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Most communities offer the chance for people to play sports throughout the year. You and/or your children can play soccer (football), American football or baseball or learn popular local sports such as ice hockey, curling or skiing.
Available to the public at little or no charge are many community sports and recreation facilities including indoor and outdoor ice hockey rinks, baseball diamonds, soccer fields (including fields adjacent to most public schools as well as Winnipeg’s brand new indoor/outdoor soccer complex).
There are also many world-class golf courses in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba.
Winnipeg and other Manitoba towns and cities have public swimming pools as well as private and public fitness facilities such as weight rooms.
Most neighbourhoods have a community centre – a meeting place where children and adults from the area can take part in a variety of sports and leisure activities.
General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres – use the interactive map to find sports and recreation programs and facilities such as soccer fields, baseball diamonds, skateboard parks, fitness and weight rooms.
Sport Manitoba – find amateur associations for sports such as cricket, soccer, by clicking on Sport Partners on the top right of this webpage.
City of Winnipeg Recreation and Leisure – find city parks, pools, skating rinks and other facilities, as well as a host of recreation programs.
YMCA/YWCA has a Newcomer Youth and Family Recreation & Orientation Project that provides a free one-year membership at its swimming, fitness and recreation centres in Winnipeg.
Rady Jewish Community Centre has excellent sports and recreational programs and facilities.
Manitoba is a great place to watch sports year-round. There are professional sports teams that play in Winnipeg, attracting thousands of fans to every game.
Arts and entertainment
No matter what you enjoy seeing or doing, Manitoba is rich with arts and cultural activities. Manitoba’s diverse cultures have lead to a wide variety of events in Manitoba that focus around specific cultural communities. Some arts and cultural groups reflect the area’s history and traditions, while others connect Manitoba with cultures around the world.
Here are some of the things to see and do in Winnipeg:
- Manitoba Museum
- Royal Winnipeg Ballet
- Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
- Manitoba Opera
- Winnipeg Folk Festival
- Jazz Winnipeg Festival
- Winnipeg Art Gallery
- Winnipeg Fringe Festival
- Manitoba Theatre Centre
- MTS Centre
- The Forks
Find out more about entertainment options at the following websites: