Inclement Weather Policy


As we enter into the colder, more inclement weather months, we would like to remind you of our Inclement Weather Policy. As always, the safety and well-being of you, your family, and our staff are our top priority.

Please take some time to review the policy by clicking here.

Weather alert for Friday, January 19

As of 8pm on Thursday, January 18, tomorrow on Friday, January 19, the Y will have a delayed opening time at 8am, with regular closing time of 9pm.

All fitness classes, swim lessons, climbing classes, and youth sports are cancelled. ”Live” virtual classes are cancelled, please take advantage of our prerecorded on demand classes.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media for any changes as the weather is ongoing.

Downtown Early Learning: delayed start of 8:30am
Heart House Early Learning: delayed start of 9am
Barkley Early Learning: TBD (please check back by 6am for update)
BASE "Snow Day" available at the Y from 8:30-4pm. Space is limited and in-person registration is first come first serve. DSHS accepted.
Teen Center: Downtown Drop-in Center: Open 1:30-6:30pm
10am Water Fitness: On time

Weather alert for Thursday, January 18

📢 Important Announcement for Whatcom County YMCA Members: Due to the current severe weather conditions, including ice and snow across Whatcom County, we have made the decision to preemptively close all our facilities tomorrow, Thursday, January 18. This closure affects all programs, including early learning, before and after school care, and youth programming, to ensure the safety of our members and staff.

We encourage you to continue your fitness journey by accessing our range of on-demand live classes available on our Virtual Y webpage. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please stay safe and warm during this period.

Weather alerts pertaining to Whatcom Family YMCA programing on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

The Y will be CLOSING at 10am, Wednesday January 17, and remain closed for the remainder of the day due to poor road conditions and to ensure the safety of our staff.

Whatcom Family YMCA Programs:

  • Building: CLOSING AT 10am
  • Group Exercise Classes: CANCELLED**
  • Youth Sports: CANCELLED
  • Swim Lessons: CANCELLED
  • Teen Center: CLOSED
  • Y Reach Art Club: CANCELLED
  • Climbing Classes: CANCELLED

BASE Sites:

  • Bellingham School District Sites: CLOSED
  • Ferndale School District Sites: CLOSED
  • Lynden School District Sites: CLOSED
  • Meridian School District Sites: CLOSED
  • Mount Baker School District Sites: CLOSED

Early Learning Centers:

  • Downtown: CLOSED
  • Barkley: CLOSED
  • Heart House: CLOSED

**All classes, including our Live Virtual Classes are canceled, but please take advantage of the many recorded classes available on the Virtual Y.