The YMCA offers a variety of sports activities for adults. Attention parents of young children, we offer FREE childcare while you work out, click here for more information.
Adult Basketball * Due to Covid-19, individual play only. One person per hoop and gym reservations are mandatory. Click on the Covid-19 tab to make your reservations.
Starting January 18, 2021, limited 3-on-3 Pod Play will be available. Click here for pod play guidelines
Players 16 years of age or older interested in playing moderately-competitive basketball are invited to join other adults at the YMCA. The players on the court organize the games. Basketball is played in the Y’s gymnasium throughout the year.
Tuesday and Thursday: 6:00am-7:45am
The Outdoor Courts at the Y, with a full-size basketball court, will open as soon as the weather allows in the spring and remain open in the fall as long as possible. The outdoor basketball court is open to the entire community; no Y membership is required.
Lap Swim - *Due to Covid-19, reservations are required. Click on the Covid-19 tab to make your reservations.
Our 5-lane, 25-yard pool is available for lap swim throughout the week.
Morning, afternoon, evenings and weekends vary; please check pool schedule.
Pickleball *Due to Covid-19, Reservations are required. Click on Pickleball Court Reservation below.
A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.
Pickleball combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It can be played indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Pickleball may be played as doubles or singles.
Pickleball is played in the Y’s gymnasium throughout the year. Pickleball paddles and plastic balls are available for checkout at the Y’s membership desk. PICKLEBALL COURT RESERVATION
The Outdoor Courts at the Y, with six pickleball courts, open in the spring as soon as weather allows and will remain open through the fall as long as possible. A schedule for the Outdoor Courts will be posted upon opening; the courts are available to the entire community and no Y membership is required.
Due to Covid-19, restricted pickleball play is in effect at the Outdoor Courts at the Y. At the present time, play is being coordinated through the Itasca County Pickleball Association. Pickleball courts may be reserved at www.grandrapidspickleball.com (click on Sign-Up Genius link) Limited numbers are allowed to play at each session.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Tuesday and Thursday
More court time may become available as CDC restrictions are lifted.
Racquetball - *Due to Covid-19, only individual is allowed at this time. Racquetball courts may be reserved by clicking on the Covid-19 tab. NO GAMES AND ONE PERSON ONLY IN COURT
We have two racquetball courts available throughout the day. You may reserve a court up to one week in advance for up to two hours.
For ages 6 - adult
Everyone from kindergarten through adult is invited to learn the Japanese self-defense sport of Judo. Beginner, intermediate and advanced are welcome to come learn basic holds, throws, break falls, safe falls, injury prevention and balance. There are tournament opportunities as students progress. Instructors: Colleen Bishop, Terry Nordin and Chris Kennedy.
Class meets on Saturdays:
8:45am-10:15am for those 16 years old and up
10:30am-12:00pm for those 6-15 years old
Winter I: January 9-February 13
Winter II: February 20-March 27
Location: Studio B
Free for YMCA members.
Community members 15 & under $25/session, 16 & up $35/session
Register on the Itasca County Family YMCA website or call 218-327-1161.
Karate - *Due to Covid-19, this program is temporarily suspended
Kids 8 years and up along with adults can learn some self-defense, get physically fit and gain confidence by joining in this traditional Japanese Karate class. Wear comfortable clothing or purchase a uniform.
Free for YMCA members. Community members $54/session
Location: Studio B
Register at the Itasca County Family YMCA desk or call 218-327-1161