We are so excited to WELCOME you back to the Y!  We've missed YOU!

Please be assured that safety is our number one priority. Things will be different in this new climate, so while we know it is a lot of information, we hope you will read everything on the pages that follow so you will know what to expect when using our facilities.  We continue to follow our masking protocols and the Oshkosh Y follows the imposed mask mandates from state or local officials. Individuals that are fully vaccinated will be asked to continue masking while in our facilities until the CDC and our local Health Department changes their recommendations on masking. 

We are following guidelines from health experts and local officials to ensure that our facilities meet the highest standards for hygiene and safety, and we have modified our policies and services to facilitate safe physical and social distancing practices.  Please show your consideration of others and do your part by wearing a mask.  The Y serves our entire community, and we want everyone to feel safe while using the Y.  

WINTER HOURS: (Beginning January 4, 2021)

  • The sale and redemption of guest passes is not available until further notice.
  • Open skate and Open Hockey is for YMCA Members Only. 
  • Open Swim and use of the Y is available for Members Only due to the pandemic. 
  • The Y Membership Office is OPEN Monday - Friday 9am to 6pm for membership sales and re-activation

Downtown YMCA:
M-F: 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed    

20th  Ave YMCA:
M-F: 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.


Tennis Center:
Open daily at 8 a.m. Closing time may vary. Please call ahead or view our Mobile App daily for closing time



  • Access for many services and activities are by reservation only in order to ensure the safety and health of all our members and staff.

  • All minors ages 5+ are always required to wear a face covering when inside the Y unless they are swimming. Parents must contact the membership office to provide medical documentation for an exception to this policy. 

  • High School students may use the Y without a parent/guardian present during Y operating hours. Students should be prepared to present their High School photo ID for verification along with the Y membership ID upon arrival.

  • Youth ages 10+ are permitted to use the Y without a parent/guardian.   Youth are expected to be able to follow all Y best practices and abide by the Y Member Code of Conduct. 

  • Children under 10 are allowed in the building and are supervised by a parent and actively involved in an activity OR enrolled in a Y activity.  Children under 10 may enroll in an After-School Program at their school for childcare after school dismissal.  

  • The sale and redemption of guest passes is not available until further notice.


  • Use of lockers and showers are open for members.  Please remain socially distant and wear a mask when you are unable to do so.  

  • Towel service will not be available. Members will need to bring their own towel.

  • Members will be asked to limit their time in the locker room to avoid crowding.

  • While we will be cleaning the locker room frequently, we cannot guarantee individual rooms and shower areas will be sanitized between uses and recommend using them at your own risk.  Please make note of special signage as you enter.


  • Available by reservations, we now offer semi-private work out space where masks are always required, and NO exemptions are honored. 


  • Group Exercise classes have resumed. Reservations are required for all classes.

  • Please practice social distancing when attending a class to ensure the safety of all. Markers have been placed on the floor to assist you.

  • KinetiX and KinetiX Kids is back. Same registration process with reduce class sizes, physical distancing and masks are required for attendance.

  • Virtual Live Classes will continue to be available.

  • View Class Schedule HERE.


  • The Wellness Center has been rearranged to promote physical distancing.

  • Members are asked to clean each piece of equipment before and after use.

  • Members 13+ are permitted to use the Wellness Center.

  • Members should be respectful of physical distancing in areas where equipment cannot be moved.

  • New Member orientations and Personal Training have resumed.

  • Reservations are not required.

  • Face coverings are required during exercise per Governor Evers’ order.

  • Note: Staff giving orientations will wear a mask and will maintain 6-foot distancing during the orientation. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Y or in-person at the Wellness Desk. If you are unsure of which orientation is appropriate for you, please do not hesitate to ask.


  • Our pools and water exercise classes are available during limited hours. Reservations are required for specific areas/activities.

  • Lap Swimming, Whirlpool, Sauna, Steam Room and Water Exercise classes are available by reservations only.

  • Family Swim (including the slide at 20th Ave), Water Walking and our Lazy River will be available and will NOT require a reservation. They will be available and open to all members to use at their discretion.  Please view the schedule for exact times.

  • Please bring your own towels.

  • Each reservation time slot is for one person, not one household

  • Lap Lane slots are 30 minutes each.

  • Whirlpool, Sauna and Steam Room slots are 20 minutes each, one per person per day.

  • Age access guidelines will be followed.

  • Click HERE to see the Pool Schedule.


  • Basketball Gyms are open with limited hours. Please check our Mobile App for availability. No full court pick-up games will be allowed, and you must bring your own ball. As a reminder, face coverings are required while inside the Y.

  • Pickleball is offered.  Members bring your own paddle and check schedule for exact days and times. Pickle Ball is also available at the Tennis Center and would require advanced court reservations. As a reminder, face coverings are required while inside the Y.


  • Soccer Arena is open with limited availability. Members should check our Mobile App for available open times and programming opportunities. As a reminder, face coverings are required while inside the Y.


  • Ice Arena is open with limited availability. Members should check the website and Mobile App for available open times and programming opportunities.  


Are guests welcome at the Y?
During this challenging time, we have suspended guest passes.  As soon as we can, we will issue new guest passes to all our members as we know the Y is a terrific place to share with those around you. We look forward to helping you on your journey to a healthier you.  The Y has also suspended the sale of daily passes until further notice.  Open Skate and Open Hockey are available for  Members Only until further notice.

Can I use my membership from another Y?
We offer Nationwide Membership because we want to help you reach your health and wellness goals wherever you live, work or travel. On average, at least 50% of your visits must be to your Home YMCA (the local association that enrolled you and collects your membership dues). If you are a college student, you will need to join the YMCA where your usage is 50% or greater. Nationwide Membership is based on individual usage not the family unit. We have a Young Adult rate which is a great value for you.

How do you I know what activities/classes/programs the Y is offering? 
The Y shares our seasonal Activities Guide digitally on our website assessible from our home page.  Follow this link or visit www.oshkoshymca.org.  The Y sends a weekly Enews to those who wish to subscribe.  This is a great tool to stay “in the know” about everything the Y is offering, adding or changing as we navigate the pandemic together. 

What new cleaning/sanitizing protocols have been implemented?
Safety and cleanliness are very important to the Y. We have invested in new products for use to clean equipment. Staff are being trained on the new protocols and expectations, and we have worked closely with our cleaning service to focus on high traffic/use areas throughout the day. We will continue with our nightly deep cleaning. We will have additional staff working to assist members in cleaning equipment and high touch areas during our operating hours to ensure safe facilities for all.

Tell me more about the YMCA App?
Due to changes in the App world, the Y needed to comply.  Our new App launched the week of June 20th.  If you have the old App, please delete it as it is no longer supported. Search for "Oshkosh Community YMCA" in your App store to locate us.  Here you can view all the classes on the schedule that require reservations. You can see how many spots are open and sign up directly from the App.

What is the best way to make a reservation?
Our App makes it very easy; however, you can also go to our home page at oshkoshymca.org and click on the reservations button on the left side of the page.  This will take you directly to the page. Choose from Pool/Water Exercise, Group Exercise or Active Older Adults and click the Icon to be directed.  Follow the screen and prompts. There is a lot of information that needs to load so please be patient with your device. You may reserve your spot up to 24 hours in advance. There is a tablet at the Y members can use and our front desk can assist our members as well.
Is there still towel service? 
The Y has had to pivot our resources to procure additional and costly disinfectants, sanitizers and supplies to keep our members and staff safe. The handling of dirty towels and laundry is also of high concern given the significant contagiousness of Covid19. The Y has suspended towel service, and coffee service indefinitely. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to navigate re-opening.

Oshkosh Community YMCA