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

2017 Learn To Row Dates

  • May 15, 17, 19, 23, 24 (rain date May 26)
  • May 29, 31, June 2, 5, 7 (rain date June 9)
  • June 12, 14, 16, 19, 21 (rain date June 23)
  • July 3, 5, 7, 10, 12 (rain date July 14)
  • July 17, 19, 21, 24, 26 (rain date July 28)
  • August 8, 9, 11, 14, 16 (rain date August 18)
  • August 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 (rain date Sept 1)

The program fee includes HST and required registration with rowing’s national sport organization (Rowing Canada) and rowing’s provincial sport organization (RowOntario).

For further information: recreation@ottawarowingclub.com

Membership Packages

Membership Cost

  • Seasonal Program

All program fees include HST, credit card processing fees, Rowing Canada and RowOntario association fees.  Program fees do not include expenses associated with regatta participation, such as entry fees, travel and trailering fees.  Regatta expenses are in addition to the program fee.