Carleton and uOttawa training camps are scheduled for August of each year. The fee to participate in the training camp is $100. This fee is non-refundable and will be applied to whichever fall program you continue.

University rowing is for registrants of Carleton University (varsity sport) or uOttawa (university club). The program offers an excellent opportunity to build rowing skills, while training with university peers and to access both on-water and drylands training and conditioning. Participation in the fall university racing seasons, pending crew selections, includes PD Ross, Head of the Rideau, Head of the Trent, Ontario University Championships, Canadian University Championships.

Practice schedules and times are determined by the university coaches.

P.D. Ross Challenge

The current PD Ross regatta is held every year between Ottawa’s two universities; uOttawa and Carleton University. This regatta has been held every year since the early days of Carleton University. In recent years the regatta has been held at the Ottawa Rowing Club on the Ottawa

River. The historical relevance of this race would be represented as races would commence near Carleton University and finish at uOttawa.

 This race is similar to the high profile “Boat Race” in England, which takes place between Oxford and Cambridge every spring on the Thames River. The races would begin at the Bank St. Bridge racing the length of the canal and finishing at Pretoria Bridge.

Previous experience required:

‘never rowed’, novice or experienced rower

Ages: University-aged (approx. 18 years) and must be registered with Carleton or uOttawa. 

For information regarding uOttawa rowing:

For information regarding Carleton University rowing:

For further registration information:



The program fee does not include HST. The program fee does not include Rowing Canada and RowOntario association fee $52.87, which must be paid when registering.  The program fee does not include expenses associated with regatta participation, such as entry fees, travel and trailering fees.  Regatta expenses are in addition to the program fee.