Niagara Falls, Ontario, Niagara Falls, New York, Niagara Region & Niagara Frontier 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 Niagara Falls area. Find out about local teams & leagues from: St. Catharines Minor Baseball Association (905) 682-4222, Greater Niagara Baseball Assn 905-354-4622, Welland District Slo-Pitch Association Inc. (905) 734-1710 or your local Parks & Recreation department. Links to: Learn the sport

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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There are two local boxing clubs: Niagara Falls Boxing Club (905-354-7918), and City Boxing Club (Niagara Falls: 905-356-9393).
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Niagara Falls’s indoor curling arenas offer this Olympic sport year-round. There are 6 curling rinks and clubs in the Niagara Falls area, each with a league, as well as inter-club play.
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There are a number of diving facilities in the Niagara Falls area. To learn diving, contact the Brock Niagara Diving Club (St. Catharines (905-688-5550) or contact the local Parks & Recreation department or local swimming pool.
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There are lots of good places to go fishing around Niagara Falls, in the Niagara River, Lake Erie and in Lake Ontario nearby.

Football leagues are hopping late summer into the fall. Contact your local Parks and Recreation office or these leagues: Niagara Regional Minor Football Association (905-356-4343), St Catharines Touch Football Association (905-937-1740).
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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. Contact any of the following:

  • Niagara Falls Lightning Gymnastic Club (Niagara Falls, ON: 905-354-2944)
  • Gymnastics ENERGY Training Centres (St Catharines, ON: 905-685-9248)
  • Quantum Niagara Gymnastics & Acro Cats (Niagara Falls, ON: 905-374-3131)
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    Hiking takes you into the world of nature. There are a number of nature trails in Conservation areas, as well as major hiking along the Bruce Trail, the Niagara Recreational Trail (between Niagara on the Lake and Fort Erie), the Friendship Trail (From Fort Erie to Crystal Beach), the Lakeshore Trail in St Catharines, and the Welland Canal Trail between Port Colborne and St Catharines. Links to: Learn the sport

    Skates and a hockey stick is all you need to play hockey. Check with city rinks listing for ice times. Here some hockey teams and leagues in the Niagara area:

    Ball Hockey International

    St Catharines, ON


    Chippawa's Junior C

    Niagara Falls, ON

    (905) 295-0316

    Garden City Kiwanis Hockey League

    St Catharines, ON

    (905) 934-8940

    Greater Fort Erie Minor Hockey Association

    Fort Erie, ON


    Grimsby Minor Hockey Association

    Grimsby, ON

    (905) 945-0685

    Lincoln Minor Hockey Association

    Beamsville, ON


    Niagara Dome Ball Hockey Association

    St Catharines, ON


    Niagara Falls Junior B Canucks

    Niagara Falls, ON

    (905) 358-7565

    Niagara-On-The-Lake Minor Hockey

    Virgil, ON

    (905) 468-2496

    Pelham Minor Hockey Association

    Pelham, ON

    (905) 892-8111

    Pelham Minor Hockey Association

    Pelham, ON

    (905) 892-8111

    Pelham Pioneers - Oldtimers' Hockey

    Pelham, ON

    (905) 892-3269

    St Catharines Catholic Youth Organization Minor Hockey

    St Catharines, ON


    St Catharines Falcons Hockey Club

    St Catharines, ON


    St Catharines Ball Hockey

    St Catharines, ON


    St. Catharines Falcons Hockey Club

    St. Catharines, ON

    (905) 684-5888

    Wainfleet Minor Hockey Association

    Wainfleet, ON

    905) 899-0945

    Welland Farr Mercury J.B. Cougars

    Welland, ON

    (905) 735-7233, 735-7588

    Welland Girls Hockey

    Welland, ON

    (905) 937-4913

    Welland Minor Hockey Association

    Welland, ON

    (905) 735-6500

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    Ice skating
    Niagara Falls 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. There are a number of skating clubs in the region:
    • Fort Erie Figure Skating Club (905-871-5075)
    • Grimsby Skating Club (905-945-6711)
    • Jordan Figure Skating Club (905-562-8880)
    • Merritton Figure Skating Club (St. Catharines:(905-684-2763)
    • Niagara Falls Skating Club (905-357-4766)
    • Niagara-On-The-Lake Figure Skating Club (905-468-7465)
    • Pelham Figure Skating Club (905-892-6699)
    • Pelham Silver Shadow Precision Team (905-732-5192)
    • Skating Unchallenged (Niagara Falls, ON (905-227-7610)
    • Welland Figure Skating Club (905-788-2627)
    • West Lincoln Skating Club (905-957-0933)
    • Winter Club of St. Catharines (905-641-5777 )

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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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    Niagara Falls has several places to putt around a mini-golf course.
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    The Niagara region is very active for women and teen ringette players. Contact the Jordan Ringette Association (905-562-3769), Niagara Falls Ringette League (905-357-3391), St Catharines Ringette Association (905-935-0852), or your local parks & recreation department.
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    Rock Climbing
    Rock climbing is gaining in popularity. There are plenty of interesting rocks around town, though experienced climbers head to several spots along the Niagara Escarpment.
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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 Niagara Falls: Contact the Niagara Wasps Rugby Football Club (Port Colborne: 905-835-8182) or your 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.
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    Niagara Falls has several leagues for the world's most popular sport:

    • St. Catharines Jets Girls Soccer (905) 646-4778
    • St. Catharines City Soccer Club (905) 984-5199
    • Niagara Soccer Association (905) 684-7359
    • Concord Soccer Club (905) 935-9648
    • Grimsby Town Youth Soccer (905) 945-0355
    • Niagara Falls Boy's Soccer Club 905-374-4040
    • Niagara Falls Girls Soccer Club 905-358-3632
    • Merritton Athletic Association Soccer 905-227-2098
    • Thorold Soccer Club (905) 227-5442

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    Skiing, Cross-Country
    Close to Niagara Falls are several 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. They’re not the Rockies, but they’re as good as any within a few hundred miles. There are several close to Niagara Falls.
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