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10-01-2002, 01:42 AM #1
Anyone in the GTA go to the YMCA?
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.
Thanks in advance.
Oh and is a membership mandatory or is it a drop-in program for badminton?
Last edited by Reynar; 10-01-2002 at 01:44 AM.
10-14-2002, 12:16 PM #2
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.
12-16-2002, 12:23 AM #3
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
12-30-2002, 08:02 PM #4
$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)
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.
01-04-2003, 05:40 PM #5
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.
01-05-2003, 12:21 PM #6
Hey isn't that only for adults??
So if I'm 17, is that good??
Am I allowed to go play?
01-05-2003, 03:21 PM #7
they've even let little kids play, i just turned 17, i play there sometimes
01-06-2003, 12:39 AM #8
thats not bad then
I used to think 19+ or something
but since I can go
s'all cool then
01-07-2003, 12:10 AM #9
01-13-2003, 12:15 AM #10
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
01-14-2003, 10:37 PM #11
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
01-15-2003, 12:59 AM #12
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
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