Indoor Fun! Beach Volleyball, Ice Skating, Climbing & More,
Don’t let a rainy day spoil your mood. Sure, we’re in B.C.’s relentless downpour season, but if you know where to look, there’s actually plenty of recreational activities to keep you moving and having fun.
Beach Sports in Winter at 6Pack Beach. Who told you January wasn’t beach weather? 6Pack Beach in Richmond was recognized as “New Business of the Year” in 2012 for their innovative one-of-a-kind indoor sports venue.
Their bright, 18,000 square-foot, ultra-modern indoor-beach facility hosts volleyball, but also soccer, tennis and sand sculptures for Lower Mainland residents who tend to stay away from outdoor beaches during B.C.’s lengthy rainy season. “We opened 6Pack Indoor Beach because there was a great need to satisfy Vancouver’s craving for beach sports and activities year round,” says 6Pack’s Co-Owner Jeff Cheng.
Put On Your Skates! The Lower Mainland may not get that cold, but we’re hockey fans through and through – and we’ve got plenty of indoor rinks to lace up our skates this winter, like the Surrey Sport & Leisure Centre. Check out public skate times, available for all ages and abilities (Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years and under if you’re bringing your kids!).
Climb Higher! Test your endurance and rock-climbing skills scaling the wall at the Rock Wall Climbing Gym in Maple Ridge or Coastal Climbing Centre in Surrey. Rock Wall has over 55 top rope routes and 25 lead routes, a bouldering area with cave and over 400 square feet of roof. It’s for all ages and skill levels – they even have a family climb every Saturday morning starting at 11 am! Summon your inner Spider-Man and get to the top, wall-crawler.
Tennis, Anyone? With four indoor courts, Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club in Surrey offers some of the best tennis in the Fraser Valley any time of the year. Make sure you book in advance – and lessons are available if you’re looking to up your game. As another option, you could try the indoor tennis courts at Cameron Recreation Complex in Burnaby. Game on!