Wyoming is an active state, and in turn cultivates an atmosphere excellent for sports. From top-notch aquatic centers for swimming a few laps, to recreation centers with pristine basketball courts, there’s a little something for everyone here. Check out the 10 best sports centers in Wyoming.
This school district-funded, premier complex provides all imaginable sports & rec opportunities under one roof. Open seven days during the winter, the reasonably-priced admission ensures access to a smorgasbord of a fitness center, climbing wall, basketball & racquetball courts, classes, rentals and both leisure and competition-ready swimming pools. Be it a daily jaunt, annual membership, or site for work or birthday party, Pinedale try has something for everyone in the family.
For over a decade, this sports center has provided active youth, families, and adults with a place to go and have fun. The amenities are all here: a basketball court (amenable to volleyball), full gym and running track, but the aquatics program is certainly the main draw. The classes and leagues are top-notch as well: yoga, ice skating, Pilates, volleyball, competitive basketball…they’re all here. And unique from others of its ilk, the in-house conference center also sports a kitchen, where guests can host a party, or simply heat up some grub.
Serving a demanding populace in the Jackson Hole region, ranging from ritzy jet-setters to old-timer ranchers, this rec center has a smorgasbord of amenities to satisfy this swath of consumers. There’s high-end, guided yoga sessions, one-on-one skating instruction, a modern and fully-stocked gym, and a straightforward pool and waterslide. But as is the case with youth recreation, especially during the warmer months, the aquatic center is the focus (even during the winter, as it is both indoor and possessing a hot tub).
The Casper Rec Center is a good activity hub, both for the facilities and classes on offer, and for its being meaningful spoke in the community. A wealth of fitness equipment, and all the lockers and steam rooms and such that accompany it, is bookended by an impressive basketball/volleyball court, cardio and Pilates classes, and even a game room. Other extra-athletic actives are abound as well, so check the calendar for art, dance and creative seminars.
This pristine, modern establishment is a locus for activity in the Gillette community, athletic or otherwise. First, there’re the amenities: courts and pools, locker rooms and gyms, and class-space galore. Then there’re the classes: rock climbing, golf, dance, yoga, cardio, et al. Add to that the luxuries or personal trainers, massage therapy and nutritional consultants, and this little oasis makes every exercise-day, a spa-day. And the associated ball parks and ice arena make for year-round fun for even the pickiest athlete.
Rock Springs is, perhaps, the Wyoming stereotype: dry and mostly brown, windy and rugged, and unpretentious. But this otherwise tough environment also breeds a community that is tight knit, leaning heavily on centers such as the Family Recreation Center. But unlike its stereotypical neighbors, Rock Springs in fact has a vibrant Parks & Rec culture, including a burgeoning civic center, an indoor ice area, a regionally-renowned golf course, and 25 city parks! So, check prejudice at the door and enjoy a surprisingly-impressive sports center.
As is often the case throughout rural America, this community pillar is a locus for so many socio-cultural institutions. The complex hosts conferences and public council meetings, basketball courts and pools provide fun and an area for competition, the commercial kitchen is available for private parties and culinary instruction, and anything “league”-related is bounded to be found here. Sure, it’s not all stainless steel and digital dials, but the necessities are here, in all their athletic glory.
As the season cools, and as sports enthusiasts take to indoors or the ski hills, the Riley Arena hosts “Hocktoberfest,” a competitive youth hockey tournament. Year ‘round this complex hosts families, competitors and kids alike, but it is in the wintertime that it really rocks. Be it through figure skating or recreational or competitive hockey, this events center is the center of it all in northwest Wyoming.
Home to the area’s only indoor ice rink, this sports center is a hub for hockey and skating. The pristine surface and ice-centric amenities host enjoyable public skates, freestyle sessions (for practicing figure skaters), and recreational and competitive hockey events galore. For less than $10 a day, or for around $200 per year, members have access to facilities, rentals and as much ice time as the one’s skates can bear.
Bare bones, but that’s all one needs. This is a stripped-down pool complex perfectly apt for its surroundings. Great for entertaining the kids or taking a few laps, or host to the area’s completive swim teams, this completely unpretentious complex provides all dedicated water-lovers need.