Get active and stay indoors

In the mood for skating, swimming, rock-climbing or curling? Then check out these venues in Abbotsford.

  • Nov. 26, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Skate

On the ice, Abbotsford has several high-quality facilities for hockey and other sports. The twin-rinks facility, Centre Ice located at 3600 Townline Rd., has become the nerve centre of the hockey community.

MSA Arena, at 2323 Emerson St., is another popular location, seating 1,000 fans.

Abbotsford Recreation Centre boasts an Olympic-sized ice rink which is used for hockey, speed skating and the general public. A second ice rink can be found at the Matsqui Recreation Centre. This rink is NHL-sized for the public to enjoy.

Swim

Matsqui Recreation Centre, located at 3106 Clearbrook Rd., is commonly referred to as The Wave Pool. This indoor swimming experience has a slide, diving boards, pools, a sauna, hot tub and a shallow beach area where waves crash every 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, the Abbotsford Recreation Centre, at 34890 Old Yale Rd., also has a fantastic indoor pool, which offers leisure and adult swims, toonie swims, aqua fitness and more.

Rock-climbing

When it comes to getting fit and staying active, some are happy to beat a path on the road, or a treadmill.

Still there are others looking for a different kind a challenge – a vertical one. They crave that slow and steady climb, fighting gravity every inch of the way. Before you head out in search of your rocky playground, it’s wise to get a foothold on some training.

The folks at Project Climbing Centre understand the need for a challenge, and they’re there to help. They offer courses from beginner to advanced, and provide training in their 9,000-square-foot centre. They also have a full schedule of drop-in times for all ages.

Curling: abbycurlingclub.com

Curling is a true Canadian sport, and Abbotsford has embraced it fully. Our full-time curling facility is home to numerous teams of all ages, from juniors to seniors. The dedicated staff and volunteers at the Abbotsford Curling Club work diligently to foster the development of new and existing players, and are committed to providing playing opportunities even while hosting bonspiels and championships.

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