Whitmore Lake Community Recreation encompasses a variety of activities at facilities of Whitmore Lake Public Schools. The community pool hosts classes such as water aerobics or swim lessons, alongside pool parties and public swim. Youth classes invite kids to cavort through activities such as volleyball, basketball, and soccer, while adult sports include leagues such as softball and classes such as yoga and zumba.
At best, the thought of playing soccer on a crisp winter day in Michigan makes your teeth chatter. At worst, it's unfathomable. Luckily, Grand Blanc Soccerzone offers up a solution to sports fiends singing the Midwest wintertime blues: an indoor facility that keeps you sheltered from inclement weather year-round.
Players of all ages storm the turf pitch in pursuit of friendly competition, fundamentals, or some really cool turf stains. Teams join the competition as a unit, while independent players can sign up to form a squad with other solo soccer gurus. Besides a quality turf surface, the field is also walled in, providing the feel of a professional indoor soccer league. For those seeking to improve on-the-ball skills, instructors lead programs to perfect everything from dribbling and passing to goaltending and shooting.
Since 1995, children and adults have stayed active at Oakland Yard Athletics with a variety of league sports, lessons, and tournaments spread across sprawling, state-of-the art indoor and outdoor facilities. Boys play T-ball and baseball and girls play softball beneath a brightly lit dome with three professional-grade batting cages adjacent to 72,000 square feet of synthetic turf. Golfers explore the indoor driving range, and young and old soccer enthusiasts demonstrate just how useful a peg leg can be. Kids romp across a 10-acre fenced-in playground during more than 100 types of themed summer camps, including sports sessions, cooking lessons, and improv comedy classes. The caring staff has also been involved with numerous charitable organizations within the community.
Evolution Sportsplex’s dome structure houses 60,000 square feet of artificial turf, which doubles as an athletics field and an indoor driving range. There, as well as outdoors, a golfer can improve their swing, thereby eliminating the need for the pneumatic hammer taped to the end of their club. Visitors can also putt their way through a manicured miniature-golf course peppered with shady trees and refuel at the concession stand before hitting the indoor field, which can be converted for sports ranging from football to softball.
Skaters of all ages and arabesque abilities soar across Monroe Multi-Sports Complex's vast rink—the former home to 2011 NHL recruit Matt Mahalak. Though the rink acts as the complex’s nucleus of activity—hosting hockey games, figure skating exhibitions, skating lessons, and public skate sessions—, an adjacent field house promotes more land-based sports, including youth and adult soccer, dodge ball, and flag football. Additionally, a collection of springy inflatables allows young visitors to bounce for up to a full day or until they finally convince gravity to permanently reverse.
Passionate staffers stay on hand to offer skating tips during public sessions, assist guests as they sign for one of the soccer leagues, or be of assistance in case of a hot-chocolate overdose. In keeping with their commitment to physical education, the complex’s team of instructors also coach home-schooled children for credits, as well as give birthday children the gift of adrenaline-pumping exercise during party packages.
The Muskegon Family YMCA serves its community with fitness facilities and classes open to youngsters and adults alike. Facilities include workout rooms, indoor courts, and outdoor playing fields along with a fully equipped locker room featuring saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs. In workout studios, instructors lead many adult- and youth-fitness classes throughout the week, and swim coaches captain lessons, swim-team practices, and exercise sessions in the indoor pool. When parents work out, experts keep a close eye on their kids in the nursery, ensuring they won't don fake beards to run off and join a gang of lumberjacks.