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Learn-to-Row

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learn-to-row

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.

See our tips for learn-to-row participants at the bottom of this page!

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.

ADULT LTR CLASSES

Over 12 hours of instruction (6 – 2 hour sessions), adults 19 or older as of January 1st of the current year, will learn the basic skills of sweep rowing (each rower has one oar) and sculling (each rower has two oars). 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!

All Adult Learn-to-Row Classes run 6:00pm-8:00pm.

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.

2022 fee: $240

Adult Learn-to-Row Schedule:

  • Session 1A: Monday & Wednesday, 6-8 PM (May 30, June 1, 6, 8, 13, 15)
  • Session 1B: Tuesday & Thursday, 6-8 PM (May 31, June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16)
  • Session 2A: Monday & Wednesday, 6-8 PM (June 20, 22, 27, 29, July 4, 6)
  • Session 2B: Tuesday & Thursday, 6-8 PM (June 21, 23, 28, 30, July 5, 7)
  • Session 3A: Monday & Wednesday, 6-8 PM ( July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27)
  • Session 3B: Tuesday & Thursday, 6-8 PM (July 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28)
  • Session 4A: Monday & Wednesday, 6-8 PM (August 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24)
  • Session 4B: Tuesday & Thursday, 6-8 PM (August 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25)

Questions? Email rowing@halifaxrowing.ca

JUNIOR LTR CLASSES

Over four sessions (8 hrs. of instruction), youth (aged 13-18 as of January 1st of the current year) will learn the basic skills of sculling in Olympic-style shells on the beautiful Northwest Arm. At the completion of this class, graduates may register in the Junior Development Program, to row at the Club for the rest of the season.

Once you have completed your Learn-to-Row Class, you can register for the Junior 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.

2022 fee: $170

Junior Learn-to-Row Schedule

Spring Junior LTR Sessions:
  • Session 1B: Tuesday & Thursday, 4-6 PM (May 24, 26, 31, June 2)
  • Session 2A: Monday & Wednesday, 4-6 PM (June 6, 8, 13, 15)
  • Session 2B: Tuesday & Thursday 4-6, PM (June 7, 9, 14, 16)
  • Session 3A: Monday & Wednesday, 4-6 PM (June 20, 22, 27, 29)
  • Session 3B: Tuesday & Thursday, 4-6 PM (June 21, 23, 28, 30)
Summer Junior LTR Sessions:
  • Session 4: Monday to Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 AM (July 4-7)
  • Session 5: Monday to Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 AM (July 11-14)
  • Session 6: Monday to Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 AM (July 18-21)
  • Session 7: Monday to Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 AM (July 25-28)
  • Session 8: Monday to Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 AM (August 8-11)
  • Session 9: Monday to Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 AM (August 15-22)

Questions? Email rowing@halifaxrowing.ca