Open Gym Updates
In the interest of keeping everyone both safe and informed, there are some changes that are going to be happening to Open Gym. Remember guys, these are in your best interest! We don't want to have our users getting sick.
There are hand sanitizing stations outside of the gym. It is mandatory to use them before you enter the gym. If you're just arriving, sanitize! If you left the gym to use the washroom, sanitize! If you had to get your bag from your car, sanitize! We cannot stress this enough. If we see anybody disregarding this, they will be asked to leave the premises. We want to be open for everyone, but we can only do that if everyone is keeping themselves and the people around them safe.
We will not have any basketballs available to use. We have no way to keep the balls sanitized, nor do we have a way of ensuring that the items being traded in are safe for our staff to handle. If you are coming, please bring your own ball for the time being.
Along the same lines, we will not have our basketball pump available to use. Players will need to either inflate their balls at home, or play with them as they are. We will not be making exceptions to this.
We have posted many times about how our rentals are the backbone of our Centre and how us running private rentals allows us to continue to keep open gym free. With the number of events that are either cancelling or postponing to a later date, we are not able to run open gym as often right now. We cannot afford to have staff present in the building at all times right now. We are doing our best for you guys, but some small cuts right now mean that we don't have to take the more drastic steps of completely cancelling open gym or making people pay to have access to the gym. As such, we will only be running open gym from Monday - Thursday for the time being. There will be no open gym from Friday - Sunday. The facility will be closed on those dates, and only open to guests of the private events being held.
This means that the Open Gym hours for this week are:
Monday, March 16th: 9 AM - 8 PM Tuesday, March 17th: 9 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday, March 18th: 9 AM - 7 PM Thursday, March 19th: 9 AM - 4:30 PM Friday, March 20th: Building Closed, Private Event Access Only
Saturday, March 21st: Building Closed, Private Event Access Only
Sunday, March 22nd: Building Closed, Private Event Access Only
We are sorry for the impact that some of these changes will have on our patrons. We are doing all that we can to keep operating as normally as possible, but some steps were necessary to ensure both the safety of our guests and staff, as well as preserve our ability to run free open gym for a longer length of time. If things change, we will adjust our plans accordingly.