Partnership FAQ

Is the Maplewood Community Center (MCC) a YMCA now?

No. The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is taking over operations and programming at the Maplewood Community Center, but the MCC is not a YMCA.

How does this partnership benefit Maplewood?

  • The City of Maplewood and YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities jointly provide funding to ensure the beauty, functionality and viability of the Community Center for years to come.
  • The YMCA has full responsibility for the operational risk at the Community Center, protecting the City from the risk of operational losses.
  • Resident members have access to YMCA programming in all areas of the Maplewood Community Center.
  • The YMCA provides financial assistance in membership and programs for community members who demonstrate need.

Is my MCC membership still valid?

Yes—your membership will continue until its current expiration date and your current dues are not increasing at this time. Your current MCC membership card is still valid and you can keep coming to the MCC as usual.

What does my MCC membership include?

As a member of the MCC, you continue have access to the Fitness Center, the Aquatic Center, gym and locker rooms. Using the racquetball courts is now included with membership—a separate fee is no longer required. Group Exercise classes are also included with membership—and now include additional class options from the YMCA.

As a member you also get discounted rates on Personal Training, Small Group Training classes like Kettlebells or Pilates, Swim Lessons and Massage.

Can I visit other YMCA locations with my MCC membership?

If you have a Silver&Fit or Silver Sneakers® membership, you can visit the MCC and more than 20 YMCA locations throughout the metro area.

For all other MCC memberships, you have access to the MCC only. You can upgrade to a YMCA membership at any time to have access to all YMCA locations in the Twin Cities. See a team member at the MCC for details.

Can I still use my 10- or 20-visit pass?

Yes—your current pass is valid until its expiration date. After your pass expires, you can choose to buy individual day passes.

What’s happening to the Frequent Fitness Reimbursement Program?

If you have an eligible health insurance usage reimbursement benefit, you’ll have access to the YMCA’s health insurance reimbursement program which operates in the same way as the MCC’s program.

If you have a monthly membership, you’ll receive a discount on your monthly dues. If you have an annual membership, you’ll get a reimbursement check. See a team member at the MCC for details.

What about pre-paid programs like Personal Training or Private Swim Lessons?

You can continue to use any pre-paid programs or packages of sessions that you’ve already purchased.

Are my favorite trainers and instructors still working at the MCC?

We have worked to retain as many MCC team members as possible. Any new staff members at the MCC will provide service and instruction that aligns with YMCA’s high standards for education and quality.

Who will collect membership fees?

The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities will initiate the electronic funds transfer to pay for your membership. There’s nothing for you to do—you will just see YMCA on your bank statements moving forward.  If you are billed for dues, you will begin receiving an invoice from the YMCA.