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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
  • Health and Fitness
  • Summer Day Camp
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 :

Frank Rudderham YMCA
Regular Hours 2021 

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

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

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Summer Hours 2021

Monday to Friday: 6:00am - 8:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 1:00pm


Early Learning Centre Hours:

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

Nova Scotia Works Employment Centre Hours:

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

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