ORC News

Club Open for “Limited” Use

May 21, 2021

Great news everyone!

The ORC is “kind of” open for business. As of today, RowOntario has announced that Ontario clubs can open in partial capacity for recreational purposes only. This means that singles (and household doubles) can row. Rowers must arrive in waves no larger than 5 people at a time. No competition, instruction or organization is allowed. Rows will be recreational and are not allowed to be organized in nature. There is to be no coaching, safety boats are allowed.┬áThe club’s leadership team will work together to provide an update for what the plan will be next week over the next few days.
Talk to your coach for more details.
  • Only singles are permitted at this time. Doubles are only permitted with household members (in addition to direct household members caregivers or an individual who lives alone can join one household group).
  • Clubs can provide recreational rowing to the number of people your location allows to have on site, while maintaining 2m apart. We know every location differs greatly in this area. There is NO coaching
  • Organized public events are limited to 5 people, so ensure activities at the club are not established in any way to be perceived as an organized event if you will have more than 5 members on site.
  • The only portions of the inside of boat houses that should be in use are washrooms, first aid areas or spaces to access these specific areas. Under the Regulations, boat launches as an outdoor recreational amenity does include equipment storage as an area that can be open.