December 13: YMCA responds to new provincial restrictions
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases across our province, the Government of Alberta has announced more mandatory measures effective December 13, 2020. As always, the YMCA is dedicated to meeting or surpassing all government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our community. These new restrictions include the closure of all YMCA health, fitness and aquatic centers, programs, and services.
Effective, Sunday, December 13, the following facilities are closed until further notice, in accordance with the new provincial restrictions:
The following facilities remain closed until further notice, in accordance with the new provincial restrictions:
- Boyle Street Community Centre and YMCA Family Resource Centre in Edmonton
- Eagle Ridge Community Centre in Wood Buffalo
- Northside Community Centre in Red Deer
Please note, the restrictions effective December 13 do not impact YMCA Child Care or community and housing programs and services.
All rentals with bookings between November 27 and January 4, 2021, will be postponed or cancelled. If applicable, a YMCA representative will be in touch with you within the next 14 days to discuss your booking.
While these facilities will be closed for the time being, we want to stay connected. Select fitness classes will be offered virtually throughout this period.
Thank you again for your understanding. If you have any questions about these temporary restrictions, please email us at ContactCentre@northernalberta.ymca.ca.
Information for Edmonton YMCA Members
Please note that Effective December 13, 2020, all YMCA health, fitness and aquatic centers, programs, and services are closed until further notice. Facility re-openings, programs and services will resume when restrictions are lifted. Please continue to access group fitness classes offered virtually. YMCA members also all have access to free pre-recorded online content through YMCA at Home as well as our YouTube channel.
Important Information for YMCA Members
Currently active members:
- All memberships currently active have been automatically placed on hold. No contact or action is needed. As soon as centres open and programs and services resume, your membership will automatically resume.
Members who have yet to reactivate their membership(s), or are scheduled to reactivate on December 1:
- All on hold members or those scheduled to reactivate your membership will continue to star on hold. No contact or action is required.
Please note that registration for our winter programs is still open.
If you had registered for a program that has been cancelled due to government restrictions, a prorated credit will be provided on your YMCA account for fee-based registered programs. Member-only, $10 sport and recreation programs at the Jamie Platz Family YMCA and William Lutsky Family YMCA will not be credited.
Just a reminder, as of August 1, face coverings (non-medical masks) are mandatory inside all YMCA spaces. All members, program participants, staff and volunteers must wear a mask at all times while in common areas inside all YMCA facilities such as lobbies, hallways and change rooms. Members and visitors who enter a YMCA facility without a mask will be asked to wear one. A limited supply of face masks will be available at your YMCA health, fitness and aquatic centre should you forget one.
Thank you again for your understanding. If you have any questions about these temporary restrictions and cancellations, please email us at ContactCentre@northernalberta.ymca.ca.