Due to our child protection policy anyone above the age of 18 requires photo ID for entry into the facility.
As of Sunday December 13th, 2020, the YMCA of Lethbridge will temporarily close the Cor Van Raay YMCA at ATB Centre.
The closure is in compliance with an order by the Government of Alberta based on recommendations from Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer to close all recreation facilities in the province to aggressively manage rising COVID-19 numbers in our community.
While the Cor Van Raay YMCA is temporarily closed, our three YMCA Child Care Centres remain open. These include:
- YMCA Redwood Child Care Centre
- YMCA Crossings Child Care Centre
- YMCA Round Street Early Learning and Child Care Centre
The Cor Van Raay YMCA will be open regular hours until closing at 6:30pm on Saturday, December 12, 2020. Please note that all available booking spots have been filled leading to the closure.
According to the Government of Alberta, the current public health guidelines will be in place until January 10, 2021. For information about the guidelines, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx
*Note that the original version of this message that was sent to members stated the Cor Van Raay YMCA would be closing Saturday, December 8, 2020. We checked the calendar and that isn’t a thing. It’s Saturday, December 12, 2020. Thanks to the eagle-eyed members who spotted our error.
No further payments for membership will be taken until the Cor Van Raay YMCA resumes services. We are holding your membership for you with no charges. There is no action required for members. Membership payments will resume upon re-opening and we will give notice to members when that date is known. We will be processing membership cancellations if required due to relocating, illness, etc.
Please know that depending on the timing of re-opening, the remaining days on your monthly membership from December will roll over to the next month that we re-open. You will receive full value for any amount of membership for which you have pre-paid when the facility re-opens.
Those members who have Annual Membership will be contacted directly.
Programs and Registrations
Day Camps – All Day Camps have been cancelled. Refunds will be issued for any payments made for Winter Day Camps.
Winter Session Programs – Winter Session programs (programs scheduled to start January 4, 2021) have been postponed indefinitely. If you registered for a program, you will be refunded.
Personal Training – If you currently are registered for personal training, your trainer will reach out to you directly to explore your options which may include virtual personal training, a hold on your pre-paid sessions or refunding your unused sessions.
Swimming Lessons – If you are currently registered for private swimming lessons, you will be refunded for any unused lessons.
YMCA at Home
While the Cor Van Raay YMCA is temporarily closed, your health and fitness goals aren’t.
To continue delivering our YMCA mission and help you with your healthy lifestyle, we encourage you to try YMCA at Home, a series of free online videos designed for members to engage with the YMCA virtually from the comfort and safety of your home. Topics are wide ranging and include:
- YMCA health and wellbeing content
- YMCA workout content and
- YMCA programs and activities for children and families
Keeping in Touch
In the coming days and weeks we will be using our website and social media channels for updates regarding the YMCA and a re-opening plan. Please visit those prior to contacting us with questions.
Website – visit lethbridgeymca.ca for the latest information available.
Email – [email protected] is your first point of contact for questions you have that could not be answered on the website.
Member Services Hours – During the closure, we will have limited Member Services staff available weekdays from 7:00am to 5:30pm. These hours are subject to change.
To reach Member Services, call 403-942-5757.
More than ever your generosity can make a difference in our community. That’s why we are encouraging members who have the means to continue paying the amount of their membership fee as a donation to the YMCA of Lethbridge until we re-open the Cor Van Raay YMCA. Making the switch is easy. Just visit https://lethbridgeymca.ca/membership-fee-donation and complete the form and read the details.
If that amount is not appropriate for your situation, any amount helps and you can give online now at lethbridgeymca.ca/give-today Any amount helps.
On behalf of everyone at the YMCA of Lethbridge, I want to thank you for your patience, kindness and understanding during this challenging time. The YMCA serves to improve the mind, spirit and body of our community. While we are able to continue helping children and families through our child care centres and YMCA at Home programming, we look forward to seeing you at the Cor Van Raay YMCA again when we’re able to safely re-open.
For more information, or for previous updates visit: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/operational-updates/
Health, Fitness and Aquatics Operations
Last Updated: January 15, 2021
Online and Virtual Programs plus Equipment Rentals
All Health, Fitness and Aquatics at Cor Van Raay YMCA
YMCA Child Care
Last Updated: January 15, 2021
Currently open with safety practices in place
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While your membership is on hold, you can donate your membership fee to the YMCA of Lethbridge and help make a big difference in the community!
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LICENSED CHILD CARE
Developed in 2001 by a team of child care experts at the YMCA of Greater Toronto, our YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum prepares children ages 0-6 for school and life-long achievement by nurturing their curiosity and development in the most natural way possible…through play!
An integral part of all licensed YMCA early learning child care across Canada since 2007, YMCA Playing to Learn aligns with all provincial early learning frameworks adopted to date and is based on research and evidence that shows play is the most effective way that children learn and gain new skills.
Choose from our 3 child care locations below!