What To Do For Your Sports Nut Dad This Year

Happy Fathers Day! If your Dad is a sports nut, this year is a bit more difficult to come up with a sporting event to take him out to enjoy. With baseball, basketball, football, soccer and lacrosse are all either postponed or cancelled, here a few sports ideas to book for your Dad.

Driving Range


Crosswinds Driving Range is the one driving range I have been. If your Dad is not much of golfer, the driving range is the perfect way to golf without golfing. The chit-chat and friendly critique of swinging form while taking a few hacks knowing there will be no winner or loser is priceless. The time may end up being priceless but their website includes all their rates. It is not often you can do a sports outing for two for under $20 but that option is available here.

Batting Cages


The Batting Cages, an aptly named company, is perfect for your Dad if he is missing baseball. In there words…

The Batting Cages is a licensed, indoor batting and pitching facility located at 7121 104 Street in Edmonton, Alberta.  Find us just off Whyte avenue on the second level with parking in the front, sides and behind the building. Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Whether it’s baseball, fastball, slo-pitch, or T-ball, we have something for everyone. Enjoy a cold beer and hit off the legendary Iron Mike pitching machines, or practice like a pro in the Promound™ pitching cage with radar target.”

My experience there was thoroughly enjoyable if not a little bit humbling. The humbling part was stepping into a cage knowing the ball was coming straight at me at a speed slower than most Major League Baseball curveballs and struggling to catch up to the pitch.


Axe Monkeys offers you multiple methods to enjoy an outing with Dad. I will be going here for the first time for my birthday next month but I have done axe throwing before. If the idea of throwing axes scares you, it is much simpler than you imagine. Hitting the bullseye may not be overly easy but grasping the concept of throwing the axe so it sticks to the board comes fairly quickly.

Axe Monkeys also offers a rage room. Exactly as it sounds, you pick a weapon and break stuff.  In their words,

“At Axe Monkeys we want you to “Show Us Your Axe” and we’re sure you will leave with a smile on your face, a good workout and a return visit really soon!”

Castrol Raceway


Castrol Raceway is open with a revised 2020 schedule (2020-REVISED-SCHEDULE-WEB). With ticket sales currently limited to 100 spectators you may want to pick an event sooner than later to tell your Dad your attending.

Here’s an impromptu idea for today:


Here’s a suggestion for next weekend:



Growing up the one and only sports staple I had with my Dad was Stampede Wrestling every Saturday at 3:00. A major announcement happened last night in that Edmonton once again has a weekly wrestling promotion.

Hope this little list gives you an idea of what to do for your sports nut Dad. Cheers!

EDITOR’S NOTE: These are not paid advertisements. This is simply an author speaking from experiences or from plans he has of checking out these venues.

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