After almost a year and a half of closures, the Clarence-Rockland YMCA will be reopening to community members on November 1. Programs and services will be expanded as health restrictions allow, and some registered programs will be available for a shortened season until December. Sanitation protocols will be in place and communicated with visitors.
“We are thrilled to once again provide families in the Clarence-Rockland area with vital opportunities for health, fitness, recreation, and aquatic programs,” said Bob Gallagher, president and chief executive officer with the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region. “Our Y has become truly integrated in the fabric of this vibrant community, and in partnership with the city, we are ready and excited to safely welcome our members and visitors back.”
“I am proud that aquatic and fitness programming will resume at the Y in November,” said Mayor Mario Zanth. “Our residents are looking forward to their Y after several months at home due to the pandemic. Physical activity is very important for good mental health, and we are happy that residents will once again have access to the equipment and programs that have been dear to them for several years.”
The facilities will be open for all ages. There will be group fitness and swim programs, the conditioning floor will be open, and there will be limited child and youth programs available as well.