2022 Sprint Program - U13 (2009)

  • 2022-05-02
  • 2022-10-22
  • Rideau Canoe Club


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday (6 pm- 8 pm)
    Saturday (10 am- 12:30 pm)
  • July 4- August 20
    Monday - Thursday 9 am- 4 pm
    Fridays 9 am- 12 pm
    Regattas as scheduled by your coach
  • September 6 - October 23
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday (5:30 pm- 7:30 pm)
    Saturday (10 am- 12:30 pm)

Registration is closed

U13 Sprint Paddling (2009)
Contact: U14sprint@rideaucanoeclub.ca

The Sprint Paddling programs provide instruction and training for beginners and experienced paddlers alike in the Olympic sport of canoe and kayak. The focus is on learning paddling skills, enjoying the beautiful Rideau River, making friends, and age-appropriate athletic training that follows Long Term Athlete Development principles. The goal is to develop water sport skills and confidence while having a great time in a safe and supportive environment. 

Participants are organized by age, and participate in 3 blocks per day: canoeing, kayaking, and dryland/games. They will also swim and engage in recreational boats such as SUP boards. Paddlers will learn about water safety rules and how to balance, paddle, and train in sprint kayaks and canoes. Each session they will do a warm up, practice/work out, and cool down.

If you are new to the sport and are not sure if a summer-long program is right for your child, the Intro to Sprint Program is a great introduction to the sport that is available as a 2-week camp in the summer that does not require a membership.

Membership is required before being able to register for a sprint program. 

Info and updates regarding Covid-19 can be found on our website HERE

Paddlers must demonstrate a minimum swimming ability before getting in a boat. For more info on the Swim Assessment, click HERE


Spring  May 2- June 24 (8 weeks)

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6 pm- 8 pm;
  • Saturday 10 am- 12:30 pm
  • No practice on Saturday, June 25 

Summer  July 4 - August 20 (7 weeks) 

  • Monday- Thursday 9 am- 4 pm
  • Fridays 9 am- 12 pm
  • Regattas as scheduled by your coach 
  • No camp on August 1, Long Weekend

Fall  September 6- October 22 (7 weeks)

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
  • Saturday 10 am- 12:30 pm


    The Rideau Canoe Club will supply all paddling equipment, except a life jacket, which participants are required to bring. A racing jersey is required for all EOD and Ontario sanctioned events.  We will have clothing available for sale in early May. Paddlers should bring a full water bottle, sunscreen, hat, running shoes, spare clothing and healthy snacks each day. Clothes that are light and made of quick drying fabric are best.

    Affiliation Fees

    Affiliation fees are mandatory for all athletes in the competitive program and only need to be paid once during the season. Affiliation Fees include CanoeKayak Canada, CanoeKayak Ontario, CKO Sprint and Eastern Ontario Division.


    The RCC is proud to host and attend several regattas throughout the on water season. The only way for a regatta to happen is with the help of our committed volunteers. Part of becoming a member of the RCC and signing up for the Sprint Program is committing to volunteering as per the RCC Volunteer Policy. Volunteering is great way to get to know the sport and wonderful people who make it such a special environment. We look forward to seeing you at one of the events! Any questions about volunteering can be directed to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@rideaucanoeclub.ca



    • Registrations are only considered final when full payment is made.
    • NO REFUND will be issued once the camp has already started.
    • NO REFUND will be issued if cancellation is done within the week before the camp.
    • NO REFUND will be issued if a participant has to leave a camp due to disciplinary issues.
    • If cancellation is done at least 4 weeks before the start of the camp, a refund will be issued less a $50 administration fee.
    • If cancellation is done at least 2 weeks before the start of the camp, a refund of 50% will be issued.
    • All cancellation/refund requests must be done in writing to the RCC Administrator. All refund requests will take up to 2 weeks to process. 

    COVID-19 Flexible Reschedule/Credit/Refund Policy

    As a non-profit organization, the RCC relies on revenue from our paddling programs to provide top
    quality recreation and competitive training opportunities. If your program is affected by COVID-19 we ask that you to consider the first two options first:

    1. RESCHEDULE - If a program is cancelled or you are not able to participate at the predetermined time due to a COVID-19 related reason, our preferred option would be to work with you to determine if your program can be rescheduled to a time that would enable your participation this season.
    2. ACCOUNT CREDIT - If rescheduling is not possible, we are asking registrants to accept a registration credit that could be used towards future programming held at a later date in 2021 or 2022. 
    3. If the two options above are unacceptable to you, we will refund the full amount of your registration fee.

    This Policy applies to programs scheduled to start May 1, 2022 or later. It may be adjusted or
    rescinded by the Club as the situation evolves and regulations are updated by Ottawa Public Health, the Province of Ontario and/or the Government of Canada . All cancellation/refund requests not associated with the current COVID-19 situation will follow the Club’s standard Refund Policy.

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