“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus
1. Play indoor tennis/racquetball
Take a swing at the winter blues while playing indoor tennis at Greate Bay Racquet & Fitness, 90 Mays Landing Road, Somers Point. Prices for an hour-long session are $35 or $45 for members, $39 or $49 for nonmembers, depending on time of day. 609-926-9550 or GreateBayRacquetandFitness.com. The Ocean City Aquatic Center has racquetball facilities. Call ahead to reserve a court. Fees are $4 members, $8 nonmembers before 4 p.m.; $8 members, $10 nonmembers after 4 p.m. and weekends. 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Call 609-398-6900 or go to OCNJ.us.
2. Take dance lessons
Dance the evening away indoors out of the cold at Seashore Gardens Living Center. Weekly ballroom dance lessons are taught by instructor Lynda Thomas, who has been teaching at Seashore Gardens since 2005. Classes are 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Attendees of all ages can get moving to dances such as the Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, and Rumba. No partner is necessary; beginners are welcome. Cost is $6 per class. 22 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway Township. 609-645-3269.(tncms-asset)da908780-d8ee-11e6-b38b-00163ec2aa77(/tncms-asset)
3. Go roller and ice skating
Speed through to spring at the newly-renovated Hammonton Skating Center, complete with disco lights, a boomin’ sound system, and obstacle-course for the kids. Let out some pent-up energy while roller skating 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays during Family Night. Admission is $5.99 for skaters and includes a yummy pizza buffet. $3.50 rentals. 131 South Second Road, Hammonton. Call 609-561-8061 or go to HSCFunCenter.com. Embrace the cold and make the trip to Winding River Skating Center in Toms River for both indoor and outdoor ice skating. Indoor sessions are available daily; outdoor sessions are Fridays through Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 seniors, and $6 kids ages 12 and younger. Rentals are $4. 1211 Whitesville Road. Call 732-244-0720.
4. Play volleyball
Spike down the winter doldrums 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays during Somers Point’s adult volleyball league. No advance notice is required, just drop by the Jordan Road School Gymnasium on a Monday night and join a pick-up game. The league is $35. 129 Jordan Road, Somers Point. Call 609-927-2053, ext. 3101 or go to SomersPointFun.com.(tncms-asset)4120d1e2-d9a0-11e6-a841-00163ec2aa77(/tncms-asset)
5. Go Bowling
Neon lights and hit music will carry you through a cold winter evening during Glow Bowling at King Pin Bowling in Egg Harbor Township. 10 p.m. to close Fridays and Saturdays. $16 includes unlimited games and shoe rentals. Or stop by from 9:30 p.m. to closing Tuesdays for $2 games, $2 shoe rentals, and $2 nachos or pepperoni pizza slices. 6622 Black Horse Pike. Call 609-641-5117 or go to KingPinBowlingNJ.com.