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Hyannis Youth & Community Center - July 29 - August 4

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center has been busy each day with hockey and basketball camps, public skating and high school volleyball, basketball and hockey teams competing in the summer league  in the evenings!  It is the hottest place to cool down this summer! 

Click here for a schedule of public activities planned for the week of July 29 - August 4, 2018.

Annual memberships are available for just $20 ($40 for Non-Residents) and allow access to the walking track, scheduled open gym and game room timesas well as a multiitude of discounted and free programs and events.  Each month, new and renewing members are eligible to win a prize from a local business in a monthly drawing supported by those involved in the advertising program.  For more information, please visit the web site at http://townofbarnstable.us/hycc

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center is owned and operated by the Town of Barnstable.


Hyannis Youth & Community Center Schedule: July 22-28, 2018

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center is the hottest place to cool down this summer!  Public ice skating is available every day and we have just about every size in hockey and figure skates to rent!  Check the schedule of public activities here! Loads of indoor activities are available and it's just $5 for a day pass that will give you access to the walking track, game room, computer lab and scheduld open gym times to shoot hoops or play volleyball!  Annual memberships are just $20 for Barnstable Residents ($40 for non-residents) and all proceeds benefits the facility and its programs which are run by the Barnstable Recreation Division!  Stop byu or visit the web site for more details!



Hyannis Youth & Community Center - July 15-21

Recently, the Hyannis Youth & Community Center had a great visit from Olympics Silver Medalist and local resident, Paul Wylie who joined participants in a pop-up skating clinic.  The Cape Cod Skating Club organized and hosted this event just before their Seaside Classic Competition last weekend, and invited competitive figure skaters to join them in a fun-filled afternoon of working on their skills.  We look forward to another opportunity to host this and many other skating events!  Next up, look for more information about the Yarmouth Ice Club's Cranberry Open, taking place August 9 – 11, 2018 at the HYCC.

Click here for a list of public activities scheduled to take place at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center this week.  For a full listing of all the programs and activities offered through the Barnstable Recreation Division, and to register for a program, please visit the web site at www.townofbarnstable.us/recreation.


HYCC Week of July 1 - 7

Happy Fourth of July Week!  There is so much to do and see around all of the villages of Barnstable this week with Independence Day on Wednesday, you can expect to be busy for the entire week and you don't even have to leave town!  You can find details on all of the festivities here.  

As always, the Hyannis Youth & Community Center offers activities for the whole family year round, including ice skating with rentals, an elevated indoor walking track, open gym basketball and volleyball, a game room with pool tables, ping pong and a computer lab with free WiFi, an outdoor skate park and more.  You can find a list of this week's public activities here.  Be sure to visit the web site at townofbarnstable.us/hycc to register for programs, sign up for your annual membership or check the schedule for public skate and open gym times; or  just stop by and ask one of our staff to assist you.

The building will be closed on July 4, 2018 but beach parking permits will be sold from 9AM - Noon.  

We hope to see you soon!


Hyannis Youth & Community Center - June 10-16

After completing an extensive maintenance project this spring, the Hyannis Youth & Community Center is now fully operational and open for summer business!  Beach Parking Permits are being sold in the Main Lobby every day (Monday-Saturday 9AM-4PM, Sundays and Holidays 9AM–Noon) and summer program registrations are available for walk-up Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4PM (on line registrations are available for existing households any day, any time by clicking on the registration button at www.townofbarnstable.us/hycc).  Public skating is offered almost every day and we also have function rooms and ice available to rent.  For availability please contact Joe Izzo at 508-790-6345 x103 or [email protected].   The Lyndon P. Lorusso Youth Center is open seven days a week and available to HYCC Annual Members and $5 Day Pass holders; offering access to the indoor walking track, game room and computer lab as well as scheduled open gym time.  Annual memberships are just $20 for Barnstable residents ($40 for non-residents) and can be purchased from any staff member or through the online registration portal.   When HYCC members sign up or renew, they are given two free transferrable passes to scheduled public skating sessions (subject to availability) and a free guest pass for the youth center so you can bring a friend.  The value of all of these coupons exceeds the cost of the resident membership fee!  Additionally, new and renewing members are automatically entered in a monthly drawing with prizes from local businesses that support the Hyannis Youth & Community Center enterprise.  This month, the prize is a gift card for a family bowling experience at Ryan Amusements!



FRIDAY, JUNE 15th 6:30-8:30 PM  The 6th annual Father Daughter Dance will take place in the Gymnasium!  Admission at the door is $20 per couple and $5 for each additional child.  All children in grades 1-7 and their adult companions are welcome to the event which will be set to a Luau theme this year!  All children will receive a lei necklace and there will be a live deejay, with dancing, games and prizes, refreshments and a fun photo opportunity to commemorate the occasion!   Questions?  Call George Noonan at 508-790-6345 x127 or email [email protected]


SATURDAY, June 16th  11 AM-1 PM Kiwanis International presents the annual Bike Rodeo in the HYCC Parking Lot with appearances by the Barnstable Police and Hyannis Fire Departments!  There will be games and prizes plus bike inspections by Sea Sports and more!  NO RAIN DATE!  !   Questions?  Call George Noonan at 508-790-6345 x127 or email [email protected]


Also on SATURDAY, JUNE 16th 11 AM-1 PM inside the Hyannis Youth & Community Center (Rain or Shine) is a Kick-Off event for the Summer Eats program.  Stop by and have a bite to eat with the organizers and get information about all of the summer meal programs across the Cape!  The Hyannis Youth & Community Center is again partnering with St. Mary’s Church in Barnstable to offer free Lunch and Snacks for all children age 18 and under every Monday thru Friday, June 25, 2018—August 24, 2018.  Lunch will be served each day from 12:00-12:45 PM and snack will  be served from 3:00-3:30 PM.  We will also offer a Movie on Tuesdays from 12:30pm to about 2:30pm (ending time will depend on movie length) and a Fun With Food Activity on Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 PM (no activity on August 9th).  Lunch and snack will be served at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis MA 02601.  Contact Mark Boardley for more information at 508-790-6345 x116 or [email protected]

Hyannis Youth & Community Center - June 3-9

The Kennedy Rink will be back on line next week after some extensive work on the refrigeration plant to get the ice making system optimally efficient in time for the busy summer season!  There are a number of hockey clinics and camps for all ages and a high school league that begins the last week of June, running through mid-August.  For more information about all of the summer sports leagues, camps and clinics taking place in the Rinks and Gymnasium, please visit  this page on the web site.

A schedule that can be easily downloaded for next week's public activities and events at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center can be found here.  With lots of public skating and open gym times scheduled each day, there is sure to be something for everyone in the whole family to enjoy!  Although fees for public skating and skate rentals are separate from the affordable HYCC Membership program, did you know when you sign up for your annual membership, you will receive coupons good for free admission to two public skating sessions and one that is good for a guest pass or public skating session?  That's enough to cover the cost of your $20 membership...what a bargain!  Non-Residents pay just $40/year to be a member.  A list of member benefits and guidelines can be found here.

SAVE THE DATES!  On Friday night, June 15, 2018 the Annual Father / Daughter Dance will take place in the Gymnasium from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  This year's luau theme is sure to be a lot of fun!  Children and their adult companion can purchase their tickets at the door.  The fee is $20/couple and $5 for each additional child.  All children will receive a lei necklace, refreshments, games with prizes and dancing to music with a live deejay.  During the evening everyone will have a photo opportunity with their adult companion to commemorate the event.  Questions? Call George Noonan at 508-790-6345 x127.

On Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the annual Bike Rodeo will take place in the parking lot outside the Hyannis Youth & Community Center.  There is no rain date so the event will be cancelled should there be inclement weather (annoucnements will be made on the HYCC Facebook page and web site.  Along with the beloved obstacle course, there will be bicycle safety inspections thanks to Sea Sports and appearances by members of the Barnstable Police and Hyannis Fire Departments with fun games with prizes from local businesses and more!  Admission is free!  At the same time that day, inside the Hyannis Youth & Community Center a kickoff event for the "Summer Eats" free meals program for youths age 1-18 will take place (rain or shine).  The HYCC and Barnstable Recreation Division, in conjunction with St. Mary's Church, the YMCA of Cape Cod, the Dennis-Yarmouth School District and the Church of the Holy Spirit will be on hand with information about all of their local free "Summer Eats" Food Program locations as well as giving out free lunches and family friendly activities.  Lunches will be served starting at 11:45 AM.  Questions about the Bike Rodeo can be directed to Geroge Noonan at 508-790-6345 x127 or [email protected].  More information about the "Summer Eats" program can be found by calling Mark Boardley at 508-790-6345 x116 or email him at [email protected].

Don't forget to check the calendar on the web site for all the scheduled activities at various buildings and locations around town!  The Hyannis Youth & Community Center is owned by the Town of Barnstable and operated by the Recreation Division of the Community Services Department.


HYCC Week of May 27 - June 2

A sure sign that summer is almost here: beach parking permits ("beach stickers") are on sale in the Main Lobby at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center!  Permits are required year-round for each vehicle that parks at both resident and public municipal beach lots.  The beaches will be fully staffed beginning June 23, 2018.  

REMINDER:  the HYCC will be closed on Monday, May 28th in recognition of the Memorial Day Holiday, but beach stickers will be available for sale from 9:00 AM to Noon in the Main Lobby.  For more information abot the required documentation needed and to download a form that you can bring with you, please visit this page.

Summer program registration is available for all residents and non-residents.  There are a few programs that are now full but there are so many more to choose from! There are still some spots available for kids in grades 1-5 at the Barnstable High School site (with free breakfast and lunch) and at the Barnstable United Elementary School site for the 2018 Summer Leisure Program which runs July 2– August 17 Monday - Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM.  The program fee is only $850 for Barnstable Residents and kids enjoy weekly field trips and supervised fun with their peers!  Other programs include swim lessons, sailing, science, youth police academy, baking, street hockey, yoga, skating lessons, gymnastics, dance and more!  You can look at the brochure and register online anytime or in person at the HYCC during business hours Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.  If you have questions or need assistance please call us at 508-790-6345.  For those with returning school-age children, please be sure and review your household account and verify the information is correct, particularly with regard to your children's grade in school as this often affects your ability to register the children in age appropriate programs.  If there are changes that need to be made, you must contact our office at 508-790-6345 before registering for certain programs.

The popular High School Summer Sports Leagues at the HYCC are again shaping into form with some exciting teams that will represent every corner of the Cape and beyond!  Athletes will compete in boys and girls basketball and hockey leagues as well girls volleyball in various divisions broken down into age groups and skill levels.  If you have a team you would like to submit, or if you are an individual player that would like to be added to a team roster, please visit this HYCC web page for more information about who to contact; or you can always call us at 508-790-6345.  Admission to the games is free and spectators are always welcome!  Play-offs and Championship games at the end of the summer are always exciting!

There are plenty of activities with drop-in family fun that everyone can enjoy, both indoors and out!  At the HYCC, there are public skating sessions nearly every day, along with specialized times for figure skaters and hockey players to practice their skills.  Open gym time and a three-lane walking track, a game room and computer lab can be accessed with an annual HYCC Membership or a $5 Day Pass, available from any staff member. Check out the weekly schedule for all the indoor fun here or to plan ahead, visit the website calendar and click on the date you'll be in Hyannis.  Outside, there is a playground, the Barnstable Skate Park, which is open and staffed Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays and rainy days), as well as basketball courts next to the new "Little Fenway" baseball complex.  For information about details and availability to rent any town-owned fields, buildings and recreational sites, please visit this page. 

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center is owned and operated by the Town of Barnstable.  Be sure and check the website and look for us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and all the latest news!



Hyannis Youth & Community Center - May 13-19

On Monday, the HYCC will re-open after some extensive maintenance work!  The schedule for the week of public activities can be found here! The Youth Center, Gymnasium and Walking Track will be open but pickleball will not meet on Monday and Friday.  Public skating and Walk-On Freestyle skating time will take place in the Butler Rink but there is no hockey stick practice scheduled until Sunday, May 20th.  To see a full list of Barnstable Recreation activities and programs scheduled, please click here

Come by on Friday, May 18th from 6-8 PM for Open House!  There will be free admission for public skating and memberships/day pass requirements for entry into the youth center, including the gymnasium, game room and walking track will be waived!  Staff will be on hand to give tours of the entire facility.  Check out the newly finished floors in the lobby, youth center, locker rooms and concourse areas as well as the Gymnasium and Walking Track!  Work on the Kennedy Rink is still in progress and you’ll be able to peek through the windows to see what’s under the ice!

Barnstable Skate Park Competition - Sat. May 12th @ Noon

This Saturday, May 12th at Noon!  The Barnstable Recreation Division presents its annual Skate Park Competition outside the Hyannis Youth & Community Center on 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis.  Entry Fee is just $5 and prizes will be awarded to each age group in skateboard, bmx and scooter categories.  Through the generosity and support of local business owner Lou Nickinello, new ramps and rails were added to the Park and the Town of Barnstable's Department of Public Works repaired and painted the California-style bowls and other areas where it was needed.  There will be a short ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon to acknowledge all of the staff and community members that helped with the repairs and updated equipment, followed immediately by the competition and a cookout with support from Stop 'n Shop, Cape Cod Potato Chips and Coca Cola Bottling Company of Cape Cod.

The Skate Park is operated and staffed by the Town of Barnstable's Recreation Division of the Community Services Department.  It is open seasonally from April through November Tuesday-Sunday (Closed on Mondays and during inclement weather).  Hours vary and are extended during school vacations.  Admission is free and helmets are required.  Helmets and other protective gear are available for rent at the Skate Shack located in the park.  For more information call 508-790-6345 or visit www.townofbarnstable.us/recreation.


Hyannis Youth & Community Center Update

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center will be closed for maintenance April 29 - May 13, 2018.  The Main Lobby will re-open for the sale of Beach Parking Permits starting on May 8th.  For more information about Beach Parking Permits, click here

For public safety reasons, access to the building is restricted to employees only during this time.  However, the business offices can be reached at 508-790-6345 or email during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM).  You may also register for programs, find out about permitting one of the town's buildings, contact information and more information at www.townofbarnstable.us/recreation.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to welcoming everyone back for an Open House on May 18th from 6-8 PM when admission for public skating will be free and HYCC Memberships and Day Pass requirements for access to the Youth Center, including the Game Room, Computer Lab, Gymnasium and Walking Track will be waived!  The Scudder Family Cafe operated by the Casual Gourmet and the BYHA Pro Shop will also be open!  Recreation Staff will be on hand to offer tours of the facility and you can see the work in progress since the Kennedy Rink is expected to be near the completion of its more extensive maintenance schedule.  We hope to see you there!