Fitness Center is Open and We’re Expanding!

Monday – Friday: 5am – 8pm • Saturday: 7am – 5pm • Sunday: 9am – 3pm
We Are Not Open 24/7

Help Us Raise the State of Play!

YCC is Expanding!
We are raising $2.2 million to build a 9,000 square foot fieldhouse to offer indoor lacrosse, community events, and year round sports.
In 2021 we will serve more than 2,000 members of the community. We’ve outgrown our current facilities and by building a new fieldhouse we will be able to serve 6x as many community members.

We need your assistance.
Help Us Raise the State of Play!

Help Us Raise the State of Play

Yard Sign Support

Make a donation & display the YCC Raise the State of Play yard sign!

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Shop Local

Support our local businesses and donate $1 to Raise the State of Play!

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Sign up for Amazon Smile and 5% of your Amazon purchases support the YCC!

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Raise the State of Play

Communities benefit when they provide every child access to a quality sports experience!

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Yates Community Center

Become a Member!

The fitness center offers a variety of classes year round: Yoga, Pilates, Kickboxing and more. Enjoy a walk on the Community Fitness Trail. Personal trainers are available for private sessions.

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Core Adult

YCC offers a wide variety of group fitness classes  for almost every ability and interest.


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ELEVATE Youth is the Yates Community Center’s NEW youth program, bringing creative and engaging opportunities and programming to all Yates County youth and families!

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Stayed tuned for upcoming events at the Yates Community Center: Fitness Classes, Education & Training, Lose & Win Program, and more…

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Thank You!

Community Bank supports Yates Community Center

PENN YAN — Community Bank recently supported Yates Community Center with a $5,000 donation to help fund the expansion of the new Yates Community Center complex. The complex will include a 9,000-square-foot indoor fieldhouse with turf and event flooring overlay to offer lacrosse, community events …

The Yates Community Center
says “Thank You” to Lyons National Bank

The YCC would like to recognize LNB as an outstanding donor in helping the YCC Raise the state of Play in Yates County.

It truly takes a community to make a 2.2 million dollar project come to life; with the generous $10 000.00 that LNB gave the YCC, we are on our way to making the community center a better place for programming and providing year-round services to all.

(Pictured are: Jenni Patchett-YCC Youth Coordinator, Dawn Shipman-YCC Fitness Manager, Leigh Berry-YCC President, Sue Synder-Senior Assistant Branch Manager & Assistant Vice President-LNB Penn Yan Office

Ukrainian-Federal Credit Union

The Yates Community Center (YCC) would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Ukrainian Federal Credit Union (UFCU) for awarding YCC the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) Covid-19 financial relief grant in the amount of $7,500. UFCU’s generosity will have a significant impact on helping YCC in this great time of need. On behalf of YCC, THANK YOU for helping us make a positive difference.

Your support encourages our continued commitment to keeping our members safe while raising the state of play for the members of our community. Thank you again for your generosity and support!

(Pictured are: Roman Omecinskyj – UFCU CFO, Dawn Shipman – Manager of YCC, Alex Nowosiadlo – UFCU Controller)

YCC Events

Yates County families

Join us at the Penn Yan Middle School Gymnasium for an hour of play – Sunday, January 16th 3:00pm-4:00pm!

We’ll bring equipment and a plan for 2nd graders and under, other half of the gym will be available for older students to play basketball. Scan the QR code to register!

Elevate Youth has two events for this weekend…

  • First up! – Fri, Jan 14th at 5:30pm Family Open Gym Night at YCC. (See Flyer Below)
  • Secondly – Sun, Jan 16th at 3:00pm, Open Play at PYMS. (Scan the QR code to register!)

Greetings Yates Community

The Community Center Project

It Takes a Community to Build a Center

The mission of Yates Cultural & Recreational Resources, Inc., a not-for-profit community organization, is to enhance the physical and mental well being of Yates County residents by promoting and providing cultural, recreational, athletic, and educational opportunities.

Thank You Yates County Tuberculosis & Health Association

The YCC thanks the Yates County Tuberculosis and Health Association for the generous donation which has helped us purchase a Vibration Platform and weighted poles. (More new fun equipment to come in the future.)

In our quest for normalcy, we hope to be able to offer more classes and events soon as we are all learning to adjust to the new normal. The Yates Community Center and our members appreciate the funds that have provided us with tools to help keep us on our fitness journey.

As you all can see from the pictures the new “FUN” equipment is getting much use.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates Available – the perfect gift for any occasion!

Exploring Ecology Through Metal: For Teens & Adults

in partnership with ELEVATE Youth and the Yates Community Center

Instructors: Sam Castner and Lindsey Dean
Experience: All levels, ages 13 and up.

Workshop/Materials fee: FREE for 7-12 grade students $225 for ages 18 and above

(materials and lunch included)

Learn the basic techniques used to fabricate metal sculptures while gaining a working skill set, understanding the use of metal fabricating tools and techniques, and learning the connection between different ecological systems. The second half of the workshop we’ll focus on a large-scale, collaborative sculpture to be installed into the Yates Community Center campus located in Penn Yan, NY. Expect to leave with a good foundation for craft, a handcrafted milkweed and monarch butterfly, and an understanding of working with a

community on a large-scale landmark piece. you refresh and refine your craft!

Topics covered will include:

If you have prior experience this class will help

  • shop safety
  • the MIG welding process
  • the plasma cutting process
  • hammering techniques
  • use of tongs, anvils, vises
  • translating small scale models into large, collaborative public sculptures
  • learning the interaction between humans and the environment, and the link between themilkweed and butterfly throughout our communityMaterials and supplies you need to bring:
  • work gloves
  • close-toed shoes or boots
  • non-flammable cotton clothing
  • jeans
  • cotton long-sleeve button-up or work shirt
  • bandana or welding cap
  • water bottle and snacks

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