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Facility & Policies

No. The facility is open for drop-in use by members and the public who purchase a day pass. 
You are not limited in your number of visits per day or per week. Come see us as much as you like and crush your wellness goals!

We ask this in line with YMCA Canada Child Protection Polices.

Don’t have your I.D. on you? No problem, we will try all possible options to serve you, including accepting pictures of your I.D on your phone!

If you have a picture on file from a previous visit, you just need to verify your address and Date of Birth on your next visit! Ask a Membership Attendant to load a picture on your profile as a back up to your I.D.

  • Children 8 and older are able to access the facility by themselves.
  • The Fitness Floor has specific age restrictions to access the floor by yourself:
  • Youth ages 13 – 15 can access the floor once they have completed a fitness floor orientation. Fitness floor orientations can be booked at our fitness desk.
  • Persons ages 16+ can access the floor without an orientation.

Yes, facility tours are available. Please inquire at any YMCA membership desk. 

Yes. You may bring a lock from home or purchase one from one of our vending machines.

Under the “Schedules” tab, select the area you are planning on visiting.

From there, you will be able to see all the options for the day and up to two weeks in advance. 

We sure do!

Information and booking for facility rentals can be found HERE.

Information and booking for birthday parties can be found HERE.

COVID-19 Related Questions

No. Proof of vaccination, medical exemption, or private negatively paid COVID test are not required to visit the facility.

No, masks are not required within the facility. 

The health, safety and protection of our members, participants, staff and volunteers is our first priority. For everyone’s protection, we’ve modified some spaces and amenities, and those modifications remain in place.

Here are just a few of the safety measures you’ll see when you visit the Y: 

  • Increased sanitization and disinfection
  • Additional hand-sanitizing stations
  • Removal of non-essential or difficult-to-clean equipment
  • Contactless scan-in stations
  • Removal of some lobby furniture
  • Staff available to assist you 

We uphold all AHS Guidelines to the highest standard. We strive to be a leader in the community to ensure that you and our employees and volunteers are safe

  • You will see staff actively cleaning and ensuring that your experience is safe and enjoyable 
  • If you feel unwell, we recommend you stay home and follow AHS Guidelines including isolating.  

Safety is our number one priority. You may see fewer restrictions in place, however, you can enjoy your time knowing we are disinfecting at a high rate and following all Alberta Health Services Guidelines.

Yes, all change rooms are open.

Memberships & Drop-In

Yes! Through our Shape Your Future Campaign, the Lethbridge YMCA raises funds to provide people in the community the opportunity to access our facility and programs at a subsidized rate.

For more information on the Assisted Membership program, check out https://lethbridgeymca.ca/assisted-memberships/

To join us in person visit our membership services desk.

To join us online visit: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/memberships/

For assisted membership options visit: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/assisted-memberships/

Our membership is a continuous monthly membership. When you sign up, you pay the prorated amount for the remainder of the month you signed up in which will set your bill date to the first of the month.

As our memberships are continuous monthly memberships, we require a method of payment on file for all memberships upon sign up. If you would like, you are able to pay your membership dues in advance before the automatic billing done on the 1st, however we still require the payment method in case the dues are not paid before the scheduled bill. 

You can put your membership on hold for up to two months. During the hold, you will not be billed nor will you have access to the facility. A hold can be placed on your account up until the 20th of the month before your next bill date.

You can place a hold on your membership by calling the Cor Van Raay YMCA at 403-942-5757, using our online hold/cancellation form HERE, or visiting us at the membership desk. 

Our membership hold/cancellation form can be found HERE. Please submit this form and we will take care of the rest and hope to see you soon!

As per our membership agreement, we ask that you submit your hold/ cancellation form prior to the 20th of the month before your next bill date (always on the 1st of the month).

A drop-in pass will give you access to: the aquatic center, sport fieldhouse, fitness center, rec room, indoor play room, fitness classes, and drop-in programs.
 
Your day-pass is good to use for the whole day, which means you can leave and come back later in the same day as well!

Four drop-ins are equal to the cost of a monthly membership.

It is beneficial for you to get a membership if you’re dropping-in more than four times per month!

Licensed Programs

Developed in 2001 by a team of childcare 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 childcare 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. 

There is a one-time registration fee of $50 per family due once your family has confirmed with our licensed programs. 

Child Care

All of our Child Care Centres are currently at maximum capacity.

Our waitlist for all centres is closed as it currently exceeds one year. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Crossings:
19 months – not yet attending kindergarten 

Redwood:
12 months – kindergarten age 

Round Street 
12 months – kindergarten age 

Fees are after Government Grant Funding and Government Childcare Subsidy has been applied, if eligible. 

Full time care rates:

  • $456.80 for ages 12 months -18 months 
  • $520.00 for ages 19 months -3 years 
  • $538.80 for ages 3 years – not yet attending kindergarten 
  • $271.00 for kindergarten aged children at Redwood and Round Street 

Part Time Care Rates:

  • $197.50 for ages 12 months -18 months 
  • $260.00 for ages 19 months -3 years 
  • $290.00 for ages 3 years – not yet attending kindergarten 
  • $290.00 for kindergarten aged children at Redwood and Round Street

Yes! Lunch and snacks are provided at all of our childcare centres. 

Crossings – 7:15am-5:15pm 

Redwood – 6:45am-5:30pm 

Round Street – 7:15am-5:15pm 

Child Care Centres are closed for Statutory Holidays and YMCA staff professional development days which will be provided on a calendar to families. 

Before & After School Care

Before and After School Care is operated out of the Cor Van Raay YMCA at ATB Centre on the West Side of Lethbridge.

Our BASC programs are currently at maximum capacity.

Our waitlist for all centres is closed as it currently exceeds one year. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Fees are before Government Grant Funding and Government Childcare Subsidy has been applied, if eligible. 

BASC- Entire School Year Registration 

  • $741.60/month for kindergarten 
  • $225/month for Grade 1-6 Before-Only (Does not include School Closure Days) 
  • $500/month for Grade 1-6 After-Only Care 
  • $550/month for Grade 1-6 Before & After School Care 

Children will receive morning and afternoon snack,

Children are always welcome to bring their own food. 

Yes, there will be care available for PD days and school breaks (including half days) but closed for Statutory Holidays and YMCA staff professional development days which will be provided on a calendar to families. 

There will also be care available for summer months, and families will have the opportunity to register for this in the spring.

Preschool

Preschool is operated out of the Cor Van Raay YMCA at ATB Centre on the West Side of Lethbridge.

All of our Preschool programs are currently at maximum capacity.

Our waitlist for all centres is closed as it currently exceeds one year. We apologize for any inconvenience.

3 years to not yet attending kindergarten (Have never attended an Alberta Education approved Preschool or Kindergarten).

Fees are before Government Grant Funding and Government Childcare Subsidy has been applied, if eligible. 

Preschool Fee: $309/ month 

No, Children are asked to bring their own snacks.

Pre-School AM- 8:45am-11:15am (Monday-Thursday) 

Pre-School PM- 12:45pm-3:15pm (Monday-Thursday) 

Preschool care is not available for PD days and school breaks.

We will also be closed for Statutory Holidays and YMCA staff professional development days which will be provided on a calendar to families. 

Community Programs

Child Minding

Child Minding is a service for members and participants who require short term care for their children while they are using the facility for their health and fitness goals.

The Child Minding room is available to members, non-members, and day pass users.

Child Minding is included in your membership.

For day pass/drop in clients it is $5 an hour per child.

Yes, when you arrive in Child Minding, you will be checked in by our staff.

Our Child Minding is located on the lower floor, right next to our to the Rec Room, closer to the North entrance.

Parents/guardians are to provide diapers, wipes and snacks that their child may require.

Personal belongings are to be labeled and picked up each day.

Due to the potential for serious allergic reactions, nuts and nut products are not allowed in the Child-Minding area.

Yes, there is block booking available for members. The forms will be available in our Child Minding room two weeks before the session starts and you can hand them in the Monday of the week before. 

  • Member can block book for two children in their families.
  • Block booking is for the whole session (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall), if you don’t want to commit for the whole session that is fine, but you will not be able to block book again until the next session and will have to do drop in.
  • You may pre-book for two hours spots, you may choose either the morning shift or the evening shift.
  • You may block book for three days a week and then can do as many drop ins as they would like for the rest of the week.
Early Years Guided Play

Play based activities for children age 3-7 and parents/guardians to do together with a YMCA staff guiding them.

This program is to provide more for parents/guardian to do at the YMCA with their young children.

Early Years Guided Play is available to members, non-members, and day pass users.

Early Years Guided Play is a free program.

Yes, when you arrive at Early Years Guided Play you will be checked in by our staff.

Early Years Guided Play is located in our Child Minding room located on the lower floor, right next to our to the Rec Room, closer to the North entrance.

All activity supplies will be provided for the activities

Family Play

Join us Tuesday & Thursday 9-11 and Saturday 8-10:30 for our drop in Child and Family for planned activities as well as open ended play.

Please view our schedule to see which fieldhouse court Family Play is being held in: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/classes/37/

All families are welcome.

Access to Family Play is included in your membership or in your daily drop in fee.

Please view our schedule to see which fieldhouse court Family Play is being held in: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/classes/37/

Children ages 7 and under require supervision by a guardian aged 16+.

Indoor Play Space

Children ages 0-12 are welcome! Children 7 and under must be accompanied by a guardian (16+)

Access to the Indoor Play Space is included in your child’s membership or day pass.

Yes, when you arrive in Indoor Play you will be checked in by our staff.

Our Indoor Play Room is right next to our North Entrance.

Our Indoor Play Room includes:

  • a built in slide for younger children
  • a large climbing structure with large enclosed slide for older children
  • low rock climbing wall (Bouldering)
  • various toys and loose parts equipment available to borrow
  • lots of safe space for running and active play

Please bring socks, as our space is to be used without shoes.

Bouncy Castles

Families are welcome! There is a minimum and maximum height.

Participants need to be a min height of 34″ and a max of 60″.

Access to the Bouncy Castles is included in your membership or in your daily drop in fee.

Please view our schedule to see which fieldhouse court the Bouncy Castles are set up in: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/classes/37/

No shoes are allowed on the Bouncy Castles.

Socks are required.

Children ages 7 and under require supervision by a guardian aged 16+.

Aquatics

To ride the Flowrider, you must first fill out or have a parent fill out the waiver.

A copy of the waiver can be found HERE.

Once you have the waiver signed, you will be given a wristband from the Lifeguard station or the membership desk.

You must be 42” to ride on your knees and 49” to ride standing.

Use of the Flow Rider is included in your drop in pass or membership.

The schedule for the FlowRider can be found here: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/classes/39/

You are welcome to come in and swim at any time that the facility is open, however, the hours for the Flow Rider and waterslides may vary, so be sure to check the aquatics schedule. 

Check the aquatics schedule here: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/classes/39/

Fitness

13 with a fitness center orientation, 16 + without.

 Yes! Our fitness staff are here to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Ask for an orientation or a free tour of our fitness amenities at our fitness desk, or call 403-942-5757 ext. 110 to book your appointment today!

Yes we are asking people to register for classes at this time. 

Please view our fitness schedule to see available classes and register: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/classes/30/

If you cannot make it to a fitness class it is appreciated if you can cancel to allow room for other members to attend.

Go to your email for registration and it will prompt you how to cancel. 

Yes children can be on the track if supervised by someone 16+.

Visit the following link to see our full roster of trainers and certifications for each: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/personal-training/

Fieldhouse & Sport

Enter the fieldhouse and find the nearest staff. They will be able to get you the gear you need.

The following equipment can be signed out:

  • basketballs
  • soccer balls
  • agility cones
  • pickleball rackets
  • badminton rackets
  • volleyballs
  • children’s toys

We offer courts set up for the following sports which alternate on a daily basis:

  • basketball
  • pickleball
  • soccer
  • badminton
  • volleyball
  • free play
  • family time

Yes you may, so long as it’s equipment for a sport that we offer within the fieldhouse.

Adult Sport Leagues
Youth Sport Programs

Our youth sports programs include:

  • Badminton
  • Multi-Sport
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Indoor Soccer

Registration can be found at: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/programs/20/youth-family-sport-programs/?locations=19

Age groups are typically split up by 2 years, a currently run for those aged 6-15 years.

Youth Sport Camps

Sport camps will be running every PD week for Lethbridge schools, as well as all 8 weeks of July/August while youth are out of school.

Sports Camps run as a full day camp from 8:00am-4:30pm each day listed with pre-care being at 7:30am and post-care lasting until 5:30pm.

Sports that may be taught include:

  • volleyball
  • soccer
  • basketball,
  • pickleball,
  • badminton,

More sports may be included depending on availability.

Currently the cost per week is $185.00 for members and $215.00 for non-members.

Rentals & Birthday Parties

To book a pool birthday party visit: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/programs/121?locations=19

To book a fieldhouse or indoor play birthday party visit: https://lethbridgeymca.ca/programs/124?locations=19

Groups of 16 or more must book a minimum of 7 days in advance to ensure adequate staffing and space availability. Please contact [email protected] for more information about group bookings.

A minimum of 7-days notice is required for all group booking / rental / and birthday requests to ensure adequate staffing and space availability.

Cancellation of a group booking / rental / birthday with 7 days notice or more is eligible for 100% refund. Within 7 days may receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received within 48 hours may not be eligible for a refund, unless under extenuating circumstances.

There are no food restrictions for our multipurpose rooms.

For decorations, please ensure there will be no damage left by wall hangers, etc.

Tables and chairs will be provided in the room.

Yes, there is high-speed internet provided throughout the ATB Centre on the “[email protected]” WiFi.

Each multipurpose room is equipped with a projector.

If you require the projector, please indicate as needed in the booking request form.

Yes! Please fill out the booking request form at www.lethbridgeymca.ca/facility-rentals with your intended program and requirements and the Membership and Rentals coordinator will contact you with availability and options.

Minimum Height – 34″

Maximum Height – 60″

Maximum Age – 12

Unfortunately, with the tight schedule of all of our parties, we are unable to extend the time available for Birthday Bookings.

Birthdays are always 1 hour of the chosen activity and then 1 hour in the multipurpose room afterwards.