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April School Vacation Week

April School Vacation Week is knocking at our doorstep and no matter what the weather brings, we will be ready and waiting with lots of fun-filled activities for the whole family!  Call or stop by and pick up or renew your annual membership so you can get in on the action; you might win a gift certificate to Ryan Amusements from our monthly drawing of new and renewing members.  Bring a friend along for just $5/day and shoot hoops, walk the track, play in the Game Room or enjoy the free WiFi and get some work done!  The Skate Park opens on Tuesday at noon and stays open 'til 8 PM each night this week.  After that, the hours through the rest of the school year are Tuesday-Friday 3-8 PM and weekends/holidays 12-8 PM.  The Skate Park is closed on Mondays.


Hyannis Youth & Community Center - October 21-27

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center is ready for the Fall!  We are gearing up for some end of season volleyball action this week and some favorite seasonal events!  Students can look for the Winter Program Brochure in their backpacks next week and mark your calendar for the first day of registration on Tuesday, November 6th at 8:30 AM to be sure and have the best chance of getting a spot in popular programs like Babysitting, Lego Engineering, Street Hockey, Learn to Skate and more!  For listing of the public activities scheduled to take place next week at the Hyanis Youth & Community Center, please click here.

The Barnstable Youth Commission in partnership with the Barnstable Police Department Community Impact Unit will be holding a Community Substance Abuse Prevention Forum on Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30 PM in the Shepley Room at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center.  Barnstable’s Channel 18 interviewed Recreation Director Patti Machado and Barnstable Youth Commission Chair Matthew McCauley.  Here is the link to that interview:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4kt6Vy6gy4  Should you have questions about the forum, please contact Sgt. Jennifer Ellis at [email protected]

Friday, October 26th 4:30-7:00 PM is the annual HYCC Halloween Carnival & Skate!  Test drive your costume and have fun with your friends and family.  There will be a costume contest, fun games with prizes off the ice, plus spooky music, props and lights for ice skating fun!  Bring your own skates or rent a pair of our brand new ones!  We have all sizes from Tots to Adults in both figure skates and hockey skates.  See you then!



Hyannis Youth & Community Center - September 9-15

Fall program registration continues for Barnstable residents only until Wednesday, September 12th when Non-residents can begin to register for programs that still have openings.  Although most still have space available, here are a list of full programs:  Babysitting, Lego Robotics, Mountain Biking and Beginner Pickleball.  For a list of all the programs with descriptions, and to register online, please visit https://www.townofbarnstable.us/WebTrac/wbwsc/Recreation.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbp=1.  All programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and minimum participation requirements are needed in order for the program to run.  So please sign up for those you want to participate in early!


Coming up next weekend, from Friday, September 14th – Sunday, September 16th,  the Yarmouth Ice Club is hosting the US Figure Skating National Solo Dance Final Competition at the HYCC which will bring more than 500 competitors of all ages and skill levels, their coaches and families to the Hyannis area for practice and 28 competitive solo dance performances in pattern, shadow, and combined categories to thematic programs such as Swing Dance, Fox Trot, Rhythm and Blues and various Waltzes.  The weekend is sure to delight all who attend with the beautiful costumes, music and pageantry combined with artistic precision and athleticism of figure skating!  Tickets are available at the door and a complete schedule with more information about the event is available at http://www.yarmouthiceclub.org/2018-national-solo-dance-championships/

Summer is Winding Down!

The Barnstable Recreation Aquatics Staff again took first place in the Non-Surf Division for the tenth consecutive year during the 44th Annual Cape Cod Lifesaving Competition which was held at Craigville Beach earlier this month. 

As we approach the Labor Day Weekend and school begins next week, the Barnstable Recreation Division and the Hyannis Youth & Community Center are ready and looking forward to handling a number of activities next week that will serve the purpose for residents and visitors of all ages!  Click here for a list of all the public activities taking place.   

On Monday, September 3rd the Hyannis Youth & Community Center will be closed for the Labor Day Holiday.  Craigville Beach will be staffed with lifeguards and the bathhouses at all beaches will be open.  Beach sticker sales at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center end at noon on Saturday, September 1st, signifying the unofficial end of summer.  Gate attendants will be at public beach parking lots to serve visitors and residents should be sure their vehicle has a valid beach parking permit when parking at the Resident Beaches.  Please be advised, that parking rules are enforced year round.  Click here for more information.

The State Primary Election is Tuesday, September 4th and residents who are registered in Precincts 8, 9 and 13 will vote in the HYCC Gymnasium; polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM.  Sample ballots can be accessed by clicking here.  If you are unsure of which Precinct you live in or where you should go to vote, no matter where in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you live, click here.

Fall Program Registration begins on Wednesday, September 5th at 8:45 AM.  To see a listing of all the programs and activities that will be offered and conveniently register on line, click here.  You can also come to the Hyannis Youth & Community Center at 141 Bassett Lane, HYannis MA 02601 and register in person.  Walk-in Hours are Monday - Friday 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM.  If you have questions or need help with your online account, please don't hesitate to call us at 508-790-6345 during business hours.

As always, the Hyannis Youth & Community Center offers affordable fun every day for the whole family to enjoy!  The Game Room and Gymnasium in the Lyndon P. Lorusso Youth Center are available for use by HYCC Annual Members or day pass holders.  Annual Memberships are available for just $20 ($40 for Non-Residents) and day passes are just $5 for guests and visitors.  Our professional staff are ready and waiting for kids of all ages to come and play!  Public skating takes place almost every day in the twin rinks and there are specialized programs like stroller skating, pick-up hockey and walk-on figure skating practice times that are scheduled in advance.  Check the web site for pricing and updates.

Questions, suggestions and comments are always welcome!  Please call and speak with on of our staff members about your concerns, ideas and experiences while visiting the Town of Barnstable's premier sports facility and let us THANK YOU for stopping in!


Hyannis Youth & Community Center - August 26-September 1

Summer is winding down and the kids are getting ready to go back to school!  It is a bittersweet time of year when we say goodbye to the leisurely schedule of summertime fun and transition into the more structured school year regimen.  As always, the Hyannis Youth & Communty Ccenter offers something for everyone and we are here to serve both residents and visitors alike with plenty of activities for the whole family!  Click here for a schedule of public activities taking place next week or go to the web site for more details.

The summer sports leagues and camps have all wrapped up this week and now we make way for the return of favorites in September like Miss Lori's Playgroup, Adult Game Room time while the kids are in school and Indoor Pickleball on Monday and Wednesday mornings, starting in October!  There are some new programs being offered like Instructional Pickleball for Beginners and Skills Development at the newly renovated courts in Osterville on Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting September 18th.  Fall Program Registration will take place starting Wednesday, September 5th at 8:45 AM for Barnstable Residents.  Non-Residents can begin signing up on Wednesday, September 12th.  Look for all the programs Barnstable Recreation has to offer and sign up on line here.

We are always interested in hearing from residents and visitors, and invite you to contact us with your comments, suggestions and questions.  You can stop by our offices at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center or reach us by calling 508-790-6345 or email [email protected]


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]