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Hyannis Youth & Community Center - December 17-23

There is so much to do and see at the HYCC!  Our friendly staff is always here to help and supervise kids of all ages!  Check out this week's schedule here!

Interested in becoming a member or signing up for a program?  Click here to register on line!

Don't risk skating on thin ice outside on the bogs and ponds yet . . . come inside where the ice is safe an smooth!  Bilezikian Public Skating is scheduled nearly every day, all year long! Check the calendar on our web site for updated times each day!

See you soon!


Hyannis Youth & Community Center - December 10-16

Click here for this week's schedule of public activities, events and drop-in programs!

This weekend, the Bourne Skating Club hosts the Cape Cod Classic Synchronized Skating Competition that starts today and uses the entire facility through Sunday at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are available at the door and you can get more information at www.bourneskatingclub.com.  Please note: the Game Room and Gymnasium will be closed to accommodate the space needs for the event and will open later in the day on Sunday, December 10th.


High school basketball and hockey season is underway with games and practices taking place each day for Sturgis East and West (basketball), St. John Paul II (basketball and hockey) as well as hockey teams representing Barnstable, a combined Mashpee and Monomoy team (The Monarchs) as well as the Eastern Junior Hockey League Seahawks team! 


Looking for the perfect gift that will make a lifetime of memories and works within your budget?  We now offer gift certificates in any denomination which can now be used for any Barnstable Recreation program (subject to availability), HYCC memberships, day passes, public skating, punch cards and more! Available at the HYCC skate sharpening booth, or ask an employee!  Additionally, money-saving transferable punch cards can be purchased at the Skate Sharpening Booth for public skating, stroller skating, stick time and walk-on practice.  Pay for ten visits and get an eleventh for free!  Check the web site for more details and a current listing opf all the programs and special events!


See you soon!




This Week at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center - Dec 3-9

We are busy with the usual basketball and hockey practices, along with public skating, yoga, scheduled open gym time and after school fun this week.  We are excited to welcome Bourne Skating Club's Cape Cod Classic Synchronized Skating Competition this weekend, on December 9-10!  The Gym and Game Room will be closed throughout the event to accommodate space requirements. Please check the schedule for all public events and programs this week or visit www.townofbarnstable.us/hycc for more information!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Hyannis Youth & Community Center

As we enter into the Holiday Season, the Hyannis Youth & Community Center ("HYCC") is a center of activity for the whole community, with skating lessons, after school programs and the Lyndon P. Lorusso Youth Center bustling with activity for all ages!  Come and walk on the indoor track, drop in and play basketball,volleyball, pickleball, relax in the Game Room or get some work done in the Computer Lab!  HYCC Annual Memberships are affordable, just $20 for Barnstable Residents and $40 for Non-Residents; guests can join in the fun for just $5/day!  Memberships are available online or stop by and pick up an application today!  Anyone who signs up or renews their membership will be eligible to win a prize in our monthly drawing, plus in your Member Handbook, you will receive coupons for free public skating and one free day pass to share with a friend!  Gift certificates and money-saving punch cards are also available and make great Holiday gift ideas! 

The building will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 for the Thanksgiving Holiday and the Cape Cod Waves Girls Cranberry Classic Hockey Tournament will be in the building Friday through Sunday!  Open Gym and Public Skating times are scheduled while the kids are out of school and during the weekend.  High school hockey try-outs begin next week for Barnstable, Saint John Paul II Mashpee High Schools who all use the ice surfaces for their practices and home games! Additionally, the high school basketball season gets underway in the Gymnasium with Sturgis East and West Charter as well as Saint John Paul II boys and girls teams sharing the space for their practices and games.

On Saturday, December 2nd starting at noon the participants in our Learn to Skate program will present their 6th Annual Holiday Show featuring programs by skaters from tot level to adult, showing off the skills they have learned throughout the Falll session! Admission is FREE, but donations are accepted and will be used to cover the cost of costumes and props.  The Annual HYCC Giving Tree to benefit Cape Cod Children's Place is in the lobby and we are accepting donations of gently used coats and mittens, along with new hats during the Holiday Season.

Winter Program Registration is ongoing and space is still available in many of the after-school activities, learn-to-skate, weekend fun, a family bus trip in February to a UCONN women's basketball game and so much more!  Visit the web site at www.townofbarnstable.us/hycc. Check next week's schedule at the HYCC here

We look forward to seeing you!


Hyannis Youth & Community Center - Nov 19-25

Happy Thanksgiving Week from all of us at Barnstable Recreation and the Hyannis Youth & Community Center! This week is a short school week so there will be plenty of Open Gym and public skating times, along with All Ages Hockey Stick Practice! Check out the schedule here, or visit the web site at www.townofbarnstable.us/hycc

On Sunday, come watch as the Seahawks Jr. Hockey team hosts the NH Avalanche for an afternoon game. The puck drops at 3:00 PM.  All Ages Open Gym and Stick Practice are offered next week, as well as Game Room fun and the Walking Track is available for members and day pass holders.  The building will be closed on Thursday, for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  On Friday, both ice surfaces and the Gymnasium will be bustling with lots of action as the annual Cape Cod Waves Cranberry Classic Girls Hockey Tournament gets under way! The event runs through Sunday and organizers expect to host over 70 teams playing in multiple divisions, U8/10 - U19 on both ice surfaces.  Admission is free for spectators and the Scudder Family Cafe operated by The Casual Gourmet will be open! Come by and watch some great hockey!

Registration for Winter Programs has begun for Barnstable Residents; non-residents can begin registering on Wednesday, November 22.  There are two ways to register: in person at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center located at 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM or at your convenience on-line from the web site.  There are still spaces available in the Learn to Skate program, Gr. 6/7 After School program; Half-Day of Play, basketball and more!  Hurry! The spots are filling up fast!

The Barnstable Skate Park will be closing for the Winter soon! The last day of the 2017 season is Sunday, November 19th.  It has been a great season and we look forward to opening again in April.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend and be sure to stay safe!  See you again soon!

Hyannis Youth & Community Center - Nov 12-18, 2017

The Hyannis Youth & Community Center has something for the whole family to do when it's chilly outside! Come in and play in our Game Room or shoot hoops in the Gym! Try your hand at pickleball or take a spin around the rink! Here is a link to the week's scheduled public events.

The building will be open tomorrow (November 10) with activities scheduled in the Youth Center and rinks, but the business offices are closed for the Veterans Day Holiday.  For more information, visit the web site at www.townofbarnstable.us/hycc.




This Week at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center - Nov 5-11

This week, the Hyannis Youth & Community Center will be busy with all the usual activities, plus more! A listing of all the public activities taking place can be found here.

On Tuesday, November 7th from 8 AM to 8 PM, residents in Precincts 8, 9 and 13 will vote in the Gymnasium. More information is available here. There is no school on Friday, November 10th in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday so the Game Room and Gymnasium will be open from 3-9 PM for kids in K-12 who have an HYCC annual membership or day pass.

On Saturday, November 11th the Annual Turkey Shoot basketball event will take place in the Gymnasium! Starting at 8 AM, kids and their adult partner can register for their age group and compete to win a prize! More information here!

This Week at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center - Oct 29-Nov 4

The HYCC offers public skating every day thanks to the generous support of the Bilezikian Family Foundation!  There are also specialized programs like pick-up hockey/stick practice and stroller skating where you can introduce your little one to the ice while getting a workout at the same time!  Gift certificates and money-saving transferable punch cards are available at the skate rental booth -- they make great holiday gift ideas!

With the cooler weather, the HYCC Gymnasium offers drop-in fun for all! Discover RC Indoor Flying on Sundays and Pickleball on Mondays and Fridays, along with Open Gym basketball, volleyball and more! Check the weekly schedule here!

Winter Program Registration is coming up on November 15th, offering after school and Saturday programs for the kids and lots of family activities and events for the Holidays! Check out all the programs and be sure your account information is up to date here!

As always, please feel free to stop by or call us at 508-790-6345 and offer your suggestions and comments! Visit our web site at www.townofbarnstable.us/hycc for more information!


Upcoming at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center: Oct 22-28

There are so many things going on at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center for the whole family to enjoy! All of your favorite drop-in activites, plus THREE SEAHAWKS HOCKEY GAMES on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday! Check out the full schedule of all the public activities here.

Get ready for Halloween and come by for the Halloween Carnival on Friday, October 27th before the Seahawks Game!  It's a great chance to try on your costume before the "big night"; you might win a prize in our costume contest! As always, there will be spooky snacks, touch tables and carnival games both on and off the ice. Bring your own skates or rent a pair of our brand new ones (thanks to the Bilezikian Family Foundation) and join us for the Monster Mash with your friends and family! Then, on Saturday at Barnstable Intermediate School, Barnstable Recreation's annual Not-So-Scary Halloween is happening, giving the little ones a chance to join in the fun! 

Did you know? An HYCC Annual Membership is just $20 for Barnstable Residents and $40 for Non-Residents. All of the revenue from memberships, rentals and user fees goes right back into the operation and programming at the facility, ensuring the wide variety of programs, events and opportunities for all.  Please don't hesitate to contact us or stop by to offer your suggestions and comments. We appreciate and thank you for your support!


Hyannis Youth & Community Center Schedule - Oct 15-21

Summer is winding down and hockey season is heating up! There are lots of after school stick practices available for girls and boys high school age who are getting ready for try-outs! All are welcome!  Plus, public skating, stroller skating for little ones and walk-on practice time for figure skaters and their coaches too! 

Open Gym basketball times are scheduled most every day and the Lyndon P. Lorusso Youth Center is packed with lots of activities from ping pong and pool tables to the computer lab and more! Plus, weekend volleyball and basketball activities and programs; something for the whole family to enjoy. Here is a link to the weekly schedule of public activities on our web site.  Visit or call us at 508-790-6345 for more information about the affordable HYCC Annual Membership program and start enjoying all the benefits we offer today!

Check out the newest Eastern Hockey League team right here on the Cape! The Total Athletics Seahawks will take on the New Hampshire Avalanche on Friday, October 20th at 7:30 PM! Admission is just $5.