When you join the Y, you join a community organization that offers health, hope and opportunity

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 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. The Y continues to follow our masking protocols and will abide by any state or local mandates.  Individuals that are fully vaccinated will be asked to continue masking while in our facilities until the CEC and our local Health Department changes their recommendations on masking. 
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 currently for Y 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.          (Front Desk open 9am to 6pm)
Saturday: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.  (Front Desk open 830am to 1230pm)
Sunday: Closed    

20TH Ave YMCA:

M-F: 5 a.m.-9 p.m.           (Front Desk open 9am to 6pm)
Saturday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.   (Front Desk open 8am to 1pm)
Sunday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.     (Front Desk open 8am to 1pm)

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


View Updated Youth Behavior Guidelines to plan ahead for your child's visit to the Y: 
  • 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 during the following designated times: Monday-Friday from 3:00 p.m. to close, and Saturdays and Sundays during regular Y hours. Outside of these designated times, youth must be supervised by a parent and actively involved in an activity.

  • Children under 10 are allowed in the building and are supervised by a parent and actively involved in an 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.

  • 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.  This is a safe space for our most vulnerable populations and an alternative for our entire membership. 


  • 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 High School age and older 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 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 Oshkosh 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.

I've Already Had Covid-19, so I do not have to worry?
Guidance from the Oshkosh Health Department is that: 

  • If the exposure occurs during 90 days after your confirmed COVID-19 illness and you have NO symptoms you do not need to quarantine.
  • If the exposure occurs outside of the 90 days after your confirmed COVID-19 illness you must quarantine
  • An individual who has had COVID-19 or who has had both vaccine doses, can still transmit the virus to others.  Therefore masks should still be worn as before to protect others from getting ill.

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 NEW 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.