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Anyone in the GTA go to the YMCA?

Discussion in 'Canada East' started by Reynar, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. Reynar

    Reynar Regular Member

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    Hi, I was thinking of playing at the YMCA. Either the North York or Scarborough location. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about them. How busy they are, level of play, cost of membership, how snooty they are.:p

    Thanks in advance.

    Oh and is a membership mandatory or is it a drop-in program for badminton?
     
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    Hey Reynar there is no drop in form just for badminton. I believe it costs 10 dollars for use of the facilities for one day. I currently attend the facility at North York. I mainly use the facilities for weight lifting purposes but the badminton isn't bad. However there are alot of beginners in the bunch. There are a few intermediate players and even less advanced players but it isn't too bad. If your a good player there really is no snobbyness however if it's your first time picking up your racquet don't expect to play very exciting games :). Cost for monthly membership i believe is 34 dollars? give or take a couple dollars. I hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    Nick
     
  3. crazyboy139

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    I actually thought of the same thing
    and the "guest pass" for one day is $12

    I wanted a membership
    but they need either a credit card number or a void cheque
    I just turned 17, so I dun really have either

    what I was wondering
    was if I bought a guest pass at north york YMCA
    played during morning
    when the badminton ends there
    could I use the same pass for the badminton at STC YMCA in the afternoon?
    else $12 for each location.. twice a week..
    thats like.. $48 a week for 8 hours of badminton.. not including gas / ttc fare.. pretty pricy ;)

    [Edit] Btw their drop ins schedules are provided in their website
    go to google.com and search up ymca canada
    sorry I can't remember the site
     
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    $10 for a "day pass" (adult) - $5 for a "day pass" (child).
    They ask for photo ID, possibly to confirm your age, they keep your ID til you leave (don't forget to get it like I did, lol)

    I believe thats standard for both NY and STC, I'll check out STC later on..

    Last time I went for badminton (Christmas Day), there was nearly no one there..

    Theres 2 gyms, each with 3 courts.

    There was so little people, they let one of the gyms be used for basketball instead.

    I haven't seen any pros there.. I'm a noob, so were my friends. We almost had 2 outta 3 courts to us the whole time. So its quite good if you don't want to wait shifts with your friends (if $10 isn't too much for you) :D

    and u can't use the pass in 2 different locations, because u don't even pay for a pass, u just pay to get in, u dun get no pass, no receipt, nothing. :p
     
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    i play at the scarborough Y sometimes, level there is alright, there are a lot of beginners, some novices, and i think only three good people. come on Friday nights, the entire gym is open. :)
     
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    Hey isn't that only for adults??

    So if I'm 17, is that good??
    Am I allowed to go play? :D
     
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    they've even let little kids play, i just turned 17, i play there sometimes
     
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    Hey..
    thats not bad then
    I used to think 19+ or something
    but since I can go
    s'all cool then

    thx reap
     
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    np

    anytime man
     
  10. crazyboy139

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    I went to the ym at stc on friday (jan 3rd)
    I thought there'd be 4 gyms open?
    I only found the gym 1 and 2
    only 4 courts
    15 min shifts
    and I got in with the day pass for $15!

    north york ymca is only $10
    its got more than 4 courts
    the setted hours are longer

    the only thing that was good
    was we stayed at ymca (stc) longer than we should've
    til almost everyone left
     
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    u can just ask parents for void check.

    when do u go to north york ymca? i think sunday has the longest time, i think it's 1030-1230. u can check gta schedules on the ymca site. if u go at night on the weekdays there's a bunch of pretty good players, but i'm not sure about now since it's so cold
     
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    I only been to ny a couple of times
    during the holidays
    its the same length (time) as sundays

    normally I would go on sundays too
    if I could get some friends or I'm not bz :eek:
     

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