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  • Update June 4, 2020

    June 4, 2020
     
    We are excited to have our YMCA re-open and welcome you back!
     
    The YMCA Wellness Centre at 570 York Street will open Monday, June 8, 2020 at 6am. Group Fitness classes will resume with a modified schedule on June 9. Our pool is scheduled to re-open on June 15. 
     
    At this time, our hours of operation will be:
     
                    Monday – Friday: 6am – 8pm
                    Saturday and Sunday: 7am – 5pm
                    Holidays: 8am – 4pm
     
    Changes to the Facility
     
    We have been working very hard to have our facility ready for you! You will notice some changes around the building that are designed to keep our members and staff safe. We appreciate your patience and co-operation while we all adjust to the changes that have been implemented. Some of these changes include:
     
    • All members will be screened upon entry to the building. Each member must answer NO to the COVID-19 screening questions and have their temperature taken using a non-contact thermometer. Any member who has a temperature of 38c will not be allowed to use the facility.
    • All members are required to physically distance by a minimum of 2 metres/6 feet at all times while in the facility.
    • Water fountains are only available to fill water bottles, please remember to bring a re-fillable bottle from home.
    • The Wellness Centre has been re-configured to ensure there is 2 metres/6 feet between all equipment. All equipment must be cleaned BEFORE and AFTER use.
     
    For more information on changes and program offerings, please see our COVID-19 FAQ document on our website.
    FAQ Document
     
    Membership Payments
     
    With the re-opening of our facility, membership payments will resume beginning on June 9, according to your previous payment schedule (i.e. if your payments were previously every other Friday, this will continue to be the case). 
     
    We understand that you may not be ready to return to the facility at this time. As a charity, the YMCA of Fredericton relies on memberships and donations in order to continue to serve our community. We ask that you consider staying with us, and maintaining your membership during this time to help us in achieving our goal of supporting healthy people for healthy communities.
     
    Membership Holds
     
    We have extended our Hold Policy for those who are not ready to re-join us and wish to hold their payments. Members are able to put their membership on hold for up to 3 months, despite whether you’ve previously had your membership on hold in the current year. Membership Hold Requests can be made in-person, over the phone, or online (see instructions below). We require 2 business days’ notice ahead of your next scheduled membership payment to process your request.
     
    - Visit our website at www.fredericton.ymca.ca
    - Click on “Online Access!”
    - Choose “Sign In” from the top right hand corner. 
    - Enter your username and password.If you are unsure of your username or it is your first time logging in, please choose “forgot username” and enter your email address.  Your username will be sent to you.
    - If you are unsure of your password or it your first time logging in, choose “Forgot Your Password?” and enter your username to reset your password.
    Once logged in, select “Memberships” from the top banner and click on “Membership Hold Request.” Complete the fields and submit.
     
    Membership Cancellations

    If you wish to cancel your membership, we continue to require 4 weeks’ notice. Membership cancellation requests can be done in-person at 570 York Street or over the phone by calling (506) 462-3000. Please note that cancellation requests sent by email will not be processed.
     
     
    We look forward to seeing you at the Y!
     
  • May 25 Update

    YMCA of Fredericton Update
    May 25th, 2020

    Full Press Release

     
    The YMCA of Fredericton is excited to announce that we will be entering the next phase of our reopening plan on Monday, June 1st at 6:00 a.m.!   
     
    The decision to reopen our building and gradually resume operations has come as the result of the Government of New Brunswick officially announcing the progression from the orange phase to yellow phase of the GNB COVID-19 Recovery Plan on Friday, May 22nd.
     
    Reopening Timeline
     
    On Monday June 1st, the YMCA of Fredericton - 570 York Street location - will be open to members from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  As we gradually resume operations, our hours will remain as:
    • 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
    • 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday
    • 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Holidays Hours
    Starting June 1st 
    • The Wellness Centre will be open from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  The floor layout has been modified to allow for proper physical distancing.  
    • Locker Rooms & Showers will be available for use starting on June 1st.   All members are expected to respect physical distancing requirements while using these spaces. 
    • YMCA Summer Day Camp Online Registration opens.  Please note that this year, due to COVID-19, we will only offer summer camps at our 570 York Street location. 
    Starting June 2nd
    • Group Fitness Classes will resume with a modified class schedule.  In order to allow for proper physical distancing, class sizes will be limited.  A modified group fitness class schedule will be produced on a weekly basis and posted on our website. 
     Starting June 15th
    • The pool will reopen on June 15th.  A modified Aquatics schedule will be posted in advance of this date.
    Starting June 22nd
    • Week #1 of YMCA Summer Camps begins at 570 York Street.
    New Policies & Procedures
     
    We are taking all of the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our members which means things may look and feel a little different when you come back to the YMCA.  However, our priority continues to be the health of our staff, child care families, members, volunteers and the broader community.  In alignment with public health recommendations, the YMCA is taking measures to prevent community spread of COVID-19, which includes undertaking enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures to our facility. 

    Please Note:  Members are asked to use sanitizing spray and disposable paper towel before and after use of Wellness Centre & Fitness Class Equipment.

    Screening Before Entering the YMCA Facility
    To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please do not enter the facility if your answer is yes to any of the following questions. 

    1)  Have you or anyone in your household travelled outside of New Brunswick within the last 14 days? 
    2)  Have you been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19? 
    3)  Do you have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath? 

    Hand Sanitizer will be available to members upon entrance.

    Physical Distancing

    The YMCA has implemented a strict physical distancing policy.  All individuals inside our facility will be expected to maintain a two-metre (six-foot) minimum distance between themselves and others.  Signage will be visible throughout the facility.   

    As recommended by Public Health, the YMCA of Fredericton encourages all individuals inside our facility to wear a face covering when physical distancing is not possible.

    To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please note the following programs and services will not be offered at this time:
    • Northside YMCA Location – 605 Cliffe Street
    • Hourly Childminding Services
    • Steam Rooms & Towel Service
    • Squash Courts
    • Day Passes
    • Open Gym Times
    • Drop-In Programs
    • Youth programming will be scheduled to resume for our Fall Session
    Please Note:  The YMCA of Fredericton adheres to all recommendations from Public Health.  All dates are dependant on their recommendations and our phased reopening operational plan could change at any time due to their directive.

    Questions?

    If you have questions or comments please contact the YMCA through our info@ymcafredericton.org email.  For more information on the GNB Recovery Plan or COVID-19, please visit:  https://www2.gnb.ca/.
     
     
  • Update: May 22, 2020

    YMCA of Fredericton Members,

    Premier Blaine Higgs announced today that New Brunswick is moving into the “Yellow Phase” of the NB Recovery Plan, which includes opening of fitness facilities such as our YMCA.

    As we put final touches on our reopening plan and ramp up staff and volunteers for return, we are very pleased to announce that the YMCA of Fredericton will be reopening in the very near future. Further details to follow next week.

    As we move into the next phase, the safety of our members, volunteers and staff remains our top priority. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements and information via social media, website and member notices.

    https://www.facebook.com/FrederictonYMCA/
    https://twitter.com/FrederictonYMCA
    https://www.instagram.com/ymcafredericton/
    https://fredericton.ymca.ca/

    Thank you for staying with us during this unprecedented time. We look forward to seeing you soon!

    Jason Dickson
    President & CEO

  • Phased Reopening of Your YMCA


    We are happy to announce that we will be reopening our full time Child Care Center on Tuesday, May 19th which includes providing full day programs for our school aged children. We are taking all of the necessary steps to ensure the safety of our families and staff which means things may look and feel a little different when you come back to the YMCA. However, our priority continues to be the health of our staff, child care families, members and the broader community.

    Currently the HFA (Health, Fitness, Aquatics) portion of our facility is in the “Yellow Phase” of the Government of New Brunswick Recovery Plan and our staff are working hard on operational plans to reopen your YMCA. Our focus is to provide a quality YMCA experience while meeting the protocols and guidelines set forth by the Province of New Brunswick and Public Heath Authorities. A full list of our new protocols and procedures will be shared with you in the coming weeks as we continue our phased re-opening.

    For the latest information on our re-opening phases, you can stay connected through our social media channels, website and our app. Our info@ymcafredericton.org email continues to be open for your questions and comments.

    Thank you for your understanding during this challenging and unprecedented time and we look forward to opening our doors to our child care families on Tuesday!
     
  • April 2020

    April 17, 2020
    Dear Y Members:
     
    To say that these are unprecedented times is an understatement.  One month ago we temporarily closed our doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a socially responsible community organization, we felt it was important to help with our Community’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19.  As I reach out today, our #1 priority is for you to be well.  Your health and well-being is the most important thing to us, whether we are together in the same building or we are in our own homes.  It is about Community. 

    While we are practicing social distancing, the YMCA is offering free online workouts through the new YMCA Home Program!  https://www.ymcahome.ca/
     
    YMCA Home Features

    YThrive - will help you get your daily dose of YMCA fitness and community with amazing workouts designed for all fitness levels.

    YPlay - will help you build strong kids and a strong family at home! Activities are designed for a variety of ages and levels of ability and can be done from your own family room.

    YWell - will bring you strength in spirit, mind and body at home with your mental health and wellness as priority!   
     
    As we work through this pandemic together, please stay tuned to our social media channels and our website for updates.   YMCA staff are working from our own homes to make sure our quality programming and services are ready for you, when we are able to open. 

    I encourage you to stay in touch through our info@ymcafredericton.org email, keep moving, and stay well.    

    Thank you for being part of our Y family!
     
    Respectfully,

    Jason Dickson
    President & CEO
    YMCA of Fredericton