Baseball, Football, Hockey, Soccer, Ice Skating,
You Name It: Rockford has it all!
A city doesn't have to be huge to have lots of sports. Admission and parking don't cost as much and the hot dogs taste just as good! Cheer on the Rockford IceHogs professional hockey team or the Rockford Rivets collegiate baseball team if you want to show some team spirit! For those active in sports, Rockford has everything ranging from over a dozen quality golf courses to the rough terrain of a BMX training track and Rocky Glen's off-highway vehicle park. The beautiful Rock River is an excellent outlet for sports. Watch the world-class Ski Broncs team build a human pyramid on water skis right before your eyes, or sit back and relax as you cruise the river on the Forest City Queen Riverboat!
Congrats to Rockford native, Fred VanVleet, and the Toronto Raptors on winning their first NBA Championship! A Rockford native and Auburn High School graduate, VanVleet helped lead the school to a 22-game winning streak and third-place finish at the 2012 IHSA State Tournament. The point guard went on to play for Wichita State University, earning multiple All-America accolades while leading the team to the NCAA Final Four. In 2018-19, VanVleet averaged career highs of 11 points and 4.8 assists per game during the regular season.