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Sault Ste Marie Sports & Recreation: Sports Teams and 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!

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 Sault Ste. Marie area. In the US, contact the Sault Area Little League Association at (906) 635-0968, the Sault Girls Youth Softball Program at (906) 632-1942, Women's Softball (906) 632-6896 x 3030 (Sandy Corbiere), or Soo Slo-Pitch Softball Association (906) 635-0650

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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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Sault Ste. Marie offers this Olympic sport at a number of locations. The rinks and clubs in the Sault Ste. Marie area, provide the community with leagues, as well as inter-club play.
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There are a few diving facilities in the Sault area. Contact the local Parks & Recreation department or local swimming pool. Contact the Lake Superior Tridents Dive Club (705-942-2302 - Hugh Wyatt or 906-632-1939 Gregg Bush).
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Ontario in general is a terrific place to go fishing. With thousands of lakes in the province and hundreds in the Algoma Region, your sure to find something that fits your fishing needs.

Football leagues are hopping late summer into the fall. Contact the Sault Giants Football Team, Nicki Odbert, 906 632-0033.
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Grab your clubs and head to the many 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 the Sault Ste. Marie Gymnastics Club (705-254-2259 or 705-541-9431).
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Hiking takes you into the world of nature. This city offers near-nature jaunts in the Crystal Creek Conservation Area, the Fort Creek Conservation Area and along Red Creek Road to the city's northwest. There are also many 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 Sault Ste. Marie Minor Hockey Association (522-0067), the Sault Major Hockey association (705) 945-8126 or the Soo Michigan Hockey Association at (906) 632-1844, or Pizza Hut Pee Wee Hockey Club at (906) 635-9685 (Bob Autore, Manager), or Independent Bantam Hockey Team (906) 632-6870 (Tom Allan, Manager) for more info.
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Ice skating
Sault 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. Contact the Sault Ste Marie Figure Skating Club (253-7127), or Hiawatha Skating Club (906) 635-3960 for more info.
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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. Contact the Sault Ste Marie Japan Karate Association at 705-759-8552
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Sault Ste. Marie has two places to putt around a mini-golf course: Great Northern Fun Park (Outdoor)-(705) 942-7275 and Wilderness Golf (Indoor)-(705) 541-0303.

Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is gaining in popularity. There are plenty of interesting rocks around town, though experienced climbers either head north to the Agawa Canyon (which in wintertime has over forty waterfall ice routes.
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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 Sault Ste. Marie: 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, and several track & field meets each summer. Contact the Sault Stryders Running Club (Dennis Stortini - 254-1554).
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Sault Ste. Marie has several leagues for the world's most popular sport. Contact the Sault Amateur Soccer Association at (705) 759-7272, and in
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Skiing, Cross-Country
Close to Sault Ste. Marie are several cross-country ski venues. When there’s snow on the ground, try any of the larger city and provincial parks. Contact the Heyden Ski Runners at 705-777-1010.
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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 Sault Ste. Marie. Contact the Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club Ski Club (Tom Noland 949-3283).
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Sault Ste. Marie has several fine swimming pools to swim and dive competitively. In Michigan, contact the Sault Competitive Aquatics Team (SCAT), Sherry Hutchins, President at (906) 635-0195.
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