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Retractable Roofs for YMCA's

OpenAire has been building retractable roof’s for YMCA’s for over 20 years, providing cutting-edge retractable roofs that offer guests the best of both worlds – the indoors and the outdoors!

Once reserved for private waterparks, YMCA’s are now offering high-quality attractions and amenities that compete with commercial entertainment venues (according to a feature by Athletic Business). Using a retractable roof to let these venues stay open year-round further enhances their value and ROI, as well as reducing air handling turnovers and mitigating ventilation costs by letting fresh air circulate naturally.

With improved amenities, you can provide increased programming, partnerships, memberships and gives the option to increase admissions. Plus no longer having “seasonal” facilities means that weather is no longer a factor in programming decisions.

Top 5 reasons a retractable roof will ensure the success of your YMCA!

  1. Attendance/Amenities
  2. Revenue Growth and Donations
  3. Lower Operating Costs/No Maintenance
  4. Sustainability
  5. Air Quality
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Unique YMCA Retractable Roof Solutions

Mission Valley YMCA

Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego, California was looking for a pool enclosure that would provide a warm, inviting, outdoor-style environment year round for members of all ages. the OpenAire team delivered an aluminum framed retractable roof enclosure that let in the abundant California sun. Since opening the center’s revenue from aquatic activities has increased more than 40% .
Mission Valley YMCA Aquatic Center

Scheu Family YMCA

This project is a great example of an existing outdoor pool that was changed to an indoor pool. The new aquatic center is a retractable roof enclosure that is 122’ x 101’ and includes 16 retractable roof panels and opening doors on all three of the side glass walls. The new enclosure which opens up on one side to the adjacent basketball court, is connected to the existing YMCA structure on one end.
Scheu Family YMCA

Salinas Aquatic Center

The Salinas Aquatic Center Facility pool was in a fifty-year-old facility, and was in serious need of an update. Designed with OpenAire’s exclusive maintenance-free thermally broken aluminum framing system, the enclosure features an operable roof that can open up to 50% in good weather. The beautiful new Salinas Aquatic Center is a big hit with residents – and achieved its goal by receiving LEED Gold Certification.

Copley-Price YMCA

The Copley-Price YMCA offers year-round recreation with a retractable enclosure of 6900 square feet. This unique complex attained LEED GOLD status through its use of solar panels and OpenAire's retractable roof Aquatic Center amongst other unique materials and design elements.