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Athletics

The Mustangs Track Club, formerly the St. Albert Track and Field Club, is well represented by athletes at provincial and national championships.


Athletes also take advantage of Fowler Athletic Track on Sir Winston Churchill Avenue, which is also the site for major school track meets in May and June.


For recreational athletes, the St. Albert Road-runners and Triathlon Club hosts the St. Albert Road Race every April and the St. Albert sprint triathlon in August.


The Leading Edge RunWild in May and the St. Albert Fall Challenge in September are annual events, which offer a variety of race distances.

 

Badminton

The Red Willow Badminton Club has four courts for recreational and high-level competition.

 

Baseball

St. Albert catches baseball fever every spring and the heat of competition continues to the end of summer. Legion Memorial Park, with four diamonds, is home to all levels of competition.

 

Basketball

The St. Albert Knights of Columbus mini-basketball program offers youth aged eight to 15 an opportunity to dribble the ball from late September to spring break. Each boys’ and girls’ conference features three age-group divisions: eight to 10, 11 to 12 and 13 to 15.

The mini-basketball program uses St. Albert schools as venues for games. Everything is run by volunteers, including coaches, referees and scorekeepers.


The SLAM Basketball Club provides programs for males and females as young as five years old. Divisions include initiation, junior, mini, bantam, midget and juvenile. SLAM teams compete in the Edmonton Youth Basketball Association, culminating with age-group provincials in the spring.

  

Cross-country skiing

The St. Albert Nordic Ski Club (STANSKI) is responsible for creating and maintaining the trails at Kingswood Park and the Riverlot 56 Natural Area. Around the Kingswood shelter volunteers maintain loops for classic or skating technique.

 

Curling

Six sheets of ice are home to more than 100 rinks in various men’s, ladies’, mixed, seniors and prospects’ leagues at the curling club facility on Taché Street.


There is a grassroots program for Little Rocks and junior curlers. Several current or former club members have competed at major events at local, national and international competitions.

 

Figure skating

Figure skaters with the St. Albert Skating Centre train at Servus Credit Union Place.

 

Football

Atom, peewee, bantam and midget teams huddle up for the St. Albert Minor Football Association at Riel Recreation Park.

 

Golf

St. Albert is surrounded by six public golf courses, one private course and various driving ranges.

 

Gymnastics

St. Albert is home to two gymnastics clubs featuring competitive and recreational classes.


The Dynamyx Gymnastics Club operates year-round in the Campbell Business Park.


The St. Albert Gymnastics Club features recreational and competitive gymnasts aged from three to the late teens at the club’s Riel Park facility.

 

High school athletics

Athletics at Bellerose Composite, Paul Kane and St. Albert Catholic High School include football, cross-country running, volleyball, cheerleading, wrestling, curling, basketball, swimming, badminton, golf, track and field and rugby. Metro Edmonton high school championships are a tradition every year in St. Albert.

 

Hockey

The St. Albert Minor Hockey Association is one of the largest single associations in Western Canada with 1,810 players on 115 teams during the 2013-14 season. SAMHA also hosts the John Reid Memorial Bantam AAA Tournament every January. It’s recognized as the best tournament in Western Canada, if not nationally, for that age group. A number of St. Albert minor hockey alumni are playing in the NHL, plus the AJHL, WHL and various minor pro leagues in North America and Europe.

 

Lacrosse

The St. Albert Rams Minor Lacrosse Club is affiliated with the Greater Edmonton Lacrosse Council. Boys’ teams include mini-tyke, tyke, novice, peewee, bantam and midget, in addition to all-girls’ teams in various age divisions.

 

Home games are played in the Akinsdale and Kinex arenas, as well as Servus Credit Union Place.


The St. Albert Miners senior B and junior A teams also compete in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League. Home games are at Servus Place.  The St. Albert Crude junior B Tier 1 men and the St. Albert Drillers junior B ladies also play in the Rocky Mountain league and their home floor is Akinsdale Arena.

 

Martial arts

From karate and taekwondo to mixed martial arts, numerous groups in St. Albert offer training and competition.

 

Ringette

The St. Albert Ringette Association enjoys a healthy level of participation from teams in the various age categories. Over the years the association has hosted several A and AA provincial-level championships, in addition to the highly successful 2008 national championships.

 

Rugby

The St. Albert Rugby Football Club (SARFC) offers mini, junior and senior programs for males and females. The men’s and women’s teams play in the Edmonton Rugby Union. Teams are dominated by players who started in the sport at the junior high and high school levels in St. Albert. SARFC also has one of Canada’s finest clubhouses and the four rugby pitches at Riel Recreation Park were second to none, prior to the city’s reclamation work of putting a clay cap under the fields, as well as other outdoor facility enhancements, that started in the fall of 2012. The fields reopened in 2014.

 

Slowpitch

Nestled along the banks of the Sturgeon River, Meadowview Diamonds boasts four diamonds with 275-feet of fences, dugouts and shale infields. The diamonds cater to slowpitch teams of all ages and levels. It’s also home for the St. Albert Men’s Slowpitch Association.

 

Soccer

The St. Albert Soccer Association (SASA) is the city’s largest sports organization, with 5,494 youths and adults in total who played outdoors in 2013 and indoors in 2013-14.


The association strives to offer soccer programs for all ages and levels of skill and interest. The outdoor and indoor leagues encompass child, youth, adult, masters, 18-plus co-ed, community and competitive programs.


St. Albert is home to the Impact and Rangers men’s teams and the Impact women’s teams in the Edmonton District Soccer Association. It’s also home to the St. Albert Women’s Soccer League and the St. Albert Men’s Soccer League, both longtime leagues in the city.


The SASA fields at Riel Recreation Park are also undergoing reclamation work and outdoor facility enhancement and are scheduled to re-open in 2015.

 

Softball

Fastball St. Albert offers opportunities for girls and boys who want an alternative to baseball. Games are played mostly on school diamonds. The association also offers rep programs.

 

Swimming

Fountain Park Recreation Centre offers a closed setting for swimmers, while Grosvenor Pool is an outdoor haven for summertime splashes. The Sailfish Swim Club trains during the summer at the Fountain Park pool. The Olympian Swim Club of Edmonton also uses the pool for training. A smaller indoor pool is located at Servus Credit Union Place.

 

Tennis

There are eight tennis courts in the city. The St. Albert Tennis Club on Mission Avenue serves as the main base for volleys and backhands.


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