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Last Updated: 2016-04-11

Disc Golf at Gillies Creek Park

The City of Richmond is full of many hidden treasures! One of which happens to be the Gillies Creek Park system. Located on the city's east side just off of Stoney Run Drive and Williamsburg Road. Gillies Creek Park has an abundance of activities to offer, some of which are refreshingly different. Gillies Creek Park sports an 18 hole "Disc Golf Course".

Disc Golf is golf played with a Frisbee-type disc which is hurled through the air into a chainlink basket to score points. The least amount of putts (throws) it takes a golfer to land the disc into the basket, the faster they can proceed to the next hole (basket location). The game takes about an hour to play and covers a distance of about a mile.

For more information, contact the Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Facilities at (804)646-0036.

River District Canal Cruises

Enjoy 35-minute historically narrated tours or private charters of the James River & Kanawha Canal along the historic Canal Walk in a covered boat that accommodates up to 38 passengers and departs on the hour from the Turning Basin between 14th and Dock Streets in downtown Richmond's River District. Richmond's canals began in 1789 after George Washington lobbied the General Assembly to proceed with his vision of a canal and turnpike system that would connect the harbors of the east to the trade and market opportunities in the west. Today, you can enjoy the journey through the River District from April through November.

For more information, or to book a private charter, call Venture Richmond at (804)788-6466 or (804)649-2800.

Ice Skating & Ice Hockey

Richmond offers several year-round indoor ice skating facilities.

  • Richmond Ice Zone is located at 636 Johnston-Willis Drive, in Richmond. For more information, call (804)378-7465.
  • SkateNation Plus is located at 4350 Pouncey Tract Road, in Richmond. Schedules and offerings vary each day. Public ice stating and skate rental are available to the public. They also offer hockey programs. For more information, call (804)364-1477.

Richmond also offers a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink located downtown in the heart of the city, November to January each year.

  • RVA on Ice is located at North 6th Street & West Broad Street. For more information, call (804)592-3400.

The Richmond Royals offers competitive youth ice hockey programs.

Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities - Athletics & Fitness

The Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities offers a wide variety of sports and recreational activities throughout the City of Richmond. For more information, call (804)646-1208.

Richmond International Raceway

Located at Strawberry Hill, 600-602 E. Laburnum Avenue, the Richmond International Raceway is a state-of-the-art 3/4 mile track that seats 100,000+ fans. The arena hosts four NASCAR weekends a year.

For more information, call (804)329-7914.

Richmond Kickers

Home games for Richmond's professional soccer team are played at the University of Richmond soccer complex.

For more information, call (804)282-6776.

Roller Skating

NameAddressPhone
    Skateland of Richmond         5512 Hull Street Road    
    Richmond, VA 23224    
    (804)233-7215    

Skiing

The Richmond Ski Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month from October through April at various locations around town.

For more information on the Ski Club, call (804)741-FUNN.

Pools

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities operates nine pools. The seven outdoor pools are open from mid-June until Labor Day and the two indoor pools are open year-round. The department also has an award-winning swim team.

For more aquatics information, call (804)646-5733.

University of Richmond Sports

Visit this website to get information, schedules, audio/video clips, facilities and directions for football, basketball, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, swimming, cross county, track and golf. The university is located at 28 Westhampton Way Map It.

For more information on university athletics, call (804)289-8388 or call the main number at (804)289-8000.

Virginia Commonwealth University Sports

Visit this website to get information, schedules, facilities and ticket information for basketball, soccer, tennis, cross county, track and field, baseball, field hockey and golf. The university is located in Richmond.

For more information, call (804)828-0100.

Virginia Union University Sports

Visit this website to get information, schedules and rosters for football, basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, cross county, track and field, golf, and softball. The university is located at 1500 N. Lombardy St. Map It.

For more information, call (804)257-5600.

Volleyball

Richmond Volleyball Club offers membership open to anyone 18 and older, of all skills levels. Programs are also available for junior players, ages 12 to 18.

For information about the Richmond Volleyball Club's four annual 10-week sessions, call (804)358-3000.

Contact Information:

Office of the Press Secretary
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Room 201
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-7985
Fax: (804)646-5945

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