What’s Happening at Northwest Family YMCA in December 2023

Published On: December 4, 2023Categories: Blog

Explorer Point: Groves & Caves Grand Opening

Say farewell to Kids Play and welcome to Explorer Point: Groves & Caves! Our newly transformed immersive play-based space offers more than ever before! In addition to Kids Plays hours, where children play and explore for up to 2 hours while caregivers get some “me time,” Explorer Point also offers Co-play hours! During Co-play, caregivers can play alongside their children in Explorer Point. With your membership, it’s as if you have your very own mini children’s museum! Join us for our family-friendly Grand Opening celebration on December 16th at 11:00 A.M. and be the first to explore Explorer Point! 

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Rendering of Kids Play at North Austin
Rendering of Kids Play at North Austin
Northwest childwatch digital rendering

Fitness Center Refresh

Out with the old, in with the new! Exciting upgrades are on the horizon as we gear up to unveil cutting-edge Technogym machines and a fresh look with new paint, lighting, and a dedicated stretching room on December 26th! 

Northwest Fitness Floor Refresh Rendering

Winter Basketball League

YMCA Youth Sports fosters healthy communities through family engagement, prioritizing healthy competition, teamwork and individual development. We encourage parents to go beyond spectators, becoming volunteer coaches and their kids’ biggest fans.

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Upcoming Events

Group Ex Bingo

Ignite your holiday spirit with our Group Ex Bingo challenge with a festive fusion of wellness and fun! Grab your bingo card in any Group Ex class and work your way to completing 4 challenges in a row to win a fun prize. Challenge runs December 4-22! 

Holiday Stop and Shop

Relax and tackle your holiday tasks while we entertain the kids! Join us on December 9th from 1:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. for holiday crafts, games, a movie and snacks. Please note, children should be 3 years old, fully potty trained, and comfortable spending time away from their grownups. Click here to secure your child’s spot.

Winter Break Basketball Camp

Start winter break with skill-building! Join our 4-day basketball camp from December 18-21, 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., emphasizing fundamental skills like dribbling, passing, shooting and footwork. Click here to register today!

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Facility Updates

Northwest Family YMCA Holiday Hours

December 24th: 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

December 25th: CLOSED  

January 1st: 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 A.M. 

Pardon Our Progress: Kids Play Redesign

During construction, Kids Play will temporarily relocate to the Community Room with Kids Play hours remaining the same.   

Fitness Center Redesign

The Fitness Center will be closed for remodeling from 12/7 to 12/25. During this period, the Bert West Room will serve as a temporary strength and personal training space with limited equipment and cardio options until 12/22. The temporary space will be available for a portion of the day on December 7, with limited access due to equipment relocation. Members are requested to limit workouts to 45 minutes during peak times. Group exercise classes and Tae Kwon Do will continue on the opposite side, but with schedule changes, smaller capacity, and potential cancellations. Check the YMCA360 schedule for the latest information. Consider visiting nearby Ys like COA/North Austin YMCA or trying virtual classes on YMCA360.

Aquatic Center Closure

Our indoor pool is getting an upgrade. We will close on December 16th at 12:00 P.M. and reopen on December 26th for maintenance and deep cleaning. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest visiting our other locations across Greater Austin during this period. Visit our locations page to find an alternate location nearest you. 

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