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Wisconsin’s Indoor Sports Cure Cabin Fever
Last Updated: 3/4/2013
Relaxing by the fire might have been cozy as winter weather set in, but a few months later, the cabin fever has set in. You don’t have to face the cold – all over Wisconsin, there’s fun to be found indoors. We’ve picked a few favorite indoor escapes, from rock climbing to ballroom dancing, to get you off the couch and into the action.
Climbing the Walls?
Give a real climbing wall a try – it’s a lot more fun. Boulder’s Climbing Gym in Madison gives you 8,000+ square feet of climbing space, with routes and boulder problems to offer a new adventure every time. Rookies need not worry: you can learn to climb in as little as 15 minutes. Parents, you can bring the kids along for just $6 a day.
Ice Skating, Olympian Style
If you’re a runner or skater, you’ll love the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee. This Olympic training complex is the largest ice center in the country. The Pettit offers public skating seven days a week, with admission from $5 to $7 and skate rental for $3. If sneakers are more your speed, get moving on their 433-meter indoor track – it makes for a great view of the action on the ice.
Classic Ballroom Dancing
For the ultimate in exercise elegance, give ballroom dancing a whirl at the Crystal Ballroom in Hilbert. Get your swing, waltz, foxtrot, tango and rumba on in this beautiful original 1928 venue. Ballroom Dancing sessions Friday from 8-11 pm ($8), and the first Sunday of each month from 2-5 pm ($10).
Back to Bowling
And of course, we can’t talk about Wisconsin’s indoor sports without saluting the granddaddy of them all: bowling. Give your local lanes a spin, or check out these historic Wisconsin bowling alleys.