New stadium lease brings hope of a successful revival of professional baseball in Ottawa
With a new stadium lease, new ownership, and playing in a different league hopes for a professional baseball revival in Ottawa are high
On ice: Curling’s brief return to play suspended at Rideau, other Ottawa clubs
Rideau Curling Club faces unprecedented challenges as they become one of the first curling clubs in Ottawa to finally reopen their doors to their members after COVID-19 shut them in March.
Ottawa golf courses ace the pandemic summer with record high numbers
It’s been one of the few industries in any sector that seems to have benefitted from the COVID-19 pandemic. As the 2020 golf season winds down, a look at how this outdoor activity — relatively easy to keep compliant with public health guidelines — became the go-to recreational outlet for many people.
COVID consequences: The new normal for amateur team sports
The new normal for sports seems bleak. Amateur leagues have suffered cancellation or experienced major change. [Photo @ John Balser]
Minor hockey leagues back on the ice in Ottawa – with restrictions
Ottawa minor hockey leagues such as the West End Hockey League are starting their season amongst growing COVID-19 regulations.
Ottawa curling clubs hope to salvage a season as COVID-19 rages
The COVID-19 pandemic has left the upcoming curling season on thin ice as clubs report that many members won’t be returning in the fall.
Museums seizing digital moment: Funding for virtual skate exhibit highlights pandemic trend
This year’s batch of approved projects include an exhibit that will explore one of Canada’s most underrated sports: figure skating.
In climbing, a push to change derogatory route names is underway
For the voice of each man pretending offensive climbing route names are not a problem, there are plenty of others that buoy the need for a widespread effort to change the names of climbing routes across North America. After a broader reckoning with how we name monuments to problematic historical figures, change is coming to both online and physical guidebooks thanks in part to women organizing and pushing for change.
Ottawa figure skaters put a new spin on their passion as training restarts
Parking lot warm-ups, cancelled competitions and physical distancing: Ottawa’s figure skaters adjust to new reality.
As COVID-19 spreads in baseball, it seems clear hockey, basketball ‘bubbles’ best way to get pro sports back
The NHL’s two hub cities have created secure “bubbles” where players and staff are isolating, and it seems the safest option.