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Firecracker Virtual 5K, 10K, 1 Mile Run

Due to current restrictions in place, this year's Firecracker 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run will be a virtual event.  This event is more than just a run.  It supports LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a program that offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.  All fees will go directly toward funding this program here in Ashtabula County.

Dance It Out!

Youth Dance Fitness!
Children (boys and girls) ages 6 to 10 will begin to gain an appreciation for dance as a physical activity.

Summer Sports Camp

Learn the basics and practice your game at our summer youth sports camps. Children will learn various drills and activities to improve their game, while maintaining social distance. Registration is for one sport at a time, with a new sport each week.

Fulfill Your Civic Duty

At the YMCA, we are for Social Responsibility.  That's why we want to do everything we can to make sure everyone is able to make their voice heard at this year's primary election.  No matter what your party affiliation is, and no matter where you stand on the various issues, we want you to have every opportunity to cast your vote this spring.

Due to the quarantine, this year's Ohio primary election will be done by mail with limited exceptions.  The steps to participate in the election are below:



2020 Junior High Basketball League

Come play basketball with your friends from the Y! This in-house league for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls is open to all skill and experience levels. Games will follow OHSAA rules, and teams will be chosen by the Y with no more than two players from any school basketball team on the same Y team.

New Youth Programming Coming to Andover in January 2020

The Ashtabula County YMCA is introducing four new youth programs in Andover, Ohio starting in January 2020.  New programs will include Preschool Micro Sports, Beginner Ballet and Tap, Level 1 Beginner Gymnastics, and Hip Hop Cheer.  As YMCA program, income based rates are available for all of these.  Basic information and registration links are below.  For additional information, please contact Brian at bpruitt@AshtabulaYMCA.org.


Preschool Micro Sports

Christmas Brunch at the Y

Come take your pictures and enjoy food while visiting with Santa and Mrs Claus.  We will have games to play, a craft for the holiday season, and baskets will be raffled off. 


When:       Saturday, December 7, 2019


Fee:          Child       $4

                 Adult       $5

Registration due December 5




Women's Self Defense Class

Don't become a victim! Learn to defend yourself from the threat of sexual assault. Join Martial Arts expert Frank Verdi for a day of assault prevention training. A self defense class designed specifically for women.

Youth Basketball League

Registration is now open for the 2019-20 YMCA Youth Basketball League! This is a fun, non-competitive, instructional co-ed league for boys and girls ages 6 through 6th grade. The focus is on learning the fundamental skills of basketball in a setting where winning is down-played, character development is highlighted, and everyone plays.

Power Outage Update

After the severe storms that came through Friday night, the main line that brings power up to the Y from the gulf and the pole it connects to suffered severe damage leaving the YMCA without power. We have been closed since that event. We plan to reopen on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 4:00pm which is the time that First Energy estimates they will have power restored.


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