Family Center Expansion Updates

Nov 12, 2021

Get Excited!

The Y has begun introducing programs in the new space as well as in its existing spaces. One of the first new spaces NOW OPEN, the Glasser Center, features the transformation of the former basketball gym to a specialized strength, performance and functional training center. Our new Walker D. Kirby Aquatics Center is now opened to our members. The Aquatics Center features our new 8-lane pool, with 7-foot-wide lanes, and our renovated 4- lane pool.

This is not a drill...the basketball gymnasium opens on Monday!
We are so excited to share that the Y’s new full-sized sports center, offering full and half-court basketball and volleyball, and four pickleball courts, will be available for member use beginning Monday, November 29! We anticipate that new programs and services will be introduced throughout the remainder of 2021 and into 2022 to fully utilize the new expansion and repurposed spaces.
How to access the new gymnasium:
To access the new gymnasium, enter the hallway adjacent to the 4-lane pool, near the back of the Women's and Men's locker rooms. There is a walkway to enter the new space. Alternatively, you can walk down the hallway alongside the Glasser Center and then go downstairs to enter the new gymnasium.
How to sign up and view the schedule:
The schedule and reservations are available online here, or visit the Y's app. Reservations are required for Open Basketball, Open Teen Basketball, Open Adult Basketball, Family Open Gym, and Open Adult Pickleball.
Do I need a membership?
To register for pickleball, you must have an active Madison Area YMCA membership. To register for Family Open Gym, you must have an active Family membership at the Madison Area YMCA. For Open Adult Basketball and Open Teen Basketball, a YMCA membership is required and open to Nationwide members.
The gymnasium was donated by Helen and Michael Caulfield in recognition of Art Powell for his decades of outstanding service to the Madison Area YMCA.
Learn more about the expansion here.