The City of Buffalo has a program aimed at getting Buffalonians active and connected during the winter creatively named “Winter Porch Sports,”.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, City of Buffalo Division of Citizen Services and Buffalo Wintermission are teaming up to roll out this fitness program sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield.

The program will include different group fitness activities in a socially distanced atmosphere.

If you are interested Winter Porch Sports will happen in Roosevelt Park and Schiller Park on February 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. To preregister, click here.

Mayor Brown said, “Winter Porch Sports is yet another great innovative and creative event that celebrates Buffalo’s winter weather, while keeping us safe, motivated and connected.”

LED billboards will be visible in neighboring streets around the parks which organizers hope will build interest and community engagement.

Beginning February 2, the program will happen from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through the month of March. The Tuesday program will be at Roosevelt and Schiller Parks.   Wednesday's will be at Front Park and Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

The Police Athletic League will be at a number of the Porch Sports events with their own program, PLAYSTREETS. In addition to the fitness instructors on-site, PAL will giveaway sports equipment and other prizes.


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A novel idea to view Winter as a positive within the Buffalo community while promoting well being and community participation.

More information can be found here.

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