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Three Ways to Get Sporty in Rochester, MN

In Rochester, there's no competing with sports as a winning pastime. Whether you're a spectator or participant, looking for sporty fun in the winter or summer, we've got a game, match, or activity to pump you up. Plan a visit to the energetic, sport-loving city of Rochester, MN!


Summer nights are perfect for catching a Rochester Honkers minor league baseball game at Mayo Field. If you're visiting from fall to spring, make it your goal to watch the Ice Hawks, a United States Hockey League team that plays at the Rochester Recreation Center. In addition, the Rochester Amateur Sports Commission brings a legion of fun spectator sports events, tournaments, and competitions to the city every year, from national wrestling tournaments to basketball exhibition matches.


Head straight to the top at Rochester's two indoor rock climbing gyms, Roca Climbing & Fitness and Prairie Walls Climbing Gym. The facilities feature dozens of climbing walls and extensive bouldering areas. Climbers of all ages and abilities are welcome.


Whether you're a serious or casual bicyclist, Rochester is a great place for you to spin your wheels. One of only 21 communities nationwide to win a "Bicycle Friendly Community" award from the American League of Bicyclists, Rochester boasts more than 85 miles of trails that criss-cross the neighborhoods, downtown, and parks. You can rent a standard bike, tandem bike, or baby trailer at Silver Lake Boat & Bike Rentals and start your biking excursion at Silver Lake Park.

From joining in a game of beach volleyball at Foster Arend Park to playing disc golf at East Park, you'll always find a way to be healthy and active in Rochester. For more ideas on sporty summer fun, including swimmingboatingfishinghiking, and golfing, check out Five Ways to Chill Out on a Hot Day. For more ideas on staying active in winter, including ice skatingcross-country skiing, and sledding, check out Five Hot Ways to Spend a Cool Day.

Plan your visit to get sporty in Rochester today!