About Learn to Row

Learn-to-Row (LTR) is a great introduction to the sport!

Lessons are held on 5 weekday evenings spaced over two weeks – usually Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Monday-Wednesday at 6:00pm. Some sessions will be held on different weekdays due to statutory holidays or big regattas, so please look for each session’s dates. Since the weather plays an important role in rowing, each session has a pre-determined make-up date that will be used in the case of a cancellation due to inclement weather.

You will join a class of approx. 10 students. Instruction begins with parts of the stroke, parts of the boat, and water safety. Lessons continue on rowing machines and dockside rowing. The majority of time is on the water with the coach along side the crew in a motor boat. You learn to balance the boat and how to move it through the water as a crew.

Previous experience required:

No previous experience required.

Ages: All ages and abilities

2019 Learn To Row Dates

  • May 27, 29, 31, June 3, 5 (rain date June 7)
  • June 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 (rain date June 21)
  • June 24, 26, 28, July 2, 3 (rain date July 5)
  • July 8, 10, 12, 15, 17 (rain date July 19)
  • August 12, 14, 16, 19, 21 (rain date August 23)
  • August 26, 28, 30, Sept 3, 4 (rain date Sept 6)

Online registration will open by March 1, 2019!

The program fee includes HST.  The program fee does not include Rowing Canada and RowOntario association fee of $45, which must be paid when registering.

For further information: recreation@ottawarowingclub.com

Membership Packages

Membership Cost

  • Seasonal Program

The program fee includes HST. The program fee does not include Rowing Canada and RowOntario association fee of $45, which must be paid when registering.