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Frank Rudderham Family YMCA

View Larger Map 399 Charlotte Street
Sydney, NS B1P 1E3
Phone: 902-562-9622
Fax: 902-562-1586
  • Aquatics
  • Camps
  • Health and Fitness
The Frank Rudderham Family YMCA serves as the main branch for the YMCA of Cape Breton.  This 60,000 square foot multi-purpose community centre is located in the centre of downtown Sydney and features:
  • YMCA Membership Centre
  • Sid Bagnell Career and Employment Resource Centre
  • YMCA Licensed Childcare Centres
  • Conditioning Centre
  • Walking Track
  • Aquatic Centre
  • Fitness Studios
  • Community Rooms
  • Squash Courts
  • Gymnasium
  • Adult-only Health Club locker rooms
  • Family locker room
  • General locker rooms


Membership Centre Hours:

Hours of Operation 

Regular Hours (Winter, Spring & Fall)

Monday to Thursday: 5:00am - 10:00pm

Friday: 5:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm


2019 Christmas Holiday Hours:

Tuesday, December 24th - 5:00am to 3:00pm
Wednesday, December 25th - Closed
Thursday,December 26th - Closed
Friday, December 27th - 6:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday, December 28th - 7:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, December 29th - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, December 30th - 6:00am to 8:00pm
Tuesday, December 31st - 6:00am to 3:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st - Closed

Regular Holiday Hours:

8:00am to 8:00pm


Summer Hours of Operation (Start date will be posted June 2020)

Monday to Thursday: 5:00am - 9:00pm

Friday: 5:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am - 5:00pm


Early Learning Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday 7:45am - 5:30pm

Sid Bagnell Employment Centre Hours:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am to 4:30pm

  • Photo of Frank Rudderham Family YMCA building
    Frank Rudderham Family YMCA

    The YMCA of Cape Breton's main branch is named in memory of Frank Rudderham.  The new YMCA facility comemorates his contribution to community.  

  • Join A Community - Not A Gym

    When you join the Y, you automatically become a part of a brand new community. We're the place where families thrive together.


  • Join the Y

    The Y offers programs for all ages and abillities.  Stop by for a tour and meet our YMCA certified trainers.  We'll arrange a welcome orientation and discuss options to get you on track to a healty lifestyle. 

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    YMCA Strong Kids

    Give kids the opportunity to reach their full potential.  Supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign directly helps children, teens and young adults in your community.  Find out what your donation can do for a child in your neighbourhood.