Sports in Rochester, MN

In Rochester, there's no competing with sports as a winning pastime. Whether you're a sports spectator or participant, we've got a game, match, or activity to pump you up. Here's how to be an athlete or fan in our energetic, sport-loving city.

Cheer on the action

Whether you're a fan of swimming, soccer, football, hockey, or a host of other sports, Rochester has a team you'll enjoy watching. Make it your goal to check out the Grizzlies, a United States Hockey League team that plays at the Rochester Recreation Center. If you're visiting in the summer, catch a Rochester Honkers minor league baseball game at Mayo Field. In addition, Rochester MN Sports brings a legion of fun spectator sports events, tournaments, and competitions to the city every year, from national wrestling and volleyball tournaments to basketball exhibition matches.

Get sporty yourself 

Want to get in on the action rather than just watching it? Opportunities abound for you to get moving and have some active fun in energetic, healthy Rochester. Cross-country ski or snowshoe at one of our many parks or trails. Lace up your skates and hit the ice at one of Rochester's skating rinks. Rock on at Rochester's two indoor rock climbing gyms, Roca Climbing & Fitness and Prairie Walls Climbing Gym. Or knock down some pins and have a ball at Rochester's two bowling alleys, Bowlocity and Colonial Lanes.

Stay active year-round 

In Rochester, the action keeps going all year round, regardless of the season or weather. Check out Five Hot Ways to Spend a Cool Day for ideas on staying active in the winter and Five Ways to Chill Out on a Hot Day for ideas on sporty summer fun, including swimming, boating, hiking, and golfing.

If you're in Rochester for a sports tournament, dine at one of these Six Team-Friendly Restaurants.