Hello Everyone!

GREAT NEWS! The Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association have selected the Hyannis Youth & Community Center as the recipient of the annual Design of Facility Award. Industry peers and professionals selected our facility as the top choice from nominations of public and private facilities around the Commonwealth that offer recreational activities to the residents within and around their communities.  The Award will be presented at the state conference, which this year will be held at the Resort & Conference Center in Hyannis, MA.

National News Coverage! The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Memorial Skating Rink was seen on a national television broadcast when NBC Nightly News featured the Canadian Women's Hockey League on their recent road trip to the HYCC for their win against Toronto in February. Here is a link to the newscast (be aware that it takes a minute to load and you have to sit through the Walgreens commercial before the actual story runs. But it's worth the 60 seconds of waiting!):


HYCC LOGO CONTEST proudly sponsored by Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation is now in the judging process.  The winner will be contacted by the end of the month and the new logo will be refined and unveiled before summer registration takes place.


Here is a list of updated programs and events that we are looking forward to!


Spring Program Registration

We are currently taking registrations for all Spring Programs (except learn to Play Hockey, Bowling, Babysitting and Fencing which are all full).  Please visit to see our Spring Program Brochure.


LEARN TO SKATE: Saturday mornings April 30-June 25 (Kindergarten, Badges 1-8, Freestyle 1-6); Mondays and Tuesdays Tots (ages 3-4), Monday evenings Adults April 25-June 20. Barnstable Resident fee: $100 (non-residents pay $110). Sunday and Monday Walk-on Freestyle Ice $10. No classes on May 28 or May 30.


Other Spring Programs:


Mon-Fri Mar 7-11 Junior LAX Boot Camp (Grades 8-10)

Mon-Fri Mar 14-18 Senior LAX Boot Camp (Grades 10-12)

Wed & Fri Apr 27-Jun 3 Junior Girls Lacrosse (Grades 4-5)

Tue & Thu Apr 26-Jun 7 Senior Girls Lacrosse (Grades 6-7)

Field Trips to Div. I Women's and Men's lacrosse games at Bryant College on Sunday, April 10 and Saturday April 23! Call Melanie Van Kleeck for details at 508.790.6345 x129.



Wed & Sat Apr 27-Jun 18 (Grades K-1) / Mon & Sat Apr 25-Jun 18 (Grades 2-3)



Wed & Fri Apr 27-Jun 17 (Grades 2-3/4-5) / Tue & Thu (Grades 6-8)



Tuesdays: Roller Hockey League (May 3-Jun 21); Wiffle Ball (Grades 4-5) (Apr 26-Jun 7); Flag Football (Grades 6-7) (Apr 26-Jun 7)

Wednesdays: Girls on the Move/Running (Grades 4-5) (Apr 6-May 25)

Thursdays: Girls on the Move/Running (Grades 6-7) (Apr 7-May 26)

Fridays: Flag Football (Grades 4-5) (Apr 29-Jun 10)

Saturdays: Archery (Grades 4-7) (Apr 30-Jun 11)


April School Vacation Program:  Tue-Fri, Apr 19-22 from 8:30am-4pm at the HYCC.  For Kids in grades 1-5: Participants will go on local field trips, do some cooking, arts and crafts, games and much more. Additional fee for field trip activities. Children should bring a lunch and drinks each day. Wear clothing that is weather appropriate for outside play.  Barnstable Resident Fee: $100 (Non-residents pay $200).


Barnstable Recreation Summer Leisure Program: (Grades 1-8) July 5th-August 19th
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. This eight week program includes a variety of activities and special events including arts and crafts, sports, games, daily swimming at local beaches as well as weekly field trips. Barnstable Resident / Taxpayers: $700.00. Non-Residents / Visitors: $1,400.00. REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 2 FROM 7-9AM AT THE HYANNIS YOUTH & COMMUNITY CENTER.


Jun 25-30 / Jul 31-Aug 5 All Cape Rookie Camp 508.429.7121


Jul 11-15    Chabot's Specialized Hockey Schools  603.929.4967

Jul 25-29    Greg Carter European Hockey School  978.371.3355

Aug 1-5      (8am-12pm) Riley Hockey Clinic [email protected] 508.358.0771

Aug 1-5      (3-5pm) Pro Ambitions Hockey School 508.497.1089

Aug tbd      Cape Cod Cubs/Hodge Hockey 508.790.6345 x131

Figure Skating:

Aug 18-20   Bourne Skating Club Summer School 508.759.7321

More information about additional summer programs will be announced soon!


Special Events at the HYCC

FRI-SUN MAR 4-6 -- Massachusetts Peewee "B" State Tournament



THU-SUN MAR 17-20 -- Lobster Pot Hockey Tournament


More than 90 youth hockey teams from all over New England!


SAT APR 2 - Barnstable Recreation Learn-to-Skate Showcase

They have worked on their skills and routines all year long and now comes the moment for participants in our US Figure Skating Learn-to-Skate program to show how their hard work and dedication has paid off! Theme for this year's show is "A Night of Sparkling Stars" and about 250 kids are expected to participate.


WED-SUN APR 6-10, 2011 -- International Nations Cup/Theatre on Ice Nationals


We are so excited to work with the Yarmouth Ice Club and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce to host the US Figure Skating International Nations Cup and the 4th Theatre on Ice Nationals back-to-back competitions!  With 29 teams of up to 20 participants on each team competing from as far away as Ukraine, Russia, Spain and France, this will be the first time the Nations Cup is held in America and we are expecting that more than 3,000 room nights will be booked at area hotels. Immediately following the international competition, the national competition will take place with 35 teams from all over the country showing their very best interpretations in the art of Theatre on Ice. Tickets are $45 for an event pass or $15 per day and may be purchased through the Yarmouth Ice Club. Visit or call Carolyn Pierce 508-775-0565 for information about ticketing. Starting Friday, March 4th the general public can make ticket purchases with cash or check at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center where they will receive a voucher to be presented on the day of the event. Tickets will also be available at the door throughout the competition.  To support the event through sponsorship or in-kind donations please call Donna Wunder at 508.237.7272.  To request media credentials, please call Amy Harwood at 508.790.6345 x112.


SAT-SUN APR 16-17 -- The 17th Annual US Coast Guard Commandants Cup

Paul Deary / [email protected]

Over 100 active duty, reserve, retired and civilian personnel from as far away as Alaska are expected to compete in this tournament.


SUN MAY 15 - The Hyannis Miles of Memories Walk sponsored by Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & the Islands

Catherine Oldham / [email protected]

Expanding the Miles of Memories Walk that has had great success each year at the Canal/Bourne.  The new route in Hyannis that starts and ends at the HYCC, we are proud to host the locally operated Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & the Islands for this important fundraiser where all proceeds will be used to benefit local programs and services for families and caregivers affected by the disease.  Learn how you and/or your company can create a "team" by visiting or call 508.775.5656. the route will go from the HYCC, to Stevens Street, make a right at the fire station onto High School Road, left to Main Street then across the Village Green and across South Street to Aselton Park, down to the Harbor where there will be a turnaround water station at the HyLine Terminal. Walkers will make their way back the way they came, turning left onto Main Street and walking all the way down to make a right onto Stevens Street and back to the HYCC where the Miles of Memories Walk will end.



Contact: The Super Elite International Junior Hockey League 2010 Champions play for their second championship in as many years! Here are the games that are currently scheduled at the HYCC.  All tickets are $5 general admission.


Game 1: Wed Mar 2        7:00PM         vs. Eastern Kodiaks

Game 2: Sat Mar 5          9:00PM         vs. Eastern Kodiaks

Game 3: TBD if necessary


Ongoing at the HYCC

Public Skating / Rock Night

Every day public skating is offered! Look for our Spring Special for families coming soon! Starting after April school vacation week, we will offer a free skating pass to every student who has a paying adult with them. Freestyle figure skating walk-on ice is also offered when ice time is available. Times vary according to availability so please call 508 790 6345 or visit for the updated schedule. Groups who make reservations in advance are encouraged to call and get discount pricing!



Membership renewals are underway at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center.  For just $20 per year for Barnstable residents and $40 for non-residents member benefits include the use of our youth center, walking track, open gym time, computer lab and more!  Come in to renew or sign up today!


Advertise Your Business

Business owners and non-profit groups can take advantage of the heavy foot traffic and popular affinity programs offered at the facility. Whether you would like to advertise on the rink dashers, display a rail banner in the gym, sponsors a team/program or rent the facility for your group or consumer show, the HYCC is ready to serve your needs! Please call Amy Harwood at 508.790.6345 x112 to inquire about space availability and to set up a convenient time to come and take a tour!




  • CAPE COD CUBS HOCKEY CLINICS Sundays 7:30am March 6, 13, 27; April 3, 17; May 1


Power skating and skating technique will be the focus for three weeks then puck skills and passing/shooting techniques for the last three weeks.  Mites, Squirts, PeeWee and Bantam divisions.


  • TOP SHELF HOCKEY 2011 Shootout Spring Hockey League


The league starts on April 26 and runs until play-offs June 28, 29 and 30.  This program is for young boys and girls in Mites, Squirts, PeeWees and boys only in the Bantams/Freshmen division.  Check out the details on line at or call 508.778.5585.


ZUMBA (Ages 14+) Sundays at the HYCC Gym 10-11am. Start the New Year off right with an upbeat fitness class! Learn steps to fun Latin Dances with great music. Come learn some new moves and burn 500-1000 calories per class! Certified Zumba Instructor: Caryl Steward


CAPOEIRA Sundays at the HYCC Gym 11:15am.  Join instructor Claudio for a great workout in this exciting Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, music and dance.  This class is open to all, including absolute beginners! Learn the basics including acrobatic movements and more! Drop-in rate: $12 or $80 for the eight week session that starts on Sunday April 3. HYCC MEMBERS ARE FREE THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF MARCH (no class March 20)!

SPORTS FITNESS BOOT CAMP/LEARN HOW TO TRAIN CLINICS  (Grades 4 and up) Tuesdays & Thursdays in the HYCC Gym 4-5PM. Learn How to Train Clinics on March 22, 24, 29 & 31 covering how to warm up and stretch, ab and core training, proper strength training and speed/quickness/agility. Fee: $59 for all four classes or $20 per day.  Then Sports Fitness Boot Camp (Session I: Apr 4-28/Session II: May 3-27).  greaqt for athletes seeking to imporve performance and reduce the risk of injury. Also great for non-athletes to get in shape and stay fit and healthy. Fitness and Sports Medicine professional Tony Colesano of Crescendo Sport and Fitness will challenge you with a current and cutting edge approach to health and fitness.

FITNESS BOOT CAMP  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays in the HYCC Gym 6-7AM.  No two classes are ever the same. Experience fun, creative motivating and incredibly effective workouts for fat loss, strength, cardio and more. Fitness and Sports Medicine professional Tony Colesano of Crescendo Sport and Fitness will challenge you with a current and cutting edge approach to health and fitness. All levels are welcome. For more information visit Drop in fee: $20 per class or $100 per month.


Free Community Morning Yoga

Come and join the fun on Wednesday mornings from 8-9AM in the Gymnasium! It's FREE!  Due to the popularity of this program, we are pleased to announce an expansion to the program that includes adding a weekend session geared toward age-specific groups!


LEARN TO BOX: Session II Ages 8-16 (Mondays Feb 28 - Apr 25 at HYCC 6:30-7:30pm). This eight week class is designed to teach the fundamentals of boxing in a safe and fun environment. This is a non-contact instructional class meant to help boost children's self confidence and stamina. Taught in collaboration with the UK Sports Development and Cape Cod Boxing Club.


Toddler Classes

Monday through Thursday mornings there is always something going on for active toddlers and pre-schoolers! Whether it's UKSD soccer discovery or Klub Kidz play group, you can sign up in advance or just drop-in for a reasonable fee!

  • UKSD Soccer Discovery ($75/session or Drop-in for $6/class)

Mondays/Wednesdays at HYCC Gym 10-11 am

Tuesdays/Thursdays at Osterville Bay Community Building 10-11am

  • KlubKiz Play Group with Miss Lori ($10/child $8/additional child)

Tuesdays/Thursdays at HYCC Gym 9:30-11am


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