7 Bay Area Indoor Sports Facilities to Visit This Winter
It comes up within minutes of most Bay Area conversations: this winter's wet forecast. So, what do you do when torrents of rain flood the outdoor fields? We've got some indoor options to keep you moving.
Location: 924 Mason St, San Francisco
Size: 25k SF of climbing
Sports: Rock climbing for beginners and experienced climbers, top out boldering, fitness and cardio, yoga
Located in the Presidio near the Golden Gate bridge, Planet Granite offers not only climbing, but also some moments of mindfulness in its yoga studio. If you are new to climbing, you'll need to fill out a waiver and take a belay test.
Location: 3151 Edison Way, Redwood City
Size: 70k SF
Sports: League soccer and basketball, volleyball and health and fitness classes
Sports House, a converted former beer distribution warehouse, doesn't just give you a chance to get your game on, but it also has an on-site restaurant for burgers, pizzas, salads and more. We'd suggest you save the eating until after your CrossFit class, though.
Snoopy's Home Ice
Location: 1667 W Steele Ln, Santa Rosa
Size: 25k SF arena with an ice rink of 185 feet x 85 feet
Sports: Ice skating (public and lessons), ice hockey (pickup and league play)
Snoopy's Home Ice has been around since 1969 and puts skating fun right across the street from the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Don't let the name fool you. It's a serious ice arena. Schulz designed and built the arena with his first wife.
Silver Creek Sportsplex
Location: 800 Embedded Way, San Jose
Size: 240k SF
Sports: Roller hockey, indoor soccer, martial arts, badminton, roller derby and pickleball
While some of the offerings are for league play, Silver Creek Sportsplex is available on a drop-in basis for members and nonmembers. There's a restaurant here as well, and you can host birthday parties with inflatables for the kids.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving
Location: 31310 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Union City
Sports: Just one—indoor skydiving (isn't that enough?)
Get your kicks by jumping into iFLY's 12-foot, 1,000-horse power vertical wind tunnel and doing your skydiving parachute-free.
SurfXtreme Indoor Surfing
Location: 3443 Laguna Blvd, Elk Grove
Size: Surfing plus a 24k SF trampoline area
Sports: Indoor surfing; also, trampoline and paintball (though that one's outdoors)
You have to drive a bit inland for this one, but if the weather is keeping you from the waves, SurfXtreme is one way to try out your surfing skills.
Sky High Sports
Location: 1631 Challenge Dr, Concord
Sports: Trampoline fun, dodgeball, foam pit (like the one you loved jumping into as a kid)
This is one of several locations for Sky High Sports. Grip socks are required.