join us on the water


If you’ve been thinking about learning how to row this year, we can help make it happen!  We offer adult and junior learn-to-row classes. Come experience the fun and friendships for which rowing is known. Our coaches will teach you everything you need to know about boat handling, rowing commands, basic rowing technique and boat safety! 

No experience required. It’s a perfect introduction to the sport.

Participants will leave with a good understanding of rowing equipment, rowing balance, basic sweep and sculling techniques, proper grips, boat handling and safety procedures, rowing shell steering, and how to leave/enter the dock area.

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Payment must be received in order to reserve your space in the boat (limit 8 people per class). Classes run rain or shine!

Once you have completed your Learn-to-Row Class, you can register for the Adult Development Program, where you will have the chance to row in crews with other new members, and will have dedicated coaching at each of the sessions to help you continue to develop the skills learned in your Learn-to-Row Class.


2024 fee: $275

Fees do not include additional RowNS & RCA insurance fees

2024 Adult Learn to Row Schedule:

June 10-14, 6-8PM

June 17-21, 6-8PM

June 24, 26, 28 July 2, 4, 6-8PM

June 25, 27 July 3, 5 (sessions run 6-8:30PM due to Holiday Monday)

July 8-12, 6-8PM

July 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 6-8PM

July 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 6-8PM

July 29-Aug 2, 6-8PM

Questions? Email rowing@halifaxrowing.ca

NOTE: A minimum of 4 people per class is needed for a class to run. No refunds will be offered within 48 hours of the program start date.

NOTE: Classes will run rain or shine. Classes may be cancelled due to rough water/wind conditions. If it is known in advance that a class will be cancelled efforts will be made to contact all participants to notify them. Cancelled classes will be rescheduled.

LTR participants will be sitting in boats with small groups of other participants, without social distancing – all NS Public Health Regulations & Guidelines are followed during these classes.


2024 fee: $275

Fees do not include additional RowNS & RCA insurance fees

2024 Junior Learn-to-Row Schedule

July 2-5, 9:30-11:30AM

July 8-12, 9:30-11:30AM 

July 15-19, 9:30-11:30AM 

July 22-26, 9:30-11:30AM 

July 29-Aug 2, 9:30-11:30AM 

August 6-9,  9:30-11:30AM

August 12-16, 9:30-11:30AM 

Questions? Email rowing@halifaxrowing.ca