Locker Rooms & Outdoor Aerobic Classes Are Opening April 26th!

Things are looking up! With Phase 4, Step 1 of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan the Whitin Community Center is now able to reopen the Men’s & Women’s Locker Rooms at 50% capacity! Beginning Monday, April 26th, the Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms including the showers will be available to our Members & Guests.
  • Men’s Locker Rooms 50% capacity is 18, and must not exceed this number
  • Women’s Locker Rooms 50% capacity is 20, and must not exceed this number

NOTE: Please understand that the Saunas in both the Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms will remain closed until further notice. Social distancing signs and capacity limits have been posted, and cleaning supplies are available for your health and safety.

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Outdoor Aerobic Classes

Some of your favorite Aerobic classes will now be located outside in either our Pavilion or Tennis Courts in Whitin Park. Please check Supersaas daily for updates on locations based on weather conditions.
Check in policy for outdoor Aerobic classes will be at the Member Services Desk, the same as for indoor classes.
Once you have checked in to your class, you may either follow the signage at the far end of the parking lot to your destination. Or, you may drive your vehicle up to Whitin Park entrance, on Hill St. (Turn left out of our parking lot and take the next entrance on the left. Please park on the left side of the Tennis Court)
Weather permitting, more outdoor classes to come!

For complete information, Locker Room Hours, Policies & more, please click the button!

Increased WCC Capacity Limits Beginning March 29th!

Dear WCC Community,

We are excited to announce that Governor Baker has moved forward to Phase 4, Step 1 of the Massachusetts Reopening Plan. In this new phase, businesses like the Whitin Community Center are no longer required to adhere to a minimum of 14ft social distancing in fitness centers and aerobic classes, but instead maintain the standard 6ft social distancing. Beginning Monday, March 29th at 5:00am, this will allow for increased capacity limits for a variety of our programs:

Spin – Maximum Cap, 9

Aerobics Studio – Maximum Cap, 10

Fitness Center – Maximum Cap, 12

Aerobics in Gym – Maximum Cap, 20

Open Recreational Gym – Maximum Cap, 20

The WCC will begin offering outdoor classes in Whitin Park on April 26th, weather permitting. Stay tuned for more information!

Also, on April 26th, we are now able to open both locker rooms at 50% capacity. More details will follow about how we will maintain this limit. Saunas are still not permitted to reopen.

Roller skating will also make a triumphant return in this phase beginning Friday, April 9th from 5:45- 6:45pm. You must pre-register for this program. As a result of this addition to our schedule, our Open Recreation Gym time on Friday evenings will move to 7:00-8:00pm. Members can sign up in Supersaas 48 hours in advance and guests may contact our Member Services Desk 24 hours in advance for both programs.

Roller Skating in Gym – Maximum Cap, 50

Open Recreational Gym – Maximum Cap, 20

The WCC will continue to make every effort to do our part to keep our community safe, as we care deeply about each and every one of you. Please remember to do your part by staying home if you are sick, maintaining 6ft physical distance, and wearing your mask at all times. Thank you for your understanding, and we appreciate your continued support of the Whitin Community Center!

Warm Wishes,

Heather Elster

Executive Director

Effective Sunday - NEW Mask Notice

In light of recent mandated COVID-19 guidance and restrictions in Massachusetts, the WCC would like to clarify the mask policy dependant on location and activity.

All persons in Massachusetts over the age of 5 years old are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering over their mouth and nose, except when a person is unable to wear a mask or cloth face covering due to a documented medical or disabling condition. This includes to and from your vehicles & throughout the WCC except as noted below:

 

Competition & Original Pools and Balcony

Masks must be worn on deck & transitioning to and from pools

Masks are NOT recommended while swimming in pools

Masks must be worn AT ALL TIMES in the Balcony

Gymnasium (Any program in Gymnasium)

Masks must be worn to and from the gymnasium, and AT ALL TIMES in the gymnasium, including while engaged in a physical activity and when social distancing

Fitness Room

Masks must be worn to and from the Fitness Room, and AT ALL TIMES in the Fitness Room, including while engaged in a physical activity and when social distancing

Aerobics (Any Aerobics in Gymnasium, Aerobics Studio & Spin)

Masks must be worn to and from any Aerobics class & Spin,  and AT ALL TIMES during the class, including while engaged in a physical activity and when social distancing

Racquetball Court (Including Wally Ball)

Masks must be worn to and from the Racquetball Court, and AT ALL TIMES in the Racquetball Court, including while engaged in a physical activity and when social distancing

For more information, please visit:

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/reopening-massachusetts

For any questions or concerns, please contact WCC Staff for assistance. 

Thank you for your support of the Whitin Community Center

 

Mask Notice Constant Contact

Daily Prescreening Tool

Dear Members, Guests, &Vendors:
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and based on Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Early Education and Care, Department of Public Health, and CDC guidance, the Whitin Community Center is requiring everyone coming to WCC to complete a DAILY SCREENING BEFORE arrival.
To complete the DAILY SCREENING either use this link, https://qrco.de/WHITINCC or the QR Code using a Personal Computer, Tablet or Smartphone. (Access to the questionnaire does require an internet connection or wireless access).
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(Password: timit)

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Thank you for helping us control the spread of COVID-19, helping to keep you and everyone safer.
Daily Prescreening Tool

COVID-19 Waiver

All Members, guests and customers must complete this form prior to coming to the WCC. You will only be required to complete this from once.

NOTICE: THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT.  Read this document carefully and in entirety.  By signing this agreement, you give up your right to bring a court action to recover compensation or obtain any other remedy for any personal injury or property damage however caused arising out of your participation in George Marston Whitin Memorial Community Association, Inc. (“WCC”) Activities and Programs, now or at any time in the future.

Reserve Your Space For Your Favorite Activities!

Dear Members,
We are so excited to be expanding our Supersaas online reservation system at WCC! You will use Supersaas to make your reservation(s) for your favorite exercise options including; Aqua & Floor Aerobics classes, the Fitness Room, Lap Swim & Adult Exercise Swim times, Open Recreational Swimming & Basketball, Racquetball & Pickleball & Spin! Reservations can be made 48 hours in advance of the class and are reserved for Members only.
If you have not already set up an account with Supersaas, please follow the instructions below! See you all soon!
Supersaas

Creating Your Supersaas Account

  • Log in to Supersaas using the email address you registered with us as the user name and your WCC Swipe Card Number (i.e. WCC48026) as your password.
  • If you don’t have a WCC Swipe Card or do not know your swipe card number, you can call the Member Services Desk for assistance.
  1. Each customer must have their own email address. If you share an email address with someone else please contact Karen Boyle or a Member Services Representative with a different one for your partner.
  2. You will then be able to view the schedule of activities on your phone or desktop. It will be in a calendar format.
  • Click on the date and activity you want to reserve. (Remember that you cannot reserve a slot more than 48 hours in advance.)
  • A box will open with a description of the activity. Click on “New Reservation”.
  • Type in your Full Name and phone#.
  • Click “Create reservation”.
  • You will receive an email confirmation.
  • Your reservation is now stored in the database.
  • If an activity is full, you will automatically be put on a Waitlist.
  • If a slot opens up, your name will automatically be put on the activity list and you will receive an email.
  • To cancel your reservation, click on the activity.
  • Find your name.
  • Click on “Edit” Feature to the right of your name.
  • Delete your slot by choosing the Trash bin.
  • You will receive an email confirming your cancellation.
  • Moving forward you will receive emails for any cancelled or changed activities.

Some things you need to keep in mind:

  • Each person must have their own email and login information. (You cannot sign up for more than one slot in a class using your login)
  • Reservations may be made up to 48 hours  in advance of the class and are reserved for Members only.
  • Cancellations must be made up to 2 hours in advance. Failure to cancel in advance more than three times will result in Supersaas automatically suspending your login and you will not have online access to pre-register for activities.
  • You may also call the Member Services Desk to reserve a slot. They will be able to register members who do not have access to the Supersaas program and they can add you to the online roster. Please keep in mind that you will still need an email address on file to be able to do this.
We’re excited and hope that you are too! This is the next step in providing better customer service to you, our valued members! We are looking forward to beginning this new chapter in online programming.
Sincerely,
Karen Boyle
Director of Member Services

Mud Rooms & Day Lockers!
Are Now Available To Members & Guests

In anticipation of the cooler weather, we have added two Mud Rooms for your convenience:
  • Mud Room located in the Original Pool Hallway
  • Mud Room located in the Competition Pool Hallway
Each Mud Room is equipped with socially distanced chairs, hooks for your coats, umbrellas and/or gym bags, and shoe/boot trays.
NOTE: Please do not leave any valuables in the Mud Room. WCC is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items.
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In addition, we also have added a set of Day Lockers for your use:
  • Day Lockers located in the Fitness Room hallway
  • Existing Day Lockers located in Family Changing Room hallway.
NOTE: Day Lockers are for the day use only, no overnight storage. Please remove any locks after use, and wipe down locker using wipes from the Fitness Room. WCC is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items.

Women's Showers

Things are looking up! The Whitin Community Center has been given the green light from the Northbridge Board of Health and Fire Department to open up the Women’s Showers! Beginning Monday, October 5th, only the 11 Women’s Showers will be available to our women Members & Guests.
Women may access the showers by entering through the back entrance of the Women’s Locker Room, by the Original Pool.
NOTE: Only the Women’s Showers will be opening on October 5th. Please understand that the Women’s Lockers, Sauna, Changing Area, and Bathrooms, along with the entire Men’s Locker Room, will remain closed until further notice.
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SHOWER HOURS
Monday-Friday
Showers OPEN – 6:30am-9:00am
CLOSED For Cleaning – 9:00am-10:00am
Showers OPEN – 10:00am -3:00pm
CLOSED For Cleaning – 3:00pm-4:00pm
Showers OPEN – 4:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
Showers Open – 6:00am-12:00pm
NOTE: Only the Women’s Showers will be opening on October 5th. Please understand that the Women’s Lockers, Sauna, Changing Area, and Bathrooms, along with the entire Men’s Locker Room, will remain closed until further notice.
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While we are super excited about opening the Women’s Showers, unfortunately at this time due to health and safety guidelines we are still unable to open the Men’s Showers, because of its “open” design. However, for men we continue to offer the 3 Family Locker Rooms located across from the Aerobics Studio, that contain showers and changing areas.

What You Need To Know About Returning To The Gymnasium & Aerobics

Gymnasium PDF
Aerobics PDF

NOTE: Please be advised that we have moved the screen in table to the vestibule at the main entrance instead of the white tent due to the rain, heat, and mosquitoes.

What You Need To Know About Returning To The Fitness Center & Racquetball Court & Spin Studio

Fitness Center PDF
Racquetball Court & Spin PDF

NOTE: Please be advised that we have moved the screen in table to the vestibule at the main entrance instead of the white tent due to the rain, heat, and mosquitoes.

What You Need To Know About Returning To The Competition & Original Pools!

Pools PDF

NOTE: Please be advised that we have moved the screen in table to the vestibule at the main entrance instead of the white tent due to the rain, heat, and mosquitoes.

More Information Coming Soon!