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21 Days to Play – Orange County’s SportsPlex

Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll share “21 Days” of some event, place or organization in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to come out and join us. This month it’s all about making time to play, at local sports facilities, live music venues, indie movie theaters and fun places and spaces all around the Triangle.

Triangle Sportsplex

One day you feel like going ice skating. The next, you’re in the mood for swimming a few laps. Then, just to be different you take that Zumba class that looks so fun. To accomplish all those activities you may have to visit multiple facilities, unless you go to Orange County SportsPlex that is. Owned and maintained by the county, the multi-sports facility is one the state’s largest recreational facilities, with plans to grow bigger in the coming years.

During the heat of the Summer there’s no place cooler than an ice skating rink. With public skating at the sportsplex most any afternoon or Friday/Saturday night you, the family and friends can cool off for a couple of hours. Don’t know how to skate? No worries, there are classes for all ages and for both ice skating and hockey (leagues too!).

If swimming is more your style, you’ll find three different pools, each with a unique purpose. The competition pool is best for those who like to swim laps. The recreation pool is where you’ll find many water aerobics classes (and it offers handicap ramp access). The baby pool is just for the little ones and their parents to splash around. 

Optimally, fitness and fun should go hand-in-hand and span the generations. The many fitness classes for kids, adults and seniors at Orange County SportsPlex are based on that principle. If you visit the facility in the coming months you’ll notice ongoing improvements and renovations, all to make the facility an even more enjoyable place to play in Orange County.

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