The most popular sport in Latvia is ice hockey, Latvia is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and since 1997 plays in the A pool of IIHF championships. The most popular local team is Dinamo Riga that competes in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Other popular sports are basketball (both male and female), rally racing, and football. Latvian athletes are currently among the best in the world in skeleton, bobsleigh, BMX, and beach volleyball.
In Riga there are three main stadiums:
During the winter months favorite sports of Latvians are cross country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. As strange as it might sound for a country with a highest peak at 312 meters above sea level, downhill skiing is quite popular and there are numerous tracks for doing it across all Latvia.
Latvians make the most of the warm summer months by cycling tours, walks in the national parks, or heading to the seaside for swimming or water sports. Also boat rides on one of the big rivers are a favorite spring and summer pastime.
Read more on active leisure opportunities on the official homepage of Latvia Travel.
A single visit costs between 5 EUR and 15 EUR, most gyms also offer passes for multiple visits that are slightly cheaper. A monthly membership costs between 30 EUR and 50 EUR depending on the services included: