Sports and Recreations

Sports and Recreation

Come in and perfect your backhand! Drop-in and play some badminton against other members or bring a friend. Nets will be set up, and birdies and racquets are available to sign out. This drop-in program is included with your YMCA Membership.

Basketball was invented at the YMCA, and it’s still going strong here! It’s also a great way to stay fit, meet people, and have fun. Come join other members for some friendly hoops.

The fast-paced, interactive sport of dodgeball is the latest addition to the Adult Recreation offerings at the Y. Those 18+ can come enjoy the social yet challenging sport of dodgeball. This is a must try!

Recreational table tennis for adults (18+).

Basketball focused curriculum to develop sport related skills and teamwork, following instruction, leadership and cooperation. Mini games, activities and skill development will be delivered by staff and volunteers with strong basketball and coaching knowledge. The program runs in correlation to the organized basketball scheduled on Saturdays. Program to be supported by local basketball community including Saint John Riptide.

Come together for some empowering activites!

Girls in Motion is a free 6 week program designed to increase the participation of girls in physical activity by promoting overall health, confidence and well-being. This is a FREE program supported by the Y’s Strong Communities Campaign and is open to Y members as well and the public. (Non-YMCA Member must present a peice of government photo ID to access programming.)

This is a registered program with a maximun of 12 participants. Please register with the membership desk, by phone at 693-9622 or my email at

A program for families to come and enjoy a game of badminton together.

A program for families to come and enjoy a game of Pickleball together.

A program for families to come and enjoy a game of table tennis together.

Family: Adult & Child
This Instructor lead program that introduces and instructs sport and physical activity based skills. All staff and volunteers will have strong sport teaching and coaching backgrounds.

Pickleball is a court sport best described as halfway between tennis and ping pong. This is an introductory program for anyone new to the sport. Equipment provided.

YMCA Kindergym programs are fun-filled playful movement sessions designed for your toddler and preschooler.

Kindergym sessions are also a great way for young participants to build relationships while working in a group, listening, taking turns, and following instruction.

YMCA Kindergym will help children develop general motor skills including jumping, rolling, balancing, and basic coordination.

The Gymnasium is free to use for recreation.

A program for parents and children from infant to age 0-5 to come and enjoy the Y.

Pickleball is a court sport best described as halfway between tennis and ping pong. Participant organized drop-in play for any skill level. Equipment provided.

Join us in the gymnasium for fun recreational games to keep you active and make new friends.

A Drop In Program for youth members to enjoy a fun game of badminton. No experience necessary.

En garde! Thrust and parry, learn the fundamentals of fencing. This is a new volunteer lead program. No experience is required and all of the equipment is provided by NB Fencing. Registration: $5.

Y Lead Program is for youth aged 13 – 18 who want to develop leadership skills through fun and challenging learning experiences.

The Y Lead program will be split into 2 groups, one junior and one senior:

  • 20 Junior Leaders: Ages 12-14 (Grade 8-9)
  • 20 Senior Leaders: Ages 15-18 (Grades 10-12)

The groups will be held on separate nights, with the exceptions of trips, guest speakers, events etc. The program will run from 6 PM-8 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Irving Oil Field House.

Participants will each receive a YMCA Membership for the duration of the program to utilize all of the Y’s programs, services and facilities.

Participants will also receive a welcome kit including a hoodie, book bag, notebook, pens and other swag from the program sponsors.

Interested Youth are encouraged to write a short 100-200 word description about themselves and why they are interested in the Y Lead program. Youth can apply by sending their resume, cover letter and description to

In partnership with Pickleball Saint John – Youth Pickleball is a 10 week program starting Oct. 6 2020

Youth aged 10 – 17 interested in learning a new and growing sport are encouraged to join!

For Youth ages 6-17 to come and enjoy a drop In Soccer program. There will be Y staff to show you some tricks and teach you new skills as well.

A drop-in program for youth to have fun in a recreation game of table tennis.

A staffed drop-in program that will be planned to include age appropriate organized games, crafts and activities for participating children. Come meet new friends in an inclusive, fun environment!