Team Sports And Other Recreation
Mountain sports aren’t the only way we like to recreate in the Wood River Valley. We also love to play baseball and hockey, tennis and soccer. We like to practice gymnastics and martial arts. We like to work out in gyms, go for runs and then, after getting our exercise, we like to get pampered in spas. Here’s a rundown of some team and alternative sports options.
Blaine County Rec District BCRD:
The Blaine County Recreation District or BCRD offers a variety of programs for youth sports like baseball, basketball and soccer. BCRD is housed in the Community Campus in Hailey and also has a gymnasium for parties or practices and a fitness center. For more information, go to www.bcrd.org or call (208) 788-2117.
Wood River Baseball & Softball WRBSA:
The Wood River Baseball and Softball Association (WRBSA) offers travel baseball teams from U10 through Legion and puts on the annual Ray Nelson Invitational Baseball Tournament, which has hosted Little Leaguers from all over Idaho for more than a half-century. For more information, go to wrbsazone.com or check out their Facebook page.
Sun Valley Youth Hockey SVYH:
Sun Valley Youth Hockey offers programs from MiniMites (5-6 years old) through high school. One of the top hockey programs in the state, the SVYH season runs from October to March and holds practices in both Hailey and Sun Valley. For more information, go to www.svyha.pucksystems.com.
Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation SVSEF:
The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation offers a wide variety of programming for everyone from young shredders to some of the top young adult skiers, snowboarders and Nordic skiing athletes in the nation. For more information, go to www. svsef.org or call (208) 726-4129.
For more than a decade, Hailey Ice was just a dream. But thanks to the tireless work of an impassioned group of locals and our community’s generosity, what was once only a dream has become a reality. Hailey has been home to a world-class ice rink for four years now and things have turned out even better than expected.
“It has been amazing, “ said Sarah Benson, executive director for Hailey Ice. “On one hand, it has met our expectations. On the other, it has exceeded them.”
Hailey Ice is located on Main Street in Hailey and is open from late September through mid-March. It offers public skating, stick-andpuck, open hockey and youth tournaments throughout the season and is the home of the Sun Valley Suns of the Black Diamond Hockey League. For more information, go to www.haileyice.org or call (208) 928-4905.