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Learn to Play Sports - for Free!

Heads up, Erie! It's time to Go Play!

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce a new series of events, called Go Play Days, in which the organization will partner with local sports groups to offer free learn-to-play events for multiple sports. The Erie Sports Commission believes that increasing access to sports helps to promote healthy lifestyles, which in turn helps to improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.

The aim of the Go Play Day initiative is to make trying a new sport as frictionless as possible - many events will provide registrants with all required equipment and instruction to begin playing, free of charge.


Learn to Play Pickleball For Free!

September 30, 10 a.m. & noon 
Around the Post (inside Westwood Racquet Club), 2660 Zuck Road, Erie, PA 16506

From age 12-112, anyone can play pickleball! Learn to play pickleball for free on Sept. 30 on the brand-new, dedicated pickleball courts at Around the Post, located inside the Westwood Racquet Club. The ESC will partner with the Erie Pickleball Players Association, who will provide instructors to introduce the participants to the sport and get them playing. All required equipment will be provided free of charge to participants. Please arrive wearing athletic clothing.

Two sessions will be offered, at 10 a.m. and noon, with the morning session restricted strictly to youths aged 12-17 and the noon session open to all ages, allowing families to sign up to learn together. UPDATE: The noon, all-ages session is FULL! Space is limited to 20 participants per session.

Cost: FREE but registration is required  Register - 10 a.m. Session  NOON SESSION - FULL  About the EPPA  About Around the Post   


Learn to Play Hockey For Free!

Girls - October 8, 11 a.m.
Flo Fabrizio Ice Center, 527 W 38th St., Erie, PA 16508

The ESC will partner with the Erie Youth Hockey Association for two separate opportunities to try hockey for free. The first will take place Oct. 8 at the Flo Fabrizio Ice Center and is aimed at girls with no experience playing hockey. Participants will learn from the EYHA's instructors, and the event can accommodate all levels of proficiency on the ice. All equipment will be provided.

Cost: FREE but registration is required   Register!   About the EYHA   EYHA Facebook Page   


More Events Coming Soon!

We are hard at work finalizing details for additional free events hosted by other local organizations. Details on future events will be announced at a later date. Check back here for updates!

Thank you to our event sponsors!