Category Archives: Sports

JCC Maccabi Games Are Here!

Not sure of your teen’s summer plans? Come learn about the JCC Maccabi Campus Games on February 12th at 6:30pm at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC. Each summer, Jewish teens (13-16) gather for a six-day, Olympics®-style competition. The 2020 Games will be held August 9th – 14th in Westchester, New York.

Teams participate in boys baseball, boys, ice hockey, girls volleyball, girls and boys basketball, girls and boys soccer, chess, dance, e-sports, swimming, table tennis and tennis. It’s the summer experience of a lifetime, and JCC Greater Boston is proud to send its own delegation to the games!

Families will receive a membership to JCC Greater Boston once their teen is registered for the games. Participants must be age 13 and must not have reached age 17 by by July 31st, 2020. For more information, contact 781-249-9567 or

Have Fun Dancing Over February Break

Stay active over February break and learn some new dance moves! Students will enjoy a mix of dance styles along with fun games and arts and crafts! Open to boys and girls of all levels ages 3-6 years and 7-12 years. Join for 1 day or all 3!

This program is taught by the experienced faculty at the Joanne Langione Dance Center in West Newton. Learn more about JLDC’s 44 years of teaching dance to the Newton community, state-of-the-art facility and all class offerings for kids ages 6 mo – 18 years old at Or call or email 617-969-8724 or

Register at

Join for one day or all three. $60.00/day or $150.00 for all 3.
Students should bring their lunch and snack and wear anything they are comfortable moving in.

February 18th, 19th & 20th, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Newton Girls Softball

Newton Girls Softball Rec League is for girls in kindergarten to 7th grade. Supportive coaches teach the fundamentals of softball and develop confidence, determination, and resiliency. Team sports can play a great role helping girls face challenges as they get older. There is a place for girls of all ability levels in Softball, in a different way from soccer, basketball, and lacrosse.

If your daughter is not yet playing a spring sport, please visit the website Also, Rec League Director James Alandydy would be happy to talk with you. Please contact him at

Learn-to-Skate Lessons

Do you want to introduce your kids to ice skating or get them ready for hockey, recreational or figure skating and give them the opportunity to skate with other kids their age? Bay State Skating School is a non-profit organization that has for over 50 years dedicated itself to introducing kids to the joys of ice skating. Professional instructors teach Recreational, Figure and Hockey skating skills to children ages 4 – 18, from absolute beginners to experienced skaters.

Classes are held at the Newton/Brighton Daly Rink on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm; at the Cleveland Circle Reilly Rink on Thursdays and Fridays at 4:00 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm; West Roxbury Roche Arena on Sundays at 4:00 pm; and at the Waltham Veterans Rink on Saturday at 1:00 pm and Sundays at 4:00 pm.

For more information, check out the website and registration information at

What’s Happening at the West Suburban YMCA

Early Spring Registration is Open! Early Spring Session runs February 24th – April 19th. Sign up for swimming lessons, small fitness training classes, sports, or creative arts! Register and find out more information here.

Family Fun Night, February 11th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Bring the whole family to the Y for some family fun time. Featuring arts & crafts, bouncy house, gym games and more! Free and open to all. Family Fun Nights occur on the second Tuesday of every month.

February Vacation Week Programming February Vacation Week is around the corner! They offer three childcare programs from February 18th – 21th. Out of School Time Vacation Programs are structured similarly to a day at camp, with a mix of activities such as fun games, creative projects, and free swim. Sports Vacation Clinics may include soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, and more. In addition, there are also new Creative Arts vacation programs! To learn more about vacation week programs, visit

Camp Registration is Now Open! Send your child to day camp at Camp Pikati or Camp Chickami, or try the overnight experience at Camp Frank A. Day. Learn more and register here:

Camp Info Sessions. Want to learn more about the summer camp offerings? Stop by the Y for one of these camp info sessions.

February 8th,  2:00 – 4:00 pm
February 26th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
March 10th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Work at the Y: The West Suburban YMCA is hiring for a variety of full-time and part-time positions in member services, childcare and youth development, aquatics, fitness and more. The Y offers generous benefits, free membership and professional development opportunities. Please contact Laura Snow, Director of Human Resources, at or visit

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs. The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and it is their mission to never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Please contact our Membership Department at 617-244-6050 ext. 3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.