2022 Sprint Program- Adult Introduction

  • 2022-03-28
  • 2022-07-08
  • Rideau Canoe Club


  • Tuesday & Thursday 7:45 - 8:45 PM
    min3, max 6
  • Monday & Wednesday 7:45 - 8:45 PM
    min 3, max 6
  • Tuesday & Thursday 7:45 - 8:45 PM
    min 3, max 6


2022 Sprint - Adult 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
  • No balance required; entry level boats (Nelo vipers) are used
  • No experience required
  • No membership required
  • minimum Participants per session: 3, maximum Participants per session: 6
  • You can find update for COVID-19 policies and protocols HERE

Inclement Weather
​Adult Intro Programs can still have fun in the rain! However, if there is heavy rain, gusty winds, thunderstorms we can not be on the water. If inclement weather is forecasted on the Weather Network we will cancel the session and will contact you (up to 30 minutes prior).


  • Registrations are only considered final when full payment is made.
  • NO REFUND will be issued once a session has already started.
  • NO REFUND will be issued if cancellation is done within the week before the season.
  • NO REFUND will be issued if a participant has to leave the program 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 season, 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 2022 or 2023. 
  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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