Facility Guidelines

YMCA of Saskatoon Member Code of Conduct

Facility Guidelines

  • Members must be 16 years or older to use Fit Centers.
  • Youth between 14 - 15 years must have an orientation before they can use the fit centre machines with written parental & YMCA
  • Children 13 years and younger need to be approved by management in writing in order to gain access to the fitness centre’s.
    Locks are available for trade at the Member Services desk.  Be sure to bring your membership card or  a piece of photo I.D. as collateral.
  • Proper attire must be worn while in program areas at all times.  Indoor, closed-toe athletic shoes must be worn at all times during dry land programs and while in the fit centers.  Shirts must be worn at all times while working out in the building.
  • It is the expectation when using exercise machines, weights, mats, bars or any other piece of equipment that facility users will wipe them down after use, and return all equipment to its proper rack, room or storage location.
  • We request that you do not use cell phones in change rooms, program areas and fitness classes. 

Pool Guidelines

  • Children 7 and under must be within arm’s reach of an adult at all times as per YMCA Aquatic Admission Guidelines
  • Lane swim is for individuals ages 16 and older, swimming in a continuous fashion.  (Please contact the Aquatics Manager for
  • Aqua fitness/Aqua step classes are taught both in the shallow and deep end. Floating aids are available.
  • Please allow 5 minutes between lane swim and aqua fitness for set up and clean up.
  • Lane swim availability may change due to day camps, youth programming and swim lessons.  Please watch for changes posted.
  • Lane swimmers are required to swim in a circuit format when sharing a lane.  Please respect the lifeguards instructions.
  • Please ensure you have a cleansing shower before entering the swimming pool.

Program Guidelines

  • Availability of programs is subject to member demand.  Schedule is subject to change without notice.
  • Aquatic lessons and registered programs require a Family Advantage or Individual Memberships
  • Children under the age of 12 should be either attending a Y program or under the direct supervision of a parent or adult guardian

Locker Room Policy

There are five different locker rooms: Women's, Men's General, Family, Men's Plus & Access change rooms. Showers are available in all locker rooms along with day use lockers.

  • The Men's Plus and Women's Only Locker Rooms are for adults 19 years of age and older.
  • Parents changing their opposite gender children must use the Family locker room.
  • Parents changing their same gender children older than 5 years must use the Men's, Female Youth or Family locker rooms.
  • The Family Locker Room is for parents with young children.
  • The Access locker room is for people with disabilities requiring the accessible shower and changing facility.
  • Children are not permitted in the Men's Plus locker room.
  • Locks are not for sale at the Front Desk but, you may borrow a lock for the day by providing photo I.D.
  • If you have your own lock, please feel free to use it.  We can not guarantee a lock will be available to borrow.
  • If you borrow a YMCA lock and it is required to be cut off, a $10 fee will be charged.
  • Any locks left on overnight will be removed and the contents of the locker will be kept for two weeks.
  • Day lockers (which take quarters) are available near the member services desk for valuables.
  • The YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.

Photography Policy

-Public spaces:
The YMCA of Saskatoon recognizes that changes in the way people communicate and share their stories with each other has made photography a common part of everyday life.
We also recognize that the advent of inexpensive, high-quality digital photography equipment has created a new, ubiquitous behaviour whereby many parents extensively document the lives of their children.
Therefore, it is not inappropriate in the public spaces of our facility to use photography to celebrate successes, share special moments or encourage others to pursue healthy lifestyles.
However, if you do choose to use your smartphone, or any other camera, we ask that you show courtesy toward other users of the facility and exhibit discretion in what you capture in the scene.
Please limit your photos to your own activities, and make every effort to protect the privacy of others.

-Private spaces:
It remains forbidden to take photos or videos anywhere there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, including all YMCA change rooms, showers, steam rooms, saunas, family change rooms, bathrooms, etc. Contravention of this rule is grounds for immediate cancellation of your membership and prohibition from future use of the YMCA, and may result in further action by the Saskatoon Police Service.


The YMCA has a gymnasium for those who wish to practice their sport. Like all areas at the YMCA, when the gymnasium is not being used for scheduled programs, it is available for member's use on a first come, first serve basis.

Please ask at the member services for basketballs, soccer balls, skipping ropes and any other equipment that might be available.

Squash & Racquetball

The YMCA has 5 squash courts and 2 racquetball courts with sprung wood floors that can be booked in 45 minute intervals. Squash and racquetball equipment can be rented from the Member Services Desk. There is a minimum age requirement of 14 years to reserve a court.

The courts can be booked up to six days in advance either by telephone or in person. Courts can be doubled booked except during our peak times which are 4:45-8:30pm daily. During peak times, if a court is empty, inquire with the member services to see if the court is vacant and if the time slot is empty you may continue to play. Please do not wear outside shoes or black soled shoes in the courts.