Niagara Falls 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 InternationalSt Catharines, ON 905-684-7472
    Chippawa's Junior CNiagara Falls, ON(905) 295-0316
    Garden City Kiwanis Hockey LeagueSt Catharines, ON(905) 934-8940
    Greater Fort Erie Minor Hockey Association Fort Erie, ON905-871-7191
    Grimsby Minor Hockey AssociationGrimsby, ON(905) 945-0685
    Lincoln Minor Hockey AssociationBeamsville, ON 905-563-8358
    Niagara Dome Ball Hockey AssociationSt Catharines, ON 905-684-7359
    Niagara Falls Junior B CanucksNiagara 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 AssociationPelham, ON(905) 892-8111
    Pelham Pioneers - Oldtimers' HockeyPelham, ON(905) 892-3269
    St Catharines Catholic Youth Organization Minor HockeySt Catharines, ON905-687-9430
    St Catharines Falcons Hockey ClubSt Catharines, ON905-684-5888
    St Catharines Ball HockeySt Catharines, ON905-646-0480
    St. Catharines Falcons Hockey Club St. Catharines, ON(905) 684-5888
    Wainfleet Minor Hockey AssociationWainfleet, ON905) 899-0945
    Welland Farr Mercury J.B. CougarsWelland, ON(905) 735-7233, 735-7588
    Welland Girls HockeyWelland, ON(905) 937-4913
    Welland Minor Hockey AssociationWelland, 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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