Sports in Minneapolis

Up to 55% Off Tai Chi Classes at Evergreen Fitness

SW Minneapolis

$100 $50

Practitioners of the Chinese martial art relax and increase focus while burning calories and improving balance, agility, and flexibility

Up to 56% Off at Power Defense Kickboxing

Downtown

$60 $30

Students learn effective self-defense techniques, such as how to target opponents' pressure points and strike out with knees and elbows

Up to 82% Off Fitness or Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$160 $49

Fitness training in small groups keeps patrons motivated to keep working out; kickboxing torches calories in a cathartic flurry of moves

Up to 81% Off Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts Classes

St. Louis Park

$150 $29

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors trained by founder Carlos Gracie, Jr. lead men's, women's, and children's group classes

50% Off Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Roseville

$34 $17

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Approachable nine-hole, par 27 course that stretches along 1,373 yards of garden- and tree-lined fairways

Up to 80% Off at Focus Kids Karate Academy

Edina

$199 $39

The specialized program teaches kids aged 3–4 self-defense skills as well as listening, self-control, and discipline

70% Off Martial-Arts Classes at USA Karate

Multiple Locations

$49.95 $14.95

Karate classes for adults or juniors teach self-defense techniques that improve agility, coordination, and leadership skills

Electric Run – Up to 40% Off 5K Entry and T-Shirt

Minnesota State Fairgrounds

$79 $49

Runners and walkers of all ages bedeck themselves in glow-in-the-dark swag and groove through a neon course to the afterparty at its finish

Up to 52% Off at Great Northern Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

$48 $25

Kids learn introductory gymnastics skills, including tumbling, trampoline, and apparatus basics

Up to 89% Off Tae Kwon Do for the Whole Family

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

Instructors teach kids tae kwon do with or without parent participation and provide family classes for all to join in and learn together

Up to 50% Off Fairway Flyerz

Roseville

$20 $10

Colorful disks of various weights, shapes, and designs light up the course as players take aim at targets and baskets.

50% Off Boxing Lessons

Hamline - Midway

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 51% Off Adult Masters Swim Workouts

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

Certified Level I and II ACSCA/US Masters swim coaches; workouts comprise exercises that boost swimming skills and burn calories

Half Off at School of Shaolin Kung Fu

Coon Rapids

$50 $25

Black-sash-level instructors train students in traditional kung fu and tai chi styles with a focus on wrestling, sparring, and self-defense

Up to 52% Off at The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove

Oak Grove

$122 $59

350 acres of natural wetlands seamlessly integrate into pond-hindered hole layouts on course with five sets of tee boxes

Up to 62% Off at Orono Public Golf Course

Orono

$65 $25

9-hole course incorporates dense tree lines on the edge of fairways, elevated tee boxes, and rolling terrain

Up to 63% Off Taekwondo Classes

Blaine

$119 $49

Students of all ages learn taekwondo techniques while working their bodies and developing values such as discipline and self-confidence

Up to 75% Off at Ambition Taekwondo

Eagan

$165 $49

Tae kwon do classes combine combat techniques with sport and fitness, which are put to use as students practice sparring and breaking

50% at Shadowbrooke Golf Course

Lester Prairie

$78 $39

18-hole, par 71 course pairs an open front nine with a less forgiving back nine cleaved through mature trees

Up to 57% Off Karate or Kobudo Classes

Eden Prairie

$85 $39

Black-belt instructors teach karate techniques for sparring and self-defense, or the weapons-based martial art of kobudo

Up to 54% Off Practice at Minnesota Golf Academy

Eden Prairie

$60 $29

Unlimited range balls fuel sessions at a short-game area with a sand trap and a driving range where guests can place their own tees

Up to 83% Off at Master Moon's Tae Kwon Do

Eden Prairie

$200 $49

Sixth-degree black belt Master Moon and his staff teach tae kwon do to students as young as 4; uniform and two private lessons included

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National Sports Center is one of the few places in the world where you can step from verdant fields onto stretches of ice. Eight ice arenas—four Olympic-sized, four NHL-sized—comprise more than 148,000 square feet inside the Schwan Super Rink. And as for the fields? The National Sports Center was originally conceived as a soccer complex, and it still boasts 52 fields. The Guinness Book of World Records has certified National Sports Center as the largest soccer complex on earth.

Hockey and soccer still only make up a small portion of the sports that are playable at the center. Those same soccer fields might host rugby on one day, lacrosse on another, and ultimate disc the following week, provided the discs have not flown south for the winter. The ice rink might host figure skaters as well as broomball teams. At the center's outdoor cycling velodrome, brake-free bikes race each other along a canted track, thrilling crowds every Thursday from late May to September. Players of all stripes can sign up for leagues and lessons in their favorite sport, or check out everything from expos to fitness classes on the calendar of events.

1700 105th Ave NE
Blaine,
MN
US

In 1987, Brian McInerny was careening around Italy in a four-wheel, multipassenger Surrey cycle. An avid cyclist, he fell in love with this quirky contraption that he'd never seen in the United States and he immediately sought out the manufacturer and purchased a crate of them. Wheel Fun Rentals traces its origin to this very moment, as Brian changed his surrey-distribution company into a rental and tour company that spans the nation. In spite of a general suspicion of unicycles and their ulterior motives, the company's corporate philosophy espouses "Supporting active healthy lifestyles for our customers and maintaining a healthy environment for all." Wheel Fun's fleet of rentals now includes bicycles, multipassenger Surreys, scooters, surfboards, and paddle-based watercraft. They also promote green communities by offering free rentals to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

4135 West Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Boasting a Gold Standard certification from the American Sailing Association, Northern Breezes Sailing School welcomes tender-footed sailors aboard a fleet of U.S. Coast Guard–inspected boats for safe, exciting lessons. With a host of courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced dread pirates, Northern Breezes acclimates students of all levels with both the practical and nuanced aspects of the art of wind harnessing.

Helmed by ASA instructor-evaluator Captain Thom Burns, the school has awarded more than 5,000 ASA certifications since its inception. Northern Breezes also offers camps for adventurous whippersnappers as well as boat charters and onshore courses on how to read the wind rippling across the water.

4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Named one of 2012's top 100 five-star bicycle retailers in the United States by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News, Penn Cycle and Fitness has helped its customers enjoy smooth cycling for more than 50 years. From spare parts to automobile racks, the shop carries a large assortment of bike-riding gear for casual and serious excursions, while also offering repairs. During repair classes, the staff imparts its knowledge of bicycle mechanics onto pupils, who walk away from the 90-minute sessions with the ability to adjust brakes, fix faulty chains, and recite owners’ manuals backwards.

710 W Lake St
Minneapolis,
MN
US

During this two-hour event, you get an all-access pass to try samples from OM’s menu paired with various wines. Samples are spread among a buffet table, wine stations, and roaming servers. As you tipple out-of-this-world wines originating in worldly locations from India to America, friendly butlers will be making their way through the mingling crowds to offer up various bites and describe the edible pieces on their platters to any eager ears. There will be ample opportunity for mixing and mingling along the way, so expect a night of friendly consumption, social networking, and a glorious smattering of edibles.

401 North 1st Avenue
Minneapolis,
MN
US

International instructor and dance champion Peter Strom created Uptown Swing to impart his swing-dancing know-how to rookie and pro rug cutters. Students can choose one four-week course, with classes meeting once a week for one hour. In Beginner A lessons, hip-shaking novices learn the basic steps, spins, and fire-breathing techniques of the Charleston and six-count lindy hop, an upbeat style of swing from the 1930s and '40s. During the Beginner B classes, aspiring Fred Astaires focus on the eight-count lindy hop, with its trademark swing-out and open and closed positions. Because students work together throughout, classes don't require partners, much like solo thumb-wrestling tournaments. Weekly recap videos make it easy for students to rehearse swing steps between sessions at home.

1940 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US