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Updated June 15

We know the past several months have not been easy and have presented our families, our neighboring communities and our city with unprecedented events and challenges. We want to thank each of you for your patience, understanding and cooperation. 

We look forward to welcoming you back in July. 

VMCC reopens 6 a.m. Mon, July 6: ONLY Members, 10X pass/punch card holders and registered program participants will be able to access the building

Beginning July 6, 2020, we will reopen the VMCC and its facilities in careful phases. We will begin in Phase 1 with tentative building hours listed below. 

VMCC Building Hours

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8055 Barbara Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

651-450-2480

Phase I Tentative Hours of Operation

Beginning July 6, 2020:

Mon-Thu: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Fri: 6 a.m.-Noon
Sat and Sun: 7 a.m.-Noon.

Holiday Hours:

  • Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7): CLOSED

*Important Note: These are the hours for the VMCC building and Fitness Center. Other facilities , including the Water Park, Pools, Ice Arena and Gym schedules vary. View those facility hours on their respective webpages.

Welcome to the Veterans Memorial Community Center!

Home of The Grove Aquatic & Fitness Center, two Ice Arenas and the National Guard Gymnasiumvmcclogosmall

The Veterans Memorial Community Center (VMCC) is in the heart of Inver Grove Heights, offering a place for fun, fitness and families! Everyone is welcome! We have something for everyone, no matter your age or ability.

We have something for everyone, no matter the age or the fitness ability. Anyone can access the facility at any time during building hours (below) for a daily admission fee (or by purchasing a membership). We also offer a 10-visit pass. Learn more about daily admission rates on each of our facilities amenity pages (sidebar and below)

Anyone can also become a member. Membership includes free access to the facilities amenities, as well as discounts on several programs and activities offered through the Community Center. Learn more about membership rates, benefit and policies.

We want our facility to be a place of fun and inclusiveness for everyone. Please view our Community Center Code of Conduct.

The Grove’s Aquatic & Fitness Center

Important Safety Guidelines for the Aquatic & Fitness Center during reopening Phase 1 (Begins July 6, 2020)

Based on current capacity and social distancing guidelines:

  • Lap Swim: Lap swimmers will be one swimmer to a lane
  • Fitness Center: A maximum of 15 people will be allowed in the main fitness area at a time. Fitness Classes will require reservations, learn more on our Group Fitness Page.
  • Walking Track: A maximum of 4 people will be allowed on the track; the middle lane will not be in use to allow for proper social distancing.
  • Water Park will remain CLOSED
  • The Childcare Center will remain CLOSED.

Locker rooms and showers will be available with limited locker use to promote social distancing; however, air dryers, swimsuit spin dryers and water fountains will be turned off.

We reserve the right to change this policy based on customer response and new guidelines.

Aquatic Center: Indoor Pool and Water Park – Lap swim is available, Open Swim in not available at this time.

The Grove’s Aquatic Center includes an Indoor Water Park, an 8-lane lap pool and a diving well with 1m and 3m diving boards. The Indoor Water Park includes a large play structure with splash features, two small and two large water slides and other great water features. The Water Park offers Morning Swim (water features off) and Open Swim (water features on). A Lifeguard is always on duty during these times. 

The lap pool is used for adult lap swim, family open swim and swimming lessons.

Visit The Grove’s Aquatic Center’s page for details on hours (the Lap Pool has different hours than the Water Park), fees, activities and programs.

Fitness Center - Reopens Monday, July 6 with new safety measures in place

The Grove’ State-of-the-Art Fitness Center offers a large fitness area with a free weight area, strength and cardio equipment; Three fitness studios, including a group cycle room and a TRX room; Over 60 drop-in fitness classes per week; and an Indoor Walking Track that is 1/16 of a mile long, circling above the fitness center. We also provide locker rooms (Men, Women, Family) and saunas for men and one for women.

Note: Fitness Center classes will be limited and require a reservation up to 7 days in advance (classes begin July 6; reservations open June 29), learn more on our Group Fitness Page.

Visit The Grove’s Fitness Center’s page for additional details on hours, fees, activities and programs.

Ice Arenas and Turf

Important Safety Guidelines during reopening Phase 1 (Begins July 6, 2020)

Based on current capacity and social distancing guidelines:

  • Indoor Turf will be used for Recreation Programs ONLY
  • OPEN SKATE and OPEN HOCKEY WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE

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The Community Center offers two sheets of ice (from Mid-October to February; one sheet all year round) and an indoor turf (from early March to mid-October). Open Skate and Open Hockey are available, as well as a Learn to Skate program, an Indoor Walking program (only part of the year) and rentals.

Visit the Ice Arenas/indoor Turf page  for details on hours, fees, activities and programs.

National Guard Gymnasium

Important Safety Guidelines during reopening Phase 1 (Begins July 6, 2020)

Based on current capacity and social distancing guidelines:

  • Gymnasium will be used for Recreation Programs ONLY
  • OPEN GYM and INDOOR PICKLEBALL WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE

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The Community Center is home to the National Guard Training Center, which houses a 9,000 square foot Gymnasium. It contains two basketball hoops, pickleball courts and the capability to host events with a kitchen, tables and chairs to rent.

Visit the National Guard Gymnasium’s page for details on hours, fees, activities and programs.

Membership

*In light of COVID-19 - review the VMCC FAQs document for questions related to membership.

Become a member and receive free access to all of our amenities any time (during building hours) and discounts on several programs and activities we offer. Learn more about membership benefits, rates and how to sign-up!