Category Archives: Sports

Ringing in Spring – Valparaiso YMCA

The Valparaiso Family YMCA will host Ringing In Spring 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run on Saturday, April 4th, 2020  at the Valparaiso Family YMCA at 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive in Valparaiso. This is the race where Indiana begins the running season. The 25th Annual event brings athletes of all abilities together to support the Y…

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Snowball Softball – LaPorte Winterfest

     The “Snowball Softball” Adult Coed Tournament returns to Lions Field at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25th, 2020 and will be held come snow or more snow. The double-elimination tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register. NSA coed rules apply. Team awards for first, second and third place and individual awards…

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LaPorte Winterfest

The 2021 Annual WinterFest, organized by the La Porte Park and Recreation Department, returns January 29-31, 2021, with many of the events enjoyed over the past years as well a couple new twists to bring a blast of winter fun to town.  Check back often for updates to the WinterFest line up! Yoga at the…

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Winterfest at Indiana Dunes

     Celebrate the season when you don’t have to worry about mosquitoes! Join park staff and partners for a variety of hikes, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. Fun will be had by all–with or without snow. We will be hosting a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center,…

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Winter Wonderland Festival at Wolf Lake

Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), the festival will be held at the Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Afternoon events will begin at 1 p.m. at the William W. Powers State Recreation Area, 12949 Avenue O, Chicago. Discussions will allow community residents and…

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Ice Skating In Northwest Indiana

 Skating is freedom and exercise and beauty and fun. It is a great way to embrace winter while experiencing the joy of gliding over the ice with friends and family. In order to experience the joy of skating, you have to learn the sport. It might seem an easy concept – just put on a…

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Central Park Plaza Ice Rink opens to the public November 14

     Valpo Parks is happy to announce that the Central Park Plaza Ice Rink will open to the public for the Winter season every November.  Over the next two weeks the park staff will transform the 12,000-square-foot William E. Urschel Pavilion into the center of cold weather fun in downtown Valparaiso.      “Last year was…

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Canoemobile Visits Northwest Indiana

More than 4,500 students from 5 Northwest Indiana communities will spend an unforgettable hour learning about their local watershed from the seat of a Voyageur canoe, thanks to funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Outdoor Foundation’s Challenge Cost Share Program, in partnership with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as well as schools…

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Active Living Faire

    Every year,  the Active Living Faire at Wolf Lake on the first Saturday, in October and focuses on good health and fitness.     The event, sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), is free to the public.     The Faire will be held at two locations.  It begins…

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Wham Bike Ride at Wolf Lake Pavilion

 Enjoy a ride through Hammond, Whiting, Highland, and Munster’s beautiful neighborhood bike paths and city streets on Saturday, August 8th. 2020 Start and end at Hammond iconic Wolf Lake Pavilion, ride along the majestic shores of Lake Michigan, and enjoy the tranquility of both Wolf and George Lake. See firsthand, Hammond, Whiting, Munster, and Highland’s…

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