Root For Rochester 

Make your way to the stands at the Blue Cross Arena and nab some concessions, then get ready to watch the Rochester Americans (known locally as the Amerks) carve up the ice. In search of more local teams? Soccer fans can catch the Flower City Union while those looking for peanuts, Cracker Jacks, and plenty of home runs will want to grab tickets to a Rochester Red Wings baseball game at Innovative Field. 

Along with professional sports, visitors and locals are always welcome to cheer on one of the many collegiate teams representing the 19 colleges and universities in the Greater Rochester region. Don’t miss out on cheering RIT’s Division 1 Men and Women’s hockey teams that call the Gene Polisseni Center home.  

All-Season Sports and Adventures  

Everything from biking trails to running tracks, baseball fields to disc golf courses, is right here in Rochester’s local parks, making them the perfect place for athletes hoping to break a sweat in the great outdoors. 

Here in Rochester, we never let winter weather stop us from climbing to new heights. RocVentures Climbing Gym is an indoor climbing gyms where you can learn skills like bouldering, body positioning, and a variety of grips to help you stay in shape and make your way to the top all year long.

Those looking to head inside for games and recreational activities can find it all at Total Sports Experience or Pinnacle Athletic Campus. Both are premier sports facilities that boast fields, courts, and more. 

Check out Rochester’s interactive sports destination at DICK’S House of Sport Rochester, the first of its kind in the country. Located at Eastview Mall, House of Sport Rochester is not your standard DICK’S Sporting Goods store—it’s a place devoted to sport for everyone to connect and play. The House of Sport features a one-of-a-kind interactive space where you can practice your skills. Spend time on The Field, in The Cage, on The Wall, or in the industry-leading golf simulator fitting bays or indoor putting green. 

Runners must add Fleet Feet Rochester to their list when visiting, along with events for runners like the Flower City Challenge and the Rochester Marathon

Attention anglers, Rochester is a premier fishing destination. Book a charter fishing boat on Lake Ontario, where you’ll hook your share of walleye, salmon, and steelhead. 

And those more interested in navigating their own vessel can sign up for guided tours and rent canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards from places like Bay Creek Paddling Center and Erie Canal Boat Company.