Ottawa-Gatineau 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!

Aerobics
Put on runners and shorts and head to one of the many aerobics clubs and gyms, including the "Y".
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Baseball/Softball
This summer, you can watch or play in a baseball game, in one of several leagues in the Ottawa area.

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Basketball
Basketball is a year-round sport. Call the local Parks & Recreation department
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Bicycling
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
Bowling with family or friends is fun at the dozen bowling lanes around town. Enquire to join league play!
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Curling
Ottawa's indoor curling arenas offer this Olympic sport year-round. There are 6 curling rinks and clubs in the Ottawa area, each with a league, as well as inter-club play.
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Diving
There are a number of diving facilities in the Ottawa area. Contact the local Parks & Recreation department or local swimming pool.
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Football
Football leagues are hopping late summer into the fall.
If you are intersted in joing a league in Minor Football, contact one of these:

Gloucester Dukes /Midge

Gloucester

837-1768

Myers Riders

Ottawa

727-9790

Ottawa Colts

Ottawa

741-6518

GS Raiders

Leitrim

822-2091

Kanata Knights

Kanata

788-3244

Orleans Bengals

Orleans

837-1768

Ottawa Norsemen

Ottawa

725-2161

North Glouc.Giants

Gloucester

744-2605

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(girls)

798-8160

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Golf
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
Gymnastics has a high media profile at the Olympics, and has the youngest entry (and retirement) ages. Here some good organizations:

Club Les Sitelles

Canotek

742-5098

Gloucester Challengers

5510 Canotek Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 9J4

747-4242

Kanata Rhythmic Gym. Club

Kanata

599-8024

Canadian Gymnastics Fed.

Gloucester

748-5637

McNabb Gymnastics Club

180 Percy St, Ottawa, ON

564-1070

Nepean-Corona School

155 Colonnade Rd S, Nepean, ON K2E 7K1

224-6524

Ottawa Gymnastics Centre

294 Elmgrove Av, Ottawa, ON K1Z 6V1

722-8698

Ottawa Rhythmic Club

50 Vaughan St, Ottawa, ON K1M 1X1

741-8808

Ottawa Westboro Club

Elmgrove

722-8698

McNabb Gymnastics Club

Percy St.

564-1070

Starr Gymnastics

2764 Lancaster Rd, Ottawa, ON K1B 4S4

523-6555

Tumblers Gymnastics Centre.

330 Vantage Dr, Orleans, ON K4A 3W1

834-4334


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Hiking
Hiking takes you into the world of nature. There is great hiking in the Gatineau Hills in Quebec.
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Hockey
Skates and a hockey stick is all you need to play hockey. Check with city rinks listing for ice times. There are several leagues:

Ottawa Senators Junior A Hockey Club

(613)248-1575

1265 Walkley Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9

Gloucester Rangers Jr A Hockey Team

(613)749-9472

2020 Ogilvie Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 7N8

Kanata Jr A Hockey Club

(613)831-0445

10 McKitrick Dr, Kanata, ON K2L 1T7

Nepean Raiders Junior A Hockey Club

(613)228-3500

Po Box 5695, Nepean, ON K2C 3M1

Bonne Entente League

(613)824-7243

Gloucester

Canadian Adult Rec Assoc.

(613)748-5646

Canadian Hockey Assoc.

(613)748-5613

District 12 Cumberland Minor Hockey Assoc

(613)830-8500

1585 Tenth Line Rd, Orleans, ON K1E 3E8

Gloucester Hockey Association

(613)748-9857

2020 Ogilvie Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 7N8

Kanata Minor Hockey Association

(613)831-7051

100 Walter Baker Pl, Kanata, ON K2V 1A2

Men's Rec League

819-643-4642

Orleans/Kanata

Nepean Minor Hockey Assn

(613)225-6312

1765 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 1E1

Osgoode Rideau Minor Hockey

(613)692-0285

Po Box 317, Manotick, ON K4M 1A4

Orleans Minor Hockey Association

(613)834-6553

1490 Youville Dr, Orleans, ON K1C 2X8

Ottawa-Carleton Ball Hockey League

(613)230-6299

836 Somerset W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6R5

Ottawa District Hockey Association

(613)224-7686

1900 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 4N4

Stittsville Minor Hockey Association

(613)831-0865

10 Warner Colpitts Ln, Stittsvl, ON K2S 1A3

West-End Hockey League

(613)729-0125

Ottawa, ON K1Z 5A6

Gloucester/Cumb. Girls

(613)841-7540

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Ice skating
Ottawa 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.
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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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Mini-golf
Ottawa has several places to putt around a mini-golf course.

Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is gaining in popularity. There are plenty of interesting rocks in the Gatineau Hills, though experienced climbers head west to Bon Echo Provincial Park.
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Rugby
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 Ottawa: Contact the local Parks and Recreation department
  • Ottawa Irish Rugby Club Associations, Athletic Organizations 486 Thessaly Circle Ottawa, (ON) K1H 5W5 (613) 521-2010
  • Canadian Rugby Union 748-5657
  • Ottawa Beavers 565-0210
  • Ottawa Indians 729-6326
  • Ottawa Scottish 233-3065
  • City of Nepean (ages 9-14) 727-6710

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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. Contact Ottawa Fitness Challenge (670-3888) and Track North Athletic Club (675-7055).
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Soccer
Ottawa has several leagues for the world's most popular sport:

Canadian Soccer Association 237 Metcalfe, Ottawa, ON K2P 1R2 (613)237-7678
Ottawa Carleton Soccer League237 Metcalfe, Ottawa, ON K2P 1R2 (613)233-4451
Recreational Adult Mixed LeagueBrewer Park237-7652
Gloucester Seniors741-6781
City of Nepean Recreatonal Soccer727-6710
City of Ottawa Recreational Soccer (girls)798-8160
Kanata Municipal Recreational Soccer836-5787
Gloucester Municipal Recreational Soccer824-8081
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Skiing, Cross-Country
Close to Ottawa are several cross-country ski venues. When there's snow on the ground, try any of the larger city and provincial parks. Contact the Laurentian Nordic Ski Club(560-1068).
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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 there are several close to Ottawa, across the river in the Gatineau Hills and several up the Valley a short ways.
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