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INCLUDES TEACHERS' CONVENTION, SPRING BREAK CAMPS, AND A SUMMER CAMP SNEAK-A-PEEK! LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR NEW SHANE HOMES FACILITY OPENING JANUARY 15, 2018

2018 YMCA CALGARY

WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE


IMPORTANT REGISTRATION UPDATE

OUR GUIDE FORMAT

HAS CHANGED

NEW!

Get ready now to register for a fun and active winter.

Our program guide will still be informative, but will no longer include a full listing of programs or corresponding dates, times and codes. Full program details can be accessed through YMCA Online, our online program search and registration system. Visit ymcacalgary.org/registration and click on the program tab to search for full program details.

1 MARK THE NEW WINTER REGISTRATION DATES IN YOUR CALENDAR WINTER PROGRAMS: TEACHERS' CONVENTION: SPRING BREAK CBE & CCSD: SUMMER CAMPS

MEMBER Tuesday, November 28 Tuesday, January 9 Tuesday, January 9 Thursday, February 1

NON-MEMBER Tuesday, December 12 Tuesday, January 9 Tuesday, January 9 Thursdays, February 1

2 GET SET UP ON YMCA ONLINE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Set up a YMCA Online account to register online (it takes 48 hours to receive your login information) at ymcacalgary.org/registration. Registration can also be completed in-person or over the phone.

3 FIND THE PROGRAM FOR YOU – BEFORE REGISTRATION DAY 2

It’s helpful to take a note of the program (and corresponding code) prior to registration.

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SEARCH & REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS ONLINE CLICK ON ANY OF THE PAGE HEADINGS IN THIS GUIDE

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VISIT YMCACLGARY.ORG/REGISTRATION

SEARCH

FIND PROGRAMS CLICK ON THE DETAILS SUCH AS PROGRAM TAB COURSE NAMES, DATES, TIMES AND CODES

SEARCH BY PROGRAM CATEGORY

SEARCH BY PROGRAM NAME OR KEY WORDS BY TYPING INTO THE BLANK FIELD

CLICK ON ONE OF THE CATEGORIES BELOW

TIP: Typing the program names listed in the charts on this guide's program pages will get you directly to the program you are looking for

REGISTER

PLEASE NOTE:

ONCE YOU FIND YOUR PROGRAM CLICK ON THE SHOPPING CART SYMBOL TO ADD TO YOUR SELECTION(S).

YOU MUST HAVE A YMCA ONLINE ACCOUNT TO REGISTER ONLINE.

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PROGRAM REGISTRATION WHEN TO REGISTER Programs fill quickly. Registering on the registration opening date will increase your chances of getting into your preferred program(s). Members receive advanced program registration. SESSION DATES

REGISTRATION DATES MEMBER

NON-MEMBER

January 8 - March 25, 2018

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TEACHERS' CONVENTION

February 15 & 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

SPRING BREAK CAMPS (CBE)

March 26 - April 2, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

April 2 - 6, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

PROGRAMS

SPRING BREAK CAMPS (CCSD)

HOW TO REGISTER Online Fast and convenient, YMCA Online allows you to search for programs and to register online. You will need to set up a YMCA Online account to register online (it takes 48 hours to receive your login information). To create an account, visit ymcacalgary.org/registration.

By Phone A member services representative can take your registration over the phone. Call any one of our YMCA locations to register. Contact information can be found online at ymcacalgary.org/locations.

In-Person Visit Member Services at any YMCA location.

FREE DROP-IN FITNESS CLASSES Drop-in fitness and aquatic classes are free with admission and membership. For drop-in fitness descriptions and schedules visit the drop-in fitness page, download our app, or visit us at ymcacalgary.org/drop-in-fitness-classes.

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CONTENTS Admission & Memberships

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Child Care (full day), Child Minding (babysitting), & YMCA Preschool

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Swimming

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Preschool Child & Youth Adult

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Health & Fitness

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Youth Adult Older Adult Drop-In Classes

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Sports (programs, leagues & conditioning)

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Preschool Child & Youth Adult

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Climbing

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Preschool Child & Youth Adult

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Arts & Dance

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Preschool Child & Youth

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Leadership

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Youth Leadership Aquatics Leadership Fitness Leadership

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Camps

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Community Initiatives

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FACILITY FEATURES / AMENITIES SOUTHEAST

SOUTHWEST

NORTHEAST

NORTHWEST

REMINGTON YMCA

SHAWNESSY YMCA

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

QUARRY PARK CHILDCARE

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

SADDLETOWNE YMCA

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SHANE HOMES YMCA

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LOCATIONS & FACILITIES GRAY JAY OUTDOOR CAMP SITE

SHANE HOMES YMCA OPENING JAANUARY 15, 2018 IN ROCKY RIDGE MELCOR YMCA AT CROWFOOT

SADDLETOWNE YMCA

CAMP CHIEF HECTOR YMCA

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

YMCA CAMP RIVEREDGE

YMCA Calgary Facility

REMINGTON YMCA

NEW YMCA Calgary Facility Site

YMCA Childcare Centres

COMMUNITY INITIATIVE PROGRAM SITES Youth Engagement Programs After-school (critical hours) Programs

SHAWNESSY YMCA

Indigenous Programs

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

Leadership Programs Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

OPENING 2019 SETON

Summer Programs (KIM and YMAP Youth Leadership Programs)

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SHANE HOMES YMC YOUR NEW CENTRE OF COMMUNITY In partnership with the City of Calgary and with a shared commitment to impact the health and wellness of Calgarians, build strong communities and develop leadership potential in individuals, YMCA Calgary will offer a variety of programs and services for all ages and abilities at the new Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge. Amenities will include: • Fully-equipped strength and conditioning centre • 3 full-sized gymnasiums • 8 lane, 25m lap pool • Wave pool with water slide and lazy river • Indoor running track

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NHL-sized rink and leisure rink Flexible art studios and gallery space 250-seat performance theatre Multi-purpose rooms Licensed child care and child minding Calgary Public Library

Along with multiple facilities, programs and services to help keep you active, the YMCA is known as a healthy place to connect with others. From the children, youth, adults and seniors who use the YMCA, to the staff and volunteers that work here−all contribute to a positive Centre of Community.

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CA AT ROCKY RIDGE TOURS & MEMBERSHIP SALES BEGIN DECEMBER 1, 2017 Mon-Fri 12pm-8pm

Sat 10am-2pm

Sun (Dec 3 ONLY) 10am-4pm

Career & Volunteer Opportunities

Now Available!

Gym & Theatre Bookings

Now Available!

Program Registration

Now Available!

Child Care Reservations

Now Available!

YMCA Gift Cards

Now Available!

Visit us in-person or online to find out more about our new facility.

YMCAcalgary.org/shanehomesymca

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ADMISSIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

All membership fees are withdrawn monthly and include GST. There are no contract or withdrawal fees.

ADMISSIONS

MULTI-CARD VISITS DROP-IN ADMISSION

5 VISITS

10 VISITS

DID YOU KNOW?

ADULT (26+)

$14.50

$72.50

$130.50

SENIOR (65+)

$8.2

$42.25

$74.25

You only need to visit five times each month to cover the cost of your monthly membership fee.

YOUNG ADULT (18-25)

$10.00

$50.00

$90.00

YOUTH (12-17)

$8.10

$40.50

$72.90

CHILD (0-11)

$5.00

$25.00

$45.00

FAMILY *

$28.00

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FLAMES FRIDAY (8-17) FOR YOUTH

$4.00 (Fridays 1:00-10:00pm)

* Family includes 2 adults and children 17 years and under who reside in the same household.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIPS A General Membership includes access to the General or Universal Locker Rooms at all YMCA locations in Calgary (and across Canada). Universal Locker Rooms are open, co-ed locker rooms with private change and shower areas.

All children under 8 years must be supervised at all times and be signed in and out by a legal parent or guardian.

DEPENDENT MEMBERSHIPS Add a dependent to your account for a nominal fee. YOUNG ADULT (18-25)

$25.40

YOUTH (12-17)

$7.35

YOUTH PLUS (12-17)

$15.05

CHILD (0-11)

$4.20

PLUS MEMBERSHIPS

ADULT (26+)

$71.40

SENIOR (65+)

$48.55

YOUNG ADULT (18-25)

$53.55

YOUTH (12-17)

$34.40

CHILD (0-11)

$29.15

MELCOR YMCA AT CROWFOOT, SHAWNESSY & REMINGTON YMCA

GRADE 6 (GRADE 6 STUDENTS)

FREE*

ADULT (18+)

$97.65

SENIOR (65+)

$75.60

Plus Locker Rooms include all the extras like towel service, steam rooms, hot tubs and more. The Men’s Plus Locker Room at the Gray Family Eau Claire location also offers laundry service as part of the membership. You can upgrade to a Plus Membership any time!

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS MEMBERSHIPS A South Health Campus Membership includes access to the South Health Campus location only. Located in the South Health Campus Hospital, this location offers similar facilities to other YMCA locations including a climbing wall and outdoor sport court, but does not have a pool facility. ADULT (26+)

$54.00

SENIOR (65+)

$39.00

YOUNG ADULT (18-25)

$40.50

YOUTH (12-17)

$35.40

CHILD (0-11)

$30.00

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GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA MEN (18+)

$140.55

WOMEN (18+)

$118.55

SENIOR MEN (65+)

$110.90

SENIOR WOMEN (65+)

$91.10

CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS As a YMCA Corporate Partner, your organization will receive discounts for your employees and their families on YMCA memberships, programs and more! Good for business. Good for families. Good for you. Contact your local YMCA for details.

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CALGARY FLAMES YMCA GRADE 6 MEMBERSHIPS

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS •

Access to all six YMCA locations in Calgary and locations across Canada (except SHC only membership)

Access to more than 100 FREE drop-in fitness classes across the city each week

Free Fitness Essentials consultation with one of our certified fitness professionals to help you get started on a fitness program

Grade 6 members have free access to all six Calgary locations any time throughout their grade 6 year (until August 31). Students can join anytime. Proof of grade is required.

FREE child minding for up to 2 hours a day, 3 times/week for children ages 6 weeks to 35 months (and discounted rates for older children)

As of August 1, 2017, Grade 6 students can sign up for their Grade 6 membership.

No contract or withdrawal fees

Free and discounted registered programs

The 2017/2018 Grade 6 membership will become active as of August 15th. Once active, members will have facility access and begin receiving member benefits such as early registration and program discounts (Fall program registration for members begins August 15. Programs fill quickly!).

Advanced program registration

FREE introductory climbing course at Saddletowne, Shawnessy and South Health Campus YMCAs

Discounted drop-in admission rates for your guests any time

FREE access for a guest on the fifth of every month

Through the generous support of the Calgary Flames Foundation, YMCA Calgary provides all Calgary grade 6 students with a full-year membership and special programming for FREE! It is a great way for grade 6 students to be active and practice independence and leadership in a safe and positive place that promotes the Y’s values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.

GRADE 6 (GRADE 6 STUDENTS)

FREE

NEW MEMBER JOINING FEE This a one-time, non-refundable joining fee charged to YMCA memberships (once per household). This fee supports operational excellence and ensures ongoing upgrades of equipment and facilities. Adult/Senior: $75 Young Adult & South Health Campus: $45

THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A YMCA MEMBER? TAKE A TOUR. A facility tour is a great way to learn more about YMCA memberships, programs, services and facilities. You’ll get the information you need to make an informed decision. Drop by for a tour today.

DOWNLOAD THE YMCA APP! Check drop-in schedules, view online program guides, receive news and event updates. Get it free. Search “YMCA Calgary” at Google Play or the App Store.

CHILD MINDING Child Minding is a short-term babysitting service for children ages 6 weeks to 8 years. Parents and guardians can leave children for up to two hours/visit while using YMCA facilities. Pre-booking is required. Hourly fees are listed below. MEMBER

NON-MEMBER

6 WEEKS - 35 MONTHS

FREE*

$6.00

3 - 8 YEARS

$4.00

$6.00

* Members receive three free Child Minding visits/week for children ages 6 weeks - 35 months. ** Financial assistance is available for those who are unable to pay the full Child Minding fee. Please visit your local YMCA or visit us online at ymcacalgary.org/financialassistance for details.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE YMCA Calgary believes all Calgarians, of every age and income bracket, should have access to quality health, fitness and community programs that support their health and well-being. YMCA Calgary provides financial assistance for those who wish to register for membership, programs, or camps, but are not able to afford the full registration fee. Visit ymcacalgary.org/financialassistance for details.

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CHILD CARE, CHILD MINDING & YMCA MULTI-DAY PRESCHOOL Learn something new, make a friend, be creative, and enjoy lots of active play - both indoors and out! Our early years programs and services help kids get a great start in life. We offer short-term babysitting services, full-day child care and multi-day preschool programs. Our programs and services promote active, healthy, play-based experiences that are fun and positive. Time at the YMCA will help your child build important physical, social and mental foundational skills, value an active and healthy life, and have a positive, safe place to belong and grow!

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CHILD CARE, CHILD MINDING & YMCA MULTI-DAY PRESCHOOL

CLICK TO REGISTER!

CHILD MINDING 6 WEEKS - 10 YEARS (SHORT-TERM CARE)

CARING AND QUALIFIED CAREGIVERS AND EDUCATORS.

You'll have peace of mind knowing your child is being well cared for while you work on your health and well-being. YMCA Calgary’s Child Minding service provides short-term care for infants and children. Your child will have engaging learning experiences that make his or her visit to the YMCA as fun and beneficial as yours! Child Minding must be booked in advance. Single or multi-visit cards can be purchased.

Our caregivers and educators have a passion for caring for kids and helping them learn and grow! We deliver quality care and play-based learning experiences to help children build foundational social and physical literacy skills, as well as a spark for life-long learning. Children are lead through the YMCA’s values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.

Child Minding for infants and toddlers (6 weeks to 35 months) is FREE for YMCA Members

All YMCA caregivers and educators have up-to-date police security clearance, first aid and CPR certification. Our educators also have post-secondary education in Early Childhood Development and are certified by Alberta Human Services.

SOUTHEAST REMINGTON YMCA

SHAWNESSY YMCA

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CHILD CARE

YMCA MULTI-DAY PRESCHOOL

12 MONTHS - 6 YEARS (FULL-DAY CARE)

3 - 5 YEARS

Set your child up for success in this well-rounded care and learning program. YMCA Calgary’s licensed child care service provides full-day care for children aged 12mths to 6yrs. Our child care educators use the YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum, which aligns with primary school benchmarks and helps children learn and discover through fun activities and creative play. We aim to foster enthusiasm and spark a life-long love of learning in your child.

Help your child enjoy the fun of learning in our well-rounded preschool program! In this multi-day program, preschoolers will be introduced to physical activity, literacy, mathematics and science through play-based, progressive learning experiences. Your child will have fun in the preschool room participating in story time, art, drama and music activities, and will enjoy lots of active time in YMCA spaces while working on gross motor, spatial awareness and movement fundamentals. Our preschool program supports children to build positive relationships and gain confidence with early learning concepts. Children require running shoes to participate safely in this program, and must be able to use the washroom independently. Please bring a healthy nut-free snack from home.

Children enrolled in our Child Care service receive a free YMCA membership, with all the membership benefits, including; discounted programs, free and discounted admission for guests and more!

FREE YMCA Membership

Option A: YMCA Preschool Each class will include time in the preschool and activities in our dryland areas. There is no pool time in this option. Option B: YMCA Preschool – Recreational Swim* One class per week will include a recreational swim. Preschoolers will be carefully supervised by preschool educators and a YMCA lifeguard. Option C: YMCA Preschool – Swim Lesson* One class per week will include a YMCA swim lesson with a qualified instructor. Swim lessons in this class are part of our national YMCA swim program, giving your child time each week to master or progress to the next swim level. * Swim dates and times will be announced during the first week of the program. Please bring a swim suit and towel on your child’s swim day.

KEEP YOUR PRESCHOOLER ACTIVE AT THE YMCA! We offer many active preschool programs in our pool, gyms, climbing walls and studios. Visit our Health & Fitness, Sports and Arts & Dance sections for more program offerings for your preschooler.

GROW YOUR FAMILY AT THE YMCA. Our Care And Education Programs Are Just A Start! The YMCA is a healthy community hub. A place for you and your family to build a community, build skills and keep active and healthy from the early years to your senior years. Connect with others while you keep active. We’d love you and your family to be part of our fun, active community.

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SWIM LESSONS & PROGRAMS

Master a stroke or learn a new one, be part of a swim club, or simply dive in to improve your level of fitness! Our swim programs help new and seasoned swimmers learn and progress. We offer traditional swim lessons, private and semi-private lessons, leadership certification and fitness programs. We also offer swim clubs that promote progressive skill development and healthy competition including; Masters and Youth Swim Club, Triathlon Club and Junior Lifeguarding Club. Programs and progress for all ages and all abilities.

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For program descriptions or to add a program to your cart, simply type the program name into the program field in our online advanced search feature.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO REGISTER ONLINE!

SOUTHEAST

PARENTED PRESCHOOL

L'il Dippers, Splashers & Bubblers

UNPARENTED Bobbers Floaters Gliders, Divers, Surfers & Dippers

LEARN TO SWIM Otter, Seal, Dolphin, Swimmer

YOUTH

STAR LEVELS Level 1- 7

Rec Swim (Year-long Program)

SOUTHWEST

NORTHEAST

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NORTHWEST

REMINGTON YMCA

SHAWNESSY YMCA

GRAY FAMILY EAU CLAIRE YMCA

SADDLE TOWNE YMCA

MELCOR AT CROWFOOT YMCA

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Level 1: Learn to Swim Level 2: Swim Strokes & Skills Level 3: Stroke Improvement

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PUT YOUR SKILLS TO WORK AT THE POOL! We offer swim certification programs from Bronze Star to National Lifeguard. We even offer a FREE junior lifeguard program. With our new Shane Homes YMCA location opening in early 2018, there will be plenty of lifeguard and swim instructor opportunities. Get certified now!

DETERMINE WHAT SWIM LEVEL IS RIGHT FOR YOUR CHILD 1.

If your child has taken a YMCA swim lesson within the last 6 months, click here to see your child's last swim report card . You will need your child’s membership number or access number.

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If your child hasn't taken a swim lesson the last 6 months or is new to swimming? Book a free swim assessment. Ask a YMCA team member for details.

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HEALTH & FITNESS

Gain a skill or progress an old one and maintain and improve your fitness level with the help of an expert instructor and the motivation of a group.

From mind/body and resistance training to full-on cardio workouts our programs include intentional, progressive exercises to help keep you challenged and improving throughout your program. You’ll being lead by and expert instructor in a group setting that promotes motivation, accountability and fun.

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS OR TO REGISTER ONLINE!

For program descriptions or to add a program to your cart, simply type the program name into the program field in our online advanced search feature.

SOUTHEAST REMINGTON YMCA

AQUAFITNESS

ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS

ABC/Tethered Deep Water Running Aqua Zumba Intro to Resistance Training Adv Resistance Training Resistance Training Cardio & Coffee

SHAWNESSY YMCA

SOUTH HEALTH CAMPUS YMCA

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GET YOUR FITNESS ESSENTIALS... FOR FREE!

Keep active in between your registered classes. Our free-to-members Fitness Essentials Drop-in fitness classes Program will help you become Learn about our new are free with admission familiarwith all the equipment in the health & fitness coaching and membership. Strength & Conditioning Area, and give program. you a program to get started. Ask a See our class schedule YMCA team member for details. Click here to learn more. page 20. AND PRICING, PLEASE VISIT FOR A FULL LIST OFon PROGRAMS YMCACALGARY.ORG/REGISTRATION

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DROP-IN CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Drop-in schedules vary between locations. See our schedules on the app or online.

Drop-in classes are FREE with admission

AQUATICS

Deep Water Fitness Join this highly effective low-impact water workout! Using a buoyancy belt in deep water, your head will stay above the surface during various cardio and resistance exercises designed to improve your stability, mobility and endurance. This low joint impact makes this class perfect for those with injuries, limitations, or just wanting to cross-train. Confidence in deep water is required.

Shallow Water Fitness Use the water’s resistance to your advantage. This class will challenge your muscular and cardiovascular endurance while improving balance, stability and flexibility. Sessions take place in the shallow end of the pool, where your feet always touch the floor. Swimming ability is not required.

Gentle Water Fitness Ease into fitness with this gentle water class. Improve your endurance, mobility and range of motion with basic cardio and resistance movements and stretches. This program is designed for older adults and anyone wanting to take things a little easier. Swimming ability is not required.

CARDIO

Zumba® Join this energetic dance class! Zumba cardio dance mixes high- and low-intensity moves using the rhythms of Latin and world music. You will raise your fitness level in a fun, encouraging atmosphere. No dance experience is required!

High/Low If you love to grapevine, mambo and step touch, then this choreographed class is for you. You will improve your cardiovascular fitness, as well as your balance, agility and coordination, through a variety of fun high and low-impact movements.

Step Start on the right foot in this high-energy class. You will increase your cardiovascular fitness using the step and a variety of movements choreographed to great tunes. Cool down with a full-body stretching session at the end of the class.

Step Circuit Step up your level of fitness! Improve your muscle and cardio conditioning in this high-intensity class. A combination of simple step choreography and resistance training will give you a full body workout. A final stretching session will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Cardio Kickboxing Fight to get fit! You will work to hone your cardiovascular fitness, muscles and motor skills using a variety of kickboxing moves. You’ll learn proper technique as you are led through kicking and punching exercises that are choreographed to music.

Instructor’s Choice Mix things up with your routine and try one of our Instructor’s Choice classes. The class format will change from week to week, but will still offer all the fitness benefits of our regular classes. It’s a fun way to learn different skills, and to experience the varying expertise of our YMCA instructors.

Group Blast™ – NEW! Get 60 minutes of cardio training using the STEP in highly effective, athletic ways. It will get your heart pounding and sweat pouring as you improve your fitness, agility, coordination, and strength with exciting music and group energy. HAVE A BLAST!

CYCLE

Group Cycle Spin up your cycling skills! Come prepared for a cardiovascular workout that emphasizes proper form, technique and safety. You will challenge your endurance and stamina with hills, climbs, sprints and more on an indoor cycling bike.

Cycle Strength Go the distance with this full-body workout. This class combines cardiovascular training on the indoor cycling bikes and muscle conditioning exercises off the bike. Finish the class with a satisfying stretch session targeting your major muscle groups.

Cycle Core A strong core makes for a smoother ride! This high-energy class combines cardiovascular training and core work. You will get a great cardio work out on the bike, then hop off the bike for core work and stretching exercises.

MIND/BODY

Yoga Find your strength as you de-stress in this calming class. You will improve your flexibility, strength, balance and body awareness through a series of breathing exercises and poses. You will finish the class feeling centered and rejuvenated.

Gentle Yoga Find a sense of peace as you gently work your body. This class focuses on the healing aspects of yoga with stretching, relaxation and mind-calming techniques. Gentle modifications and restorative poses will help guide beginners and those needing exercise alternatives due to injuries.

Stretch & Relaxation Lengthen your muscles and calm your mind in this serene class. You will work on stretching, relaxation and mindfulness, incorporating a variety of lengthening movements and calming techniques. This class is for all levels.

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STRENGTH

Muscle Works Get strong! In this class, you will develop muscular strength and endurance using a variety of equipment and techniques. There will be a strong emphasis on the proper execution of movements, making it a perfect choice for beginners or those wanting to refine their technique.

Barbell Blast Build strength and progress. In this weight-training class, you will use barbells and plates for a total body workout. The instructor uses a periodized approach, which means you are led through a structured resistance program each week to maximize strength gains and develop proper technique.

Group Power® Blast all your muscles with a high-rep weight training workout. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates, and body weight, Group Power combines squats, lunges, presses, and curls with functional integrated exercises. Dynamic music and a motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat, and push you to a personal best! POWER UP!

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Get the ultimate workout with HIIT! Challenge and improve your cardiovascular fitness, balance, core strength and muscular endurance in this dynamic, high-energy workout. You will participate in a variety of intense, non-choreographed cardio and resistance intervals throughout the class.

Cross Training Cut workout boredom and get fit with the variety offered by cross training. You will challenge and improve your agility, core and fitness level through plyometrics and sports drills. This high intensity class also combines minimally choreographed cardio intervals with resistance training.

Instructor’s Choice Mix things up with your routine and try one of our Instructor’s Choice classes. The class format will change from week to week, but will still offer all the fitness benefits of our regular classes. It’s a fun way to learn different skills, and to experience the varying expertise of our YMCA instructors.

Barre Step up to the barre for an effective, low-impact workout. You will focus on core strength, improving your posture and strengthening your stability muscles in a workout inspired by ballet, yoga and Pilates movements. A combination of standing and mat work is used.

Gentle Fitness Be gentle on your body while boosting your level of fitness! You will improve your endurance, mobility and stability without the stress on your joints. This total body, low-impact workout combines resistance and balance exercises. Suitable for beginners and anyone requiring a modified program.

Core Strength Don’t ignore your core! Challenge this important set of muscles in this dedicated core class. You will gain strength through a variety of exercises that work your abdominals, back muscles, glutes and more!

Family Fitness & Fun Make fitness a family affair. Your family will participate in fun body-weight exercises and activities to help develop physical literacy, strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance, coordination and agility. Children age six and up are welcome. Participation of both parent and child is required.

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SPORTS

Learn the rules of the game or perfect your game play and strategy. Develop deep social connections and gain a love of sport.

We offer introduction to sport, sport development, leagues and conditioning. Our sport programs and leagues promote sportsmanship, healthy competition and fair play.

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CLIMBING

Explore your limits and challenge your body with new techniques at the climbing wall! We offer engaging climbing programs for preschool aged climbers to adults and families. Our programs promote skill progression, cooperation and teamwork, while helping build strength and cardiovascular health.

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Have fun and enjoy some quality social time with family or friends during our open climb times.

All climbers must have a signed waiver before using the climbing wall.

Our climbing walls are always supervised by certified climbing instructors who are available to answer questions, provide tips and help climbers belay.

Climbers under 18 years must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian before climbing. Climbers 18 years and over sign their own waiver.

Auto-belay equipment is available at all of our climbing wall locations.

SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN

Climbing times can be found on the YMCA App or at YMCAcalgary.org under the 'locations'.

Children under 8 years must have a parent/ guardian present when climbing.

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ARTS & DANCE

Spin your body or spin a brush. And find new skills and techniques to help you express yourself in a new way! We offer a variety of approachable arts programs from dance and drama to art. Our programs promote self expression, build selfconfidence and help develop a healthy mind, body and spirit.

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NEED SPACE REHEARSAL OR PERFORMANCE SPACE FOR YOUR OWN DANCE OR DRAMA GROUP? The new Shane Homes YMCA has a 250-seat theatre. Rental bookings are now available. For details, Visit: ymcacalgary.org/ shanehomesy-rentals

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LEADERSHIP

Build a skill, your resume and become a positive leader in your community. We offer certification in lifeguarding, swim and fitness instructing, camp counseling, babysitting and more. Our leadership programs promote leading through the YMCA’s values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring and, help participants to become positive role models in the community.

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DAY CAMPS

Get active, build skills, and make the most of your school break at Camp YMCA. We offer daily registration camps (single day camps) at all seven YMCA locations. during CBE and CCSD school breaks. During our Camp YMCA multiactivity camps, your camper will play sports, get artsy, swim in the pool, and participate in a variety of traditional camp games. A full day of active fun—unplugged!

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SCHOOL BREAK CAMPS: ONE-DAY CAMPS ONLY All YMCA school break camps are offered as one-day camps. This gives you the option to book your child into camp for one day or multiple days. FUN TIP! Book your child into camp at more than one YMCA location! It will allow you camper a chance to try new locations, different facilities and meet new friends!

FIND CAMP DETAILS ONLINE Find your camp online using the following key words in the advanced search feature*: • Day Camps • School Break •

Age Category: 3-5 yrs Tenderfeet 6-7 years Discoverers 8-9 years Explorers 10 - 11 yrs Adventurers 12-13 yrs Challengers

* Visit page 3 to learn more about searching and registering online.

CAMP REGISTRATION STARTS JANUARY 9, 2018 SESSION DATES Teachers’ Convention February 15 & 16 Spring Break (CBE) March 22 - April 2 Spring Break (CCSD) April 2 - 6

PLAN YOUR SUMMER CAMPS NOW Flip the page to see our Summer Camp Sneak-a-Peak

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Pick your Summer Adventure

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Explore, learn, lead and keep active this summer!

Your child’s camp counsellor is ready and waiting.

With seven YMCA health & recreation facilities and two outdoor camps sites, we have plenty of spaces and places to keep yor child busy this summer.

Our qualified counsellors have a passion for working with children and youth. Their mission is yo make camp fun, safe and beneficial for all campers.

Choose from multi-activity, sport-specific camps, outdoor and overnight camps—or try them all! We can keep your child active all summer!

Each counsellor has a cleared police check, Standard First Aid and CPR certification. In addition, they have completed 30 hours of training in physical literacy, health and safety, program planning for healthy child development and more!

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Each camper will end the day singing camp s sharing stories before they retreat to their sle bags for a much needed sleep! An experience missed!

Registration starts in December. Click here for details!

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CAMP RIVEREDGE

Explore the outdoors right in the city! This fully outdoor camp is located in Sandy Beach Park in southwest Calgary.

ADVENTURE CAMPS An adventure-a-minue at this camp! Campers will test their skills on the low ropes and challenge courses, bouldering cube, and archery range. Theyl'll build a team shelter, participate in camp songs and games, and get a chance to explore forests and wide-open spaces. A camp full of fun and fresh air!

BIKE CAMPS Let your child experience some of Calgary’s fantastic bike trail network in and around the Sandy Beach area! Along with lots of riding, campers will learn about various trails and navigation, bicycle safety, maintenance and repairs, and riding techniques for different terrains. This camp is both fun and beneficial.

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Build a skill and keep active at one of our seven health & recreation locations! MULTI-ACTIVITY CAMPS* During multi-activity camps, participants will play sports, get artsy, and participate in a variety of traditional camp games . They’ll play court sports, scale walls, and take on the pool! Some will even explore leadership and philanthropy. Half-day, full-day and week-long camps are offered at all Calgary YMCA locations. *Swim (recreational or swim lesson), climbing and art options are available with some camps.

SPORTS CAMPS Get sporty and skilled. Our sport-specific camps will focus on skill development, fitness through cross-training, and healthy competition with lots of game play. Campers will learn sportsmanship and develop an even greater love of their chosen game. Details coming soon on what sport camps will be offered. 33

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COMMUNITY We give everyone the same opportunities as you. Offered at over 60 locations across the city, YMCA Calgary community programs respond to a wide variety of community needs. Programs include: indigenous youth leadership; language instruction and cultural integration; math tutoring; and after school children's programs. These donor-supported initiatives provide access to quality programs and positive role models. Individuals develop a sense of belonging to their local community, learn meaningful life skills and have the opportunity to become positive leaders in their community. For more information on our community initiatives, check out ymcacalgary.org/community-ymca/

"The [YMCA staff and volunteers] help our students develop the social skills and friendship skills that they need to have a positive outcome for the year and for some of these kids, that is huge. This is being reinforced in school and in the after school program. These skills are going home and now parents are learning these skills too. We [and the YMCA] are a hand of friendship to our community. It’s the hand reaching out to the ones that need it the most." – Jean Zoller, Former Assistant Principal

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YMCA Calgary Winter Program Guide 2018  

A full list of programs and services for YMCA Calgary's winter session. School break camps and a summer camp sneak-a-peek is included.