Castle Downs Family YMCA - Programs and Classes - Spring I 2017

Saturday

    Adult Drop-In Programs

    • 7:00am - 9:40am Drop-In Badminton
      16+yrs

      Participant organized drop-in play for any skill level. Equipment provided.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium
    • 9:15am - 10:15am Cyclefit
      16+yrs

      A high-intensity class which utilizes various drills on the Keiser M3 bike to challenge your cardio fitness. Instructors will lead you through hills, drills, intervals and sprints. Because the tension on the bike is controlled by each participant, all fitness levels are accommodated.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Studio
    • 9:45am - 10:45am Group Fight
      16+yrs

      Group Fight is for anyone wanting a challenging, athletic, and motivating workout. It’s explosive, electric, and thrilling. MMA moves drive a great cardio experience that also strengthens the entire body. It’s a great way to add variety to your training and improve timing, precision, and focus. Plus it’s a great way to kick stress out of your life!

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium
    • 10:30am - 11:30am Tai Chi – Level 1
      16+yrs (Level 2)

      The meditation and martial arts-based format will help improve range of motion, balance, flexibility, breathing, and the mind/body connection. Tai Chi increases bone density, strength, stamina, agility and balance with gentle flowing movements.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Studio
    • 10:30am - 11:15am Synrgy 360 Circuit
      16+yrs

      Using the Synrgy 360 system, work your way from station to station in this cardio and strength based workout. Your fitness level will be challenged with various equipment and bodyweight-based exercises.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Synrgy Room
    • 11:00am - 12:00pm Open Gym
      12+yrs

      Drop-in for open gym time. Bring a friend or meet new people while playing the game of your choice.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium
    • 4:15pm - 8:45pm Open Gym
      12+yrs

      Drop-in for open gym time. Bring a friend or meet new people while playing the game of your choice.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium

    Children's Registered Programs

    • 9:00am - 10:30am Project LEAP
      Grades 4–6
      The Project L.E.A.P. (Literacy, Education and Play) program is designed for children in grades 4, 5 and 6 who would benefit from additional literacy support. The program is intended to help build critical reading comprehension and writing skills that will assist children to develop a lifelong love of reading as well as succeed in both school and life. Within each hour and a half class, Project...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA
    • 11:00am - 12:30pm Book Club
      Grades 4–6
      The Book Club program is designed to engage children in the world of literature by offering an eight week program that guides children step-by-step though the exciting world of chapter books and encourages a love of reading and books. Designed as a follow-up to the Project L.E.A.P. program (although Project L.E.A.P. is not a prerequisite), Book Club aims to provide additional literacy support to...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA
    • 12:15pm - 1:00pm Sports of All Sorts
      6–9yrs

      Calling all sportsters!  Participants will practice physical literacy skills in sport-based games.  Sports of all Sorts will focus on sports like soccer, floor hockey, basketball, and more!  This is a weekly program based on our popular camp.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA
    • 1:15pm - 2:00pm Original Y Sports
      6–9yrs

      This is a partnership program with Basketball Alberta and Volleyball Alberta providing children with an introduction to basketball and volleyball in a fun and non-competitive environment. Skill development will be based off the Steve Nash Basketball and Mini-Volley program curricula. Games and activities will focus on the Fundamentals stage of the CS4L LTAD model.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA
    • 1:15pm - 2:00pm Steve Nash Youth Basketball – SNYB (9–12yrs)
      9–12yrs
      Steve Nash Youth Basketball is a national youth basketball initiative designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. This is a partnership program with Basketball Alberta using the SNYB curriculum. Progressive drills, skill-based games and modified scrimmages will be used to improve competence in a fun atmosphere. Games and drills will focus on the...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium
    • 2:15pm - 3:00pm Steve Nash Youth Basketball – SNYB (9–12yrs)
      9–12yrs
      Steve Nash Youth Basketball is a national youth basketball initiative designed to develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. This is a partnership program with Basketball Alberta using the SNYB curriculum. Progressive drills, skill-based games and modified scrimmages will be used to improve competence in a fun atmosphere. Games and drills will focus on the...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA Gymnasium
    • 2:15pm - 3:00pm Sports of All Sorts
      6–9yrs

      Calling all sportsters!  Participants will practice physical literacy skills in sport-based games.  Sports of all Sorts will focus on sports like soccer, floor hockey, basketball, and more!  This is a weekly program based on our popular camp.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA

    Play Care (Child Minding)

    • 9:00am - 12:00pm Play Care
      6wks–12yrs (Pre-Booking Required)
      This pre-booked service offers parents the chance to utilize programming while their children enjoy a safe, interactive and fun environment. In order to be eligible for the member rate the child must be a YMCA of Northern Alberta member. Space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Block bookings for the sessions are available. Please call to see if there is child minding available...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA Play Care Room

    Preschool Drop-In Programs

    • 9:00am - 12:00pm All Sorts of Play
      3–12yrs

      Our All Sorts of Play program has a variety of activities on rotation for your child.  This program fosters social development and physical literacy skills, and allows your child to experience a variety of program options.  Every month a new schedule allows for new activities, including active and creative options like crafts, active play and sports.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA
    • 12:00pm - 8:00pm Indoor Playground – Parented
      Walking-6yrs (Parented)

      Are your kids asking to go to the playground but the weather outside isn’t cooperating? Come play with your children in our indoor playground which has a variety of equipment suitable for children walking to six years. No food or drink allowed in playground for children or parents. Socks must be worn at all times. Parented play area - adult supervision required.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Indoor Playground

    Preschool Registered Programs

    • 11:00am - 12:00pm Lil' Chefs
      3–5yrs

      Children will enjoy preparing and tasting a variety of simple recipes along with stories, crafts and simple kitchen skills.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA Kitchen
    • 12:15pm - 1:00pm Lil' Sportsters
      3–5yrs

      Develop physical literacy skills with sport based games.  Lil’ Sportsters is a chance to introduce your child to the fun, friend-building world of team sports in this one day a week version of our popular camp.

      Castle Downs Family YMCA

    Youth Registered Programs

    • 8:30am - 10:30am Youth Triathlon
      8–15yrs
      A Triathlon combines three sports: swimming, biking and running. Are you interested in learning more about Triathlons and the training behind the sport? In this program, you’ll have the chance to try out all three triathlon events. Through progressive distance training, we will encourage a positive and healthy attitude towards Physical activity, and inspire self-confidence. The achievement...
      Castle Downs Family YMCA Main Pool
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