Westfield Recreation

The Village of Westfield Recreation Department provides year-round programs, activities and opportunities for all ages, from infants to Sr. Citizens. We offer a variety of programming that includes programs during all seasons, including both indoor and outdoor programs. The Rec. Dept. is committed to providing safe, fun and cost effective programming.

Contact Information

Eason Hall
23 Elm Street
Westfield, NY 14787

Andrew Webster, Recreation Director [E-mail]
Ph: (716) 753-6842

 

FRIDAY NIGHT ROLLER SKATING AT EASON HALL

Skating continues THIS FRIDAY NIGHT with sessions at 6 to 7:30 pm for Pre-K to 4th Grade and 7:30 to 9:30 pm for 5th grade and up There will be a special session from 5:30-6:00 for beginner skaters. Skaters are asked not to arrive more than FIVE minutes early for their session.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SKATERS AND NON-SKATERS MUST BE WEARING FACE COVERINGS AT ALL TIMES. EACH SKATER IS ALLOWED TO HAVE ONE ADULT NON-SKATER ACCOMPANYING THEM. PLEASE DO NOT HAVE YOUR CHILD COME TO SKATING IF THEY ARE NOT FEELING WELL.

Skating and horseplay in the street, on the sidewalk, or down the sides of the building are not permitted. Anyone leaving the building will not be allowed back in. Rough behavior, suggestive dancing and profanity will not be tolerated. The cost, including rentals, is $1.00. There will be NO CONCESSION STAND this season due to COVID-19. We recommend that all participants bring their own water bottle. Parents willing to chaperone the 2nd session are asked to call Andrew at 753-6842. PLEASE NOTE WE NEED PARENT CHAPERONES IN ORDER TO DO THE 2ND SESSION. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE THERE EVERY WEEK.

*WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE LOOKING FOR WAVE HOURS. VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP US BY WORKING IN THE SKATE ROOM, WORKING THE REGISTRATION TABLE, ASSISTING WITH GAMES, AND WITH SET UP AND CLEAN UP! Please message us on here or text/call Andrew at 753-6842 if you are interested. You do not have to be there each week.

 

YOUTH INDOOR SOCCER SIGNUPS

Registrations for the Northwest Chautauqua Indoor Youth Soccer League for area boys and girls will be held the 3rd & 4th weeks of January. The season starts in February and will continue through early-April. Games are on Saturdays. Signups are for children in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.

Age Groups:

-Pre-K/Kindergarten

-1st through 3rd Grades

-3rd through 5th Grades

-6th through 8th Grades

*Please note that parents of 3rd graders can decide if they want their child to play up or down in grade groups. Also, please note that age groups could change depending on registration and gym availability.

*We will be splitting all the 6th-8th graders into two or three different groups (competitive & recreational) as opposed to several different teams. Each group will have a set time to play each Saturday. We will pick teams each week and play. The first two weeks of the season will serve as evaluations before the kids are placed in their groups.

Registration Nights:

• Monday, January 17th 6-8 p.m. at the Eason Hall in Westfield

• Wednesday, January 19th 6-8 p.m. at the Eason Hall in Westfield

• Saturday, January 22nd 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the main lobby at WACS in Westfield

• Monday, January 24th 6-8 p.m. at the Eason Hall in Westfield

• Wednesday, January 26th 6-8 p.m. at the Eason Hall in Westfield

*Starting on Tuesday, January 18th, you can also sign up by stopping by Eason Hall at the village window during business hours (8-4:30). Or by printing a form off our website www.westfieldny.com/recreation and mailing it to us at 23 Elm St., Westfield, NY 14787.

The fee for WESTFIELD RESIDENTS is $45 for the first child, $35 for the second and $25 for the third (max. of $105 per family).

The fee for NON-WESTFIELD RESIDENTS is $60 for the first child, $50 for the second and $40 for the third (max. of $150 per family).

For more information, contact the Westfield Recreation Department at 753-6842 (Andrew), message us on here or visit our website at www.westfieldrec.org.

 

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT FOR NOVEMBER IS CHRIS CHASSE!

*The following write-up/picture is the latest edition of our monthly volunteer spotlight of volunteers in the Westfield Rec. Dept. We are blessed in the Rec. Dept. to have so many wonderful people who do and have volunteered their time both now and, in the past, to make our department and programs/events what they are today. We want to say THANK YOU! To nominate someone for volunteer spotlight, please send us a private message on Facebook or call/text Andrew at 753-6842.

Our volunteer spotlight for November is Chris Chasse. Chris has volunteered in the Rec. Dept. over the span of 12 years. He first volunteered while he was in High School, then has been back volunteering in our department over the last 4 years. He has volunteered in various programs including both our youth indoor and fall soccer programs, as well as our youth basketball program. Chris has also been quite involved in other volunteer endeavors in our community. He has coached in the Westfield Goldenhawks program for many years now and has even coached in the Westfield Little League program. In addition to coaching, Chris is a member of the Westfield Fire Dept. and is very devoted to the department and is often responding to emergency calls. In many ways, Chris is like the energizer bunny as he is always doing something and usually that involves helping other people and giving back to the community.

Chris’s favorite Rec. Dept. program to volunteer in is youth basketball. He has been a lifelong basketball fan and he loves teaching the next generation what he has previously learned in his own athletic career. One of the neat things about Chris coaching in all these youth sports programs, is that for the most part, he participated in all these programs when he was a youth growing up in Westfield. At different times in his volunteer coaching career, Chris has been able to coach with his brother Nick (including right now, as they are leading our 6th grade boys’ basketball group). It is cool to see the brothers coaching together!

So much of Chris’s life is spent volunteering his time and helping other people. It is almost like he never gets tired. When asked why he volunteers so much of his time, he said “I volunteer because I love helping people and teaching the kids. It is a real joy for me. I enjoy interacting with them and seeing them have a good time just like I did when I was a part of the programs.” It seems a simple thing, to give some of your own time to others. But it is not, and most people are not willing to give of their time so freely and enthusiastically as Chris is. The Westfield Rec. Dept. is quite lucky to have Chris as a coach and volunteer, and the community of Westfield has just been absolutely blessed by Chris and how he has chosen to live his life and give back to others. Our youth is better off for the time they have gotten to spend being on his teams. Thank you, Chris!

 

FALL CORNHOLE CHAMPS!

Congratulations to Zach Buss and Jared Fortner for winning the fall session of our adult cornhole league! They had an overall record of 12-2 for the season and beat Barry & Tyler Wright (defending champs) 21-15 in the championship. After not participating in 2020, Zach and Jared won their second straight championship this season after winning the 2019 winter session.

Our winter adult cornhole session will begin on Wednesday, February 9th and run through Wednesday, March 30th. Matches take place from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at Eason Hall in Westfield. Please call or text Andrew at 753-6842 if you wish to participate in the winter session.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT ROLLER SKATING AT EASON HALL

Skating begins for the 2021-2022 season THIS FRIDAY, December 3rd, with sessions at 6 to 7:30 pm for Pre-K to 4th Grade and 7:30 to 9:30 pm for 5th grade and up There will be a special session from 5:30-6:00 for beginner skaters. Skaters are asked not to arrive more than FIVE minutes early for their session.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SKATERS AND NON-SKATERS MUST BE WEARING FACE COVERINGS AT ALL TIMES. EACH SKATER IS ALLOWED TO HAVE ONE ADULT NON-SKATER ACCOMPANYING THEM. PLEASE DO NOT HAVE YOUR CHILD COME TO SKATING IF THEY ARE NOT FEELING WELL.

Skating and horseplay in the street, on the sidewalk, or down the sides of the building are not permitted. Anyone leaving the building will not be allowed back in. Rough behavior, suggestive dancing and profanity will not be tolerated. The cost, including rentals, is $1.00. There will be NO CONCESSION STAND this season due to COVID-19. Parents willing to chaperone the 2nd session are asked to call Andrew at 753-6842. PLEASE NOTE WE NEED PARENT CHAPERONES IN ORDER TO DO THE 2ND SESSION. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE THERE EVERY WEEK.

*WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR HIGH SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS THAT ARE LOOKING FOR WAVE HOURS. VOLUNTEERS CAN HELP US BY WORKING IN THE SKATE ROOM, WORKING THE REGISTRATION TABLE, ASSISTING WITH GAMES, AND WITH SET UP AND CLEAN UP! Please message us on here or text/call Andrew at 753-6842 if you are interested. You do not have to be there each week.

 

2021 YOUTH FISHING DERBY

On Saturday, August 7th, the Westfield Fish & Game Club hosted the Youth Fishing Derby with help from the Westfield Recreation Department. The weather was beautiful, and we ended up with 30 participants and their family members. Almost everyone caught at least one fish.

The day was a success due to help from many volunteers including the following people: From the Fish & Game Club, there were Tim & Laura Farnham, Gert & Stanley Rupczyk, John & Kelley Issler, Kevin Newell, Wyatt Cole, Dan West, John & Sandy Swartout. From the Westfield Recreation Department, there was Andrew Webster. Other volunteers included Doug & Kristie Parnell.

We also had many donations from the following area merchants and citizens: Bill's Hooks in Dunkirk, NY, Westfield Tackle on Bliss Rd, Westfield, Barcelona Markets on Rt 5, Westfield, the Chautauqua County Federation Sportsman's Club thru Mike Clutchey, Growers Co-Op, Westfield, Redneck Charters, Westfield, Tractor Supply, Westfield, Tops Markets, Westfield, Fish USA, Erie, Rose Corbin, Stanley & Gert Rupczyk and John & Kelley Issler.

Due to the many donations, we had enough fishing poles and gear, so every participant went home with a fishing pole and another prize! We had two raffles this year. Redneck Charters was kind enough to donate another 4-hour fishing charter on Lake Erie. They will get to set that up with Bob Brown, the owner, to take a few of their friends and family. The winner of the raffle was Armando Tirre from the 4yr-8yr age group. We also raffled off a chance for a one year new or renewal membership at the Westfield Fish and Game Club. The winner of this raffle was Allen Reynolds, guardian to Lilliana Reynolds from the 9yr-12yr age group.

The overall heaviest fish caught came from the 9yr-12yr group and was caught by Jack Bratton and it weighed in at 4.25 pounds. The second heaviest fish in the older group was caught by Wesley Maras at 2.35 pounds. The third heaviest fish was caught by Braylon Swanson at 1.24 pounds. In the 4yr-8yr group, the heaviest fish was caught by Colton Fitchlee and it weighed in at 2.53 pounds. The second heaviest fish in the younger group was caught by Eleanor Bird at .71 pounds. The third heaviest fish was caught by Jamison Shreve at .65 pounds. A special congratulations to Kase Keefe who caught the most fish with 30 on the day.

Congratulations to all our participants and especially those who caught the heaviest fish! We would once again like to thank all our volunteers and sponsors who made this year’s Fishing Derby a huge success. We hope you all continue to enjoy, experience, and learn about the wonderful outdoors and we will see you next year!