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Victoria Sports Teams & Leagues information, listings and links



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!

Aerobics
Put on runners and shorts and head to one of the many aerobics clubs and gyms, including the "Y" locations or one of the Leisure Centres.
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Baseball/Softball
This summer, you can watch or play in a baseball game, in one of several leagues. Contact Baseball BC at (604) 737-3031, or the Softball League at (604) 531-0044. Some local leagues are the Gordon Head Baseball Ass Association at (250) 472-1510, and Lambrick Park Baseball Association at (250) 472-282
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Basketball
Basketball is a year-round sport. Try your local Parks & Recreation or the BC Basketball Association (604) 241-4667
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Bicycling
There are biking areas set aside in popular parks in the region, particularly along the seawall on the city's south shore, from the Ogden Point breakwater to Ross Bay. The area's local (and most nature-oriented trail) is along the Galloping Goose Trail, on the paved bed of a former railway, which winds from Cordova Bay in the east through southern Saanich (with a leg south to Esquimalt's waterfront) and View Royal toward Sooke, and then northwards a few more kilometres..
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Bowling
Bowling with family or friends is fun at the dozen bowling lanes around town. Enquire to join league play!
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Curling
Victoria 's indoor curling arenas offer this Olympic sport year-round. There are 6 curling rinks and clubs in the Victoria area (including several municipal facilities, in Victoria , Esquimalt and Colwood). Contact BC Curling Association at (604) 737-3040
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Diving
There are a number of world class diving facilities in Greater Victoria including the world-class Saanich Commonwealth Place and Aquatic Centre at (250) 727-7108.
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Fencing
Take a "stab" at the Olympic sport of swordsmanship! Call the BC Sport Fencing Association at (604) 737-3044

Fishing
There are lots of good places to go fishing around Victoria , since the city is surrounded by water. You can fish off a pier or rent a fishing charter to get out on the ocean.

Football
Football leagues are hopping late summer into the fall. Contact the Football BC at (604) 583-9363, or Victoria Rebels Football at (250) 479-1590.
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Golf
Grab your clubs and head to the 40-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
Gymnastics has a high media profile at the Olympics, and has the youngest entry (and retirement) ages. Here some good organizations: Falcon Gymnastics Centre (250) 479-6424, Victoria Gymnastics (250) 380-2442, the BC Gymnastic Federation (604) 737-3156, and the BC Rythmic Gymnastics Association (604) 737-3129 /
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Hiking
Hiking takes you into the world of nature. This city offers near-nature jaunts along the Bow River, the Elbow, by Fish Creek Provincial Park, around Nose Hill Park, and nearby in Kananaskis Country or in Banff National Park. Contact the Alpine Club of Canada (Canmore) 403-678-3200, or the Rocky Mountain Rambler Association (NW) 282-6308 (hiking skiing and snowshoeing)
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Hockey
Skates and a hockey stick is all you need to play hockey. Check with city rinks listing for ice times. There are several leagues: British Columbia Amateur Hockey Assn (250) 652-2978, and the Peninsula Minor Hockey Association ( Sidney) at (250) 656-6168
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Ice skating
Victoria offers arena ice skating year-round. In the summer-time, cool of at the city's indoor rinks.
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Martial Arts
Learn to defend yourself at over 30 studios, where they train in both the mental and physical skills in the martial arts. Check with Kung-Fu Canada (250) 360-155 and Canadian Shotokan Karate Association at (250) 721-1244
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Mini-golf
Victoria has fourr places to putt around a mini-golf course: All Fun Recreation Mini Golf (Langford) (250) 474-7225, Blenkinsop Adventure Golf (Cordova Bay) at (250) 477-4104, Bushwhackers Mini Golf & Market(Sooke.) (250) 474-4544, and Mattick's Farm Mini Golf (Cordova Bay) at (250) 658-4053

Rowing
Year-round rowing is popular in the Victoria area. Contact the Gorge Rowing Club (250) 380-4669, Rowing Canada Aviron (250) 361-4222, or Victoria City Rowing Club at (250) 658-5331. Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is so popular that several indoor climbing walls have opened up in the city. But you could also head to the mountains. A good local area is Bayne's Peak in Mt. Maxwell Provincial Park on Saltspring Island, and the Nanaimo River Gorge. The area has an indoor climbing wall at Crag X Indoor Climbing Centre (250) 383-4628 Links to: Learn the sport

Rollerskating
You can go inline blading on any of the bike paths in the region, particularly along the seawall on the city's south shore, from the Ogden Point breakwater to Ross Bay. The area's local (and most nature-oriented trail) is along the Galloping Goose Trail, on the paved bed of a former railway, which winds from Cordova Bay in the east through southern Saanich (with a leg south to Esquimalt's waterfront) and View Royal toward Sooke, and then northwards a few more kilometres..
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Rugby
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 Victoria : Contact the BC Rugby Union at (604) 737-3065
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Running, Track & Field
Run along any of this area's hundreds of miles of bike paths. A particularly scenic run is along the seawall on the city's south shore, from the Ogden Point breakwater to Ross Bay. There are almost a hundred organized races, ranging from 1 mile to a triathlon, and several track & field meets each summer. Contact the BC Athletic Association at (604) 737-3170 .
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Soccer
Victoria has several leagues for the world's most popular sport: in Gordon Head (250) 472-0332 The Gorge (250) 383-9434, Juan De Fuca (250) 474-6334, Lakehill (250) 721-1911, Prospect Lake Soccer Club (250) 479-0095. You can also contact the BC Soccer Association (604) 299-6401
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Skiing, Cross-Country
Because of Victoria 's mild climate, you need go to higher elevations, up-Island or onto the mainland for cross-country ski venues. There's is good skiing around Sooke and around Mount Washington. When there's snow on the ground, try any of the larger city parks..
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Skiing, Downhill
The mountains makes Victoria Canada's mecca for skiers. There are several ski hills close to Victoria. You can also contact the Victoria Alpine Ski Club At (250) 655-4250.
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Volleyball
The mild climate of Victoria makes for year-round volleyball. You can play either indoors or on the beach. Contact the BC Volleyball Association at (604) 737-308, or West Coast Volleyball in Gordon Head at (250) 721-32817

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