Which Odd Sports are Available in Calgary?

Posted by Justin Havre. on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at 9:33am.

Goalball - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vix_b/7905293646Maybe you don't enjoy the typical hockey, football, basketball, baseball and curling. If you love something odd when it comes to sports, you are in luck. Calgary offers some very strange sports. Here are a few of the top choices.

Muggle Quidditch

Found at the University of Calgary, this sport comes from the Harry Potter books and movies. It's not an easy sport to catch onto, but it can be quite a bit of fun. You will need some equipment and the club offers both fall/winter and spring/summer leagues. The club costs $60 to $190 depending on the season.


Goalball was actually started at a rehabilitation exercise in the 1940s. It's played by athletes that are visually impaired and considered a para-sport. The game consists of two teams with three players on the court at a time. The ball is rolled with bells inside and the players try to get the ball into the opposing team's net.

Axe Throwing

A very odd sport, but catching on fast at the BATL Grounds, Axe Throwing is growing fast. This sport includes throwing an axe at a target and trying to beat your appointment. It's a bit like playing darts with an axe.

Underwater Hockey or Octopush

Invented by the British Navy in the 1950s, Underwater Hockey is a non-contact sport with two teams of ten players. You have to propel a puck along the bottom of the poo into the goal to score. Players wear large fins and a diving mask to play the game.

It's played at the Calgary Underwater Hockey Club in the fall and the spring.

These are just a few of the odd sports you will find in Calgary. You never know what you might enjoy until you try it and these four sports might provide just what you're looking for.

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