It’s All About the Athlete
In the summer of 2012 we took on a goal of getting young rowers from local area high schools rowing throughout the summer in Niagara Falls on a flexible schedule. Starting with 10 young rowers it was a great success. With some additional equipment for 2013 the program was able to test expansion to 24 rowers including some adults. Again, it was a very successful season. For 2014 discussions are in place with the City of Niagara Falls to relocate the rowing club to city park land as a permanent location with official status as a rowing club. 2015 saw a significant expansion in membership, equipment and the start of construction of our permanent location in George Bukator Park. In 2016 the construction of our new facility was complete. 2016 also saw our first club entries in the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. More to come.
Niagara Falls Rowing Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing rowers of all ages and skill levels an opportunity to experience, develop and train for the sport of rowing. We provide all the equipment, facility and coaching to help rowers develop their abilities.
You can sign up at any time throughout the year by completing the membership form in the resources section and sending it to us by mail or emailing it to us. You can provide your payment at your first practice. We host both a competitive and non-competitive environment in the spring from March to May, summer from June to August and fall from September to October. To get the most from your membership sign up before these times. You can also contact us for private lessons or camps at any time.
The cost of rowing at Niagara Falls Rowing Club depends on the program you’re interested in. Please see our programs section for more information. Private lessons and camps vary depending on the scope of the camp or the size of the group for private lessons.
We accommodate rowers of all skill levels from beginner to expert. Depending on your skill level we will try to group you with people of similar skill levels and in boats that match your ability. As you develop we can challenge you with different boat classes. It’s all up to the athlete how quickly they would like to progress. Experience is not necessary for recreational level rowers. For competitive rowing we recommend at least one season of recreational level rowing to learn the basics before entering competition.