Reopening - CKW YMCA

Reopening

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You’re not who you were pre-COVID. And neither are we.

Our world has changed. And to be successful, we have to change too. We have bold visions of what it will look like for us to reopen and continue serving our communities in a COVID reality. And we need you to make it happen.

Even though our world has changed, our promise to you has not. The Y will be a safe place for you to make meaningful human connections, get healthy, and stay healthy - physically, mentally, and emotionally. That's what we all need right now. More than ever.

As members of the Y, you know what it means to be part of something bigger. Help us continue to be there for our communities – today and for years to come. Together, we can return as a stronger, healthier Y.

Join us.

Our Official Opening Date and Building Hours:

Opening Dates Hours of Operation
(Mon - Fri)
Vulnerable Person Hours*
(Mon - Fri)
Hours of Operation
(Saturday)
Hours of Operation
(Sunday)

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA – August 31

Chaplin Family YMCA – Sept 8

Stork Family YMCA – Sept 8

6:00 AM to 8:00 PM 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Important Note: The A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA is closed on September 7, 2020 for Labour Day.

*Vulnerable Person Hours: We recognize that some individuals are at higher risk of COVID-19 complications due to their age or an underlying medical condition. To support these members, we are offering dedicated hours to the vulnerable populations, including seniors and those with chronic health conditions. Care partners are also welcome during this time.

During these dedicated hours, we will have:

  • Increased cleaning
  • Classes specifically designed for seniors
  • Opportunities to connect with others safely

What We’re Doing to Keep You Safe:

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Our Initial Program and Service Offering:

See our Program Schedules and Registration Info

Location In September In October

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA

All programs are for ages 13+, except for childminding and Weights and Plates

  • Fitness Center which includes: Main center, Weights and Plates and the Wellness Center
  • Group fitness (Schedule and Registration coming on Aug 24)
  • Track (Single use only, registration coming on Aug 24)
  • Personal Training
  • Health Management (Virtual group classes / In-person one-on-one instruction)
  • Rec sports: Pickleball, basketball
  • Racquet sports: Squash, Racquetball (Registration coming on Aug 24, self or bubble play only)
  • AquaFit, Lane Swim and Leisure Swim (Schedule and Registration coming on Aug 24)
  • Childminding for ages 0 to 5 years old (Registration coming on Aug 24)
  • General and Family change rooms for Aquatics use only

Everything offered in September, and …

  • Swimming Lessons for all ages (Registration details coming soon)
  • Aquatic Leadership (Registration details coming soon)
  • Children’s programs for ages 6 to 12 years old (Details coming soon)
  • General, Family and Plus change rooms open

Chaplin Family YMCA

All programs are for ages 13+

  • Individual conditioning
  • Group fitness (Schedule and registration coming on Aug 24)
  • Track (Single use only, registration coming on Aug 24)
  • Personal Training
  • Health Management (Virtual group classes/in-person one on one instruction)
  • Rec sports: Pickleball, basketball
  • Racquet sports: Squash, Racquetball (Registration coming on Aug 24, self or bubble play only)
  • AquaFit, Lane Swim and Leisure Swim (Schedule and Registration coming on Aug 24)
  • General and Family change rooms for Aquatics use only

Everything offered in September, and …

  • Swimming Lessons for all ages (Registration details coming soon)
  • Aquatic Leadership (Registration details coming soon)
  • Children’s programs for ages 6 to 12 years old (Details coming soon)
  • General, Family and Plus change rooms open
  • Childminding for ages 0 to 5 years old (Registration coming on Aug 24)

Stork Family YMCA

All programs are for ages 13+, except for childminding

  • Individual conditioning
  • Group fitness (Schedule and Registration coming on Aug 24)
  • Track (Single use only, registration coming on Aug 24)
  • Personal Training
  • Health Management (Virtual group classes/in-person one on one instruction)
  • Rec sports: Pickleball, basketball, badminton
  • AquaFit, Lane Swim and Leisure Swim (Schedule and Registration coming on Aug 24)
  • Childminding for ages 0 to 5 years old (Registration coming on Aug 24)
  • General and Family change rooms for Aquatics use only

Everything offered in September, and …

  • Swimming Lessons for all ages (Registration details coming soon)
  • Children’s programs for ages 6 to 12 years old (Details coming soon)
  • Aquatic Leadership (Registration details coming soon)
  • General, Family and Plus change rooms open

Children's Programs: What has changed and how we will keep you safe

  • All programs will be registered or drop in with reservation
  • Registration begins October 5th. All children’s programs start the week of Oct. 13th
  • Details about how to register will be communicated to members by Friday Oct. 2nd
  • Capacity numbers in all programs have been adjusted to allow for physical distancing
  • Activities and spaces will be set up to encourage physical distancing
  • Toys and equipment are cleaned frequently - Children have their own equipment which is sanitized before use by another child
  • All staff and children 5 and older will wear a mask unless they are engaged in a physical activity
  • For the time being all sports will focus on skills and drills and there will be no game play

Swim Lessons: What has changed and how we will keep you safe

  • Registration for swim lessons will begin Oct. 5th and the session will run from the week of Oct. 19th to the week of Dec. 14th. Details about how to register will be communicated to members and available on our website by Friday Oct. 2nd
  • Previous registration from Winter/ Spring 2020 will not be carried over to the new session, as many of our time slots have changed
  • Details about how to register will be communicated to members and available on our website by Friday Oct. 2nd
  • Classes have been adjusted to allow for physical distancing between participants and between participants and the instructor
  • Instructors will teach in the pool 6 feet away from the group or from the pool deck
  • The family and general changerooms are available for parents/ caregiver and children, in order to reduce the number of people in the changeroom at any given time, we are asking that you come ready for your activity whenever possible. Everyone entering the pool must shower beforehand

Parent/ Caregiver Participation Required (Children 0-5 years old, and in levels Otter and Seal)

To help us ensure physical distancing requirements are met, swimmers in Parent and Tot (children 0-3 years old), Lil’ Dippers (children 3-5 years old), as well as in the Otter and Seal levels require a parent/caregiver to participate in their lesson with them. This will apply to both group and private/ semi-private lessons.

Caregivers are responsible for:

  • Staying within arms-reach of their swimmer at all times
  • Assisting their swimmer in adhering to physical distance requirements and directions from their instructor
  • Physically supporting their swimmer while they learn and practice skills. Instructors will provide guidance on holds and support techniques throughout the lesson.
  • Model active and wet participation in each class
  • Caregivers must be at least 16 years of age, be prepared to get wet during the class, and be comfortable in a water depth up to their shoulders. It is recommended caregivers are comfortable in all water depths
  • It is recommended that each swimmer have their own caregiver

Private Lessons

  • Run from week of Oct. 19 to week of Dec. 14
  • Families must register for the entire session
  • Available to members only - $20 a session, $10 additional fee for additional family members up to 3 participants
  • Children 0-5 years old and those in Otter and Seal (or those who cannot swim 25 metres independently) must have a parent or caregiver participating in the lesson with them

Instructors will continue to scan and supervise each class and will respond in the event of an emergency using the Y’s current emergency procedures. Parents/Caregivers can support our lifeguard team in preventing emergencies by modelling safe behaviour and reinforcing safety policies.


When Will Membership Fees be Charged?

Membership Type Bi-Weekly Fee
(Individual)
Bi-Weekly Fee
(Family Rates)*
Fees Charged On Additional Information

 Adult Plus (18+)

 $33.99

$28.89

Fees will be charged between Sept 28th – Oct 7th

As a thank you for sticking with us and to account for the days you missed in March, we will not be charging any fees during the first three weeks of our opening.

General (30+)

$25.36

$21.56

General (18-29)

$19.35

$16.45

General (0-17)

$19.35

$9.67

Financially Assisted

Based on above fees but matching the Assistance level you received at closure.

Based on above fees but matching the Assistance level you received at closure.

Important Notes

  • *Family discounts are only applied when there is at least one Adult Plus (18+) or General (30+) membership.
  • Bi-weekly payments - Over the last few months, we have implemented a new business system to help serve you better. With this change and to continuously improve your experience, your membership will be changing from monthly to bi-weekly payments. Your membership fees are not changing. We are simply switching from a monthly to a bi-weekly payment schedule.
  • Memberships paid in full – We are extending your membership expiry date for the time owed during our closure. For example: If your expiry date was March 31, since we closed on March 15, we owe you 16 days. Our opening date is September 8, plus 16 days would mean your new expiry date will be September 24.
  • Any discounts members were receiving at the time of our closure in March will still be honoured.
  • Tax not included

We know times are tough and we are here to help.

The pandemic has negatively impacted many people financially and some communities are harder hit than others. As a charity, we want to continue to help all people access the Y. If you are in financial need, please visit this webpage to learn about applying for fee assistance.

Questions about your membership?

Please Contact Us