Minnesota is the premier state for golfing, ofering more than 450 golf courses throughout the beautiful state. Bloomington has great courses to get out on.  Dwan Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 63 course, located at 3301 West 110th Street (phone: (952-948-8702).  Hyland Green Golf and Learning Center is located at 10100 Normandale Boulevard (952-563-8868), is a nine hole, par-3 golf course.  Lessons are available there.

 There are also many more courses in the surrounding suburbs and within the Twin Cities.

The cold Minnesotan winters are excellent for ice skating in the winters. The Bloomington Ice Garden at 3600 West 98th Street has three rinks open for skating or hockey with a seating capacity of 2500. During the summer, relax in one of the city’s parks, of which there are a few dozen. Bryan Park and Thomson Park have fields that can be rented for baseball or softball practice. Volleyball sets and picnic packs (with choice of volleyball, Frisbee, wiffleball, football or tug-of-war equipment) are also available for rent from the city’s Park and Recreation Main Office.

When it comes to pro sports, Bloomington locals usually attach their allegiances to the teams in Minneapolis and St. Paul. There are the Minnesota Timberwolves (basketball), Twins (baseball), Vikings (football) and Wild (hockey). Many of the teams’ matches are played at the Target Center in Minneapolis, which also hosts a number of matches from the World Wrestling Federation. This multipurpose center holds some concerts and conventions in its U.S. Bank Theater as well, and is available to be booked for large events. An events calendar is up at the Target Center’s website, www.targetcenter.com , and tickets can be obtained by calling their box office at (651) 989-5151.