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Requirements for all training/programs


All programs are member-only, except introduction classes. CLICK HERE to view details and to register for memberships. 
  • Programs or sessions which do not meet minimum registration levels will be cancelled. Affected participants will be offered spaces in similar programs or full refunds
  • Registrations are only considered final when payment is made - refunds will only be provided for medical reasons. Please review the Refund Policy.
  • Please view the updated Guidlines & Procudures 
  • “Moving -up” from one group to another group is possible but only with the permission of the Masters Coordinator
  • Please be aware of the CKC Affiliation Fee, EOD Affiliation Fee, OCSRA Affiliation Fee, CKO Affiliation Fees . Each member registered in a competitive program must pay the respective affiliation fee to the National Governing body - CanoeKayak Canada, Eastern Ontario Division, Ontario Canoe Sprint Racing Association and Canoe Kayak Ontario in order to be able to race at sanctioned regattas and Nationals/CanMas.  These fees do not go to the Rideau Canoe Club but to CKC, EOD, OSCRA and CKO respectively.  These fees have been included Sprint Program registration process.
Not sure which level you fall into? Read the levels & requirements for each below.

Introduction

Ever wondered if you could paddle one of those skinny Olympic boats?  In Introduction to Sprint Paddling for adults, participants will work simultaneously on developing fitness and technical proficiency. Topics and skills covered will include care for high-performance boats, cockpit/paddle set-up, proper paddling technique, starts, turning, and basic racing strategies. Introduction paddlers are encouraged to participate in one of the many RCC Friday Night races to test your ability (regatta registration fees are extra).

Program Details
Introduction 1  Monday & Wednesday 7:45-8:45pm May 23 - June 13 $203.00 + HST
Introduction 2  Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:45pm May 22 - June 14  $231.00 + HST
Introduction 3  Monday & Wednesday 7:45-8:45pm June 18 - July 11  $231.00 + HST
Introduction 4  Tuesday & Thursday 7:45-8:45pm June 19 - July 12  $231.00 + HST
  • no balance required; entry level boats (slenders) are used
  • No experience required
  • No membership required
  • minimum Participants per session: 3, maximum Participants per session: 6
  • If you enjoyed the Intro session and would like to continue with the Novice session, here is the breakdown:
    • If you completed Intro sessions beginning in May - you will have to get a membership and you will receive $100 off Novice session program fees.
    • If you completed the Intro sessions beginning in June - you will have to get a membership and you will receive $150 off Novice session program fees.
CLICK HERE to register for Sprint Intro Programs!
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Novice & Intermediate

Got a great Introduction to Sprint Paddling and you are ready for the next level, but may not be ready to race.  Continue to work on  developing fitness and technical proficiency. Topics and skills covered will include continued improvement on proper paddling technique, starts, turning, and racing strategies. Novice paddlers are encouraged to participate in one of the many available Masters Regattas over the summer (regatta registration fees are extra).
 
Program Details
ADULT - Intermediate 1 (2 sessions) Tuesday & Thursday 6-7:15am May 8 - Sep 27  $318.00 + HST
ADULT - Intermediate 1 (3 sessions) Tuesday & Thursday 6-7:15am
Saturday 8:00-9:30am - Contact Conrad for boat availability
May 8 - Sep 27  
  • $
  • 376.00 + HST
    ADULT - Novice Canoe Monday & Wednesday 5:45-7:00pm May 16 - Sept 26  $318.00 + HST
    Expect to potentially be doing  dryland for the first on water week, water temperature dependent
    ADULT - Novice  Monday & Wednesday 6-7:15pm May 14- Sept 26  $318.00 + HST
    ADULT - Novice/Intermediate  Wednesday & Friday 6-7:15am May 16 - Sept 28  $318.00 + HST

    • Novice - balance required; entry level boats (slenders) are used
    • Intermediate - able to paddle in a minimum of a delphine, malker k-2, or commander k-4 with the goal of being able to paddle in a lancer/rapier by the end of the summer. Previous paddling experience required
    • Completed an Introduction class
    • Membership required - athletes and family members must complete a membership registration before being able to register for Novice/Intermediate sessions
    • Please be aware of the CKC Affiliation Fee, EOD Affiliation Fee, OCSRA Affiliation Fee, CKO Affiliation Fees . Each member registered in a competitive program must pay the respective affiliation fee to the National Governing body - CanoeKayak Canada, Eastern Ontario Division, Ontario Canoe Sprint Racing Association and Canoe Kayak Ontario in order to be able to race at sanctioned regattas and Nationals/CanMas.  These fees do not go to the Rideau Canoe Club but to CKC, EOD, OSCRA and CKO respectively.  These fees have been included Sprint Program registration process.
    • minimum Participants per session: 6, maximum Participants per session: 10

    CLICK HERE to register for Masters Novice/Intermediate Training Programs!
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    Intermediate & Advanced

    Intermediate Masters is a program for more goal-oriented adult paddlers. If you want to get a personal best time at a regatta, become a proficient marathon paddler, or just enjoy going fast on the water this program is for you. Topics and skills covered will include racing strategy, training philosophy, performance paddling technique, racing starts, interval training, and team boats. Intermediate paddlers are strongly encouraged to compete in more than one of the summer Masters Regattas.

    Advanced Masters is a program for adult paddlers who want to push themselves to their limit on the water. Kayaks and canoes are welcome – as long as they are fast! Workouts will focus on developing peak speed, anaerobic capacity, and refining minute technique details to shave precious seconds off personal bests. High Performance paddlers are strongly encouraged to have their own boats/paddles and to train on their own on other days of the week. Advanced paddlers are strongly encouraged to compete in more than one of the summer Masters Regattas. 

    Program Details
    Intermediate/Advanced 1 (2 sessions) Monday & Wednesday 6-7:15pm May 7 - Oct 17 $318.00 + HST
    Intermediate/Advanced 1 (3 sessions) Monday & Wednesday 6-7:15pm, Saturday 8:00-9:30 am May 7 - Oct 17 $376.00 + HST
    Intermediate/Advanced 2 (2 sessions) Tuesday & Thursday 6-7:15pm May 8 - Oct 18  $318.00 + HST
    Intermediate/Advanced 2 (3 sessions) Tuesday & Thursday 6-7:15pm, Saturday 8:00 - 9:30 am May 8 - Oct 18  $376.00 + HST
    • Intermediate - able to paddle in a minimum of a delphine, malker k-2, or commander k-4 with the goal of being able to paddle in a lancer/rapier by the end of the summer. Previous paddling experience required.
    • Advanced - able to paddle in a minimum of a lancer k-1, regina k-2, or purple K-4. Have at least 2 seasons of paddling under their belt.
    • Membership required - athletes and family members must complete a membership registration before being able to register for Intermediate/Advanced sessions
    • Please be aware of the CKC Affiliation Fee, EOD Affiliation Fee, OCSRA Affiliation Fee . Each member registered in a competitive program must pay the respective affiliation fee to the National Governing body - CanoeKayak Canada, Eastern Ontario Division and Ontario Canoe Sprint Racing Association in order to be able to race at sanctioned regattas and Nationals/CanMas.  These fees do not go to the Rideau Canoe Club but to CKC, EOD & OSCRA respectively.  These fees have been included Sprint Program registration process.
    • Minimum Participants per session: 8, Maximum Participants per session: 12
    CLICK HERE to register for Masters Intermediate/Advance Training Programs!
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    War Canoe

    If you think paddling fast by yourself is thrilling imagine paddling fast in a 15-paddler team! War Canoe is a uniquely Canadian event stressing explosive speed, team work, and mutual achievement. The Rideau Canoe Club has a rich history of War Canoe racing an participants in this program are strongly encouraged to continue our winning traditions in Male, Female, Mixed, Novice, and Senior Masters categories.

    If interested, contact Program Coordinator for details:  Conrad Hutter (conrad.hutter@gmail.com)

    Program Details
    Minimum Participants per session: 9
    Maximum Participants per session: 15