NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk has announced that it will reopen its boxing center in a new temporary location: the Park Pace Multi-Service Center.
The new location of Norfolk Boxing + Fitness Center is at 606 W. 29th Street and will offer youth and adult boxing workouts, classes and programs. It opens June 1.
Other programs in the future will include warrior fitness classes, low impact cardio classes, therapeutic recreation classes and more.
The center is currently located in Harbor Park, but HeadWaters Resort & Casino wants to place a temporary casino for “limited gaming” there once they get their license.
“The Team Norfolk Boxing program is a globally recognized program with two Olympic medalists and two Olympic coaches,” the city said in a statement.
Norfolk’s legendary boxing program has created Olympians Sweetpea Whitaker, and more recently, Keyshaw Davis. Some community members and officials said the boxing program was a tool to quell gun violence.
The city said Park Place is more accessible than the Harbor Park location.
Program hours will be Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Beginner boxing classes will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Practice for the Norfolk Boxing Team will be at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Go to Norfolk.gov/play for more information.