Open Gym is a time for members to come and enjoy the facility for extra practice. Open gym is included in your membership dues, which means it's free as long as you hold an active membership. Check our membership page for options.
Notice to Members: As of November 7th, 2023, our discounted family drop-in passes, general casual drop-in memberships and trial passes are SOLD OUT for the 2023 to 2024 season. Anyone wishing to become a member, join classes, or Babynastics programming can still participate by purchasing a "Standard Membership" or a "Weekday & Babynastics Only" membership. All Standard Memberships purchased on or after November 7th, 2023, will not include "Buddy Passes" for Saturday open gym timeslots.
Open Gym Schedule
Wednesday: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Walk in's welcome)
Friday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Walk in's welcome)
*NEW* Saturday: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Online, pre-registration ONLY starting November 18th)
*IMPORTANT REMINDER* ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ARE REQUIRED TO BE ACCOMOPANIED ON THE APPARATUS AT ALL DROP-IN EVENTS. UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON THE APPARATUS AND THEIR REGISTRATION WILL BE CANCELLED.
WHEN REGISTERING ONLINE, YOU MUST REGISTER ALL ADULTS AND CHILDREN.
Starting November 18th, Saturday Open Gym will be by pre-registration, online only. Pre-registration opens at Noon on Friday's.
If you just read that and said, "Nooooo! Why?!?!", let me paint a picture of what's been going on:
Picture this: You pack up your kids to go and enjoy Saturday gymnastics drop-in. The kids are so excited. You get them in their winter gear; you're parent-of-the-year for such a fantastic afternoon plan; you drive all the way to Riverdale, park the car, unload everyone...then you get to gymnastics, and it's FULL. Oh no!!! Day ruined! Our staff has to break the news to you and your kids that drop-in is full, and your afternoon is spent combating meltdowns and disappointment.
We're SO sorry to say that this "picture" has been our reality at the gym for months now, and instead of demand slowing down, more and more people are arriving each week. Last week, we turned away about 30 families. Oy vey!
Thus, our staff have had to make a tough decision. It is a tough decision for us because we are so passionate about gymnastics that we want EVERYONE to enjoy our space and gymnastics with us. We're moving Saturday to online pre-registration until we can find another solution.
How will this help? We know it will still be popular, but at least it'll prevent families from loading the kids up and driving all the way here, only to be disappointed.
We're actively looking into alternative options - We love the casual "drop-in" we've had for years; it's just not working right now. Wednesday and Friday open gym/drop-in will still be accepting Walk-Ins. Only Saturday will be pre-registration.
Open Gym Rules & Safety
Open Gym/Drop-In Closure Dates (We are not open on these dates)
December: 21st thru January 5th *Some special event open gym times will be offered this winter break. Stay tuned.
Last Day is May 31st
All open gyms are now "Family" and open to all ages
Children, youth, and teens must be accompanied by an adult
Open gym has a capacity limit of 25 people, this includes all persons infant to adult.
Double flipping forward, sideways or backward is NEVER permitted at the drop-in.
Beginning July 1st, 2019 there will be no use of trampoline products, including but not limited to, trampolines, tumble track, and mini-trampolines during drop-in, birthday party, and field trip programming.
All trampoline apparatus will be closed during drop-in times with a large cover and this rule will be strictly enforced by supervising staff. Our inflatable bounce products will be usually set up during drop-in to keep kids bouncing and learning the amazing skills & physical literacy that bouncing teaches!
Wall flipping is NEVER permitted in our club. Our walls are very thin and you WILL put a hole in the wall if you try a wall flip. Please respect this rule and our facility.
Our staff have the right to restrict elements for individuals whom they believe pose a risk to themselves or others.
Polarettes is a non-profit facility with the goal to provide a safe, respectful environment for our community to train at. Participants who are disrespectful of others or our facility will be prohibited from attending drop-in. We reserve the right to refuse service on the grounds of disrespectful behaviour.