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Join us as we take you on a journey through the brand new Schottland Family Branch.

With more equipment and space available, things might look a little different at the Y compared to the virtual tour. We are currently offering in person tours and will have an updated virtual tour in the near future.


Schottland Facility Map

Numbers for the areas below correspond with the map above.

1. M&T Bank Lobby

The M&T Bank Lobby will provide a welcoming atmosphere for members to quickly access areas of the building and provide all with a place to gather and connect. The central hub will be the Leenhouts Welcome Center.

  • Purchase salads, wraps, smoothies and specialty coffee
    drinks at Java’s Café.
  • Access both UR Medicine practices: Highland Women’s
    Health and Rochester Internal Medicine Associates here
2. Cristman Depot

This three-story train themed play area is a paradise for kids. The Depot features 80 climbing elements to give kids a place to stay active year-round. Rubber floors provide added safety.

This Child Watch area is for kids age 5 to 12.


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Whenever the Y is open, aside from the staffed times above.

3. Davenport-Hatch Child Watch

Take advantage of two hours of included care for your child(ren) while you workout, swim, get a massage or simply relax and have some time for yourself! Our train-themed Child Watch features areas with soft play, a train table and an outdoor playground. For ages 6 weeks* to 5 years.


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For Infants: Please give clear and thorough instructions to the staff regarding feeding (ounces, formula, and temperature), naps, rashes, allergies, and any other important information. We cannot administer diaper ointment. Bottles only.

4. Family Lounge

The Family Lounge gives caregivers a place to relax and watch their children in Child Watch through one-way windows. Inside the Family Lounge is the Caregivers’ Room, which gives privacy to nursing mothers and provides a safe area for parents with children who need a quiet space.

5. Partial Day Preschool

Three classrooms make up our preschool center, which was designed to meet the needs of youngsters. Curriculum focuses on social-emotional learning, STEAM and English Language Arts standards. Daily enrichment programs include music and movement, swim lessons, yoga, art and more. Morning and afternoon classes, one and a half to three hours in duration, are available. For ages 18 months to 5 years.

6. Miller Art Studio

This intergenerational fine arts program space is home to painting, pottery and much more.

7. Sal Labella Multipurpose Studio

This studio is a place for all to become healthier in a welcoming and fun atmosphere. Participants will engage in a wide range of activities, including Barre, dance, disease prevention programming, interactive projection gaming activities and more. Conveniently located across the hall from the Kushner Community Center and next to our preschool classrooms, which allows for intergenerational programming in a space with enhanced sound amplification.

8. Kushner Community Center

This is the hub for active older adults. As part of the Garrett Community Wing, the Center will be a place for special programming, seminars, classes, as well as a place to relax with friends. A free coffee station is located just outside in the hallway.

9. Palmer's Teaching Kitchen

This Kitchen is the cornerstone of the Y’s healthy eating initiatives. Nutritional cooking classes for all ages will take place here with participants using our 10-induction cooktops. The space will host programs and can be rented for events and parties.

10. Pettinella Aquatic Center

This is an Aquatic Center like no other found at the YMCA of Greater Rochester. With more than 18,000-square-feet, there is ample space for participants of all ages to take swim lessons, fitness classes and enjoy the health benefits of swimming. The 86°F warm water recreation pool has a pirate-themed splash pad with spray elements for children, as well as a current channel to be used for water walking. The lap pool (offering open swim and a minimum of two lap lanes) features six, 25-yard lap lanes, with pool temps between 81-82°F. This impressive Center would not be complete without a steam room, dry sauna and 30+ person Spall Whirlpool.

11. Locker Rooms

This Y has three large locker rooms, a universal space as well as dedicated women’s and men’s spaces. Approximately 170 day-use lockers are available in each locker room, and banks of kit lockers with programmable locks can be found throughout the branch. All locker rooms access the Aquatic Center and towel service is offered for an additional monthly fee.

12. Tom & Ebets Judson Family Gymnasium

The Family Gym gives our young members (12 and under) a place to play every day. Family Nights will be held here and feature an interactive projector. Some daytime group exercise programming will also take place in this gym.

13. Main Gymnasium

This is the centerpiece of the gym complex at Schottland. The large space boasts six basketball nets, four pickleball courts and a dividing curtain.

14. Turf Gymnasium

Our turf gym is perfect for indoor soccer, flag football and other sports. We will also have a circular climbing wall designed for traverse training.

15. Golf Simulator

For an additional fee, you can book a tee time and play one of the 80+ golf courses from around the world year-round. There are other sports and children’s games that can be played on the simulator.

16. Bruning Exercise Your Mind Center

This is where creativity and education take flight. Our makerspace was developed to serve kids whose primary interest isn’t athletics. STEAM programming, music and video production, recording and 3D printing will be the foundation of this space.

17. Outdoor East Patio

Enjoy a cozy outdoor atmosphere after a workout or just because. This is a great space to connect with friends and family members while relaxing in Adirondack rocking chairs around a gas firepit.

18. Grimm Cycle Stadium

This stunning space has 90+ bikes situated on four tiers of stadium platforms with panoramic views of Pittsford. The space also features two Krankcycles machines and four ellipticals for people who are unable/uninterested in biking but still want to be part of our classes. Precor Spinner® Chrono™ Power Bikes will be used for some of our programming.

19. Studios

Our three large studios allow us to offer more classes and accommodate more members per class. All were built with sprung wood floors (better for joints) and an enhanced music system (for the ultimate class experience).

STUDIO 1: High-intensity classes like BODYPUMP™, BODYCOMBAT™ and our newest program, Mossa Group Blast®, a cardio athletic training.
STUDIO 2: Moderate to high-intensity workout classes like TRX, Stretch and Strengthen and EnhanceFitness.
STUDIO 3: A variety of active, gentle, restorative and meditation classes will be offered in our yoga studio, which was designed with extra sound proofing for quiet practice and features a hearing loop for sound amplification.

Studios are for members 13 and older.

20. The Riedman Foundation Track

In only 10 laps you’ll reach a mile, making this track one of the largest in the region. Wide lanes are safe
for wheelchairs, strollers, walking, jogging and running, and the rubber track provides shock absorption. The track is easily accessible from the stairways or elevators and provides beautiful views of our gymnasiums.

Ages 8-12 can use with direct parental supervision.

During Family Time children of all ages are allowed with direct parental supervision.

21. UR Medicine Wellness Center

This impressive space features more than 150 pieces of cardio equipment and 60 pieces of strength training equipment. The eGym resistance circuit is available exclusively at the YMCA of Greater Rochester. We offer free consultations to help you get safely oriented with the equipment and start your wellness journey.

You can also find:

  • Battle ropes, kettlebells, plyo boxes, benches,
    racks and a large array of dumbbells
  • Medicine and slam balls with a slam ball wall
  • Large dedicated stretching area
  • Personal training, hydro and chair massage for
    additional fees

Ages 8-12 can use cardio and stretching areas with direct parental supervision.

Strength training area is for members 13 and older.

Skalny Childcare Center

Our full-day, New York State licensed childcare center has its own, private entrance off Clover Street and space for 77 children – age 6 weeks through the start of kindergarten.

We provide breakfast, lunch and snack and use the Brightwheel App to send caregivers photo and video updates throughout the day. Children have access to two private playgrounds and enjoy swimming and yoga each week.

In the heart of the Skalny Childcare Center is The Pride Lands, a unique space designed for children with all abilities to participate, including a special design for children with sensory needs.

Complimentary Family Memberships are provided to all families with a child or children enrolled at the Center.

UR Medicine Offices

There are two offices located just inside the main entrance to the Schottland Family YMCA. Designated parking is listed in our parking lots for patients. As a reminder, designated spots for UR Medicine are to be used during listed hours only by UR Medicine patients who are visiting practices.