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Calgarians get sneak peek into Seton YMCA set to open next month

Built by the city, the 330,000 square-foot facility will be the largest YMCA in the world when it opens Jan. 14, 2019.

Tours still available until the opening, scheduled for Jan. 14, 2019

Basketball courts at the Seton YMCA, set to open in January. (Scott Dippel/CBC)

Calgarians were given a sneak peek of the new Brookfield Residential YMCA in Seton over the weekend, ahead of its scheduled opening next month.

Built by the city, the 330,000 square-foot facility will be the largest YMCA in the world when it opens Jan. 14, 2019, besting the 284,000 square-foot Shane Homes YMCA, which opened at the beginning of the year in Rocky Ridge.

The pools at the Seton facility — at 4995 Market Street S.E. near the South Health Campus hospital — are set to open March 1, 2019.

Tours will continue running Monday to Friday from noon to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until the opening.

Tours will also run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, but the facility will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

No appointment is needed for a tour. 

The exterior of the Seton YMCA, set to open Jan. 14, 2019. (Scott Dippel/CBC)
The running track and weight area at the new Seton YMCA. (Scott Dippel/CBC)
One of the rinks at the new Seton YMCA. (Scott Dippel/CBC)
The interior at the Seton YMCA, set to open Jan. 14, 2019. (Scott Dippel/CBC)
An interior shot of the new Seton YMCA. (Scott Dippel/CBC)

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