Frequently Asked Questions
The Irving Oil Field House is owned by Greater Saint John Field House Inc. The YMCA of Greater Saint John will oversee operations and programming.
The Irving Oil Field House is located next to Exhibition Raceway at 129 McAllister Dr. in East Saint John.
The Irving Oil Field House will operate from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday to Friday and is closed Saturday and Sunday. Hours may change as demand for facility access grows.
Yes, the YMCA of Greater Saint John will oversee operations and programming at the Irving Oil Field House. All YMCA members will have access to programs and activities at the Irving Oil Field House.
All YMCA Members can use the 200m walking track for free when it is not being rented by a third party like the Saint John Track Club. During daytime hours non-members can purchase a track only pass, the cost to access the track will be $5 plus tax for a single use and $40 plus tax for a 10 use card. In the evenings and weekends, it will be used for rentals and Y Members only.
In addition there is a 1km outdoor nature walk next to the field house that is free for anyone in the community to use.
You do not have to be a member of the YMCA to rent the Irving Oil Field House facilities; rentals are open to the public. To inquire about rental, please contact email@example.com.
The Irving Oil Field House is wheelchair accessible.
The YMCA Strong Communities campaign raises money to provide access to YMCA programs that give kids, youth, adults, seniors and families the opportunities they need to reach their potential and to live healthier, happier lives. This financial assistance applies to membership fees, but does not cover rentals.
The YMCA licensed Child Care program is offered at the Irving Oil Field House. To register, please contact Heather Oldfield at 506-658-2816 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Child minding is not currently offered at the Irving Oil Field House.
The YMCA After School program is offered at the Irving Oil Field House. At this time, we are only able to accept registrations from Glenn Falls School. To register, please contact Heather Oldfield at 506-658-2816 or email@example.com.
There are nature-walking trails next to the Irving Oil Field House. The walking trails are part of the wetlands recovery program. There will be a playground in 2020 on site.
Staff will be on site to provide services to newcomers.
The Irving Oil Field house is happy to serve everyone regardless of their residential location.
The Irving Oil Field House, operated by the YMCA of Greater Saint John contains a universal locker room. This is a shared space, but allows people to change in their own private cubicle rather than changing in front of others. Cubicles vary in size; some can accommodate a family of five, wheelchair users and attendants, or just individual users. There are also cubicles equipped with private showers.
In addition to being an effective use of space, this style locker room has other features:
· Washrooms and showers remain private.
· The design allows for greater safety and security of patrons. Parents can bring children of both sexes into the common room and still have a private cubicle.
· It permits staff of either sex to supervise the change room.
· The design meets the legislated accessibility requirements for disabled persons at recreation facilities, and is easier for people who have an attendant of the opposite sex.
Inclusivity is a core value for the YMCA and similar to the Family Change Room at the Saint John Regional Y facility, this universal model will allow for a more accessible and inclusive space in the community.
The universal room is only available to YMCA members. Beyond the change room, the Irving Oil Field House includes eight team rooms for recreation groups renting space in the facility.