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The Best Of Pittsburgh’s Indoor Activities

March 26, 2011 3:02 AM

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Let’s face it – the sun doesn’t always shine in Pittsburgh, especially during the winter months. But there are some great indoor activities around town to keep you busy, and in shape. Here are some of Pop City’s suggestions, as well as a link to their original article for a complete list.

Nego Gato

1420 5th Avenue; Downtown
412-201-4546
www.negogato.org

There are martial arts, but then there is Capoeira. Capoeira is a type of fighting that was first developed by African slaves in Brazil. The moves were designed to look like an intricate dance, but instead, they were self-defense techniques. This particular sport requires a lot of stamina and concentration. If you’re interested in learning how to perform Capoeira, then a visit to Nego Gato is in order.

Still Mountain T’ai Chi and Kung Chi Studio

Mt. Lebanon
(412)-480-9177
www.stillmountaintaichi.com

If you’re looking for something a little slower paced, then you might want to try T’ai Chi. Popular with people of all ages and skill levels, T’ai Chi requires great concentration and focuses on slow, controlled body movements. One place in our area that offers T’ai Chi classes is the Still Mountain T’ai Chi and Kung Chi Studio.

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(Photo Credit: A&S Indoor Pistol Range)

A&S Indoor Pistol Range

617 Overhead Bridge Road
Youngwood, Pa. 15697
724-925-1212
www.indoorpistolrange.com

Hunting enthusiasts will endure all kinds of weather conditions just to take home the prize. But sometimes, even several layers of hunting gear can’t keep out the cold. Instead, gun enthusiasts can turn to the A&S Indoor Pistol Range in Youngwood to get some out-of-season practice. The center has certified NRA instructors to help you perfect your target skills.

Highmark SportsWorks at the Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Ave; North Side
(412)-237-3400
www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

Are your kids playing too many video games or spending too much time in front of the TV? Maybe it’s time for a trip to SportsWorks at the Carnegie Science Center. Located on the North Side, SportsWorks will help your kids get some exercise, and learn a thing or two at the same time. From rock-wall climbing to Olympic sprinting, there’s something to get every kid up and moving.

Robert Morris University Island Sports Center

7600 Grand Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15225
(412)-397-3335
www.rmuislandsports.org/web/cms/isc/pages/default.aspx

One way to get your kids moving is to head to the islands — Neville Island that is. Here, you’ll find the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center. This facility offers public ice skating, as well as an indoor driving range and full gym facility. If the weather is nice, there’s even a mini-golf course — fun for the whole family.

Mellon Tennis Center

Fifth Avenue at Beechwood Boulevard; Shadyside
412-665-4017
www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/parks/mellon_tennis_center.htm

Tennis enthusiasts rejoice! You can finally hit the court year-round. Locals call this facility the “Tennis Bubble,” but anyone can get in on the fun. If you’re tennis game isn’t quite up to snuff, the center offers lessons so you can fine-tune your skills.

B-Cubed Skateboard Park

330 Hookstown Grade Road
Moon Twp., PA 15108
412-264-2222
skateboardpark.com/skateboardpark/viewpark.asp?ID=88

Skater boys and girls will love the B-Cubed Skateboard Park in Moon Township. Located off the Parkway West near the airport, inside, you’ll find a huge wooden bowl, large vertical wall, quarter-pipes and more. Whether your child is just learning to skateboard or is the best in the neighborhood, he or she will have a great time at B-Cubed.

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