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Facility Re-Opening on Wednesday, January 27 at 5:30 a.m.

Following this afternoon’s announcement by the Government of New Brunswick, the Fredericton Region (Zone 3) is transitioning back to the Orange Phase of the Provincial Recovery Plan and will re-open on Wednesday, January 27 at 5:30 a.m. with our COVID-19 operational plan in place to keep our members, staff and community as safe and healthy as possible.

Membership

The Fredericton YMCA (570 York Street) and the Willie O’Ree Place Program Facility will re-open to our members with a reminder of the following:

  1. Active screening will remain with mandatory temperature checks upon entering the facility, as well as answering screening questions.
  2. Masks must be worn at all times throughout the facility, including while exercising in the Wellness Centre.
  3. Locker rooms are closed, which includes steam rooms and showers. Members are discouraged from bringing in bags.
  4. In addition to the 2-metre physical distancing requirement, masks are required in low-intensity fitness activities such as yoga and stretch classes.
  5. Physical distancing requirements will increase to 3 metres/9 feet for high-intensity fitness classes and exercise. All Group Fitness class stations will allow for a minimum of 3 metres of physical distancing therefore masks are mandatory at all times except while engaged in class activity.
  6. All swimming lessons remain paused until further notice.  The Orange Phase pool schedule will begin on Wednesday, January 27.  Online sign-up will be available starting at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 26.
  7. Early Years and Youth programs previously started during the orange phase will resume with all participants required to wear a mask at all times, while also maintaining physical distancing.  Saturday and Sunday youth programs remain postponed due to the current Orange Phase sporting restrictions.

Please note that a separate email will be sent out to all bi-weekly members regarding the resumption of membership payments.

Child Care & After School Programs

YMCA Child Care is an essential service and all of our locations will remain open during the Orange Phase. Any new guidelines set out by the Department of Education and early childhood development will be communicated directly to our families.

 

 

January 25th, 2021|

Temporary HFA Facility Closure – Red Phase COVID-19 January 19, 2021

Temporary HFA Facility Closure – Red Phase COVID-19

The YMCA of Fredericton’s main priority is the health of our staff, members and the broader community. As of Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10:00 p.m., the YMCA of Fredericton is taking the necessary step to temporarily close our facilities in compliance with the Province of New Brunswick’s Public Health directive. This closure will affect our Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centre at 570 York Street and our Willie O’Ree Northside Program Centre.
Please note that no fees for memberships will be processed until our facilities re-open and services resume. As well, during our temporary closure, we are unable to process membership cancellations or hold requests.
We will continue to use our website and social media to provide updates as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. If you have questions, please contact info@ymcafredericton.org. These are extraordinary circumstances and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
Child Care & After School Programs
YMCA Child Care is an essential service and will remain open during the Red Phase. Any new guidelines set out by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will be communicated directly to our families.
Jason Dickson
President & CEO
YMCA of Fredericton
January 19th, 2021|

Attention – Youth Program Parents

In light of recently returning to the Orange Phase, several discussions of clarification have taken place between our YMCA and provincial sport and health representatives with respect to recommended programming guidelines.
Public Health is recommending that the formation of new teams/groups should be deferred at this time. We have been assured that this directive will be regularly re-assessed in order to allow our programs to operate as much as possible, while keeping our communities safe during this outbreak.
Based on this assessment, please be advised that the following YMCA programs (which have not yet met in person), are postponed, effective immediately, until Friday, January 15th:
Saturday Classes:
• Moving & Groovin
• Dance
• Gymnastics (Beg., Int., Adv. & Big Shots)
• Totnastics
• Kindernastics
• Gym & Swim
• Jr. Fusion Basketball
Sunday Classes:
• Karate Intro
• Learn to Play: Multisport
• Badminton (Beg., Int., & Adv.)
• Learn to Play: Racquet Sports
• Tennis
• Volleyball (Beg., Int. & Adv.)
• Fencing (Level I & II)
Please do not hesitate to connect with our Welcome Desk if you have questions at 462-3000 ext. 0.
Thank you for your continued understanding and support.
Jason Dickson
President & CEO
January 8th, 2021|

Pool Operation Update During The Orange Phase Of The Provincial Recovery Plan

Please see below an important update regarding pool operations during the Orange Phase of the Provincial Recovery Plan.

  • The pool will reopen with a revised schedule starting on Thursday, January 7th.
  • All sessions require sign-up online or by calling the Welcome Desk at 462-3000 ext: 0.
  • Online and in person sign-up for Thursday, January 7 is open starting at 2:00 p.m.
  • Moving forward, registration will be open as of 5:00 am the day prior to their preferred session.

https://fredericton.ymca.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Orange-Phase-Aquatic-Schedule-Effective-January-7.pdf

Please note:

  • Change rooms are not available before the session.
  • Access to pool will be through the Universal Change Room.
  • Outdoor footwear must be removed at the entrance of the Universal Change Room.
  • Members must come dressed in swim wear. Over clothes can be removed on the pool deck.
  • All bags must be left in the viewing gallery. Lockers are unavailable.
  • Masks are to be worn at all times when not in the water.
  • Showers are unavailable.
  • Changing stalls in the Universal Change Room are available after the session to remove wet swim wear only.

To sign up online:

  • -Click here.
    -Log into your account using your email address.
  • -If it is your first time logging in, use the “Forgot Your Password?” link and enter your email address. If you are unsure what email we have on file for you or you would like to add your email address in order to log in online, please contact the Welcome Desk.
  • -If you are a current member, you already have an account, please do not create a new account.
  • -Search “Activities” for the Aquatics program you would like to sign up for. To narrow your search, filter Activities by Category.
  • -Click on “Enroll Now”
  • -Select your name from the “Participant” drop down menu then click “Add to Cart”
  • -Click “Finish”
January 6th, 2021|

Announcement by the Government of New Brunswick, Fredericton Region (Zone 3) Transition to the Orange Phase

Following this afternoon’s announcement by the Government of New Brunswick, the Fredericton Region (Zone 3) is transitioning to the Orange Phase of the Provincial Recovery Plan as of midnight tonight, January 5, 2021. The YMCA of Fredericton will remain open with a revised operational plan to keep our members, staff and community as safe and healthy as possible.

 

Membership

The Fredericton YMCA (570 York Street) and the Willie O’Ree Place Program Facility will remain open to our members but the following changes will be implemented:

  1. Active screening will return with mandatory temperature checks upon entering the facility, as well as answering screening questions.
  2. Masks must be worn at all times throughout the facility, including while exercising in the Wellness Centre.
  3. Locker rooms are closed, which includes steam rooms and showers. Members are discouraged from bringing in bags.
  4. Physical distancing requirements will increase to 3 metres/9 feet for high-intensity fitness classes and exercise. All Group Fitness class stations will allow for a minimum of 3 metres of physical distancing therefore masks are mandatory at all times except while engaged in class activity.
  5. All swimming lessons will be paused for the duration of the Orange Phase. The pool will be closed on Wednesday, January 6th.  A revised pool schedule (to begin Thursday, January 7th) will be posted by 2:00 p.m. tomorrow.  Online and in person sign-up will be available at that time.
  6. All other programs, including Early Years and Youth (basketball, gymnastics, karate etc.) will be continuing as normal but all participants must wear a mask at all times, while also maintaining physical distancing.

 

Child Care & After School Programs

YMCA Child Care is an essential service and all of our locations will remain open during the Orange Phase. Any new guidelines set out by the Department of Education and early childhood development will be communicated directly to our families.

 

Jason Dickson
President & CEO
YMCA of Fredericton

January 5th, 2021|

Announcement by the Government of New Brunswick, Fredericton Region (Zone 3) Transition to the Orange Phase

Following this afternoon’s announcement by the Government of New Brunswick, the Fredericton Region (Zone 3) is transitioning to the Orange Phase of the Provincial Recovery Plan as of midnight tonight, November 26, 2020. The YMCA of Fredericton will remain open with a revised operational plan to keep our members, staff and community as safe and healthy as possible.

November 26th, 2020|
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