Los Padres Ski Club - Ventura

Los Padres Ski Club is the oldest local year-round ski club in the area, founded in 1937.  This active organization usually plans at least 5 trips to Mammoth each year and at least two out of state trips.  The group meets year-round for a variety of sports and fitness events as well as social meetings and events.  Regular meetings are held in Ventura. More info at www.lospadresskiclub.net.

Channel Islands Ice Center - Oxnard (Closed)

The Channel Islands Ice Center closed its doors on April 2, 2016.

Channel Islands Ice Center is located at 830 Wagon Wheel Road, Oxnard.  It offers skating classes for all ages, adult, youth and travel hockey programs, birthday parties, public skating, ice shows, snack bar, pro shop and a dance studio.  Public skating hours are offered 7 days a week!

The Channel Islands Ice Center is operated as a joint venture by the Channel Islands Figure Skating Club and the Channel Islands Riptide Hockey Club. The mission of CIIC is to develop on-ice activities, primarily figure skating and ice hockey, in a safe and fun environment.

For more information, visit www.channelislandsice.com or call 805.988.4440.

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Channel Islands Kayak Center

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Channel Islands Kayak Center has provided kayak rentals, lessons and tours at Channel Islands Harbor and Ventura Harbor since 1997. Visit www.cikayak.com for more information.

Channel Islands Kayak Center is located at the Channel Islands Harbor at 3600 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 213, Oxnard (805.984.5995) and at the Ventura Harbor (by appointment only) at 1691 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura (805.644.9699). 

Lindero Country Club FootGolf in Agoura Hills

My wife surprised the family with a round of FootGolf at the Lindero Country Club at 5719 Lake Lindero Drive in Agoura Hills and we had a blast!

FootGolf is the same as golf, except you kick a regulation #5 soccer ball rather than knock a golf ball into the hole. The hole in the case of FootGolf is a 21 inch cup and the holes are not quite as far as the regular golf holes.

Yes, FootGolf is an official sport internationally and domestically, with the American FootGolf League as the governing body in the United States. As of November 2015 there are 445 FootGolf courses in 49 states, including local courses here at Lindero CC, River Ridge Country Club in Oxnard, Elkins Ranch Golf Course in Fillmore and I believe, Saticoy Regional Golf Course in Ventura.

This nine hole FootGolf course is 970 yards and 30 par in total. The course was launched in August 2014. The first six holes are north of the Lindero Country Club. The final three holes are south of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and thus you must cross the street. A little funky but it didn't damper the fun.

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We played and it was fun. None of us are particularly good soccer players and kickers. The biggest challenge was keeping the ball on the course, away from the creek and lakes on the course.

As of November 2015, pricing is $10 for 18 and over, $7 for under 17 and ball rental is $5 (if you don't have your own soccer ball).

Learn more at www.linderocc.com/footgolf.

Lindero Country Club - Agoura Hills

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Lindero Country Club at 5719 Lake Lindero Drive, Agoura Hills offers golfers a challenge on it's 2000 yard, nine hole executive golf course which can be played from two sets of tees and extended to 3600 yards for 18 holes.

The golf course and driving range is open to the public. The golf course provides seven par-3 holes and two par-4 holes, several of which must be played over and around a running creek and through narrow fairways. 

Also available at the club are a swimming pool, tennis courts, Sage Room Ristorante and "Foot Golf."

More information at www.linderocc.com or call 818.889.1158.

T.O./Westlake Karate Studio

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Headed by Dennis Ichikawa (9th dan/grandmaster) and a staff of expert instructors and managers, T.O./WESTLAKE Karate Studio has been offering instruction and training in Tang Soo Do since 1974.

The studio is now located at: 1337 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Unit 110 Thousand Oaks.  The studio offers Tang Soo Do, Grappling, After-School Enrichment Programs, "Mighty Mites" Program for 3 to 5 year olds and Mommy/Daddy and Me classes. 

For more information, visit www.towestlakekarate.com or call 818.889.3333.