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We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we recover from the recent fire at the HAC in Amherst. We would like to sincerely thank the members of the Amherst Fire Department and other Departments that assisted on the night of the fire. Without their immediate response, firefighting skills, and professionalism the damage would have been far more extensive.
Thankfully, the damage was largely contained to the reception area. The front of the building, including the cardiovascular equipment sustained the most significant damage. However, we are pleased to report that most areas of the club were not adversely impacted by the fire. Meaning, the locker rooms, the pool area, the aerobics room, the cycling room, the free weight area, the basketball court area, and the tennis courts were not affected by the fire.
Please know that we are working as quickly as we can to become operational. We are actively engaged with Amherst town officials and other parties to do what is necessary to open the facility to our members. We have restoration experts and contractors ready to work to get us functional as soon as possible. Rest assured though, the safety of our members and staff is a priority and we will only open when it is safe to do so.
While it has been reported that we will be closed indefinitely, we are optimistic that we will have the capability to offer access to many areas of the club in the not too distant future. It is our goal to open as much of the facility as we can as soon as we can.
HAC memberships are on hold as of the date of the fire (November 1). HAC members will not incur any charges until we are fully operational. If you have a monthly or yearly membership, your membership will be extended for the period of our closure. If you are an EFT member, charges will not resume until we are fully operational.
While we are closed, we have invited HAC members to use our facility in Northampton.
Please check back often as we will be actively updating you with new information as it becomes available. We anticipate having an update for you in a matter of days. Thank you to the many of you that have reached out to wish us well…we look forward to seeing you at the HAC again soon.