Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation

December 2022 Newsletter

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Full schedule coming soon - check our website for updates!

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Ice Arenas

Arenas are closed on 12/24 & 12/25 and 12/31 & 1/1

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Ice Skating Lessons & Hockey Learn to Skate

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels offered Saturdays or Sundays for ages 3+.

Session 3: January 28-March 12

Registration in-person only at Lincoln Arena on January 24, 7-9 PM

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Aquatic & Fitness Center

1 Pool Plaza - 716.876.7424

Holiday Hours

Special Events

On Saturday, December 17 the Tonawanda Aquettes and the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department are partnering up to present the community the Artistic Swimming Winter Spectacular! Come join us for a night full of artistic swimming, cocoa, and even a visit with Santa! The Aquettes will be collecting non-perishables for St. Amelia’s Church. We hope to see you there! 

Membership Special

This is the final month to get your 3-month Aquatic & Fitness Center Basic Membership! The purchase of a 3-month membership can be converted into an annual membership, if desired. However, the annual membership difference must be paid in full.  

GroupFit & HydroFit Classes

All HydroFit & GroupFit classes are included with the AFC Premium Membership. All AFC Basic Members or other general public patrons must pay the daily class fee of $10 per class. As classes continue to become more and more popular, we HIGHLY recommend for all class participants to pre-register. This includes premium members!  By pre-registering, your spot in the class is guaranteed.  

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SUP Yoga

We are offering one final SUP Yoga Pop Up class on Sunday, December 4 at 8:00 AM! 

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Swim Lessons

Youth Swim Lessons & Learn to Swim for Teens

Click below for the next sessions of Youth Swim Lessons! Registration open in December 2022. Classes will meet in January 2023.  

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American Red Cross Courses

We have just a few more classes being offered in 2022! Registration is available online or in person at the Aquatic & Fitness Center. 

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Jefferson Youth Center

250 Athens Blvd - 716.768.3077

Kids Club

Activities include homework help, arts and crafts, sports, field trips, special events, and use of gymnasium, game room, lounge, computer lab, playground, and outdoor fields. Children ages 4-6 participate in our Funland Program. We provide adult supervision and will be open most school holidays including early release days.

Ages: 4-12 (up to and including 7th grade)

Dates: Monday-Friday, September 6, 2022-June 22, 2023

Hours: 2:45-6:00 PM on regular school days. We will open early for Ken-Ton early release days.

Fees: Full-time & part-time membership options available; review our flyer for more information.

Transportation: Bussing to Jefferson may be available to students in the district through the Ken-Ton Transportation Department. You must submit a request form for alternate transportation directly to them. You can contact them directly at 874-8611.

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Vacation Club

We are open 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM on many school breaks/days off.

Registration required at least two weeks in advance (while space allows).

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Senior Center

291 Ensminger Rd - 716.874.3266

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Erie County Stay Fit Dining Nutrition Program

The Erie County Stay Fit Dining “Dine-In Program” is offered at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center. The frozen meal program is still in place. Feel free to take part in both programs if you wish. You must be pre-registered. Call the Senior Center at 874-3266 for more information.


Our transportation service is up and running. Doctor appointments take precedent, but we will try to fit grocery shopping, hair appointments, banking, etc. if there is room on a given day. If you are in need of transportation, you can reach the dispatcher at 875-1029 Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM.

Senior Center Membership

The cost to belong to the Senior Center is $17 for a resident and $25 for a non-resident. Memberships are good for a year from when it is paid. The cost to have the bulletin mailed to you is still $5 for the year.

Free Activities

The Senior Center will offer Exercise on Mondays and Thursdays, Preventing Falls on Fridays and Bingo on various days at no charge to our members. No pre-registration is necessary. Call the Center for more information.

299 Decatur Road, Buffalo, NY 14223


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