Howard Magazine - Page 55 - Recreation (2)

Howard Magazine
- Page 55
Recreation (2)

More outdoor sports

 

For those who want to do more than walk, the county offers a few places for residents to roll or glide their way to fun.

 

Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville Archery range and regulation-size outdoor hockey rink 410-313-4700, howardcountymd.gov/alpharidgepark

 

Columbia Ice Rink Ice skating 410-730-0322, columbiaassociation.org/icerink 

 

Columbia Skate Arena at Supreme Sports Club Roller skating 410-381-5355, ColumbiaSkateArena.org

 

Columbia Skate Arena at Supreme Sports Club Roller skating 410-381-5355, ColumbiaSkateArena.org

 

North Laurel Community Center Skate park 410-313-0390, howardcountymd.gov/nlcc

 

Rockburn Branch Skills Park Mountain bike course 410-313-4455, howardcountymd.gov/RockburnBranchPark

 

Skate Spot at Centennial Park Outdoor skate park located in the park’s North Area 410-313-7271, howardcountymd.gov/CentennialPark

 

South Branch Park Outdoor skate park 410-313-4700, howardcountymd.gov/southbranchpark

 

Golf clubs

 

Cattail Creek Country Club (private) 410-489-4653, cattailcreekcc.com

 

The Club at Turf Valley (private) 410-465-1500, turfvalley.com

 

Fairway Hills Golf Club 410-730-1112, fairwayhillsgolfclub.com

 

Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club (semi-private) 410-730-5980, hobbitsglengolfclub.com

 

The Timbers at Troy Golf Course 410-313-4653, timbersgolf.com

 

Waverly Woods Golf Club 410-313-9182, waverlywoods.com

 

Willow Springs Golf Course 410-442-7700, willowspringsgolfcourse.com

 

Pro teams

 

Nearby Baltimore is home to the 2013 Super Bowl champion Ravens football team, and to baseball’s Orioles, who fielded a playoff team in 2016. Three nearby minor-league baseball squads— the Bowie Baysox, Frederick Keys and Aberdeen IronBirds — serve as farm teams for the Orioles.

 

Major Arena Soccer League’s Baltimore Blast and the Annapolis-based Chesapeake Bayhawks, a professional lacrosse team, also call the area home.

 

Washington boasts the 2015 NFC East champion Redskins (football), the 2016 and 2017 Metropolitan Division-winning Capitals (hockey), the Wizards and Mystics (basketball), D.C. United (outdoor soccer) and the 2017 National League East champion Nationals (baseball).

 

School sports

 

Among area colleges and universities, the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland are national powers in lacrosse, while Maryland and the U.S. Naval Academy play top-rated football schedules. Maryland also consistently hosts ranked men’s and women’s basketball teams.

 

Howard Community College fields teams at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III level in several sports.

 

Meanwhile, Howard County public high school teams often win state championships.

 

Active kids

 

Football, soccer, swimming— the area’s youth leagues encourage activity, competition and growing skills. Clubs and organizations throughout the county offer baseball, tennis, softball, basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, rugby, cross country, ice hockey, figure skating, track and field, volleyball, football, cheerleading and lacrosse.

 

Other youth organizations offer group fitness classes or gym facilities for kids.

 

Atholton Youth Recreation Association (baseball and softball) 877-297-2421, ayra.com

 

Clippers Swim Team 410-381-0020, clippersswim.org

 

Columbia Horse Center (riding lessons for children and adults, along with summer day camps and shows) 301-776-5850, columbiahorsecenter.com

 

Columbia Neighborhood Swim League 410-312-6332, ColumbiaAssociation.org/cnsl

 

Columbia Ravens (football and cheerleading) columbiaravens.com

 

Elkridge Youth Organization (basketball, soccer, baseball and softball) 301-919-4229, eyosports.org

 

Howard County Lacrosse Program hclacrosse.com

 

Howard County Recreation & Parks 410-313-4700, howardcountymd.gov/rap

 

Howard County Youth Program (basketball, baseball and softball) 410-461-7694, hcyp.org

 

Kangaroo Kids Precision Jump Rope Team 301-490-4995, kangarookids.org

 

Maryland Sharks (tryout basketball team) 410-300-9221, marylandsharks.org

 

Savage Boys and Girls Club (basketball, flag football, baseball and softball) savagebgc.org