Howard Magazine - Page 48 - Recreation (2)

Howard Magazine
- Page 48
Recreation (2)
Fit4Mom
443-718-9557
howardcounty.fit4mom.com

Howard County Striders
striders.net

Mid-Maryland Triathlon Club
midmdtriclub.org

SKATING AND MOUNTAIN

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

Columbia Ice Rink Ice skating
410-730-0322
columbiaassociation.org

Supreme Sports Club Roller skating
410-381-5355
columbiaassociation.com

Skate Spot at Centennial Park Outdoor skate park
410-313-7271
howardcountymd.gov/centennialpark

Rockburn Branch Skills Park Mountain bike course
410-313-4455
rockburnskillspark.org

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

GOLF CLUBS

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

Fairway Hills Golf Course
410-730-1112
fairwayhillsgolfclub.com

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

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

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

Columbia Ravens (football and
cheerleading)
columbiaravens.com

Elkridge Youth Organization (basketball, soccer, tennis, baseball and softball)
eyosports.org

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

Howard County Lacrosse Program
hclacrosse.com

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

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