Category Archives: Sports

12th annual Bill’s 5K registration is open

Please join the 12th annual Bill’s 5K. This fun, family event benefits the Travis Roy Foundation. TRF provides equipment to people with spinal cord injuries to support their independence.

The 5K is on October 30th, 9:00 am at Mason Rice Elementary School following the Free spooky sprint for little kids at 8:30 am.

Halloween costumes welcome! Register at or on day of the run.

4th annual Newton Turkey Trot’s registration is open

Registration for the 4th annual Newton Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 18th is open!

Only 1 week left for early bird registration. Prices will increase after October 26th for the 4th annual Newton Turkey Trot! Sign up today at to secure your spot and be guaranteed an awesome T-shirt.

This event kicks off at 8:30 am with a kids’ 1 mile fun run followed by the 5K race at 9:00 am. Not a runner? Join in the fun as a volunteer! Details are in the volunteer section of our website.

New this year – bring a nonperishable food item to bib pick up and our partners at Whole Foods Market will donate too; doubling the donation to the Newton Food Pantry!

Sign up soon, this race will sell out! All proceeds from the race go to the Newton Food Panty.

Soccer/yoga program for girls

Soccer on the Mat ™, the innovative soccer/yoga program for girls ages 10 to 14 and created by Alison Foley, Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Boston College, is now registering for their late fall session at Artemis Yoga in Watertown.

Registration link – click here
November to January,  4:00 – 5:30 pm, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons
One Class per week: $200.00

If you would like to learn more about Soccer on the Mat or read about it in the Boston Globe, please visit

Newton Family & Friends Ski Trip

Randy Friedman, father of two boys in the Newton schools and Director of Ski & Travel,  recently started Seven Travel LLC for the purpose of creating community by planning and participating in family ski trips.

The next trip is December 8th – 10th to Sugarloaf, ME. SIGN UP BY NOVEMBER 3!

For all of the details, please visit or contact Randy by email Randy at or phone at 617-970-3079.

Soccer for Moms

Soccer is great exercise, lots of fun, and not just for kids. This class is for moms who have been watching their kids play soccer and want in on the action themselves, or for any other grown-up girl who wants to play the game.

Thundercat Sports coaches will provide the equipment, officiate the games, and give pointers to help improve your skills. Players at all levels are welcome (even if you’re not a soccer mom); the goal is to give you a good workout, plus some soccer inside scoop so you can maximize your enjoyment while cheering from those sidelines. Warning: It’s not as easy as it looks!

To register click here on the Newton Community Education Website or email Chris Allen at Thundercat Sports directly at



YBA (Youth Basketball Association)

The West Suburban YMCA’s YBA (Youth Basketball Association) League is a fun league for boys and girls ages 3-12 to learn and play basketball. YBA starts on November 4th and runs until January 27th. Registration is currently open for players and volunteer coaches.

All of the West Suburban YMCA’s youth sports leagues utilize the Y’s seven principles: everyone plays, safety first, fair play, positive competition, family involvement, sports for all and sports for fun.
For more information, contact Kim Benzan, Sports Director, at or 617-244-6050 x 3031.

Fall programs at the Y

Early Fall programs are currently running at the Y. Registration for Late Fall Programs, including YBA, the Youth Basketball Association League, opens in early October. Program options include:

  • Swim Lessons – for all ages including Parent & Child classes
  • Sports Leagues –YBA Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football
  • School Vacation Week Programs
  • Music and Creative Arts programs
  • Personal Training and Small Group Training

Visit to download a copy of the Early & Late Fall Program catalog, or stop by the Y and they can help you register.

Kids Night Out – October 6th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Drop off your kids ages 7-13 for a fun Friday night with YMCA qualified childcare staff. They order pizza for dinner and keep the children entertained with games, swimming, movies and sports. $25 per child for WSYMCA members and $30 for non-members. A 20% discount is offered per child for those with two or more children. Go out for the night and take advantage of this low-cost alternative to hiring a babysitter. For more information, contact Jeremy Smith at

FREE Family Fun Night –  October 10th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Join for an hour of free family fun! Family Fun Nights are open to the community. All are welcome to enjoy gym activities, a bouncy house and snacks courtesy of The Belmont Savings Bank Foundation.

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 an inability to pay. Please contact our Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Newton Youth Hockey registration is open!

It’s that time of year again – Newton Youth Hockey registration is open!
Newton Youth Hockey is committed to your child’s development, and therefore offers many programs for Newton area youth throughout the year. There are many benefits of youth sports programs, which promote social skills, life lessons, mental/physical development, structure, physical benefits/exercise, and just plain fun! These are also bonding opportunities between child and parent.

Right now, they’re gearing up for Fall/Winter programs for ages 4-9. You can register online at

Learn to Skate
The Learn to Skate program will run two 9 week sessions on Saturday afternoons at Daly Rink in Newton. Fee is $215 per 9-week session or $400 for registration for both sessions (Nov-Mar).
Session 1: November – January
Session 2: January – March
Follow this link to learn about NYH Learn to Skate: Click on NYH Programs > Learn to Skate

Learn to Play
The Learn to Play Hockey program will start in November and run through March. Participants skate twice per week on both Saturday AND Sunday mornings. Fee for this 18-week program is $625 (Nov-Mar).

  • Cross Ice Scrimmages and Games are held on Saturday morning at Ryan Rink in Watertown
  • Skills Development on Sunday morning at Daly Rink in Newton

Follow this link to learn more about NYH Learn to Play: Click on NYH Programs > Learn to Play

Please reach out to John Moylan at for more information and to find out which program is right for your child.

Come spin to support the Centre Street Food Pantry

Come spin on September 18th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Healthworks at 1300 Boylston St in Chestnut Hill to raise money for the Centre Street Food Pantry in Newton.

Funds will be used to purchase nutritious and delicious food. Suggested donation of $100 per person or $150 per couple but any amount of donation welcome. Please click here to sign up.