Last updated February 25, 2021

NEW Facility Updates & Guidelines - in effect starting Monday, March 1 

In an effort to keep safety our number one priority, we are continuing to adjust some of our facility guidelines:

  • Basketball Courts | Basketball players may return to playing five-on-five games and return to using the full court. Please limit subs to accommodate social distancing. Masks may be removed when playing. Reservations are still required. 
  • Racquetball/Handball Courts | Individuals playing racquetball/handball may remove masks when playing. Reservations are still required.
  • Whirlpools & Saunas | We have increased capacities in our saunas/whirlpools. It is recommended that there is a maximum of one person in the sauna and two people in the whirlpool at a time. Please continue to socially distance when possible. These spaces will not be monitored.
  • Youth Play Areas | The Kids' Gym, Play Loft, and the Schlossman Xerzone have reopened to members with limited hours on evenings and weekends. 
  • We are continuing to add back in equipment in the Fitness Centers and increase capacities in our group fitness classes, PlayTown Short Term Child Care, swimming lessons, and rental spaces.

Please continue to respect social distancing in YMCA spaces and stay six feet apart from others when possible. All other safety guidelines listed in the sections below will remain in effect – contact our team at 701.293.9622 or with any questions or concerns.

Hours of Operation

Fercho & Schlossman YMCAs Monday – Friday 5:00am – 11:00pm
Fercho & Schlossman YMCAs Saturday – Sunday 6:00am – 8:00pm
Schlossman After-Hours Fitness Center Access Every day 4:00am – Open  |  Close – midnight 

Additional Hours Information

  • Seniors who feel more comfortable in a less populated workout space are welcome to join us on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30pm – 3:30pm in the cardio room at the Fercho YMCA for a workout hour just for ages 55+
  • All activity areas – including the Aquatic Center, Fitness Centers, Racquetball Courts, and Basketball Gyms – close 30min. before the facilities close at the end of the day.

After-Hours Fitness Center Access
The Schlossman Fitness Center is available from 4am to midnight, 7 days a week. The separate Fitness Center entrance is only available when the rest of the Schlossman building is closed

  • Masks are required when entering the building. Individuals will also be screened upon entry, including having their temperature taken.
  • After-hours access is limited to members – we are not allowing guests at this time.
  • Please note that access to locker rooms will not be available if the rest of the Schlossman facility is closed.

Facility Rules & Guidelines

We want to keep our members safe while they use our facilities, so our teams are following strict guidelines from the CDC and ND Department of Health. We expect our members to follow the same guidelines to help keep others safe. Please use your best judgement on when you feel it is appropriate for you to return to the facility.

  • Everyone must be screened upon entering the facility, including having their temperature taken.
  • Please respect social distancing, and stay six feet apart from other members and staff.
  • Wipe down all equipment, cubbies, and lockers before and after each use.
  • Bring your own towels for use in the Aquatic Center, Fitness Center, and locker rooms/showers. Additionally, bring your own yoga mat if needed for group fitness classes. Towels and yoga mats are not available.
  • All members must follow the Code of Conduct, age rules, and Fitness Center dress code at all times.

Additional Safety Measures

  • We have added plexiglass partitions, social distancing markers, hand-washing stations, touchless check-ins, and more.
  • Our staff are continually cleaning/sanitizing activity areas and high-touch surfaces, including equipment, door handles, counters/desks, and more.
  • We have separated fitness equipment and marked off individual boxes in our Group Fitness studios to follow ND Smart Restart social distancing guidelines. We have also limited group fitness class sizes and required reservations for certain activity areas to ensure you get a great workout while staying safe.
  • We have limited capacities in activity areas and communal spaces to reduce contact as much as possible.
  • We complete a deep sanitization of our activity areas every night, including using a Clorox 360 sanitization fogger.

Available Offerings & Amenities

Both YMCA fitness facilities are OPEN - including fitness centers, pools, locker rooms, basketball gyms, and youth play areas. Some restrictions/closures may apply for the safety of our members and staff - view an up-to-date listing of available amenities below.

Fercho YMCA | Available Spaces & Amenities
Fercho YMCA
  Available Not Available Reservations Required
Fitness Center    
Cardio / Strength Machines    
Lockers / Storage Cubbies    
Towel Service    
Locker Rooms - Adult & All Ages    
Private Changing Rooms    
Towel Service    
Saunas / Whirlpools    
Aquatic Center    
Group Fitness Classes    
Kids' Gym / Xerzone    
Basketball Gym    
PlayTown Short-Term Child Care    
Racquetball / Handball Courts    
Schlossman YMCA | Available Spaces & Amenities
Schlossman YMCA
  Available Not Available Reservations Required
Fitness Center    
Cardio / Strength Machines    
Lockers / Storage Cubbies    
Towel Service    
Locker Rooms / Saunas    
Private Changing Rooms    
Towel Service    
Climbing Wall    
Group Fitness Classes    
Play Loft / Xerzone    
Basketball Gym    
PlayTown Short-Term Child Care    

Virtual Options

Group Fitness Classes
We have updated our technology to allow a majority of our in-person Group Fitness classes to also be offered virtually in our private Facebook Group, just for YMCA members! Join us for virtual Yoga, HIIT, Pilates, Zumba, and more!

Youth & Adult Programs
Keep your kiddos active and learning with virtual Youth Programs, like Wacky Science, Book Club, and more! Stay connected and reach your goals with virtual Adult fitness options like Personal Training, Run Coaching, NEW Health Coaching, and more!

More Options
Visit our Stay Healthy at Home web page for more at-home workouts, fitness videos, nutrition chats, kids/family activities, and more.

PlayTown, Guest Passes & More Information

PlayTown Short-Term Child Care
Available hours are limited and care is offered on a reservation-only basis, to minimize contact between households. Reservations open six days in advance – Learn more, view available time slots, and reserve a time on our PlayTown page.

Guest Passes
Membership units receive three free guest passes per year. If you have already used your three passes, we are not allowing members to purchase more passes at this time. 

  • For the safety of our community, day passes for non-members remain unavailable at this time.
  • We are happy to welcome Family Wellness members who are using their 12 annual visits. YMCA members are welcome to use their 12 annual visits to Family Wellness as well!

Nationwide Membership
We are happy to welcome YMCA members who are using the Y's Nationwide Membership to visit our facilities. Due to COVID-19, we encourage our members to call the YMCA they are traveling to in advance to make sure that facility is allowing Nationwide reciprocity at this time.

When to Work Out?
If you would like to attend our facilities at a time that will be less crowded, below is a graph showing our total check-ins per week at both facilities. 10am – 12pm and 4pm – 7pm are when there are the most people in our fitness facilities. 

Still cautious about coming to work out? Due to ongoing social distancing efforts, there are fewer people in our spaces than usual. We are confident that you will be able to find a time to exercise in a less crowded environment, allowing you to keep your distance and stay safe while still getting a great workout.


As we welcome our community to the Y, we want to assure you that safety remains our top priority. Taking care of our health is more important now than ever before, and the Y is here to help you stay healthy, stay active, and stay safe.

If you have any questions related to facility updates, safety guidelines, or your membership account, please contact 701.293.9622 or