Pull for Your Team

Are you a watcher or a joiner? There's plenty of room for both. Local recreation commissions have tons of sports-related programs for kids and adults and Allen, Benedict and USC all have active fall and spring athletic calendars. Plus, we've got several minor league community teams that could use all the support they can get.

Columbia Regional Sports Council
545-0009
www.columbiasportscouncil.com

Allen University
SportsTicket Information:
376-5716
www.allenuniversity.edu/athletics/athletics/

Benedict College Sports
Sports Information:
733-7421
www.benedict.edu/athletics.html

City of Columbia Parks and Recreation
1932 Calhoun Street
545-3100
http://www.columbiasc.net/parks-recreation
545-3100

Columbia Blowfish (baseball)
www.blowfishbaseball.com
254-3474

Columbia Inferno (hockey)
www.columbiainferno.com
256-7825

Irmo-Chapin Recreation Commission
5605 Bush River Road
www.icrc.net
772-1228

Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission
www.lcrac.com
359-0964

Richland County Recreation Commission
5819 Shakespeare Road
www.richlandcountyrecreation.com
754-7275

USC Sports
Ticket Information
777-4274
www.uscsports.cstv.com

YMCA
www.columbiaymca.org/index.asp
Downtown: 1420 Sumter Street
799-9187
Columbia Northwest: 1501 Kennerly Road
407-8007 or 407-0179
Family Center: 401 YMCA Road, Lexington
359-3376
Columbia Northeast: 912 Lake Carolina Drive
865-5456

YWCA
1510 Barnwell Street
252-2151
RECREATION

Adventure Carolina
Offers canoe & kayak trips, river paddling, hiking and more. Call for event listings and more information.
Adventure Carolina: 1107 State St. 796-4505, www.adventurecarolina.com

Columbia Olde Grey Rugby
(Tuesday and Thursday.) No experience necessary. 7 p.m. Earlewood Park: 351-7878, columbiarugby@yahoo.com.

Columbia QuadSquad
(Mondays.) All-female flat-track roller derby team. Now recruiting. Call Debi for more information. 7 p.m. Skate Station USA: 290 Oak Dr. 348-8861, http://www.myspace.com/columbiaquadsquad

Columbia Women's Rugby Club
(Tuesdays and Thursdays.) Open to all women. Call or email for more information. 7 p.m. Owens Field: 1351 Jim Hamilton Blvd. 361-0706, bombshellrugby@yahoo.com

Critical Mass
(Last Fri.) Group bicycle ride. 5 p.m. Finlay Park: 864-616-6278.

Downtown Walking Club
(Fridays.) 5:15 p.m. Tapp's: Main and Blanding. 309-1398.

Elite Co-Ed Volleyball
(Thursdays.) 7 p.m. Greenview Park: 6700 Gavilan Ave. 545-3100.

Group Runs
(Wednesdays.) Visit the web site for meeting times and places. www.strictlyrunning.com

Hash House Harriers
(First and third Sun.) Running/walking club. Call for meeting times and locations. 695-2116, 479-6156.

Over-18 Basketball
(Saturdays.) 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Woodland Park: 6500 Olde Knight Pkwy. 545-3100.

Palmetto Paddlers
(Last Tue.) A nonprofit group dedicated to flatwater and whitewater paddling. 7 p.m. Luther Lee Building: Lady and Lincoln. 359-4002, www.palmettopaddlers.org

Saluda River Kayak Trips
Call or visit the web site for more information. Get Your Gear On at 730 Santee Ave. 799-0099, www.getyourgearon.com

Saturday Walks
(Saturdays.) Volunteer-led morning walks through the park. No registration required. Bring a lunch. Free. 9:30 a.m. Congaree National Park: 100 National Park Rd. 776-4396 ext. 11., www.nps.gov/cosw

Senior Tennis
(Tue., Thu. and Sat.) Group and individual play. $1 per two-hour session. 9 a.m. Columbia Tennis Center: 1635 Whaley St. 545-3100.

Senior Tennis
(Mon. and Fri.) Soft-court doubles round robin. Free. 9 a.m. Southeast Park and Tennis Center: 951 Hazelwood Rd. 545-3100.

Skate for the Cure
Benefit skate contest; proceeds benefit Skate4Cancer. 2 p.m., Sat Jan. 26. Eastlake Community Church: 10057 Broad River Road 957-9392.

University of South Carolina Baseball & Softball Preview
Meet Cocky, run the bases, take batting practice, hobnob with Carolina Alumni Association. Free and open to all members of the Carolina Alumni Association, Gamecock Club, Dugout Club and guests. 6 p.m., Thu Jan. 31. The Field House: Whaley and Marion. 777-5400, www.mycarolina.org

Weekday Sunset Sails
(Thu & Fri). 6:30 p.m. Southshore Marina: 3072 Hwy 378. 317-9070.Weekend Trail Rides Every Sat and Sun at 1 and 3 p.m. Call for reservations. $15 members; $25 non-members. YMCA: 401 YMCA Rd. 359-3376 ext. 17.

Wheelchair Basketball
(Tuesdays). 6:30 p.m. Denny Terrace Community Center: 6429 Bishop Ave. 754-6720, www.richlandcountyrecreation.com

YMCA
Adventure Guides
(Second and Fourth Mon). 6:30 p.m. YMCA: 401 YMCA Rd. 223-9510, www.scyguides.org