For New Members

Congratulations on Joining the Sault Ste. Marie YMCA.


The Sault Ste. Marie YMCA is a charitable organization that promotes the development of spirit, mind and body by encouraging healthy lifestyles, personal growth and service to the community. We reflect Our Mission in our adherence to our position statement; "We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities".

Through our programs and services we strive to develop basic values of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility, and inclusion in all those we touch. It is our hope that through your relationship with the YMCA, you will have the opportunity to experience all aspects of our association.


The following is intended to answer any questions you may still have about our facilities:


Membership Card

When you purchase a YMCA membership, you receive a photo membership card. You must present this card each time you come to the YMCA. If you forget your card, please go to the Membership Service Desk to receive a pass. If you can't find your card within a week, you will need to replace your photo membership card.

Building Access

Please present your card at the Member Services Desk every time you access the YMCA.

Membership Renewal/Cancellation


Members who use our pre-authorized payment plan have a continuous membership. The YMCA requires  written notification by the 21st of the month to cancel a membership for the following month.


Member Etiquette

The YMCA is a shared experience for everyone to enjoy. Each of us can make it better by being considerate of others, the equipment and the building. YMCA members, volunteer and staff are expected to treat one another with respect and dignity.

Remember to bring your own lock

While using the YMCA your belongings are your responsibility please use a lock.  If you forgot your lock you can rent one from the Membership Service Desk.

All lockers at the Y are for day use only, so please take your lock and belongings with you when you leave.


What to Wear

Comfort and safety are the key to choosing your clothing. As a minimum, the YMCA requires that you wear a workout gear, a shirt and shorts or sweat pants and running shoes.

Safety & Supervision of Children

Children under 6 years of age must be in a registered program or supervised by their parent or guardian while in the facility.

Children 13 and under must be in a registered program, in a scheduled open time in a program area before 9:00 pm or must be supervised by their parent or guardian while in the facility.

Unless accompanied by their parent or guardian, youth members are not to be in the facility during regular school hours except during PD Days when age appropriate open times can be accessed.

Child Minding

YMCA Child Minding service allows YMCA parent members the opportunity to participate in programs with the assurance that their children are being cared for in a safe and secure environment.


If you have any further questions regarding your YMCA membership, the staff at your Member Services Desk are a wealth of information and are happy to discuss your questions or concerns.

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  Monday – Friday: 5:30am – 10:30pm
  Saturday and Sunday 7:00am – 7:00pm
  Holidays 8:00am – 4:00pm 

We are closed: Christmas Day