Important Information

9-20-21 UPDATE: As we continue to navigate this ever-changing pandemic, ASCEND will make thoughtful operational changes. We understand that not all guests will fully agree with all of the changes, however, we ask that you remain patient, open-minded, and understanding of the many forces at play. We are looking forward to gradually easing back into normal operations as soon as possible.

  • Masks are MANDATORY when youth programs overlap peak hours, which includes:
    • PITTSBURGH: Weekdays from 5p-8p | Weekends from 10a-2p
    • YOUNGSTOWN: Wednesdays and Fridays from 5p-8p | Weekends during Youth 101 (10a-12p, Saturdays in Sept. and Sundays in Oct.)
  • At all other times, masks are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED at all ASCEND locations for all individuals*, except for - and in line with a vast majority of regional youth programs - participants and staff in the following programs, where masks are still required until further notice:
    • Youth and Family 101
    • Camps
    • A-Team Practices
    • Youth Parties + Events, such as scout groups, external camp visits, and birthday parties
  • Reservations are not required to visit any ASCEND location. This means that guests will be able to come and go as they please, though, we ask that you be mindful of the time spent on site to help keep our spaces less crowded.
  • Other considerations:
    • Acro Yoga classes will require proof of vaccination in order to participate, with or without a mask. This will be handled by the Acro Yoga teachers and will be noted in our customer database. This policy will only change at the direction of our Acro Yoga teachers. However, guest-driven Acro Yoga may commence in the Cardio Corner at ASCEND Pittsburgh with no special rules effective immediately.
    • We will not be seeking proof of vaccination by our guests or our employees (except for Acro Yoga Classes).
    • *It is our expectation and assumption that those who choose to not wear a mask are vaccinated.

We are really excited for our future together and getting back to normalcy soon. If you haven’t already, please get vaccinated and encourage your friends and family to do the same. We believe that vaccinations are the path forward.

ASCEND Pittsburgh

ASCEND Pittsburgh does not require reservations. Guests will be required to check in AND check out.

ASCEND Youngstown

ASCEND Youngstown does not require reservations. Guests will be required to check in AND check out.

Contact Tracing

In an effort to better the ASCEND community and in the vein of total transparency, we will list below COVID-19 exposures that may affect you. Guests occasionally alert us when they have tested postive for COVID-19, and have also recently visited an ASCEND location. We encourage all guests in this situation to make us aware, so that we may in turn make our community aware. We will never expose your identity, merely when you have visited. As per CDC guidelines, it is recommended that we include all visits from two days prior to that person either testing positive or exhibiting symptoms through the most recent visit. Below is a list of visits to ASCEND that meet the above criteria.

  • May 7, 10:15a-12:30p (Climbing Session) - ASCEND Pittsburgh
  • December 3, 6:15p-8:15a (Climbing Session) - ASCEND Pittsburgh
  • December 2, 1:45p-3:45p (Climbing Session) - ASCEND Pittsburgh
  • December 1, 9:15a-11:15a (Climbing Session) - ASCEND Pittsburgh
  • November 8, 8:00a-3:00p (Climbing Session) - ASCEND Pittsburgh
  • November 9, 6:30a-3:30p (Climbing Session) - ASCEND Pittsburgh
  • October 2, 5:30p-7:30p (Climbing Session) - ASCEND Pittsburgh
  • July 7, 5:30p-7:30p (Climbing Session) - ASCEND Pittsburgh
  • July 1, 8p-10p (Climbing Session) - ASCEND Pittsburgh
  • July 1, 7a-9a (Climbing Session) - ASCEND Pittsburgh
  • June 30, 8p-10p (Climbing Session + 8p-9p Yoga Session) - ASCEND Pittsburgh

Should you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our team, but we’d encourage you to review the following information to help inform you of current guidelines regarding possible COVID-19 exposure and what to do if you believe you are sick:

Thank you for your support of ASCEND and for being a member of our community.