If shredding gnar on some sweet dump doesn’t sound appealing, you might still be looking to stay active this winter. Here is our guide to some of the best places in Barrie for indoor sports.
Barrie Sports Dome
The Barrie Sports Dome should be the first place you check for indoor sports because not only do they have traditional sports like golf and soccer, they also have niche sports like bubble soccer, bazooka ball, and arrow tag. If you’re a fan of paintball (but not the paintball prices), they also have something called reball which uses re-usable, synthetic balls instead of paintballs so you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on ammo.
Jack’s Urban Jungle
Offering a one of a kind destination with tons of activities, Jack’s Urban Jungle will keep you moving this winter. They have bungee harness trampolines, ziplining, an ariel course, and unique activities you’ll only find at Jack’s like the Leap Of Faith, Zorbing, and The Tree.
Barrie has three main recreation centres with rinks, swimming pools, fitness centres, and gymnasiums. There’s plenty of open skate and swim times or you can book a whole area for your own group activity.
Allendale Recreation Centre – Adult and toddler pool, 2 arenas, fitness centre
East Bayfield Community Centre – Adult and toddler pool, 2 arenas, fitness centre, gymnasium
Holly Community Centre – Adult and toddler pool, 2 arenas, fitness centre, gymnasium, aerobics room
Barrie North Winter Tennis
Offering four tennis courts in a heated dome, Barrie North Winter Tennis has a number of ways to make sure you keep that arm warmed up through the cold weather. You can book a court (and even a ball machine) for a one-time fee or become a member so you can go whenever you want. They also have stringing and matchmaking services, showers, a lounge, and more.
Alt. Rock is the perfect place for anyone interested in rock climbing, from first-timers, all the way up to seasoned veterans. They have single day passes or memberships available and most of the climbing is bouldering which means no harness, no ropes, no partner. Just learn the basics and then explore at your own pace.
While the Vertical Zone is not a trampoline park, it is a trampoline training facility with lots of options for recreational and competitive classes and pay-as-you-go drop-in jumps. They also have Little Ninjas which introduces kids from ages 3 to 15 to freestyle movement, martial arts, and gymnastics.
Just because the greens have been covered in white doesn’t mean you have to stop golfing. North Swing is an indoor all-season golf experience where you can eat, drink, and play. There is a winter league, party and event rentals, or book by the hour for only $50 bucks a screen.
Bullseye Axe Throwing
The new sport on the block that’s really picking up steam. Bullseye Axe Throwing give between 6 and 100 people (yes, 100) around 2 hours of axe throwing fun with an experienced coach to make sure you get the most out of it. There’s also axe throwing leagues you can join too!