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Eau Claire
Downtown YMCA

700 Graham Ave

Eau Claire, Wi 54701

(715) 836-8460

December Update

Help us spread the love this Christmas by checking out these opportunities to give to those in need over the holidays. Collection boxes can be found in the lobby at the downtown Y.


  • Donations of new toys for kids from 0-18 will be given to Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley (Beacon House) to help more than 100 families give their kids a merrier Christmas.

  • Jack Gabler, a senior at Memorial High School and one of our YMCA lifeguards, is seeking donations of warm clothes to give to those without homes in our community.

  • Help Nevaeh Wright celebrate her 12th birthday on Christmas Day by donating blankets and hot chocolate for her 5th Annual Covered With Love drive. These donations will be given to Sojourner House.


Gym Usage

Gyms are getting busy this time of year. Our Youth Basketball program continues to grow. Please check gym schedules to see when there are open gyms.

  • Schaaf Gym will be used most evenings after 4:00 PM for YMCA programming.

  • We are trying to keep Nelson gym open as much as possible for member use.

  • Please check the gym schedules weekly as schedules do change.

  • Our Youth Basketball League games start on January 2nd. We will have even heavier use of the gyms starting at that time.



  • Open Pickleball times in Schaaf gym are as follows:

    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 10:00 AM-3:30 PM.

  • This is open Pickleball for anyone and everyone. Please rotate in and out if it gets busy.

  • Hobbs gym will be available for reservation during certain times where you can play pickleball as well.


Open Volleyball

  • Open volleyball will be on Sundays from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. This is open for anyone and everyone to play, so please share the court.


Hot Tub

  • Please remember to rinse off/shower before using the hot tub. Showering helps keep the chemicals balanced in the hot tub. Sweat, lotions, etc. affect the chemical balance and can lead to chemical imbalance. This leads to hot tub shutdowns. Please do your part so the hot tub can remain open. Thank you.


Happy Holidays!

Craig Monson

Executive Director

Facility Hours


Spring/Summer Hours | Memorial Day - Labor Day

Monday-Friday: 5 AM - 9 PM

Saturday: 6 AM - 4 PM

Sunday: 11 AM - 6 PM

Closed on Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day.

Fall/Winter Hours | Labor Day - Memorial Day

Monday-Friday: 5 AM - 9 PM

Saturday: 6 AM - 6 PM

Sunday: 11 AM - 7 PM 

Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Easter.

Spa Area Hours - click here


Facility Amenities 


  • Multi-purpose Gymnasium 

  • Cardio Equipment

  • Free Weights

  • Handicap Accessible Equipment

  • Chronic Disease Prevention Programs 

  • Pickleball 

  • Racquetball Courts

  • Indoor Track 

  • Group Exercise Classes

  • Group Cycling Classes

  • Personal Training

  • Private Personal Training Studio

  • Indoor Pool

  • Spa Area 

  • Locker Rooms

  • Child Watch

  • Before & After School Enrichment Programs

  • School's Out Day Care

  • Summer Day Camp

  • Volunteer Opportunities 

  • Adult Sport Leagues

  • Youth Sport Leagues

  • Locker Rentals


Our Eau Claire Downtown YMCA Team

  • Member Service Desk | (715) 833-4859

  • Craig Monson | Regional Executive Director | (715) 839-4606

  • Bonnie Nicolai | Membership Director | (715) 833-4846

  • Jack Fredrick | Youth & Sports Program Coordinator | (715) 839-4616

  • ​Jalen Thomas | School-Age Child Care Coordinator | (715) 839-4609

    • Flynn, Locust Lane, Northwoods, Sam Davey, Lakeshore, Longfellow, Montessori, and YMCA Clubhouse​

  • Missy Reece | LIVESTRONG at the YMCA/Brain & Body Fitness Program Coordinator and Active & Ageless Coordinator | (715) 839-4608

  • Lori Kleist | Aquatics Director | (715) 839-4619

  • Matthew Macho | Facility Director | (715) 839-4621

  • Tony Neri | Healthy Living Director | (715) 833-4843

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