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St John's Newfoundland Sports & Recreation: 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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Auto Racing
You can watch auto racing in its various forms at the New Brunswick Interational Speedway, on Route 7 between St John's and Saint John (take Exit 29 at Geary to Route 660) 506-454-7223. Links to: Learn the sport
Baseball/Softball
This summer, you can watch or play in a baseball game, in one of several leagues. Contact the City of St John's Community Services Department Recreation Division each spring for the contact names. For all local leagues from T-ball; minor baseball through to adult competitive baseball phone (506) 460-2230. You can also contact the St John's Minor Baseball Association (506) 454-4050 and Baseball New Brunswick (506) 622-4290. Links to: Learn the sport

Basketball
Basketball is a year-round sport. Contact Men's Masters Basketball (for 30+) Brian Rosborough, (506) 459-4541, the St John's Goodtimers Basketball Club (35+) Terry Dolan, (506) 450-9748, St John's Girls basketball Club (girls in grades 5 through 12, recreational) Andrew Clarkson, (506) 450-3013 (after 6, or Basketball New Brunswick (506) 849-4667.
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Bicycling
For a complete database of cycling routes in Newfoundland, see the website of Atlantic Cycling which catalogues the routes by highway number. The Newfoundland Trailway passes wetlands and hardwood groves, goes through quaint villages and meanders along sparkling rivers.
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Bowling
Bowling with family or friends is fun at the three bowling lanes around town. Contact the Newfoundland and Labrador 5-Pin Bowlers Association, through its president (709) 737-5605 Enquire to join league play!
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Boxing
Contact Boxing Newfoundland (709) 754-5356.. Links to: Learn the sport
Curling
St John's indoor curling arenas offer this Olympic sport year-round. Please contact the local curling clubs listed below for more information Bell Island Curling Club 709-488-2326, St John's Curling Club 709-722-3291, and the Newfoundland & Labrador Curling Association (709) 489-6945 (their president in Windsor.)
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Diving
There are a number of great diving facilities in the St John's area, Contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Diving Association (709) 737-3804, which is also the Aquarena Diving Office Links to: Learn the sport

Fishing
There are lots of good rivers and lakes to go fishing around St John's. Contact the Department of Fishery and Oceans at (709) 772-4423.
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Football
Football leagues are hopping late summer into the fall. Tackle football is an extra curricular activity in most high schools. For those no longer in school, contact Newfoundland and Labrador Football Association at (709) 722-9804 for info on football leagues in the St John's area
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Golf
Grab your clubs and head to the 33-odd public or semi-public golf courses around the province. (List and maps of golf courses. Take a class or enquire about one-on-one instruction from the golf pro. You can also contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Ladies Golf Association at (709) 726-9439 or the Newfoundland and Labrador Men's Golf Association at (709) 634-595.
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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: St John's Sports and Recreation runs gymnastics classes as well as summer youth day camps. Call Gymnastics Newfoundland and Labrador at (709) 576-0146, Campia Gymnastics 709-368-5867 in Mount Pearl or Cygnus Gymnastics Association 709-739-8197.
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Hiking
Hiking takes you into the world of nature. Grand Concourse Walkways provide over 120 kms of networked walks along the rivers, ponds, lakes and parks in three municipalities, with over 70 Storyboards en route. There are a number of natural areas close-by as well. The Newfoundland Trailway passes wetlands and hardwood groves, goes through quaint villages and meanders along sparkling rivers.
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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: Newfoundland and Labrador Hockey Association in Grand Falls-Windsor (709) 489-5512 , NLHA 709-364-8884, and St John's Minor Hockey Association 709-579-9091 You can also catch the St John's Maple Leafs, a farm team of the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs, play at Mile One Stadium. Call 709-758-5470 for tickets and info.
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Horseback Riding
Contact the Newfoundland Equestrian Association's president at 709-777-4558. You can catch horse racing action at Lakeview Downs, a 15-minute drive from St. John's in Goulds, has weekly live and simulcast harness racing. The live racing season begins in June and runs through August. Post time is 2 p.m. Call 747-7223 for details.

Ice skating
St John's 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. You can also contact one of the following associations: Contact the Skate Canada Newfoundland & Labrador (709) 576-0509, the Mount Pearl Skating Club 709-364-4785, and the Prince Of Wales Fiqure Skating Club 709-579-1923.
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Martial Arts
Learn to defend yourself at several area studios, where they train in both the mental and physical skills in the martial arts. Newfoundland and Labrador Judo Association Ph: 1-877-879-5836, Karate Federation Newfoundland (709) 632-7368 (in Corner Brook), and the Newfoundland Taekwondo Association (709) 754-3868.
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Mini-golf
St John's has a few places to putt around a mini-golf course:

Ringette
Contact Newfoundland and Labrador Ringette Association (in Stephenville) at (709) 643-3101.
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Rock Climbing
Contact the Eastern Edge Climbing Club, who can be contacted through Wallnuts 709-579-WALL (9255). BR> Links to: Learn the sport

Rollerskating
You can go inline blading on any of the city's bike paths.BR> Links to: Learn the sport

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 St John's: Newfoundland Rugby Union (709) 579-1005 or the Swilers Rugby Club 709-739-7597.
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Running, Track & Field
Run along any of this area's hundreds of miles of bike paths. St John's has over 60 kms of multi-purpose trails to explore on the south and north sides of the city. St John's trail system connects with the greater Trans Canada Trail system. f you would like to join a running club, there are some in and around the city. Serious Cross Country Running, Road Running, Track and Field athletes can contact the Newfoundland & Labrador Athletics Assocaition at 709) 576-1303 . St John's also has a chapter of the Hash House Harriers.
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Soccer
St John's has several leagues for the world's most popular sport: Contact the C B S Soccer 709-834-1850 and at a provincial level the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Association (709) 576-0601, which has both men's and women's divisions. n BR> Links to: Learn the sport

Skiing, Cross-Country
Close to St John's are several cross-country ski venues. When there's snow on the ground, try any of the larger city parks. For cross-country, contact the Avalon Nordic Ski Club (formerly the St. John's Cross Country Ski Club) which skis at Butterpot Park (709)-739-7375. There are also groomed trails in the city at C.A. Pippy Park, and trails with rental equipment available at Bowring Park and Rotary Sunshine Park.
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Skiing, Downhill
There are several ski hills close to St John's .
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Snowmobiling
Close to St John's are several snowmobiling trails and venues. Contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Snowmobile Federation (in Deer Lake) at (709) 635-4396. The closest chapter is East Coast Snowmobile and ATV Association in Clarenville (709-466-1169).

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Swimming
See our listing of St John's Swimming Pools and St John's Beaches. For more information about organized swimming, contact Swimming Newfoundland and Labrador at (709) 576-7946.

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Volleyball
At Memorial University, both men and women play in the Canadian Inter-university Athletic Union, a league of university teams from across Canada. For more info you can also contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association' president at (709) 488-2871.
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