Thousands of Calgarians toured the new Brookfield Residential YMCA in the city’s southeast Seton community over the weekend.
The 330,000 square-foot facility — funded by the City of Calgary — features a large workout area, two ice rinks, a walking track, an Olympic-sized pool and an indoor water park that has a surfing machine.
“This is the largest YMCA with a health and wellness focus anywhere in the world, and it’s our opportunity to welcome the neighbours that will be enjoying it,” said Ken Lima-Coelho, vice-president of community engagement at YMCA Calgary.
He said the sneak peek is a chance to show off the beautiful recreational infrastructure before the doors open on Jan. 14 and the pools open on March 1. The facility will be a boon to a fast-growing under-served area, Lima-Coelho added.
“The reason it’s so large [is that] it will pull from all different areas southeast Calgary,” he said. “It will be Calgary proper. You’ll see people from the surrounding communities. There’s a huge need in this area and we’re about to fill it.”
Calgarians toured the new Brookfield Residential YMCA in the city’s southeast over the weekend.
Jeff Follett checked out the facility on Sunday and has plans to switch fitness clubs to get a Y membership.
“It’s a beautiful facility,” he said. “When you walk through the front door, you can just see the attention to detail.”
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