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Note: The pool & gym close 15 minutes before the facility closes.
As a member of the Castle Down Family YMCA and a valued participant in our YMCA community, we know you have questions: When will the Castle Downs Family YMCA open? Why is it taking longer than other YMCA health and fitness centres to open? Is there anything I can do as a member to help?
The answer is simple — we are ready and eager to welcome you back. However, the reality is, like many organizations right now, the ongoing pandemic is having a tremendous financial impact on our YMCA. As a charity, we need to be cautious to ensure we can open our doors and not lose money or put the future of the centre or the YMCA in jeopardy during this COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Castle Downs Family YMCA has a different membership pricing model than other YMCA centres in Edmonton. This model is in place to best serve the unique needs of the communities of northwest Edmonton. With help from generous donors, the YMCA also provides financial assistance to more members at the Castle Downs Family YMCA than at other centres. This is an important and worthy investment that ensures everyone can have a YMCA experience.
What this means is that to open and be sustainable, the YMCA requires more financial support then can be obtained from membership fees alone. So, while other centres have been preparing to open their doors to members, your YMCA team has been working side-by-side with our partners at the City of Edmonton to find both short- and long-term support for the Castle Downs Family YMCA.
As a committed member of the Castle Downs Family YMCA, we know you are eager to return, and for that we are thankful. We also know that the Castle Downs Family YMCA is more than just a gym — it’s a place of community to connect, to belong and to thrive. Please trust that we are working with our partners to gain the support we need to open the Castle Downs Family YMCA as soon as possible.
In the meantime, your YMCA membership gives you access to all YMCA health, fitness and aquatic centres in the city. While we know it’s not your first choice, we do welcome you to visit the William Lutsky Family YMCA, Jamie Platz Family YMCA or Don Wheaton Family YMCA. Our friendly YMCA team would be happy to see you.
Thank you for your continued patience and support!
For more information on our reopening, please click here.
North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network (FRN) HubWe're excited to announce the opening of the North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network (FRN) at Castle Downs Family YMCA! This hub is funded by the Government of Alberta to offer programs and resources for families with kids 0-18. We're proud to collaborate with the Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area, Creating Hope Society and KARA Family Resource Centre (FRC) to support our community. Email the FRN Hub at email@example.com for more information!
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