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Aerial Silks - Silks at Palmer Field

Enthusiasts of this acrobatic art often perform in the afternoons in good weather. Newcomers welcome. facebook.com/groups/SilksInTheDiag. Classes offered at the Ann Arbor Aviary, 2875 Boardwalk (734-726-0353), facebook.com/TheAnnArborAviary, and Ringstar Physical Arts Studio, 3907 Varsity (734-335-1652), a2ringstar.com


Badminton - Ann Arbor Badminton Club

2960 Washtenaw, Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center [map]

(734) 971-6355

Ann Arbor Badminton Club. Meets Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sun. 7:30-10 p.m. and Sat. 3-5:45 p.m. Gym membership or $9 entrance fee required. Players of all levels welcome; bring your own rackets and shuttlecocks. alexhong5115@yahoo.com S


Badminton - Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center

2960 Washtenaw [map]

(734) 971-6355

Eight indoor courts with daily drop-in play and two tournaments per year; see website for drop-in schedule & fees. washtenaw.org/497/Meri-Lou-Murray-Recreation-Center


Bicycling - 

See the Transportation section of this guide for information on bicycle commuting and ArborBike rentals.


Bicycling - Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society

More than 500 members. Schedules rides throughout Washtenaw and surrounding counties, generally listed on the AABTS website, in the Events section of the monthly Ann Arbor Observer, and at AnnArborObserver.com, (Check aabts.org, then 'Rides" and "Online Ride Calendar" to confirm listings.) Riders of all abilities welcome, as are nonmembers (new riders receive advice and support). Hosts an annual invitational bicycle ride (One Helluva Ride) 2nd Sat. in July. Publishes an online ride calendar and newsletter. Annual dues $20, family $25 (includes mileage recognition patches for minimum 500 club miles/year and discounts at area bike shops). aabts.org, facebook.com/aabts.mi


Bicycling - Ann Arbor Velo Club

Promotes competitive cycling in Southeastern Michigan. Hosts events year round: races, training rides, fun rides, skills practice, coaching, and social activities. Open to all riders seeking to take their cycling to the next level. Dues $30, $50 for families. annarborveloclub.org


Bicycling - Bicycle maps

See a2gov.org/parks for PDF maps and where to purchase a paper map ($2).


Bicycling - Bicycle rental

U-M Adventure Leadership (336 Hill. 734-764-3967) rents Blue Bikes to both students and the general public. See website for info. recsports.umich.edu/rentals/blue-bike. Hudson Mills Metropark (8801 North Territorial, 734-426-8211) rents bikes to ride in the park or on the Border-to-Border Trail. $10 first two hours, $5/hour after. Hours vary seasonally; call for current hours. metroparks.com


Bicycling - Common Cycle

416 W. Huron [map]

(508) 320-4854

Cooperative provides free access to tools and expertise for repairing and maintaining bicycles. Weekly public repair events, a women/femme/trans program, as well as several multi-week bicycle maintenance courses each year, and more advanced training sessions. Operates the Mobile Repair Stand between April and October at the Sunday Artisan Market at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. info@commoncycle.org, commoncycle.org


Bicycling - Dirt biking

Bandemer Park (Barton Dr. at Whitmore Lake Rd.) has a dirt bike jump course.


Bicycling - Mountain biking

Bluffs Nature Area (N. Main across from Lakeshore St.) has rugged trails throughout the park, while Olson Park (corner of Dhu Varren and Pontiac Trail) also has a network of trails.


Boating & Sailing - Barton Boat Club

Promoting small boat sailing and racing. Meets May-mid-Oct., Sun. 2 p.m. on Barton Pond for Laser class sailboat racing. Holiday and social events. Junior sailing instruction one week during the summer. Annual dues $355. Nominal fee for winter boat storage. mattmeghan@sbcglobal.net or dbochar@gmail.com, bartonboatclub.org


Boating & Sailing - Michigan Sailing Club

8010 Strawberry Lake [map]

(734) 426-4299

Open to public. Membership includes beginner sailing lessons and use of club sailboats, windsurfers, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Offers introductory sailboat rides to prospective members every Sat. at 1 p.m. (weather permitting). Hosts formal regattas and informal intra-club races. Summer social activities include picnics, barbecues, swimming. Dues include lessons and use of club boats. Annual dues $225/person (U-M students $150), $345/family (U-M student family $240). sailing.club@umich.edu, michigansailingclub.org


Bowling - Arbor Valley USBC, (United States Bowling Congress)

2707 Yost [map]

(734)-973-2695

Serves all area USBC-certified bowlers. Leagues for men, women, and youth bowlers play locally at Bel-Mark and Revel & Roll, (see below). Annual dues, (local, state and national chapters), $23. arborvalleyusbc.org


Bowling - Bel-Mark Lanes

3530 Jackson [map]

(734) 994-8433

39 lanes (including 9-lane private party suite), bar & grill, pizza, video games, and darts. Open bowling most days (call to confirm availability). Karaoke Fri. & Sat. nights. belmarklanes.com


Bowling - Revel & Roll

1950 South Industrial [map]

(734) 665-4474

Formerly Colonial Lanes. 27 lanes, interactive and virtual video/pinball room, billiards, restaurant. Open bowling daily; phone ahead for lane availability. Leagues year round. Birthday parties, corporate outings. info@revelandroll.com, revelandroll.com


Canoeing, Kayaking, & Paddleboating - Argo Park Canoe Livery

1055 Longshore [map]

(734) 794-6241

Rents canoes, 1- and 2-person kayaks, tubes, stand-up paddleboards, and 5-person rafts; a driver's license or car key required for deposit. Rental $15-$21/2 hours. River trips of 1.5 and 2.5 hours available with van transportation upstream $21-$32. Season passes available. River day camps, stand up paddle boarding instruction, and other public programs. Open early May-mid-Oct. Before Memorial Day weekend & after Labor Day: weekends 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day: daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m. a2gov.org/canoe


Canoeing, Kayaking, & Paddleboating - Gallup Park Canoe Livery

3000 Fuller [map]

(734) 794-6240

Rents canoes, 1- and 2-person kayaks, kids' kayaks, and rowboats; see Argo listing above for trip information and rental fees. Also rents paddleboats for $12/hour. Public programs, river day camps, and a coffee shop. Opens mid-Apr. Before Memorial Day weekend & after Labor Day: daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day: daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m. a2gov.org/canoe


Canoeing, Kayaking, & Paddleboating - Skip's Huron River Canoe Livery

Delhi Metropark, East Delhi Rd

(734) 769-8686

Rents Canoes, single or double kayaks, and tubes. Open 7days/wk first week of May through Labor Day; open weekends in April and Labor Day-mid Oct. (depending on river conditions). Two trips available: an 8-mile (3 hour) trip from Hudson Mills Metro Park to Delhi Metropark and a 3.5-mile (1.5 hour) trip from Dexter-Huron Metropark to Delhi Metropark. Online reservations and payment required for weekends and holidays, encouraged for weekdays. Minimum ages: 8 (with guardian) for tube rental, 12 (with guardian) for single kayak, 16 for trips without a guardian. Metroparks vehicle pass required ($10/day, $35/year, $21/year for age 62 & up). skipshuronrivercanoeliveryllc.com S


Canoeing, Kayaking, & Paddleboating - U-M Rec Sports

336 Hill [map]

(734) 764-3967

Rents kayaks and organizes occasional trips. All services and equipment available to the public. See website for hours and fees. advleadtrips@umich.edu, recsports.umich.edu/rentals


Disc Golf - Ann Arbor Area Disc Induced Sports Club, (A3Disc)

5980 Plum Hollow Dr. #13, Ypsilanti [map]

(734) 649-8220

Hosts leagues and tournaments year-round at Hudson Mills Metropark, Independence Lake and Rolling Hills County Parks, Mary Beth Doyle Park, Bandemer Park, The Ponds at Lakeshore in Ypsilanti, "The Gulch" in Hamburg Twp., and Brighton Recreation Area State Park, as well as other parks in the area. Summer leagues for all club members Mon. (Independence), Wed. (Hudson Mills) and Fri. ("The Gulch"). $30 club fee; park vehicle entrance fees extra. jreif746@gmail.com, a3disc.org


Disc Golf - Bandemer Park

N. Main at Lakeshore Dr. and off Barton Dr. where it meets Whitmore Lake Rd. 9-hole course along the Huron River.


Disc Golf - Hudson Mills Metropark

8801 North Territorial [map]

(734) 426-8211

Two 24-hole courses; $3 daily wristband or $55 ($35 seniors 62+ & juniors 20 and under) annual bag tag to play. Vehicle entrance fee $10/day, $35/year ($21 for seniors age 62+). Facility rents discs for a $10 deposit. S


Disc Golf - Independence Lake County Park

3200 Jennings, Webster Twp [map]

Thirty-six-hole course. (Vehicle fees, see Rolling Hills below.)


Disc Golf - Mary Beth Doyle Park

Birch Hollow Rd. east of Stone School Rd. Eighteen-hole course with a pond and a tricky path through the woods.


Disc Golf - Rolling Hills County Park

7660 Stony Creek Rd [map]

(734) 484-9676

Eighteen-hole course with amateur and professional tees. Vehicle entrance fees: see listing under Regional & State Parks. washtenaw.org/607/Rolling-Hills-County-Park S


Fencing - Ann Arbor Sword Club

(734) 660-1530, (call afternoons & evenings)

Modern competitive fencing, historical swordplay (HEMA), and instruction. Sept.-mid-Aug., Tues. 6:30-10 p.m. at Pittsfield Grange Hall, 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Two 9-week introductory sessions (Sept. and Jan.), 6:30-7:30 p.m. More information, schedule, and details at annarborsword.com


Fencing - YMCA

400 W. Washington [map]

(734) 996-9622

Classes year round, all levels, age 12 & up. Equipment provided. Instruction and open fencing Thurs. evening & Sat. afternoon. annarborymca.org S


Firearms & Archery - Washtenaw Sportsman's Club

5095 Ellis, Ypsilanti [map]

(734) 276-4597, Membership sec. Ed Krasny, (734) 971-5077

Firearms: Classes in hunter safety, CPL, rifle, pistol, & shotgun for adults and juniors: (Chuck Morgan, (734) 654-3197, cmorgan2002@comcast.net ). Archery: Outdoor 3-D, field, and practice ranges. Indoor ranges up to 35 yards. All leagues and matches are open to the public. Junior Olympic Archery Development Program: (Jack Romeo: strings37@sbcglobal.net). Annual dues $170, $120 for age 65 & up. See website for open times and rates. WSClub.org.S


Flying - Ann Arbor Flyers

801 Airport Dr [map]

One of the oldest aviation clubs in the country, dating to 1940. Members have access to a fleet of 3 modern aircraft with IFR capability for wide-ranging aeronautical adventures. Seasoned instructors for primary and advanced training. Social activities. Monthly meetings (2nd Wed. of Jan, Apr, Jul, and Oct at 7:30 p.m.) at the KARB airport terminal building are open to the public. vp@annarborflyers.com, annarborflyers.com


Flying - U-M Flyers

1075 Airport Dr., Ann Arbor Airport, NW T hangars - row P [map]

(734) 994-6208

For those interested in learning to fly. Emphasis on safety and continuing education. Monthly dues plus fees for lessons and plane rental. For dues information and meeting times, call or see website. michiganflyers.org


Golf-Driving Ranges - Indian Trail Golf Center

5440 Earhart [map]

(734) 929-0807

Outdoor driving range with covered tee area and putting surface. Grass tees. Bucket of balls $6, $10, $13, or $18. Open 9 a.m.-dusk, except Tues. noon-dusk. indiantrailgolf.com


Golf-Driving Ranges - Stonebridge Golf Club

1825 Clubhouse [map]

(734) 429-8383

Outdoor facility with practice areas for driving, putting, chipping, and sand shots. Bucket of balls $5.50, $8.50, or $12; discounts with range card. Open daily sunrise-sunset. info@stonebridgegolfclub.net, stonebridgegolfclub.net


Golf-Driving Ranges - Zeeb Golf Driving Range

2735 S. Zeeb [map]

(734) 994-4005

Outdoor driving range with putting green, rain shelter, and regripping service; chipping area and sand trap. Golf instruction available. Bucket of balls $5, $7, or $10. Daily 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Seasonal hours vary. facebook.com/Zeeb-Golf-Driving-Range


Golf-Organizations - Huron Valley Women's Golf Club

Est. 1991. Day and evening leagues at a variety of area courses for beginner, intermediate, and experienced women golfers. Nine- and 18-hole leagues available. Annual dues, $50, include membership in the Golf Association of Michigan. Some courses offer senior discounts. hvwgcgolf@gmail.com, hvwgc.org


Golf-Private Courses - Ann Arbor Golf and Outing Club

400 E. Stadium [map]

(734) 663-4044

Membership waiting list 1 year. proshop@aagoc.org, aagoc.org


Golf-Private Courses - Barton Hills Country Club

730 Country Club Rd [map]

(734) 663-8511

Memberships available. Barton Hills residency not required. barton@bartonhillscc.com, bartonhillscc.com


Golf-Private Courses - The Polo Fields Golf and Country Club

5200 Polo Fields [map]

(734) 998-1555

Memberships available. www.polofieldsccmi.com


Golf-Private Courses - Travis Pointe Country Club

2829 Travis Pointe [map]

(734) 662-2582

Memberships available. Call for a tour. travispointe.com


Golf-Public & Semiprivate Courses - Georgetown Country Club

1365 King George [map]

(734) 971-5500

9 holes; women par 30, men par 28. Part of a swim, golf, foot golf, and tennis club (memberships available). Greens fees: $12; seniors (age 60 & over) and juniors (age 14 & under) $10. Pull carts only (rental $2). Twilight rates. Open to the public daily Apr.-Oct., weather permitting. Summer 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; call for spring and fall hours. georgetowncc.org S


Golf-Public & Semiprivate Courses - Huron Hills Golf Course

3465 E. Huron River [map]

(734) 794-6246

18 holes, par 67. Overlooking the Huron River, Huron Hills provides some of the city's highest peaks and best topography. Walk-on play is available. Tee-time reservations anytime. FootGolf is now available for parties & special events. Greens fees for 9/18 holes: weekdays $14/$19; weekends & holidays $15/$20; juniors (age 17 & under) and seniors (age 60 & over) weekdays $10/$15. Juniors free with adult after 3 p.m. on Sun. Club rental $10/$15, pull cart rental $3/$5, power cart rental $9/$16. Weekday before noon special: 18 holes with power cart, adults $29, seniors $22. Snack bar. a2golf.org S


Golf-Public & Semiprivate Courses - Lake Forest Golf Club and Practice Center

3110 W. Ellsworth [map]

(734) 994-8580

18 holes, par 72. Public championship course in a natural setting includes 176 nonresidential acres of wide fairways, large greens, woodlands, and wetlands. Practice center includes grass hitting stations, 2 putting greens, and sand and grass chipping areas. Full bar and grill open for lunch and dinner in season. Banquets, outings, leagues, and lessons available with a PGA golf professional. Greens fees for 9/18 holes: weekdays $20/$25 (with cart $27/$39), weekends $20/$25 (with cart $39/$49). Senior (age 60 & over)/Junior rates available Mon.-Fri. Students $3 off any 18-hole rate. Twilight rates daily. Open daily dawn-dusk. golf@lkforest.com, lakeforestgc.com S


Golf-Public & Semiprivate Courses - Leslie Park Golf Course

2120 Traver [map]

(734) 794-6245

18 holes, par 72. Rolling hills and the beautiful Traver Creek make this a picturesque course, chosen as the best municipal course in Michigan by Golf Digest.Booking Tee times strongly suggested. Greens fees for 9/18 holes: weekdays $17/$25; weekends & holidays $22/$31; juniors (age 17 & under) and seniors (age 60 & over) weekdays, $14/$18. Power carts for 9/18 holes: $9/$16 per rider. Weekday specials (before noon) for 18 holes with power cart, adults $36, seniors $25; weekend afternoon specials (after 2 p.m.) available. Season passes. Snack bar. a2golf.org S


Golf-Public & Semiprivate Courses - Stonebridge Golf Club

1825 Clubhouse [map]

(734) 429-8383

18 holes, par 72. This public course was designed by Arthur Hills. Each set of tees has a USGA rating. PGA pros on staff give lessons. Full pro shop. Reservations recommended. Large banquet room available. Full bar and grill. Greens fees for 9/18 holes vary by day; check website for prices. Twilight, off-season, and senior (age 55 & over) rates. Daily sunrise-sunset. info@stonebridgegolfclub.net, stonebridgegolfclub.net S


Golf-Public & Semiprivate Courses - Washtenaw Golf Club

2955 Packard, Ypsilanti [map]

(734) 434-2040

18 holes, course inspired by Donald Ross. Lessons available by PGA pros. Casual dining. Third oldest golf course in MI. WashtenawGolfClub.com S


Golf-U-M Courses - Radrick Farms

4875 Geddes [map]

(734) 998-7040

18 holes, par 72. Designed by Pete Dye, Radrick covers 260 acres and is reserved for U-M faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and their guests. Matthaei Club, ($500 fee), for golfers not affiliated with the university. radrick1965@umich.edu, radrick.umich.edu


Golf-U-M Courses - University of Michigan Golf Course

500 E. Stadium [map]

(734) 615-4653

18 holes, par 71. Designed by Alister MacKenzie in 1931, this golf course is nationally rated. Serving primarily the U-M community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) with playing options for all. New clubhouse (2017) available for banquets. umgolfcourse.umich.edu


Ice Skating - A2Ice3 (The Cube)

2121 Oak Valley [map]

(734) 213-1600

3 rinks-2 NHL size and 1 Olympic size-used by clubs and hockey leagues and available for public skating, private party rental, and lessons. Open year round. Public skating fees: adults $4, children (age 12 & under) and seniors (age 62 & up) $3; skate rental $3. Call for hours or check online. a2ice3@a2ice3.com, a2ice3.com S

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Ice Skating - Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club

2121 Oak Valley [map]

(734) 213-6768

Member of the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Year-round lessons for skaters of all skill levels in freestyle, ice dance, field moves, power skating, hockey techniques, and synchronized skating. Also offers therapeutic skating and is home to the Special Olympics Figure Skating Team for Area 20--Washtenaw County. Registration available on website. aafsc@annarborfsc.org, annarborfsc.org


Ice Skating - Buhr Park

2751 Packard [map]

(734) 794-6234

Outdoor covered regulation NHL-size rink, with cooled subfloor. Open Nov.-Mar. (except in unseasonably warm weather). Public skating, drop-in hockey, special programs, hourly rentals. Heated lobby, skate rental ($3), lockers, and skate sharpening ($6). Open skating times vary; call ahead. Fees: resident adults $5, nonresident $6; resident youths (age 17 & under) and resident seniors (age 60 & over) $4, nonresident $5. a2gov.org/buhr S


Ice Skating - Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena

2150 Jackson [map]

(734) 794-6235

Indoor regulation NHL-size rink, seating for 1,000 spectators, skate rental ($3), skate sharpening ($6), coin-operated lockers, and pro shop. Open Sept.-May. Fees for residents: adults $5, youths (age 17 & under) and seniors (age 55 & up) $4; nonresident fees $1 more. General skating on weekend afternoons and evenings (call for hours). Discount coupons available. Instructional lessons for all ages. Rink may be rented for private gatherings. a2gov.org/vets S


Ice Skating - Yost Ice Arena

1116 S. State [map]

(734) 764-4600

Home to U-M's varsity hockey team, this NHL-size rink offers hockey clinics, public skating, skate rental, skate sharpening, lockers, and concession stand. See website for rates, registration information, and times. yostice@umich.edu, yost.umich.edu


Martial Arts & Self-Defense - 

Ann Arbor has many private martial arts studios; search online for listings.

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Martial Arts & Self-Defense - Rec & Ed

(734) 994-2300, ext. 53234

Aikido, Sanchin Ryu karate, hapkido, self-defense, plus classes for youth and preschool. aareced.com


Martial Arts & Self-Defense - YMCA

400 W. Washington [map]

(734) 996-9622

Classes year round in aikido, judo, jujitsu, karate, tae kwon do, and tai chi for all ages and levels. Year-round karate and judo clubs. annarborymca.org S


Orienteering - Southern Michigan Orienteering Club

Mark Voit, (517) 347-2927

Stages 5-8 orienteering meets each spring and fall. Participants use detailed maps and navigate unfamiliar landscapes. Courses for beginners at every meet. Annual dues $15, family $25; nonmembers and beginners welcome for a small event fee. michigano.org


Platform Tennis - 

This social winter sport is played on a court a third the size of a tennis court, surrounded by 12-foot-high screens. Players use a short-handled paddle and a sponge rubber ball; rules resemble tennis rules.

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Platform Tennis - Ann Arbor Platform Tennis Club

Club members play year round; competitive season Oct.-Apr. Courts are at Huron Valley Tennis Club, 3235 Cherry Hill. Email for dues. jmtderen@prodigy.net, aaplatformtennis.com


Platform Tennis - Health & Fitness Center at WCC

(734) 975-9950

Outdoor platform tennis during center hours (see General Programs & Facilities). Racquets and balls available. Call for reservations. wccfitness.org


Racquetball, Paddleball, Handball, Squash, & Wallyball - University of Michigan

U-M students, Recreational Sports members, and guests of members can use 6 courts at the CCRB and 3 courts at the IMSB. Hours vary. Courts in high demand--reservations the day before play are recommended. CCRB (734-936-0627). IMSB (734-763-3562). Squash and racquetball courts will be available at the NCRB in Fall 2018. See website for details. recsports.umich.edu

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Rock Climbing - Planet Rock

82 Aprill [map]

(734) 827-2680

Climbing gym with instruction. Available for private groups and parties. Pro shop. Daily pass: adults $17, students and military $16, kids $13 (ages 5-13); shoes ($5) & harnesses ($4) extra. Group and party packages. First-time packages ($44) include gear, safety instruction and day pass. Summer camps. Mon.-Wed. & Fri. 3-10 p.m., Thurs. 3-11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. gyminfo@planet-rock.com, planet-rock.com


Rock Climbing - U-M Adventure Leadership Team Programs

Work teams, community organizations, or families pay per person for half- or full-day climbing program. Wooded facility at the Radrick property in northeast Ann Arbor. Catering available. recsports.umich.edu/team/overview


Running & Track - 

For information on area running events, contact the groups below or check the Events calendars in the monthly Ann Arbor Observer or annarborobserver.com.


Running & Track - Ann Arbor Runners

Volunteer-led group of runners of all abilities and experience levels. Social group running; trail running; local race events. Also plans social gatherings. Meets Wed. evenings & Sat. mornings. Check website calendar for times and locations. meetup.com/A2Runners or Facebook.


Running & Track - Ann Arbor Track Club

Promotes fitness, friendship, and fun through running and walking and through track activities. Hosts events year-round, including races such as the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run, Burns Park 5K/10K, Twinkie Run, Gallup Gallop 5K, and Electric Bolt 5K/8K, as well as training runs, track meets, cross country races, social gatherings, and service activities. Offers weekly coached adult and youth workouts. Annual yearly membership (Jan. 1-Dec. 31): $30. Additional member fee for indoor track workouts Nov.-Mar. info@aatrackclub.org, aatrackclub.org


Running & Track - Motown-Ann Arbor Hash House Harriers

Local chapter of an international, unorthodox running club for people who make a game of running. The task is to follow a trail designed to be confusing. Each run includes at least 1 pit stop (beer, pop, and water) and is followed by a trip to a restaurant or an organizer's house for socializing and food. Runners and walkers of all abilities welcome. Runs usually on Sat. or Sun. afternoons. See website for complete schedule. moa2hhh@gmail.com, moa2h3.org


Scuba Diving & Snorkeling - Huron Scuba, Snorkel & Adventure Travel Inc

4816 Jackson [map]

(734) 994-3483

Offers all levels of basic training and continuing education programs in snorkeling, open water, advanced open water, rescue, divemaster DSAT technical diving, and PADI instructor. Full-service professional dive facility with fill station/containment system capable of filling up to 4500psi and providing air, nitrox, trimix, argon, and oxygen. Repairs and services equipment; rentals. facebook.com/HuronScuba, huronscuba.com


Skateboarding & In-line Skating - 

Two favorite in-line skating spots are Gallup Park, with its miles of paved trails, and the path around Traver Pond at Olson Park.


Skateboarding & In-line Skating - Ann Arbor Skate Park

Northwest corner of Veterans Memorial Park, between Dexter and Maple. 30,000 square feet of pools, bowls, runs, ditches, courses, plaza, and stage, all free and open to the public. a2skatepark.org

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Skiing - 

There is no charge to cross-country ski the ungroomed trails at these parks: Bird Hills, County Farm, Dolph, Fuller, Gallup, Independence Lake; or the Huron Hills and Leslie Park golf courses; or the U-M's Saginaw Forest. The public schools' Eberwhite Woods is also skiable, as are the prairies at Pioneer High.


Skiing - Ann Arbor Ski Club

P.O. Box 3258, AA 48106

Year-round sports and social club; non-skiers welcome. Downhill and cross-country skiing trips in Michigan, western states, and Canada, social outings and dances, weekend canoe and bike trips, and other athletic activities such as volleyball, tennis, and golf. Must be 21 or over, annual dues $40. a2skiclub.org


Skiing - Hudson Mills Metropark

8801 North Territorial [map]

(734) 426-8211

Cross-country skiing daily 7 a.m.-dusk. No trail fees. Groomed trails. Ski rental weekends $9 (youth), $15 (adult) per half day. Vehicle entrance fees (see listing in Regional & State Parks).


Skiing - Rolling Hills County Park

(734) 484-9676

Cross-country skiing daily 8 a.m.-dusk. No trail fees. Groomed trails. Ski rental $4-$5 for 2 hours. Vehicle entrance fees: see href="http://arborweb.com/cg/t0433.html#94">listing in Regional & State Parks.


Skiing - Washtenaw Ski Touring Club

Ed Steinman, (734) 665-0248

Organizes cross-country ski trips and other outdoor and social activities. Meets early Nov.-mid-March every other Tues. 7 p.m., Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. Fourth. Membership $15, $5 under 18 yrs old. wstcski@gmail.com


Sledding & Tobogganing - Ann Arbor Parks

Sites include Buhr, Burns, Leslie, and Veterans parks, and Huron Hills Golf Course. All sites are unsupervised. Rolling Hills County Park (734-484-9676) has sledding and rents toboggans and sled tubes for $3/hr. Sledding is prohibited in the U-M Nichols Arboretum.


Swimming - 

Public and nonprofit facilities and groups


Swimming - Ann Arbor City Pools

The city's 3 outdoor public pools at Buhr, Fuller, and Veterans parks (see individual listings below) are open Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day. Fees: adults (ages 18-54) $5, youths & seniors $4, under age 3 free with paid adult. Season passes. Youth day camps, swim teams and American Red Cross lessons for all ages. a2gov.org


Swimming - Ann Arbor Queer Aquatics (A2QUA)

Kelly, (734) 761-2790

Gay and lesbian swim club meets for coached practices Sundays 10-11 a.m., Memorial Day-Labor Day at Fuller Pool; the rest of the year at Mack Pool. All people and all swimming abilities welcome. $8 suggested donation for pool rental; don't let money prevent you from coming. lkelly@provide.net


Swimming - Buhr Pool

2751 Packard [map]

(734) 794-6234

Outdoor 25-yard pool with 2 lap lanes, separate zero-depth-entry tot pool, sun deck, and locker rooms. Swim lessons, day camp, water polo camp, and neighborhood swim team; call for dates, times, and fees. Memorial Day to June 18: Open Swim: weekdays 3:30-7 p.m., and weekends & holidays noon - 7 p.m. June 19 to Labor Day: Open Swim: weekdays 1-8 p.m., and weekends & holidays noon-8 p.m. Adult Lap Swim: weekdays noon-1 p.m. Tot Splash, (7 and under): Mon., Wed., Fri. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Tues. & Thurs. noon-1 p.m. Fees: see Ann Arbor city pools, above. a2gov.org/buhr S


Swimming - Fuller Pool

1519 Fuller [map]

(734) 794-6236

The largest outdoor pool in town, directly across from U-M Hospital. 50-meter Olympic lap lanes available daily, shallow area with ramp access, children's shallow area, water slide, 12-ft deep diving well, full handicapped accessibility, and family locker rooms. Also a day camp, log rolling, and swim classes. Lounge chairs, charcoal grills (bring own charcoal), and picnic pavilion available. Open swim daily 1-8 p.m., lap swim Mon.-Fri. 7:15 a.m.-1 p.m, Sat. 9 a.m to 1 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fees: see Ann Arbor city pools, above. a2gov.org/fuller S


Swimming - Health & Fitness Center at WCC

4833 E. Huron River [map]

(734) 975-9950

Indoor 25-yard, saltwater lap pool with 5 lanes and a handicapped accessible pool lift. Also has a warm-water pool. Swim instruction, water aerobics, and aquatic arthritis classes for all abilities. wccfitness.org


Swimming - Independence Lake County Park

See listing in Regional & State Parks under City Parks & Nature Areas.


Swimming - Mack Pool

715 Brooks (in Ann Arbor Open @ Mack School) [map]

(734) 794-6237

This 25-yard indoor pool has 6 training lanes, a wading pool, and a handicapped access ramp. Locker rooms. Closed for summer. Times and season programs announced in Aug. Programs include master's swimming and log rolling. Fees: see Ann Arbor city pools, above. a2gov.org/mack S


Swimming - Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center

2960 Washtenaw [map]

(734) 971-6355

Lap, family, and open swim times at the 25-yard, wheelchair-accessible indoor pool. Group or private instructional swim and water exercise classes offered year round. Drop-in fees: resident (ages 16-61) $8 (nonresident $9); resident youths (ages 3-15), disabled & seniors (age 62 and up) $6 (nonresident $7). Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m. See website for pool schedule. washtenaw.org/497/Meri-Lou-Murray-Recreation-Center


Swimming - Rolling Hills Family Water Park

7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti [map]

(734) 484-9676

This 6.5-acre water park includes wave and activity pools, six water slides including a 32-foot-high triple slide, a lazy river, a spray play area, and concessions. Open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (May 29-June 1 and June 4-8 open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.); Sat., Sun., & holidays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Vehicle entrance fees: county residents $6/day ($3.00 for age 62 & over), $30/year; nonresidents $10/day ($6 for age 62 & over), $45/year. Water park admission: county residents $8 weekdays (after 5 p.m. $6.00), $10 weekends & holidays; nonresidents $10 weekdays (after 5 p.m. $7), $13 weekends & holidays (discount for children 36-42" tall, free for children under 36 inches).S


Swimming - U-M Pools

The university has two 25-yard lap swim pools open to students, Recreational Sports members, and their guests. CCRB's Margaret Bell Pool, (734) 763-3084, has 6 lanes and locker rooms. The NCRB Pool will open in Fall 2018 (734) 763-4560. Hours vary; see website. recsports.umich.edu.


Swimming - Veterans Memorial Park Pool

2150 Jackson [map]

(734) 794-6235

Outdoor 25-yard pool with 4 lanes. Also, locker rooms, zero-depth entry pool, children's water-play area, 125-foot water slide, and vending machines. Handicapped access ramp and ADA chair. Memorial Day to June 15: Open Swim: weekdays 3:30-8 p.m., and weekends & holidays noon - 8 p.m. June 16 to Labor Day: Open Swim: weekdays 1-8 p.m., and weekends & holidays noon-8 p.m. Adult Lap and Tot Splash, (7 and under), weekdays noon-1 p.m. Fees: see Ann Arbor city pools, above. a2gov.org/vets S


Swimming - Veterans Memorial Park Pool

2150 Jackson [map]

(734) 794-6235

Outdoor 25-yard pool with 4 lanes. Also, locker rooms, zero-depth entry pool, children's water-play area, 125-foot water slide, and vending machines. Handicapped access ramp and ADA chair. Memorial Day to June 15: Open Swim: weekdays 3:30-8 p.m., and weekends & holidays noon - 8 p.m. June 16 to Labor Day: Open Swim: weekdays 1-8 p.m., and weekends & holidays noon-8 p.m. Adult Lap and Tot Splash, (7 and under), weekdays noon-1 p.m. Fees: see Ann Arbor city pools, above. a2gov.org/vets S


Swimming - YMCA

400 W. Washington [map]

(734) 996-9622

The Y's aquatics center features a 6-lane, 25-yard pool for lap swim and instruction, and a zero-depth entry warm water family pool. Portable lift available. Lap swimming available all hours. Swim lessons for all ages, youth swim team and synchronized swimming, adult water aerobics, lifeguard certification, and arthritis exercise classes year round. annarborymca.org S


Tennis - Ann Arbor Area Community Tennis Association

Supports and promotes tennis by hosting the Ann Arbor City Tournament, provides intramural tennis each spring for 6th graders at Ann Arbor Public Schools, tennis clinics, and other local events. Provides facility information, Find-a-Partner listings, and announcements. Dues $15, or $25 per family. aaacta@aaacta.org


Tennis - Ann Arbor Tennis Club

Organizes 10-week tennis league sessions in fall, winter, and spring. Matches Sat. 6 p.m. and Sun. 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. at Chippewa Tennis Club, 2525 Golfside. See website for up-to-date information. aatc.royalwebhosting.net


Tennis - Courts

Available in Ann Arbor's city parks and public schools and at the U-M. City and school courts are free for public use, first-come first-served, when not occupied by classes or tournaments. There are 3 courts (lighted) at Vets Park (2150 Jackson, 734-794-6235), 8 at Huron High (2727 Fuller, 734-994-2075), and 12 at Pioneer High (601 W. Stadium, 734-994-2151). The U-M has 8 lighted asphalt courts (open daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m.) at Palmer Field, 401 Washtenaw (734-763-3084), and 2 on North Campus at Baits Dr. and Hubbard Rd.

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Tennis - Indoor tennis clubs

Chippewa Club, 2525 Golfside (734-434-6100); Huron Valley Tennis Club, 3235 Cherry Hill (734-662-5514); Liberty Athletic Club, 2975 W. Liberty (734-665-3738); Racquet Club of Ann Arbor, 3010 Hickory Ln. (734-971-5441); and Travis Pointe Country Club, 2829 Travis Pointe (734-662-2582). These clubs have pros who can be hired for private and group lessons. Most clubs also have outdoor courts for summer play. Membership prices vary and change frequently; call for details.


Tennis - Rec & Ed

(734) 994-2300, ext. 53243

Year-round programs for youth and adults. Adult clinics, beginner Start/Restart program, instructional classes, cardio tennis, and USTA summer league teams. Youth instructional tennis classes (ages 5-15), 10 & Under Tennis, and junior team tennis program, including USTA junior travel teams (ages 9-18). shadigiv@aaps.k12.mi.us, aareced.com


Tennis - U-M Varsity Tennis Center

2250 S. State [map]

(734) 615-9347

Eight indoor and 12 outdoor courts. Annual memberships for U-M student, faculty, staff, and alumni $50-$350. Others can be sponsored by a U-M affiliate. Additional hourly indoor court fees $15-$30, depending on time of day. mgoblue.com/vtc


Triathlon - Triathlon

Ann Arbor Triathlon Club.Group training, club races, educational, volunteer, and social opportunities. All abilities, long course, short course, veterans, and newbies welcome. Members get discounts at related merchants. Dues $40. aatriclub.org




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