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Hiking takes you into the world of nature. This city has a number of paved and unpaked trails in city parks, 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 Barrie Minor Hockey Association (522-0067) or Molson Sportsmen Hockey League (adult recreational) 705-424-5989.
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Ice skating
Barrie 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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The region has several mini golf courses, in major communities and in the major tourist areas.

Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is gaining in popularity. There are plenty of interesting rocks along the Niagara Escarpment, particularly on the Bruce Peninsula.
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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 Barrie: 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 Barrie Eastview Track Club at (705) 325-9036, the Owen Sound Runners at (519) 376-3966 or the Huronia Hash House Harriers in Midland at (705) 526-2842.
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Barrie has several leagues for the world's most popular sport: Contact the Huronia District Soccer Association at 705-739-6729
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Skiing, Cross-Country
Close to Barrie are several great cross-country ski venues. When there's snow on the ground, try any of the larger city and provincial parks.
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Skiing, Downhill
There are also a number of downhill ski hills in the city and surrounding area. There are several close to Barrie because of the proximity of the Niagara Escarpment.
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