Announcing Live Zoom Classes

We are delighted to announce the launch of live Zoom classes available for members interested in attending online Group Fitness Classes. 

Click here to purchase your Monthly Zoom Group Class Package

The fee for this registered option is $45.00 (plus applicable taxes) per month. If you require assistance please email customer service.

Here is a launch schedule of classes that you can attend. As you will see, we are offering a wide variety of class styles and levels every day. The class descriptions outline what members can expect. Each class will be 45-50 minutes in length with time at the end to socialize with classmates via Zoom.

Once registered for the package, members will use EZ Facility to book a space in the classes following which a Zoom code will be sent.

Classes will be instructed by some familiar faces of the YMCA of Niagara: Sally Jane, Chico, Brandon, and Ro-z.

We look forward to seeing you in class!

Temporary Closure due to Lockdown

Based on direction from the Premiere of Ontario, the province entered Grey–Lockdown Zone, a “Maximum Measures” state, at 12:01 am on December 26, 2020.

As a result, all our Health, Fitness and Aquatics Centres were closed effective 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 24.

Membership Payments

We will pause taking future payments from HFA members while we are closed and memberships will be placed on HOLD. Once we reopen, adjustment can be made to accounts.

Virtual Programming

We encourage you to participate in our virtual programming during this closure:

  • Please try our free online workouts led by YMCA certified fitness instructors
  • For members living with chronic disease or other health and wellness challenges, please visit our free YHealth portal for virtual health management programs instructed by professionals and YMCA certified fitness instructors
  • For your mental health, we offer a variety of free seminars from mental health professionals
  • Watch out for a variety of new child and youth virtual program offering (available in January)

Child Care

Our Infant, Toddler and Pre School Licensed Child Care operations will continue without interruption.

Our Licensed Before and After School Programs will align with the requirements of each School Board. As the school boards are mandated to be locked down until January 25th, we will be unable to provide this service until such date.

Click here for further information.


YMCA of Niagara EarlyON programs and services will continue being delivered virtually. Follow our new Facebook page here.


Our second week of YMCA Winter Break Camp is cancelled. Information will follow to affected families soon.

Community Initiatives

In-person Community Youth Outreach Programs will be on pause during the shutdown period and are anticipated to resume the week of January 25, 2021.

In the meantime, check out our free Youth Action Fun and Games for 10-14 year olds.

Employment & Immigrant Services

YMCA of Niagara Employment & Immigrant Services will continue operating virtually. But please note: programs close December 24 (Christmas Eve) at 1:00 pm and reopen January 4 at 8:00 am.

Here is a video showcasing the valuable services we offer our community.


Our YMCA is meeting the challenges of COVID-19 head on.

If you value having organizations like the YMCA in your neighbourhood, please act now. The YMCA needs your support and engagement now more than ever. Read the Op-Ed story in the St. Catharines Standard for more information, and please consider financially supporting the YMCA of Niagara through this second lockdown.

If you are willing to direct a portion of your monthly fees to our organization please email us here.

Or if you wish to make a one time donation please visit click here. A tax receipt will be issued for your gift.

Stay safe, active and healthy. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.