Sports & Recreation
Unleash your inner athlete in Edmonton! Whether you want to get competitive or just play for fun, Edmonton has a sports option for you. Stay healthy and active on the 48-kilometre long stretch of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. On any given spring or summer day you can find fellow Edmontonians biking, rollerblading, walking or jogging along the scenic paths beside the river.
If spectating is what you’re after, Edmonton hosts international sporting events like the World Masters Games, The Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival and The IAAF World Championships in Athletics. Get outdoors and embrace the winter months! Ski, snowboard, ice skate, play hockey or try something new like cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Get involved in Edmonton’s sports & recreation community. You won’t be disappointed.
Swim, Ride, Run - Triathlon!
Dreaming Big - Sheila O'Kelly
Edmonton has been good to me. I never set out trying to figure out what I was going to do when I grew up and it was through volunteerism in the community that I’ve ended up traveling the world, really.
A City Made For Cycling & Running
Canada Day Criterium - Canada Day Criterium
Host of the Canada Day Criterium, the Edmonton Juventus Cycling Club offers great riding and racing opportunities to all age groups. Members are beginner to national team level cyclists who enjoy track cycling, mountain biking, and cycle cross and road racing.
It's All About Work-Life Balance - Peter Chapman
Stopping really is the best thing I could ever have done.
Running Through the River Valley - Victoria Elliott
The sun is a crimson promise on the horizon as we set off on our jog through the River Valley. I hate running, but I love cheesecake. I need to do one to have the other.
Two-Wheeled Adventures - Sarah Chan
My bicycle has given me a new lease on life in Edmonton now that I leave the car key at home when I go out to visit my favourite haunts.
Why I Started the Running Room - John Stanton
I was this portly 238-pounder, a smoker. Like so many people I threw my energy into my family, work, and community endeavours, and I neglected my own wellness.
Participate in Edmonton's Sports Scene
Beautiful Way to Move - Miriam Hak
One of the coaches described speed skating as “a beautiful way to move”. It truly is. And it is extremely exhilarating – someone recently told me it’s the fastest human-propelled sport in existence today!
Enduring an Edmonton Winter: Curling - Eric O'Brien
There are 2 types of curlers: one half conferences around the TSN curling broadcast and makes comments like, “Boy, that yellow rock is sure buried deep”; the other half watches a game out on the ice and strategizes, “If it were me, I’d have Linda peel that guard so that Terry doesn’t have a chance to score 2 and take it into extras.”
Run! - Doreen Ryan
If I have to I’ll walk...but my pride won’t allow me to do that. I’m terrible. I’m still competitive with myself. Oh yeah, I’ll just hold that torch up like it’s nothing. I know I’ll get emotional. It has such meaning to me. I’m getting teary just thinking about it.
Sound of the Olympic Flame - Rod Proudfoot
My senses are on full alert…the sounds, the sights, the feel of the pavement, the setting sun in a cloudless sky, even the sound of the Olympic flame in my torch as I’m jogging. With a huge smile, I look up at my lit torch…beautiful!
Spring Tryouts - Guillaume Petit
Imagine 4 football players in a car driving 48 hours nonstop to get here for spring camp. It was a cheap way to go, only about $700 for the car, gas and everything between Quebec City and Edmonton.
Cheer on Edmonton's Home Teams
Can't Fry A Hurricane - Harma-Mae Smit
I wasn’t really an Oilers' fan this year. It was my grade twelve year — my most important year of school — much more important than hockey.
Football Memories - Joanne Christie
I’m a huge Edmonton Eskimos fan. I’m from a family of 3 daughters, so my poor father had to teach his daughters the rules of football. My world stops when the Eskimos are playing.
Live an Active Lifestyle
A Big Giant Hippie Sport - Disa Brownfield
It’s a good way to meet people. You don’t socialize just with your team. You talk to the person who’s marking you. That’s completely not normal in other sports.
Where a Country Boy Can Stay - Dylan Pitman
The Edmonton river valley is what makes Edmonton a city unlike any other, a city a country boy can live in and stay sane.