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Hyannis Youth & Community Center - April 8-14

Spring has sprung at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center! Now that the winter sports teams have finished their seasons, we have a few moments to take a breath and do some spring cleaning!  For the first time in the nine years the building has been open, our hardworking team of maintenance professionals are planning to shut down the entire facility from April 29th - May 13th with work to include, but not be limited to, locker rooms, both ice rinks and the main lobby.  Starting on May 7th, the Main Lobby will reopen to accommodate Beach Parking Permit sales which will begin that day and continue throughout the summer Monday - Saturday 9AM-4PM; Sunday & Holidays 9AM-12PM.  An Open House is planned for Friday, May 18th from 6-8PM when we will offer free admission for Public Skating and Open Gym/Game Room.  The Scudder Family Cafe operated by the Casual Gourmet will be open for business as well as the new Barnstable Youth Hockey Pro Shop.  All are welcome to come and enjoy the results of our rejuvenation project!

In the meantime, next week's schedule for public activities can be found here

Tomorrow, we look forward to seeing our HYCC Skating School participants show off the skills they have improved upon throughout the year.  The theme for the annual skating show is "Peace, Love, Dance on Ice" and will include skaters of all ages and abilities performing to music set to the theme; all are sure to enjoy this beloved event.  Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted and help to cover the cost of props and costumes.  There is space available in all of the classes for the spring session of HYCC Skating School.  For more information, and to register for any program online, please visit the web site.

Hyannis Youth & Community Center Skating School Spring Show is this Saturday, April 7th at 1:00 PM

"Peace, Love, Dance on Ice" is this year's theme for the annual skating show that offer the participants in the HYCC Skating School an opportunity to show their families and friends all the skills they've improved upon throughout the year-round program.  Students from tots to adults will present their programs set to music that all will enjoy!  Admission is free, but all donations are gratefully accepted and help to cover the cost of props and costumes.

Hyannis Youth & Community Center - April 1-7

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center offers all kinds of affordable activities for the whole family to enjoy!  Public skating sessions are offered almost every day and the Gymnasium offers scheduled times for age appropriate play, supervised by our professional staff!  There are multi-purpose rooms available that businesses or individuals can rent for meetings or birthday parties, a pro shop with all your hockey needs and the Casual Gourmet runs the Scudder Family Cafe with lots of delicious options for your hungry belly!  Annual memberships are just $20 for Barnstable Residents ($40 for non-residents) and daily guest passes can be purchased for just $5.  Come and see what it's all about!

Check out the weekly schedule of drop-in programs here.

For more information and to register for programs, visit the web site at townofbarnstable.us/hycc

2nd Annual Ready, Set, Work! Job Fair a Success

On Tuesday, March 27th, the Barnstable Youth Commission‘s 2nd Annual Youth Job Fair was a big success drawing 136 students from Plymouth to Eastham (and one student from Lawrence!). Young people between the ages of 14-18 were encouraged to stop by and visit with employers who were ready to hire eager young workers.  Warren Rutherford from the Executive Suite was on hand to help them prepare to ask questions about how to get a work permit, practice interviewing and getting familiar with the process of getting their first job.  The Y Achievers program (Molly Sproul, Lt. Jean Challies and Tatiana) added a new component in helping the applicants learn the proper way to write thank you notes for their interviews.  Thank you to the participating businesses: Barnstable Recreation; Ben & Jerry’s; BJ’s Wholesale Club; Cape Cod Times; Cape Wildlife Center; Catania Hospitality including - Cape Codder Resort, Daniel Webster Inn, Hearth & Kettle, and John Carver Inn;  Capt’n Frosty’s;  Chik-Fil-A; The Club at New Seabury; Kandy Korner; Katie’s Ice Cream;  Polar Cave Ice Cream; Ryan Amusements; Stop ‘n Shop; and YMCA of Cape Cod.


The Barnstable Youth Commission's Youth Job Fair is being held today at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis MA between 2:30 - 5:00 PM.  Admission is FREE. 

Young people from all over Cape Cod between the ages of 14-18 are encouraged to stop by and visit with employers who are ready to hire eager young workers.  There will be opportunities for them to ask questions about how to get a work permit, practice interviewing and getting familiar with the process of getting their first job. 

More information here!

Businesses participating include: Barnstable Recreation, Ben & Jerry’s, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Cape Cod Times, Cape Wildlife Center, CapeCodder Resort, Capt’n Frosty’s,  Chik-Fil-A, The Club at New Seabury, Daniel Webster Inn, Hearth & Kettle, Home Goods, John Carver Inn, Kandy Korner, Katie’s Ice Cream, Palio’s Pizzeria, Polar Cave Ice Cream, Ryan Amusements, Stop ‘n Shop, Subway, Whitten Landscaping and YMCA of Cape Cod.


school Vacation Week at the HYCC!

Check out all there is to do and see at the HYCC during school vacation week!  Here is the schedule of public activities.

Skate For Love!  All week long, help us stock up the local food pantries and you could win free skating for a year! For every non-perishable food item donated, you will get a chance to win the drawing which will be held after the public skating session on Saturday, February 24th.  More information here.

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


Feb 11-17 This Week at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center

The Barnstable High School Girls Hockey team continues their outstanding season this week with Senior Night slated to take place on Valentine's Day, Wednesday, February 14th.  The puck drops at 5:10 PM as they take on Latin Academy in their last home game of the regular season.  Come cheer them on and wish them well in the post-season!  Check all the upcoming high school hockey and basketball schedules on your school's web site.

Starting Friday and throughout school vacation week, Skate For Love - for every non-perishable food item you bring in to help our local food pantries, you will receive a chance to win a year of free ice skating! Join us at the HYCC during public skating sessions over school vacation week (February 16th through February 24th) and drop off a non-perishable food item at the Skate Rental Room for your chance to win FREE PUBLIC SKATING FOR A YEAR!!!  Donations will be accepted at the HYCC Skate Rental when the building is open throughout the week, you do not have to attend a public skating session to be a part of this great event.  All items collected will be distributed to local food pantries on Cape Cod.  We will draw a winning ticket on Friday, February 24th right after the public skating session ends at 4:00PM.  Get more information here.

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center is proud to offer public activities for the whole family!  We offer both drop-in programs as well as seasonal 6-8 week lessons and activities which folks can sign up for at the front office.  All are welcome and we aim to provide affordable fun and a well-rounded schedule of programs for all ages.  Check out this week's scheduled drop-in activities here.

Barnstable Recreation's Spring Program brochure is now available!  There are lots of old favorites combined with a few new offerings, including kids' after school and weekend activities, adult programs and family events to keep everyone occupied as we await the warmer months!  Registration begins February 27th for Barnstable Residents and March 6th for Non-Residents. Check out the brochure here!

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center offers annual memberships that are just $20 for Barnstable residents ($40 for non-residents).  Members have acccess to the indoor walking track, scheduled open gym and game room times as well as three complimentary passes for skating and open gym so you can bring a friend to try it out!  Day passes are just $5. Ask about our family discounts for households of five or more!  It's easy to sign up online or download an application and bring it in.  Here is an application form!

The cost for ice skating activities is separate, and also affordable.  Admission for Adults is $7, Students $5 and Seniors $2.  Skate rentals are just $5 and skate sharpening is available for $6/pair.  Come and check out the state-of-the-art ice rinks and great food at the Scudder Family Cafe operated by the Casual Gourmet!  


Hyannis Youth & Community Center - Jan 28 - Feb 3

Join us this week at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center!  Check out all there is to do on this week's schedule of public activities or visit the web site to find out how to register for programs, ask about rentals for birthday [parties and business meetings or get details on drop-in programs like public skating, yoga, pre-school creative movement with Miss Lori and more.  For high school basketball and hockey games, please check your school's web site for game times and details.

There is still time to sign up for the Family Road Trip to the UCONN vs. Temple Women’s NCAA Div. I college basketball game on Sunday, February 18th!  For just $50 you get a ticket plus a coach bus ride to and from the game along with a lot of fun!  Call John Gleason at 508-790-6345 x128 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot today!

Barnstable Recreation: Div 1 NCAA Women's Basketball Family Road Trip

The Barnstable Recreation Division is pleased to offer this great field trip to see the UCONN Huskies Women's Basketball team play Temple on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The cost will be $50.00/person (includes coach bus & ticket). This is a great opportunity to see former Barnstable Recreation basketball participant, MOLLY BENT, perform during her Sophomore year. It will also be great to see BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME COACH, GENO AURIEMMA. His UCONN teams have won 11 National Championships and have had six perfect seasons. He has also led Team USA to gold medals in 2012 and 2016. Barnstable Recreation will provide chaperones for 4th-7th Grade recreation basketball participants if an adult cannot attend the game. Kindergarten-3rd Grade basketball participants and the general public MUST be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to pack snacks and drinks for the bus ride. Please bring money for lunch, snacks, and/or souvenirs available for puchase at the game. We will meet at the HYCC, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis at 10:00AM. Bus will depart at 10:30AM. Game will start at 2:00PM. Bus will return to the HYCC at approximately 7:30PM. SPACE IS LIMITED so don't hesitate to sign up! We expect this trip to be SOLD OUT!

For additional information, please contact: John Gleason, Assistant Recreation Director, 508-790-6345, Ext. 128, [email protected]le.ma.us

Hyannis Youth & Community Center - Jan 14-20

This week at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center!  Check out the schedule here!  If you are looking for more information about annual memberships, how to rent a space for your party or business meeting, advertising/sponsorship or to see about details, check out our web site at www.townofbarnstable.us/hycc .

Please be reminded, on Monday, January 15th Barnstable Recreation and all Town business offices will be closed in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday but the HYCC will be open for business!  Come and join us for drop-in indoor fun in the Game Room, Gymnasium and Rink for scheduled activities; or you may want to come and watch a high school hockey or basketball game!  Check your school’s web site or the back of the attached schedule for game times!

Due to requests by several citizens, on Thursday, January 18th from 9:30 – 1:30 AM the Town of Barnstable Public Health Division will hold another flu clinic which is open to all Town residents. The fee is $3.00.  Consent forms will be available on-site or at the Public Health Division Office at 200 Main Street, Hyannis; and at the Senior Center on 825 Barnstable Road (Rte. 28), Hyannis.  For more information, call the Town of Barnstable Public Health Division at 508-862-4644.