Sports and the Green Mountain State go hand in hand. The lush greenery lends itself perfectly to many outdoor sports. But Vermont has indoor facilities too, to support activities such as hockey, skating, and basketball. So read on, as we count down the best indoor and outdoor sports centers in Vermont.
With over 500,000 user visits a year, the center sits on 53 acres of land just off I-89. Boasting 11 outdoor sports and fitness venues and five indoor venues, the Collins Perley offers organized sports activities, including, baseball, basketball, football, tennis, racquetball, martial arts, skating, and more, and classes such as aerobics or Tai Chi. Additionally, the facility doubles as a community center as well, hosting art shows, conventions, expos, concerts, and Vermont’s semi-pro soccer team, the Vermont Voltage.
At VSFC, their mission is “provide a welcoming and professional atmosphere to create the best fitness experience.” In that vein, the club promotes fitness and activities for the whole family. Voted the area's “Best Health Club” 19 straight years and the winner of the Rutland Herald’s Readers' Choice Award seven years running, VSFC has a professional staff that is ready to help you achieve your personal goals and improve your physical health.
Hosting indoor soccer leagues, player development programs, volleyball leagues, basketball, and baseball, the BSWC offers programs for both youth and adults. Also a community center, the facility hosts business meetings, birthday parties, and other special events. In addition to its many sports arenas, the center hosts a cafe, game room, and lounge, and, what’s more, coach and player on-site dormitories.
With an 18,000-square-foot ice surface (in the Winter), four locker rooms, two public restrooms, concession area, retail shop, viewing area, and a meeting room, the MSC’s mission is to “provide an affordable athletic, recreational and fundraising facility to Middlebury and surrounding areas.”
Established in 1998, the CVMCC is available for youth and adult hockey, public skating, and learn-to-skate programs in the winter. The ice is also home to the Central Vermont Women’s Broomball League. The second floor hosts a meeting room that has been used for birthday parties and special events.
Offering day camps, golf, horse care and riding classes, yoga, tai chi, baseball, lacrosse, and swimming lesson, the WRC has served as the center for many recreational and social activities since 1946.
Having been in the McCullough family since 1873, the main house was built by Vermont’s first Governor, Thomas Chittenden, in 1796, the property is listed on the historic registry. Idyllic views of the Green Mountains, the Adirondacks, and Lake Champlain can be seen from different spots on the 500-acre property that serves as sports and recreation center.
Green Mountain Community Fitness covers all the bases: endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. This fitness spot will help you achieve those goals. Training includes high-intensity workouts that change from day to day, but each incorporate real-world movements.
The Burlington Recreation Department oversees the Leddy Ice Arena, the Miller Community Recreation Center, and the Champlain Senior Center. With a focus on providing affordable options that foster activities and healthy lifestyles the RMCRC offer programs like skating, hockey, basketball, camps, crafts, exercise & educational classes, and more.
Home to the Vermont Catamounts since 1963, this complex is not only home to various sports venues but to music events as well. The gym’s major events include the U.S. Olympic boxing trials, a Boston Celtics training camp, as well as guest speakers. The gym, though, is just part of the facilities at UVM, and the complex includes fitness center, indoor track, field house, athletic center, and lounge.