RYE YMCA NEWSLETTER      February 2013 
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2013 camp Our summer camp sessions are already filling up! To ensure your child has an opportunity to attend Rye Y Camp, we recommend that you register as soon as possible. Register online at or stop by the Member Services desk. Click here to view camp guide.
February Break (Feb. 18-22) is around the corner and we have a great week planned at the Rye Y! Camps include: Basketball (half day); Gymnastics (full or half day); Mix It Up (half day), Fun Club (full day) and Teen Fitness (half day).  Click here for details and to register.  
Session III has started but there is still space in some programs! View program guide. 
Click here to check availability and register online.
first prize Rye YMCA Announces Winners of Heads Up!  A Distracted Walking and Driving Poster Contest
The Rye YMCA is pleased to announce the winners of Heads Up: A Distracted Walking and Driving Poster Contest. The winners, all students in three digital photography classes at Rye High School, are: 1st Place, Ali Howard;  2nd Place, Kylie Roddy; 3rd Place, Cole Passaretti. Read more   
Kids Outdoors
Local children now have more than 100 reasons to get outside and play this winter thanks to a Winter Outdoor Fun Passport produced by Kids Outdoors! -a community collaboration sponsored by the Rye Nature Center and the Rye YMCA. Read more.
fansA Great Start to 2013
The Rye Y Wave Ryeders' first meet of the new year (with JCC of Manhattan) was a nail biter.  "It was a very exciting meet!" said Kate Tiedemann, Rye Y Swim Coach. Read more.
Rye to Receive Federal Funding for Pedestrian Safety
Thanks to the Rye Y, Rye is among the 64 municipalities, agencies and non-profits statewide that will receive funding under the federal Safe Routes to School program. Read more. 
Y Blog
spinningBecoming a Spinner
by Lisa Tidball 
Spinning classes have always intimidated me. Why do they keep the lights off? Why does everyone look so serious? I figured you had to already be an accomplished cyclist to take a class. Read more.
Healthy Valentine Cookie Exchange
Sun. Feb. 3, 1-2:30 pm in Member Lounge

For more information, contact Diana Vita at
TRIBE 2013 - All Women Triathlon Team Info. Meeting
Tues. Feb. 5 at 10:30 am or 7:00 pm 

Are you a woman interested in completing your first triathlon? Click here for details. 
Blood Drive
Sat., Feb. 9: 9 am - 1 pm
Give a pint, Get a Pound: Donate a pint of blood and receive a pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee, as supplies last!
February Yoga Workshops at the Wainwright
Thursdays, 5:30-6:15 pm - Free to Members
Feb. 7: Yin Yoga
Feb. 14: Yoga w/Weights for Strengthening Bones
Feb. 21: Strength Alignment Workshop
Feb. 28: Pranayama: the Yogic Breath
Click here for details.  
Gymnastics Open Workout
Come and take part in our open workout program once a month. You'll have a chance to work on all four Olympic events, plus Tumble Trac and Mini Trampoline. $20/class
Adult Workout - Monday, Feb. 4, 6:30-7:30 pm
Youth Workout (ages 7 & up)- Thurs., Feb. 28, 6:30-7:30 pm
Y  2Night! Middle School Nights at the Rye Y
7-10 pm Saturdays 

Basketball, Games, Wii/Xbox, Racquetball, Game Room and more - see below. Members free-except special events; Non-Members $5
Feb. 2 - Girl's 80s Makeover, Bouncy House
Feb. 9  -Velcro Wall and Bouncy House ($5 all)
medieval timesMedieval Times Teen Adventure Ages 12-15
Feb. 21, 5:45-10pm
 Enjoy a night out during your Feb. break and join us for a trip to the King's Court!
Click here for details. (Must register by Feb. 15)
Train for the Rye Derby's 5K
Info sessions: Feb. 12 at 11 am or Feb. 12 at 7:30 pm
Join our supportive, non-competitive 10-week training program to prepare for the Rye Derby's 5K.  Click here for details.
Wainwright House Programs
Jazz Sunday,
Feb. 10, noon-3 pm: Click here for details.
BlisSing Chanting, Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 24, 2-3:30pm Click here for details.
Healthy Cooking with Miso, Quinoa & More  
Sat. March 9, 10 am - 4pm. Watch for details at  
MELT Intro Workshop with Joy Jacobson
Feb. 28, 7-8:30 pm
Experience immediate changes in how your body looks & feels.  Click here for details.
Special Needs Family Fun
Saturday, March 2, 1-3 pm
A fun afternoon at the Rye Y featuring recreational swim and soft gym play. Open to all children with special needs and their families.  FREE for Members and Non-Members. No registration necessary.  Plus-please join us every Sunday, 9-9:45am, for Aquatic Playtime for Youth w/Special Needs & their families.
March Madness Gala - SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, April 6, 2013,
7-11 pm, at the
Manursing Island Club
Details and purchase tickets at

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In This Issue
Camp Guide
Program Registration
Healthy Cookie Exchange
TRIBE 2013
Blood Drive
Yoga Workshops
Gymnastics Open Workout
Y 2Night!
Medieval Times Adventure
Wainwright Programs
Wainwright Programs
MELT Workshop
Special Needs Family Fun
March Madness Gala
Parking at the Y
Assisted parking is available - no tip required. When our parking lot is crowded or full, parking in a municipal lot is an option. Please be courteous and safe and park only in designated spaces. Thank you for your cooperation and  understanding. 
Group Ex
Super Spin Rides

Sat. 2/2 & 2/16
12:00-1:30 pm
Free for Members

It's not too late to register!

-Adv. Freestyle w/ Flow clinic - starts Feb. 6
-Teen on/off season training

-Triathlon Prep -Mon/Wed-Power Up

Click here to register online.

Feb. Safety Classes
-Lifeguard Precourse
-CPR/AED for the Prof. Rescuer Review
-First Aid & CPR
-Babysitting Training.
For details and to view classes starting in March and later, click here.
Kids' Outdoors
 Click here to view the February calendar with ideas for outdoor fun in our area.
Reminder -  Youth Classes will not run during February Break, Feb. 16-22. Click here for special pool schedule.  
Home Swim Meet
SUN., Feb. 10
6-10 pm
Adult Lap in Pa Cope is 2:30-4:30 pm and
Family Swim available
4:30-6:00 pm
Please note that parking may be difficult during swim meets.Please consider using one of the municipal lots, free on Sunday.
Join our community effort to create a historical tee shirt quilt for the 25th Anniversary of the Rye Derby! Contact Penny Cozza for details.
Please take a moment to read  our member stories located on the walls next to our main stairway. If you would like to share your story,  contact Lisa Tidball or Denise Woodin. We are also collecting stories for our Centennial Celebration in 2014. If you have been a long time member and are willing to share some of your experiences and recollections, please contact us!
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