Wishing you good times, good cheer
and a memorable new year.
EVENTS
Winterfest Weekend
Thursday, January 16-Monday, January 20, 2020

Activities include: Fireworks, family fun zone, free open skating, hockey games, hay rides, swimming, open gym, family movie, mini golf, senior citizens dance, and more!
Thanks to our sponsors!
Winterfest Wine Tasting
Date: Friday, January 17
Time: 7-9:30pm
Location: Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome, 175 Brompton Rd - NEW THIS YEAR: The event will take place along the promenade inside the Dome
Cost: $22 per person in advance; $27 at the door; includes wine samples, finger foods & souvenir glass
21+ only
Tickets available at the following locations:
Youth, Parks & Recreation office (299 Decatur Road)
Senior Center (291 Ensminger Road)
Aquatic & Fitness Center (1 Pool Plaza, off Delaware Rd)
Tickets On Sale Now for Family Valentines Dance
Join us for a lovely evening featuring music, games, pictures, an arts & craft station, and pizza, cookies, and pop. This is a great event for daddies & daughters, mamas and sons, grandparents and grandkids, or the whole family! Semi-formal dress is encouraged.
Date: Friday, February 7
Time: 5:30-8pm
Cost: $10 per person; tickets available December 16-February 1 at the Youth, Parks & Recreation office, Aquatic & Fitness Center, and the Senior Citizens Center
Location: Former Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, 250 Athens Blvd (please park in the lot on Oakvale and enter through door 3)
SPORTS
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Open Skating
Location:  Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd
Hours:  Wednesdays, 3:10-4:10 Mixed Skate & Shoot
Fridays, 5:30-6:30pm Skate & Shoot
Fridays, 6:40-8:10pm Recreational Skate
Saturdays, 12:45-2:45pm Recreational Skate
Saturdays, 2:55-3:55pm Skate & Shoot
Saturdays, 6:30-8:30pm Recreational Skate
Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm Recreational Skate
Sundays, 3:40-4:40pm Skate & Shoot
Additional dates may be added, please check our website for updates
Cost:  $4 or $3 with an Access Card for Rec Skate.
$7 or $5 for adult with Access Card, $3 for youth with Access Card for Skate & Shoot. Children 3 and under skate free! Season pass holders skate free!
Skate rentals now available in most sizes!
Ice Rentals
Have your next party, family event, or team practice with us!
Brighton & Lincoln Arenas: $175 per hour
Discounted rate $140 per hour available any day after 11:00pm or Monday-Friday before 3:00pm
One hour includes 50 minutes on ice & 10 minute resurface time
Call Gary at 831-1001 to inquire.
Youth Bowling
Divisions:
Grades K-2 with bumpers
Grades K-4 without bumpers
Grades 5-8 (no bumpers)
Date: Wednesdays, January 29-April 8 (no bowling on February 19)
Time: 4:15-5:45pm
Location: Classic Lanes, 1840 Military Road
Fee: $55 per person includes 2 games of bowling for 10 weeks, shoe rentals, special gift, and pizza party on the last day
Registration: Pre-registration required; sign up online, at the YPR office, or at the Aquatic & Fitness Center
Spring Indoor Soccer
Divisions:
Mini Mite (Co-Ed) - DOB: 12/01/13-11/30/15
Mite (CoEd) - DOB: 12/01/11-11/30/13
Squirt (Co-Ed) - DOB: 12/01/09-11/30/11
Pee Wee (Co-Ed) - DOB: 12/01/06-11/30/09
No outdoor travel players permitted in mite, squirt, or pee wee age groups. Volunteer coaches & assistants needed!
Dates: April 18-June 13
Registration: Sign up between January 2 and March 1 at the Youth, Parks & Recreation office on Decatur Rd.
Contact Scott with questions at 831-1001 or sbrinkman@tonawanda.ny.us
Skating Lessons
Each class is a 25 minute lesson and 25 minutes of supervised practice ice. Beginner classes are available for ages 3 & up. Single blade skates only. Helmet recommended. Hockey will cover forward/backward skating, stops, slalom, strides, hustle, swizzles, scooter pushes, lateral march, crossovers, edges and more.
Saturday Lessons:
10am Beginners & Intermediate/Advanced
10:25am Beginners & Hockey
10:50am Beginners & Intermediate/Advanced
Sunday Lessons:
12pm Beginners & Figure Skating
12:25pm Beginners & Hockey
12:50pm Beginners & Intermediate/Advanced
Dates  :
Session 3 runs January 11-March 1 (no classes January 18 & 19)
Cost:  $77 (7 classes)
Registration:  Register in-person only on Wednesday, January 8, 7-9pm at Lincoln Arena. Cash or check only.
For more information:  Contact Paddy at  paddykim@aol.com  or Gina at  ginabuffalo@aol.com
Start Smart Basketball
Start Smart Basketball is a developmentally appropriate introductory basketball program for children ages 5-7. This six-week program prepares children and their parents for organized basketball in a fun, non-threatening environment. Age-appropriate equipment is used in teaching dribbling/ball handling, passing/catching, shooting, and running/agility. Includes basketball. And participant manual Parent volunteers needed!
Session 1:  Saturdays, January 25-February 29
Session 2: Saturdays, March 14-April 18
Time: 10-11am
Cost: $45 for residents for 6-week session; $55 for non-residents
Location: Former Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, 250 Athens Blvd
Men's Pick-Up Basketball
4v4 half court basketball pick up games for men ages 18+

Dates:  Tuesdays, January 7-May 5
Time:  7-9pm
Cost:  $70 residents, $85 non-residents
Location: Jefferson Elementary School, 250 Athens Blvd (Please park in the lot on Oakvale and enter through door 5)
AQUATIC & FITNESS CENTER
1 Pool Plaza | 876-7424
New Aerobics Schedules
Group Swim Lessons
Adult Lap Training
American Red Cross Classes
CPR/AED/First Aid (Full Course): Saturday, January 11, 8:30am-5:30pm, $95

CPR/AED/First Aid (Challenge Course): Wednesday, January 15, 5:30-9pm, $50

Call the AFC to sign up at 876-7424.
Hiring Lifeguards
We are looking for lifeguards available weekday mornings & weekends. Pleast contact the Aquatics Director for more information.
JEFFERSON YOUTH CENTER
250 Athens Blvd (enter from parking lot on Oakvale) | 768-3077 | nfields@tonawanda.ny.us
Middle School Nights
Hang out with friends and enjoy the gym, game room, lounge, and computer lab. Organized arts & crafts and sports available. Please wear sneakers. Snacks provided.
Dates:  Thursdays through May 28 (   No 11/28)
Time:  6-8pm
Cost:  $3 per visit (resident) or $5 per visit (non-res); must purchase punch pass at YPR Office or AFC.
Preschool Play Program
Join us for a morning full of play! Our Funland staff will lead age-appropriate games, crafts, songs, stories, and other activities to foster socialization, imagination, creativity, and learning, and work on important skills such as counting, reading, fine motor skills, and more.
Location:  Jefferson Youth Center
Ages:  2-5 years; MUST be potty trained and independent in the bathroom.
 
Two sessions to choose from:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, January 6-June 5, 9:30am-12:30pm
$955 for residents; $1055 for non-residents for the 56-class session

Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 7-June 4, 9am-12pm
$665 for residents; $735 for non-residents for the 39-class session)
Vacation Club
Monday, January 20: Ice Skating at Lincoln Arena*

Please dress warm and bring skates if you have them. Pizza & pop provided. We will depart Jefferson at 9:45am and return around 12:30pm. More info to come!
Start Smart Move & Play
The Start Smart Move and Play program is a developmentally appropriate introductory fine and gross motor skills program for children ages 2-3. Developing these motor skills in a safe, fun and age appropriate environment will ensure that the participants gain strength and confidence in their body. It will help them get exercise and physical activity. Finally, developing these skills will help a child’s ability to do more complex skills in future activities, whether it’s playing a sport, doing school projects or drawing/painting. Parent/guardian must participate.
Dates: Saturdays, January 25-March 14
Time: 9:30-10:30am
Cost: $35 for residents for 8-week session, $45 for non-residents
Start Smart Basketball
Drop your kids off and enjoy a date night—or just some peace and quiet—while they have fun with us! We will play games in the gym, enjoy pizza, pop, and popcorn, and watch a movie or other entertainment in the auditorium. For ages 4-12. You must sign your child in and out, showing photo ID.
Dates: Fridays, January 31, March 13, and April 3 
Time: 6-9pm
Cost: $10 Kids Club members, $13 non-members per Night Out
SENIOR CENTER
291 Ensminger Road | 874-3266
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Senior Winterfest Dance
Date:  Thursday, January 16 
Time:  7-10pm
Cost:  $4 for Senior Center members & Ken-Ton residents; $6 for non-residents
Tickets:  On sale at the Senior Center through January 10. Pre-sale only (no tickets will be available at the door).
February Party
Bill Ryan & the Water Wheels Dance Club will be here to call square dancing and line dancing and to give a demonstration. Roast beef sandwich, potatoes, baked beans, salad, popcorn, dessert & beverages will be served. 
Date: Friday, February 14
Time: 1-3:30pm
Cost: $9 for members and $11 for non-members
Tickets: Signup is ongoing until February 6. Pre-sale tickets only – NO tickets at the door.
Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation
299 Decatur Road | 831-1001 | Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
ttypr@tonawanda.ny.us | ttypr.com