You’re sitting on Fort Bragg, the work day is over, and you want to go do something but you’re not quite sure what. What is available at Fort Bragg after work hours?
On the surface, it might seem like the post shuts down after the bugle sounds at 5 p.m. But in reality, there are a few things to do for Soldiers and Families. Some of these are weekly options, while others are monthly events.
Sports USA
Sports USA is located on Longstreet Road, just a little past Cleland Skate Rink. Sports USA is a restaurant and sports club that hosts various events throughout the month. They have 11 big-screen televisions and 18, 52-inch flat screen televisions for football and pay-per-view events.
They have video games, dancing and live music as well as a weekly lunch buffet. On Wednesdays, Sports USA offers free pool from 5 to 7 p.m.
Sports USA also hosts a monthly fight night to support various causes. This month, fight night is on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event will help support “Children of the Fallen Project” in assisting Gold Star children. Cost to attend the event is $10. If you’d like to register to fight, contact Sports USA at 302-6434. Extensive boxing experience is not allowed.
The next fight night will be held Aug. 18.
On July 28, Sports USA will host a Feature Friday with DJ Envy. For more information, visit
For those with Families, Sports USA hosts a Family Fun Night on the first Tuesday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m.
There is a kid-friendly buffet, cartoons and board games. Cost is $8.25 for adults, $5.50 for kids 5 to 10 years old and free for kids under 4 years old.
Sports USA also hosts a salsa night on the first Thursday of every month. Called Noche Latina, this event is free and offers free salsa lessons. The next Noche Latina will be held Aug. 3, from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Ice skating/roller skating
Fort Bragg is home to the only ice skating rink in the Department of Defense system. Cleland Ice Rink, on the corner of Reilly and Longstreet roads, is available for Families during the week, but it also has skate times on the weekends.
Friday night public skate begins at 7:30 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. On Saturday, the ice is available from 3. to 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday skate time is from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
Ice skating on the weekends is $10 for adults, $4 for kids under four years of age. The price includes skate rentals.
If you are a hockey player, adult stick time for those over 18 years of age is available Thursdays 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Sunday nights 8 to 10 p.m.
Behind the ice rink is a skate park and outdoor roller rink. There aren’t any roller skate rentals, but the rink itself is open and free to the public.
Stryker Golf Course hosts a Get Golf Ready event. The class is to help teach the rules and intricacies of golfing in a series of lessons. The next group of lessons will be held Aug. 8 to 24. Lessons are held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. For registration information, visit The classes are available for golfers 16 years and older.
Dive-In Theater
Twin Lions Outdoor pool shows movies throughout the summer with their Dive-In Theater. The next movie, The Little Mermaid, will be shown on Saturday. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cost is $4 a person.