Our Y facilities are open to Y members and paid program participants only. 

Please check our reopening guide for details before you arrive.


With guidance from state and local agencies, we are slowly phasing in YMCA offerings. All four Ys are currently open with precautions and limitations. See below for details. We are thrilled to support your wellness goals, satisfy your need for community (6 feet apart, of course) and offer resources to help your mind, body and spirit thrive.

Please read over the below guidelines so you understand how we are keeping you safe — and what we expect of you. Below you will find general guidelines as well as guidelines for specific program areas. Check back as we add more offerings.


Phased Opening - We are opening up slowly, cautiously and with great care. We are limiting the number of people in our buildings and limiting the spaces/equipment/programs that are available. We ask our members to maintain social distancing at all times. Our group exercise classes will be ramping up over time. Please be patient with us as we make adjustments to our schedules.

Access to the Facility - Access is limited to Y members and participants in a current paid Y program only at all of our Y facilities; guest passes and nationwide membership are unavailable at this time. Lap swimming, open swim and group exercise classes require advanced reservations.

Reservations - Due to group size limitations, reservations are required for aquatics and group exercise classes. For lap swimming and group fitness classes, you can make reservations on our schedules page or through the YMCA of Boulder Valley App; each reservation is for one person only. Visit the schedules page for details. For open swim, you will make reservations through Appointment Plus.

Traffic Flow - We are maintaining and regulating traffic flow where possible. You can help with this and use common sense.  

Staff Precautions - Staff receive temperature checks every day before work, and all staff are required to wear masks.

New Spacing - We have rearranged our equipment and environments to support social distancing. 

Cleaning - We have deep cleaned our facilities and updated our cleaning procedures. We are ensuring that equipment is cleaned between uses. We are providing extra cleaning supplies, so you can easily and quickly clean equipment.

Health Screening - Members must stop at the lobby table before check-in for a temperature check and health screening. Members must sign a waiver upon entry to the Y.

Bathrooms and Locker Rooms - Bathrooms, locker rooms and showers are available (some bathrooms are designated for summer camp only).

Here’s what you will be expected to bring:

We have mats and water bottles for sale at the front desk in case you forget to bring them.

Mats - We are unable to provide mats at this time. If you need one, please bring your own. 

Workout towel - Towel services is not being provided.

Water bottle - Only bottle fillers are available at this time. Drinking fountains are closed.

Locks - Lockers are available, but locks are not being provided. If you need one, please bring your own lock.

Masks - We are following the guidelines from our local health officials on mask use. While you are not required to wear a mask if actively exercising, lap swimming or ice skating, we do ask that you wear a mask when walking through the facility or in our common areas. Children under the age of 12 and individuals with a disability or medical condition for whom a face covering would cause impairment are not required to wear face coverings.

Here’s what is currently unavailable (check back for updates):

  • Towel service
  • Coffee service
  • Drinking fountains (Bottle fillers remain open)
  • Saunas and steam rooms
  • Mapleton Y hot tub
  • Child watch
  • Checking out basketballs, locks and other items from the front desks
  • Some personal fitness equipment, including mats, foam rollers and other porous materials. Some equipment, like bands, are still available at the front desk.


Our pools in Johnstown, Boulder, Longmont and Lafayette are open with limitations. Lap swim and water exercise classes are available by reservation only. Open swim is now available by reservation only through Appointment PlusPrivate swim lessons are available now. Group swim lesson registration is open now for July and August.

When You Arrive - Enter through the front door of the Y. Swimmers will undergo a health check, sign a waiver (adult signature is required for anyone under the age of 18) and swipe their membership card.

Pool Deck - Please be conscious of social distancing rules and mask requirements while on the pool deck as well as in the facility. 

Equipment - Kick boards and pull bouys are available; we also encourage swimmers to bring their own equipment when possible. Sanitized equipment can be picked up by the swimmer and returned to a cleaning bin at the end of their swim. Staff will make this equipment available to the next swimmer following disinfection.

Lap Swimming Precautions & Limitations - Two swimmers per lane allowed in the pool at a time. Lap swimmers start at opposite ends of the pool to provide spacing.

Water Exercise Precautions & Limitations - Water exercise classes have limited capacity. Water exercise equipment are being disinfected and set-up by the instructor before class. Participants should also disinfect equipment by submerging items in the pool before and after use.

Private Lessons Precautions & Limitations - We are limiting bookings to 3 at a time to allow for proper spacing between lessons. During private lessons, each student will swim in their own lane with the instructor teaching from the deck. Because of this, swimmers must be able to support themselves in the water without assistance.

Open Swim Precautions & Limitations - Open swim is now available with limited capacity. Families are asked to social distance from other families in the water and on the pool deck. Reservations are required for each member of your family who will be attending. We welcome a maximum of 6 members per reservation from the same household; there will be a limit to one reservation per household per day. Open swim reservations do not include the use of lap lanes. If your child needs a personal flotation device to swim, please provide your own. Slides and diving boards will be available. Normal pool policies will be followed.


Our Ice Rink at the Arapahoe Y in Lafayette is open with limitations. We’re currently offering some youth hockey programs, private ice instruction, Skate Fitness classes and synchronized skating. Because we must follow the rules of our local health department, what we offer at our rink may be different than what is offered at other rinks. Please be patient with us as we are doing our best to get all programs operational.

Entering and Departing the Y - Enter through the front door of the Y. Players will undergo a health check, sign a waiver (if applicable, adult signature is required for anyone under the age of 18) and if a member, swipe their membership card. Please depart through the north exit (side of the rink facing the turf fields).

Arriving and Departing in Gear - You must arrive and depart dressed in your gear. At this time, you may not use the rink area or ice lobby to get dressed or undressed, though you may use the benches around the rink to put your skates on and take your skates off. 

Mask Use – You must wear a face mask when entering, walking around and leaving the building. You are not required to wear a mask while actively on the ice. Spectators must wear a mask and maintain a 6-foot distance. 

Entering the Ice Rink – Please enter the ice rink through the double doors by the hockey locker rooms and find a marked off section of a bench or bleachers to get your skates and helmet on.

Hockey Locker Room Access – Hockey locker rooms will not be available for adult hockey players before 6pm. Locker rooms A & C will only become available for hockey players prior to the start of a game. Showers in the hockey locker room will not be available at this time, though you may use the main locker room showers.

Be Courteous – Please no spitting on the ice, no checking, no fighting. Please be respectful and protect younger players on the ice. There will be no post game handshake. Both teams will line up on their own blue line and salute the opposing team.