Yates Field House Hosts MBA Basketball Tournament Benefiting Local Charity

This President’s Day weekend, Yates Field House hosted the Ultimate 4 MBA basketball tournament put on by Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business MBA program. The tournament brought together teams from MBA programs across the country for a chance to play to raise money for a local charity. This year the proceeds went to Horton’s Kids, a community-based organization that provides educational and need-based support to children aged K-12 in D.C.’s Ward 8.

This year celebrated the MBA tournament’s 28th anniversary. The universities that came out to represent their MBA programs included:

  • Georgetown University – McDonough School of Business
  • Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
  • Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management
  • University of Maryland – Smith School of Business
  • Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business
  • University of North Carolina – Kenan–Flagler Business School
  • Duke University – Fuqua School of Business
  • University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School
  • University of Chicago – Booth School of Business
  • Johns Hopkins University – Carey Business School

The “Final Four” featured Duke, Northwestern, Chicago, and Penn. The final game came down to Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business against Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, with the Kellogg School beating the Fuqua School for the championship.

Congrats to the winners: Northwestern University
Final game: Northwestern v. Duke







In recent years the tournament has been played to raise money for youth education programs. Horton’s Kids, the charity supported by this year’s tournament, is a local organization that serves children in Wellington Park in Ward 8, one of Washington D.C.’s most at-risk neighborhoods. By providing academic support, enrichment, character development, and health and basic needs, Horton’s Kids gives students the tools they need to succeed. Many current Horton’s Kids have improved their reading scores, enrolled in high-performing high schools, or are on track for on-time high school graduation. The high school graduation rate of a Horton’s Kid is nearly twice the neighborhood average. Learn more at www.hortonskids.org.

Holiday Hours – 2014/2015

Classes have ended, students will soon be leaving campus, and our Holiday Schedule is underway.  Modified hours of operation can be found below.

Reminder: All Group Fitness classes are FREE to all members during the holiday period.  Visit the Group Fitness page to view the winter break schedules.

Holiday Hours:

Mon, Dec 15 to Fri, Dec 19

  • 6am to 10pm – Main Floor
  • Pool closes at 9pm

Sat, Dec 20 & Sun, Dec 21

  • 9am to 5pm – Main Floor
  • Pool closes at 4pm

Mon, Dec 22 & Tues, Dec 23

  • 6am to 9pm – Main Floor
  • Pool closes at 8pm

Wed, Dec 24 to Fri, Dec 26


Sat, Dec 27 to Tues, Dec 30

  • 9am to 5pm – Main Floor
  • Pool closes at 4pm
  • Main Office is CLOSED

Wed, Dec 31 & Thurs, Jan 1


Fri, Jan 2

  • 6am to 8pm – Main Floor
  • Pool closes at 7pm

Sat, Jan 3 & Sun, Jan 4

  • 9am to 5pm – Main Floor
  • Pool closes at 4pm

Mon, Jan 5 & Tues, Jan 6

  • 6am to 10pm – Main Floor
  • Pool closes at 9pm

Regular hours of operation resume on Wed, Jan 6.

Thanksgiving 2014 Holiday Hours

As you prepare for the upcoming holiday break, here’s some information on Yates hours of operation for the Thanksgiving period.  First, the Main Office is closed from Thurs, Nov 27th through Sun, Nov 30th.  Group fitness classes will not be held from Thurs, Nov 27th through Sat, Nov 29th.  Group fitness schedule will resume on Sun, Nov 30th.

Hours of Operation

Wednesday, Nov 26

  • Main Floor: 6am to 9pm
  • Pool: 6:30am to 9:30am / 11:30am – 2:30pm / 5pm to 8pm
    ** pool schedule is staggered due to available lifeguards

Thursday, Nov 27 – CLOSED

Friday, Nov 28

  • Main Floor: 9am to 5pm
  • Pool: 9am to 4pm

Saturday, Nov 29

  • Main Floor: 9am to 5pm
  • Pool: 9am to 4pm

Sunday, Nov 30

  • Main Floor: 9am to 10pm
  • Pool: 9am to 9pm
  • Group Fitness resumes

Regular hours of operation resume on Monday, December 1.  From the entire Yates family, we wish a happy and safe Thanksgiving to you and your family.

DC’s new “Gym Tax” and the impact at Yates

As of October 1, 2014, the District extended a 5.75% Sales and Use tax which included “Health-Club Services.”  Despite being an enterprise within Georgetown University, Yates Field House is unfortunately subject to the requirements of this new tax.  Nearly all fees, passes and services sold at Yates will include the tax, including:

  • Membership Fees
  • Guest Fees
  • Fitness Passes
  • Locker Rentals
  • Instructional Classes & Lessons
  • Personal Training Packages

The mandated fee for GU student memberships is exempted from the tax.

We recognize the inconvenience that these additional fees create for our members.  For your convenience, pricing sheets in the Main Office have been updated to include “with tax” prices for member rates and other services.  Members using payroll deductions and “timepay” payments should notice the additional tax increase on their member charges beginning with this month.  In order to prevent additional confusion, members should be aware of the following:

  • Pre-existing rates and charges do NOT include the 5.75% tax.  The charge is added on top of previous fees.
  • For all check payments, please verify that the appropriate surcharge has been included in the written check.
  • Unless indicated otherwise, prices listed online are the “base” rate and do not include the additional 5.75% fee.

We appreciate your understanding as we all get accustomed to the additional fees.