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Jitgos

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Sports in Keene?
« on: March 13, 2007, 10:43 PM NHFT »

I'm getting ready for my move (still months away) and was wondering if anyone knows of any adult basketball leagues or open gyms happening around Keene. Also, is there an indoor tennis facility in Keene? Not pressing issues or anything, but I like to stay physically active.

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Jeremy
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Kat Kanning

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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 07:47 AM NHFT »

The rec center has basketball.  If you want to hang out with freestaters in Manchester, Keith started up a sports club.
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007, 07:49 AM NHFT »

Oh and there's a porcupine hiking group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/libertytreks/.  Lots of great hiking in NH.  Quite a few people ski too.
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2007, 07:51 AM NHFT »

I am thinking of playing basketball at the rec center all year. They have some open court time and some games. It is not like the big city where the gym is all locked up. :)
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2007, 07:53 AM NHFT »

http://www.nhes.state.nh.us/elmi/htmlprofiles/keene.html

This website claims there is indoor and outdoor tennis.  I've seen the outdoor courts.  Indoor might be at the YMCA.
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2007, 09:55 AM NHFT »

I am thinking of playing basketball at the rec center all year. They have some open court time and some games. It is not like the big city where the gym is all locked up. :)
How is the rec center funded?
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007, 09:57 AM NHFT »

Government.  I use the government library, too, but I give them a donation every year.
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2007, 04:24 PM NHFT »

Thanks guys, sounds great. I LOVE downhill skiing and can't wait to visit all the places around NH and VT. What places do people from Keene usually go to? I was looking up all the ski resorts awhile ago. It seems like there was a small one in Keene and several not too far away.
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2007, 04:59 PM NHFT »

There is an old railroad trail that bisects town.  You can walk/run/mountain bike for 40 miles in either direction.  In the winter it's a snowmobile trail.  There is pickup basketball on the two courts just built about two years ago right net to the rail-trail near downtown.  Indoor tennis is at a private club near Norm's ski shop and another in Peterborough (30 min).  The YMCA only has racquetball.  There are no public paddle/platform tennis courts (I wish).  Nearby skiing at Crotched Mountain (45 min), Pat's Peak (45 min) Mt. Sunapee (1 hr), Okemo (1 hr 15 min) Stratton (1 hr 15 min)...There was a plan for a new indoor arena and ice rink, but the wretched city council killed it because they couldn't stomach two sides of the building to be metal. 
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2007, 05:26 PM NHFT »

Isn't there a ski place on Rt. 9 just east of Keene?
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2007, 05:29 PM NHFT »

Yeah, I hear it's considered small though.
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2007, 05:31 PM NHFT »

Closer than 45 minutes
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2007, 06:42 PM NHFT »

How is the rec center funded?
I would have to pay the higher fee .... since I am not a Keene taxpayer. :)
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2007, 12:36 AM NHFT »

The rec center has basketball.  If you want to hang out with freestaters in Manchester, Keith started up a sports club.

here's the link to Keith's group -- looks fun

http://www.nhssc.com/index.php
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Re: Sports in Keene?
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2007, 06:13 AM NHFT »

The rec center has basketball.  If you want to hang out with freestaters in Manchester, Keith started up a sports club.

here's the link to Keith's group -- looks fun

http://www.nhssc.com/index.php

That does look like fun, but if I move to Manchester I won't be part of operation Free Keene ;D.
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