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Specialty Sports


Champaign Park District offers a wide variety of specialty sports including pickleball, fencing, disc golf, and more! We also host a variety of camps and clinics throughout the community.

Youth Specialty Sports

YOUTH FENCING

Ages 8-12

En Garde! This special six-week session is for kids looking for something new and exciting to try. Participants will learn through footwork, drills, games, small group instruction, and open fencing with varied youth  ages. Fencers should come dressed to work hard in loose clothing (no denim jeans) and tennis shoes. All fencing equipment is provided.

Fee (R/NR): $90/$135*

Additional $10 fee for U.S. Fencing Association Non- Competitive Membership per participant. Register online separately at www.usafencing.org/page/show/698114-individual-memberships

+Class is non-refundable after registration deadline

Time: 6-7p
Location: The Point Fencing Club and School, 401 N. Vine St, Urbana
Date: Friday, September 9-October 14, 2022
Deadline: August 26
Instructor: Point Fencing Club Cavalier staff
Questions: cody.flowers@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3983


Project Athletes

3rd-5th Graders

Project Athletes Speed School offers speed, agility, and conditioning training — a place to belong and a team to be a part of.

Join us at the Leonhard Recreation Center as we partner with Project Athletes, a program designed to improve personal athletic ability and personal growth development.

This program includes individualized cross-training, a unique accountability program, and an after-school programming option for students in 3rd-5th grades. Let Project Athletes guide your child on their life journey through positive mentoring.

Date: Monday, October 31-December 19, 2022
Time: 3:30-4:30p
Fee (R/NR): $62/$93
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Min/Max: 12/27
Deadline: October 24, 2022
Questions: shannon.walter@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3988

 


Adult Specialty Sports

ADULT FENCING

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Ages 13+
En Garde! Add a new twist to your fall schedule by signing up for a six-week introduction to fencing! Participants will learn through footwork, drills, small group instruction, and open fencing with varied adult ages. Fencers should come dressed to work hard in loose clothing (no denim jeans) and tennis shoes. All fencing equipment is provided.

Date: Fridays, September 9-October 14, 2022
Time: 7-8p
Fee (R/NR): $90/$135*

*Additional $10 fee for U.S. Fencing Association Non-Competitive Membership per participant. Register online separately at www.usafencing.org/page/show/698114-individual-memberships

+Class is non-refundable after registration deadline

Deadline: August 26, 2022 222120-01
Location: The Point Fencing Club and School, 401 N. Vine St, Urbana
Min/Max: 4/15
Instructor: Point Fencing Club Cavalier staff
Questions: cody.flowers@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3983

 

Pickleball

LRC OPEN-GYM PICKLEBALL

Ages 13+
Leonhard Rec Center will have open-play pickleball starting in August. Join the fun and become a member of LRC to play pickleball for free! Sessions subject to change/cancel due to gym reservations or scheduled programming. Open gym schedule is posted every two weeks on CPD website.

Day: Monday-Friday, Year Round
Time: 9a-12p
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R/NR): Free for Leonhard Recreation Center Members or buy a day pass for $6/$9 (R/NR).
Questions: cody.flowers@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3983


PICKLEBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS

Ages 18+

Enhance your pickleball skills this fall with our first ever Pickleball Skills and Drills Clinics. Clinics will be led by our local pickleball club and all skill levels are welcome. The instructors will focus on the development of pickleball fundaments from drop shots, dinks, overhead smash, to serves, and ball placement. Join the fun and learn a new skill. 

Day: Tuesday/Thursday
Date: October 4-20, 2022
Time: 9-11a
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Deadline: September 23, 2022
Late Registration: If there are openings, a $10 late fee will be added.
Equipment Required: Pickleball Paddle
Instructor: Champaign-Urbana Pickleball
Questions: cody.flowers@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3983


 


 

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