If you're feeling active and a bit of a sporty type then Chelmsford has a number of excellent sporting facilities on offer for you to try your hand at athletics, swimming, or ice-skating.

The city is home to Chelmsford City Football Club (link to CCFC website), Essex County Cricket Club (link to ECCC website) and the Chelmsford Chieftains ice hockey team at Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre (link to Riverside website).

Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, squash courts, multi-purpose sports hall, gymnasium, sauna and health suite. There is also an international size skating rink. A variety of clubs and classes can be found here.

Outdoor pitches and tennis courts are available in several parks: Oaklands Park, Central Park and Melbourne Park.

There are a number of health and fitness clubs including Riverside Ice and Leisure, Fitness First and Virgin Active and a full range of sports development programmes should help you keep fit and healthy.

If you'd like to get away from it all, Chelmsford also boasts a number of fantastic golf courses for a more relaxed sporting experience. In addition to this there is a ten pin bowling alley and numerous parks where you can enjoy a pleasant walk

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