Three regulation-size volleyball courts, two artificial turf fields, and one fully boarded sport floor surface sprawl across Canlan Sportsplex's 55,000 square feet of space, creating an indoor haven for everything from soccer to ball hockey, regardless of the season. Although the facility allows visitors to rent any of the fields, rinks, or courts, it also offers drop-in times for guests seeking a quick pickup match. Recreational leagues meet throughout the year, and the complex's staff even hosts occasional clinics that help casual enthusiasts as well as serious competitors refine their skills, techniques, and endorsement-negotiating tactics. In its ceiling, the facility features nine large doors that protect visitors from the elements, but can also be opened during the warmer months to transform the space into an open-air sports center.
Though Canada has traditionally been a hockey country, support for its national soccer teams continues to grow. The women's national team has been exciting fans coming off of a groundbreaking 2012 season, winning the Country's first summer Olympic traditional team sport medal since 1936. With this success, they have been awarded Team of the Year by the Canadian Press and CBC. The team continues to perfect their skills in the hopes of winning the 2015 FIFA Women?s World Cup Canada 2015 that their country will be hosting.
Vaughan Sportsplex sprawls its diversified athletic facilities across a 20,000-square-foot plot of land on Woodbridge's Westcreek Drive. Competitive and recreational athletes report to three indoor sports fields to engage in myriad sports from friendly touch football sessions on FIFA-rated X-Treme turf to more unique diversions such as full-field Nerf dart lazer tag. Vaughan Sportsplex also organizes league competition open to nearly all ages and skill levels, including adult competition in co-ed volleyball or men's soccer as well as kids' leagues in floor hockey and competitive sand-castle demolition.
The folks behind Vaughan Sportsplex II discovered a secret weapon against the rain, snow, and heat that assail outdoor sports. It's called the great indoors. The facility packs in a ball-hockey rink, three soccer fields layered in Xtreme artificial turf, basketball court, workout gym, and upper-viewing area with a lounge. These fields host league and tournament play for men, women, and children, as well as provide space for personal-training sessions. The facility may also be rented out privately for weekend warrior matches or birthday parties.
Founded by two York Region teachers in 2013, Rouge Valley Sports Camp fosters independence, emphasizes teamwork, and encourages critical thinking. But campers may not even realize they're acquiring those skills, since they'll be too busy playing basketball, baseball, soccer, or another sport. The camp also offers wilderness training and arts-and-crafts time. Indeed, RVSC's main program comes stocked with a diverse roster of activities. But the camp also offers activity-specific programs, with plans to expand into such areas as archery, rock climbing, and music in the future.
Designed by professional soccer players and coaches, Extreme Kicks sprawls before goal scorers a spacious, indoor facility for games, practices, and parties. Six large fields outfitted with top-grade turf host matchups, including men’s, women’s, and youth leagues and co-ed pickup games during the week. First- and second-floor spectator lounges surround the fields, complete with café-style seating and large TVs.