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    • 2017-09-27
    • 2018-03-20
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    Winter training is a key component of becoming a canoe/kayak athlete. The goals are to improve strength, fitness, technique, and efficient training habits that will set athletes up for future success and to work with the coaches to meet their personal goals. 

    Strength sessions are held at the RCC gym; swimming and pool padding sessions are held at Carleton University pool, and running & skiing sessions will be held at Mooney's Bay or Gatineau Park. The cost of these facility rentals is included in the program fee with the exception of Gatineau Park. Athletes are responsible for their own equipment. If you choose not to purchase skis, a running program will be provided. 

    SCHEDULE

    U17 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByiJHFEDkUF2YUFKQ3BXY3g5eHM/view?usp=sharing

    U18 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByiJHFEDkUF2OHpGZlJMMjZQaFE/view?usp=sharing

    The Winter program will run from November 6th 2017 - April 29th, 2018.
    • 2017-11-06
    • 2018-04-30
    • Rideau Canoe Club

    The 2017/2018 RCC Winter Training Program Includes:

    • Supervised coached weight strengthening sessions
    • Canoe and Kayak specific ergometer sessions with a coach to further develop your technical skills and conditioning
    • Full program available for those who wish to enroll in both weight room training and ergometer
    Programs require a minimum number of participants before they will be officially sanctioned.

    * All members must register for winter training. All winter programs begin the week of Nov. 6, 2017, and run until April 30, 2018. All fees must be paid within ONE week of registration, otherwise risking withdrawal from the program. There is 13% HST included in the Development and High Performance programs. Athletes age 14 and under do not pay HST.

    Program and/or Event Registration is not considered complete until payment is received. Payment options include: online via credit card or PayPal; cheque made payable to the Rideau Canoe Club, memo stating event or program name.

    Cheques for the full registration amount can be mailed to:

    Rideau Canoe Club, 804 Hog's Back Rd., Ottawa, ON     K2C0B1

    *If you choose this option, please email info@rideaucanoeclub.ca to confirm pending receipt of payment.

    • 2017-11-28
    • 2018-11-29
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    Come paddle with us!

    Get a gift certificate to pay all or part of any Rideau Canoe Club Program.

    There are $50, $100, $150, $200 and $250 options for you to choose from.

    To redeem your gift certificate:

    • Please call the office at 613-225-5546 to redeem your gift certificate. 
    • Make sure you have all the information in the original email message available.
    • It cannot be redeemed for cash value.
    • This is for programs at 804 Hog’s Back Road location only
    • 2017-12-12
    • 2018-04-26
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    Our most popular program! Fitness paddling sessions are designed to offer paddlers the opportunity to combine a fantastic core workout with basic to advanced kayak drills, techniques and games. 

    Each session delivers a structured workout program offering low-impact training with high-impact results. Looking for an alternative to being in the gym? This program is geared for you! 

    Participants will be able to use their own boats, paddles, and PFD/lifejackets or those provided by the Club.

    Program Details:

    Minimum Participants per session: 6; Maximum Participants per session: 14; 

    Please note sessions on Statutory Holidays will be moved to the Friday of the same week.

    Recommended Program Prerequisites: Introduction to Sea Kayak Course

    *Please note that sufficient kayak experience is mandatory for participation. If you have any concerns about your experience, please email recreation@rideaucanoeclub.ca

     

    • 2017-12-12
    • 2018-04-26
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    Fitness SUP is designed to give paddlers the opportunity to combine basic to advance SUP technique, drills, and games with a great workout. Each session will consist of a structured workout so you can get fit while having fun on the water!

    Facilitated by qualified instructors. Participants will be able to use their own boards, paddles, and PFD/lifejackets or those provided by the Club.  

    Minimum participants per session: 3; maximum participants per session: 8

    Please note sessions on Statutory Holidays will be moved to the Friday of the same week.

    Recommended Program Prerequisites: Introduction to SUP

    *Please note that sufficient SUP experience is mandatory for participation. If you have any concerns about your experience, please email recreation@rideaucanoeclub.ca


    • 2017-12-12
    • 2018-09-20
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    This half-day course will turn land-lovers into proficient paddlers. Open to anyone looking for a safe, informative, and fun introduction to flatwater canoeing. Areas covered include movement skills, boat care, entry/exits, safety, and selecting proper equipment. Participants will be able to use their own boats, paddles, and PFD/lifejackets, or those provided by the Club.


    Program Details:

    Minimum Participants per session: 6; Maximum Participants per session: 12.

    • 2017-12-12
    • 2018-09-30
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    Introduction to Sea Kayaking introduces the novice to paddling a sea kayak in calm, sheltered waters. The focus of this half-day course is to provide skills essential to being comfortable day paddling in a group environment. The course participant will build on their expanding paddling skill set, and be introduced to rescue techniques that incorporate the use of a paddling partner. Participants will be able to use their own boats, paddles, and PFD/lifejackets or those provided by the Club.


    Program Details:

    Minimum Participants per session: 6; Maximum Participants per session: 12.

    • 2017-12-15
    • 2018-10-08
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    Back by popular demand, this is a daytime group-paddling program for enthusiastic outdoor lovers age 55 and above (and young at heart)! Whether you have years of paddling experience behind you or would like to challenge yourself with a new activity, come enjoy mornings of paddling on beautiful Mooney's Bay.


    Facilitated by qualified instructors, you have the choice to canoe or kayak in a supportive and fun learning environment. All welcome - from fitness enthusiasts to relaxation seekers! Participants will be able to use their own boats, paddles, and PFD/lifejackets or those provided by the Club.  


    Minimum participants per session: 6; maximum participants per session: 16.

    Please note sessions on Statutory Holidays will be moved to the Friday of the same week.

    Recommended Program Prerequisites: Introduction to Sea Kayak Course

    *Please note that sufficient kayak experience is mandatory for participation. If you have any concerns about your experience, please email recreation@rideaucanoeclub.ca


    • 2018-01-26
    • 2018-03-25
    • Warren W. Wills United Methodist Camp on Lake Griffin
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    2018 Florida Camp Final Payment

    Athletes have been invoiced based on the length of FL Camp indicated in the FL Camp initial payment and registration, which has been approved by your coach. 

    PLEASE DO NOT make final payment until you have received confirmation from your coach. (registration can still happen without making payment right away.)

    Payment can be made upon coach confirmation.  The deadline to make the full final payment  Friday, March 2, 2018.

    REMEMBER: The maximum Camp Fee is $560 CDN + $117CDN per night. Airfare is additional and the responsibility of each athlete. 

    CLICK HERE to review the 2018 RCC Florida Camp Package (information subject to change), download athlete registration and athlete consent to travel forms.

    2018 FL Camp Flight Chart - please confirm your length of stay with your coaches; consult the Florida Flight Chart for booking options and groupings.
    • 2018-02-08
    • 2018-08-09
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    Rideau Canoe Club offers a high performance spring-racing program for U19 to Senior level athletes. The program consists of paddling, weights, running, and yoga training sessions.

    The Training Schedule for May + June  includes up to 10 sessions per week

    Training session may vary week to week depending on program and whether there is an upcoming regatta:

    • April 20-22 National Team Trials #1 Georgia, USA
    • May 18-20 National Team Trials #2 Dartmouth, NS
    • June 2-3 OCup #1 - Ontario Team Trials Ottawa, ON
    • June 22-24 National Team Trials #3 Montreal, QC
    • June 30-July 1 Canada Day Regatta Ottawa, ON

    The Training Schedule for July + August  includes up to 10 sessions per week

    Training session may vary week to week depending on program and whether there is an upcoming regatta:

    • August 10-12 EOD Championships and Qualifiers Ottawa, ON
    • August 18-19 OCup #3 - Ontario Championships Welland, ON
    • August 27-September 1 Canadian Sprint Canoe Kayak Championships (Nationals) Sherbrooke, ON
    The Training Schedule for September + October includes 8 to 10 sessions per week.

    Training session may vary week to week depending on program and whether there is an upcoming regatta:

    • September 29-30 OCup #4 - Long Distance Regatta Ottawa, ON
    • 2018-03-05
    • 2018-04-28
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    2018 Early Spring Training

    Early Spring Training gives athletes the chance to get a head start on their summer canoe/kayak training as winter activities start to wind down. It is a good way to reconnect with your friends at the canoe club and work on your fitness before the on water season starts. 

    Early Spring is available to members who have participated in the sprint program earlier in the 2017 season: Spring, Summer or Fall, but are NOT currently registered in Winter Training sessions that go until April 38, 2018. 

    New paddlers are welcome! However you will need to purchase a membership. For more details on becoming a member click HERE

    Early Spring Training is available for the following age groups and runs from March 5, 2018 to April 28, 2018:

    U12 & U11 (born 2006- 2007)

    U14 & U13 (born in 2004- 2005)

    U16 & U15 (born in 2002- 2003)

    The schedules are as follows:

    U12 & U11:

    Tuesday: 6 pm- 7:30 pm in the gym

    Saturday: 10 am- 12 pm running or cross country skiing

    Sunday: 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm swimming @ Carleton University pool (until April 1)

    Starting April 4: 

    Wednesday: 6 pm- 7:30 pm running/outdoor games

    U14 & U13:

    Monday, Thursday: 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm in the gym

    Tuesday: 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm running or cross country skiing (meet @ RCC)

    Wednesday: 7:15 pm- 8:45 pm swimming @ Carleton University pool (until March 28

    Saturday: 10 am- 12 pm run or cross country ski (meet @ RCC)

    Sunday: 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm swimming at Carleton University pool (until April 1

    Starting April 4

    Wednesday: 6 pm- 7:30 pm running/outdoor circuit

    U16 & U15:

    Tuesday, Thursday - Weights @ RCC 4 pm- 6 pm 

    Wednesday - Swim @ Carleton 7:15 pm- 8:45 pm (until March 28)

    Monday, Friday - Run or Ski @ Mooney's Bay 4 pm- 6 pm (meet @ RCC)

    Saturday - Weights @ RCC 8 am- 10 am, Erg 10 am- 10:30 am

    Sunday - Swim 7:30 pm- 9 pm (until April 1

    Starting April 4

    Wednesdays: 4 pm- 6 pm Run @ RCC

    Extra erg practices as scheduled by your coach

    • 2018-04-30
    • 2018-10-27
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    Atom (U11) (Born in 2007 & 2008)
    • Spring: April 30 - June 29
      • Tuesday, Thursday (6 pm- 7:30 pm);
      • Saturday  (10 am- 12 pm)
      • Regattas as scheduled by your coach
    • Summer: July 3- August 24
      • Monday through Thursday (9 am- 4 pm)
      • Friday (9 am- 12 pm)
      • Regattas as scheduled by your coach
    • FallSeptember 4 - October 27
      • Tuesday, Thursday (6 pm- 7:30 pm)
      • Saturday  (10 am- 12 pm)
      • Regattas as scheduled by your coach
    • Full Season: April 30 - October 27 as scheduled above.
    Paddlers will be grouped according to age and ability, and will rotate through all sessions including kayak, canoe, war canoe and dry land/games session. 

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

    Equipment:

    • The Rideau Canoe Club will supply all paddling equipment.  Although we have PFD’s for paddlers we highly recommend that paddlers wear a personally owned PFD to ensure comfort and fit for paddling. 
    • A racing jersey is required for all EOD and Ontario sanctioned events.  We will have clothing available for sale in early May. 
    • Paddlers must bring water bottle, sunscreen, hat, running shoes, spare clothing and a healthy lunch and snacks each day. Clothes that are light, loose fitting and made of quick drying fabric are best.
    • 2018-04-30
    • 2018-10-27
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    Peewee (U13) (Born in 2005 & 2006)
    • Spring: April 30 - June 29 
      • Monday, Wednesday, Friday (6 pm- 8 pm);
      • Saturday  (10 am- 12 pm)
      • Regattas as scheduled by your coach
    • Summer: July 3 - August 24
      • Monday through Thursday (9 am- 4 pm)
      • Friday (9 am- 12 pm)
    • Spring: September 4 - October 27 
      • Monday, Wednesday, Friday (6 pm- 8 pm);
      • Saturday  (10 am- 12 pm)
      • Regattas as scheduled by your coach
    • Full Season: April 30 - October 27 as scheduled above.
    Paddlers will be grouped according to age and ability, and will rotate through all sessions including kayak, canoe, war canoe and dry land/games session. 

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

    Equipment:

    • The Rideau Canoe Club will supply all paddling equipment.  Although we have PFD’s for paddlers we highly recommend that paddlers wear a personally owned PFD to ensure comfort and fit for paddling. 
    • A racing jersey is required for all EOD and Ontario sanctioned events.  We will have clothing available for sale in early May. 
    • Paddlers must bring water bottle, sunscreen, hat, running shoes, spare clothing and a healthy lunch and snacks each day. Clothes that are light, loose fitting and made of quick drying fabric are best.
    • 2018-04-30
    • 2018-10-27
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    Bantam (U14) (Born in 2004)
    • Spring: April 30 - June 29
      • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (4 pm- 6 pm, 6:30 on Tues/Thurs);
      • Saturday  (8 am- 10:30 am)
      • Regattas as scheduled by your coach
    • Summer: July 3 - August 24
      • Monday through Thursday (9 am- 4 pm)
      • Friday (9 am- 12 pm)
    • Fall: September 4 - October 27
      • Monday through Friday (4 pm- 6 pm, 6:30 on Tues/Thurs);
      • Saturday  (8 am- 10:30 am)
      • Regattas as scheduled by your coach
    • Full Season - April 30 - October 27 as scheduled above.
    Paddlers will be grouped according to age and ability, and will rotate through all sessions including kayak, canoe, war canoe and dry land/games session. 

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

    Equipment:

    • The Rideau Canoe Club will supply all paddling equipment.  Although we have PFD’s for paddlers we highly recommend that paddlers wear a personally owned PFD to ensure comfort and fit for paddling. 
    • A racing jersey is required for all EOD and Ontario sanctioned events.  We will have clothing available for sale in early May. 
    • Paddlers must bring water bottle, sunscreen, hat, running shoes, spare clothing and a healthy lunch and snacks each day. Clothes that are light, loose fitting and made of quick drying fabric are best.
    • 2018-04-30
    • 2018-10-27
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    Bantam (U15) (Born in 2003)
    • Spring: April 30 - June 29 
      • Monday through Friday (4 pm- 6 pm, 6:30 pm on Tues/Thurs);
      • Saturday (8 am- 10:30 am)
      • Regattas as scheduled by your coach
    • Summer: July 3 - August 24
      • Mon-Thurs: 9 am- 4 pm
      • Fri: 9 am- 12 pm
      • Regattas as scheduled by your coach
    • Fall: September 4 - October 27 
      • Monday through Friday (4 pm- 6 pm, 6:30 pm on Tues/Thurs);
      • Saturday (8 am- 10:30 am; 4 pm- 6 pm)
      • Regattas as scheduled by your coach
    • Full Season - (May 1 - October 31) as scheduled above.
    Paddlers will be grouped according to age and ability, and will rotate through all sessions including kayak, canoe, war canoe and dry land/games session. 

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

    NOTE: If you are an experienced paddler interested in the Train to Train Program contact Cheyanne (coach.chey@rideaucanoeclub.ca). 

    Equipment:

    • The Rideau Canoe Club will supply all paddling equipment.  Although we have PFD’s for paddlers we highly recommend that paddlers wear a personally owned PFD to ensure comfort and fit for paddling. 
    • A racing jersey is required for all EOD and Ontario sanctioned events.  We will have clothing available for sale in early May. 
    • Paddlers must bring water bottle, sunscreen, hat, running shoes, spare clothing and a healthy lunch and snacks each day. Clothes that are light, loose fitting and made of quick drying fabric are best.
    • 2018-04-30
    • 2018-10-27
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     U15 Train to Train (Born in 2003)
    To be eligible for the Train to Train group you must: 
    • Have paddled for at least one season (not a beginner)
    • Commit to the full season of paddling (May- October minimum; full Winter preferred) 
    • Intend to commit to full year U16 training starting Nov 2018
    • Will benefit from specializing into canoe or kayak
    • Will benefit from increased training load 
    • Parents, athlete, and coach must all agree that this is the best option for the athlete (sign form)
    For more info contact Chey coach.chey@rideaucanoeclub.ca

    Spring: April 30 - June 29 
    • Monday through Friday (4 pm- 6 pm, 6:30 pm on Tues/Thurs);
    • Saturday (8 am- 10:30 am)
    • Regattas as scheduled by your coach
    Summer: July 3- August 24
    • Weekly schedule will be communicated by your coach via email
    • Regattas as scheduled by your coach 
    General Summer Schedule (subject to change weekly based on regatta schedule)
    • Mon/Wed: 7 am- 9 am; 4 pm- 6:30 pm
    • Tues/Thurs: 9 am- 4 pm 
    • Fri: 7 am- 9 am; 9 am- 10:30 am + trailer loading
    Fall - September 8 - October 27
    • Monday through Friday (4 pm- 6 pm, 6:30 pm on Tues/Thurs);
    • Saturday (8 am- 10:30 am; 4 pm- 6 pm)
    • Regattas as scheduled by your coach
    Paddlers must demonstrate a minimum swimming ability before getting in a boat. For more info on the Swim Test, click HERE.
    • 2018-06-02
    • 2018-09-29
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    Intro to Sprint Paddling

    Location: 804 Hogs Back Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 0B1
    Contact: regattaready@rideaucanoeclub.ca 

    Intro to Sprint Paddling is an introductory camp for the Olympic sport of competitive Sprint Canoe Kayak for U13 aged athletes (born 2005- 2008) and provides all the necessary skills to start paddling canoes and kayaks competitively. The goal is to teach good training habits and a love for being outdoors and on the water. 

    Paddlers will learn about water safety rules and how to balance, paddle, and train in sprint kayaks and canoes. Each practice they will do a warm up, practice/work out, and cool down.

    The summer sessions of Intro to Sprint Paddling include the opportunity to race at a fun, local regatta. Participants will learn competition skills and rules for sprint canoe kayak, and will participate in on and off water training sessions. 

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

    NOTE: Intro to Sprint Paddling is designed to give you a taste of the Summer Sprint Program, but it is not a prerequisite. If you would rather register directly for the 8 weeks of Summer Program, click HERE for more info. 

    SCHEDULE & DATES

    Intro to Sprint Paddling - Spring: June 2- 22, 2018

    U13 - Mon, Wed, Fri 6 pm- 8 pm; Sat 10 am- 12 pm

    U11 - Tues, Thurs, 6 pm- 7:30 pm; Sat 10 am- 12 pm

    Intro to Sprint Paddling - Summer #1: July 3- 13, 2018

    Mon-Fri 9 am- 4 pm (Mon July 2 no program)

    Fun Regatta: Fri July 13, 1 pm- 4 pm

    Intro to Sprint Paddling - Summer #2: July 16- 27, 2018

    Mon-Fri 9 am- 4 pm

    Fun Regatta: Fri July 27, 1 pm- 4 pm

    Intro to Sprint Paddling - Summer #3: July 30- August 10, 2018

    Mon-Fri 9 am- 4 pm (Mon August 6 no program)

    Fun Regatta: Fri August 10, 1 pm- 4 pm

    Intro to Sprint Paddling - Fall: September 8- 29, 2018 

    U13 - Mon, Wed, Fri 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm; Sat 10 am- 12 pm

    U11 - Tues, Thurs, 5:30 pm- 7 pm; Sat 10 am- 12 pm

    • 2018-06-25
    • 2018-08-31
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    2018 Canoe Kids Summer Camp

    Canoe Kids is a fun-filled day camp experience focused on all aspects of safe paddle sports. Campers aged 7-12 years old will be introduced to canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating, water safety, swimming, field sports as well as cooperative games and activities. 

    Pre-Requisites: 

    • Campers must be 7-12 years old during the camp session
    • No paddling experience is required 
    • CanoeKids participants must demonstrate minimum swim ability, if campers cannot complete the swim assessment they will not be able to continue in the camp**

    What to bring to camp: 

    • The Rideau Canoe Club will provide all the necessary paddling equipment. However, CanoeKids participants are welcome to bring their own. 
    • 2 changes of clothing daily will be required; clothing should be comfortable, loose fitting and preferably made of quick drying fabric (they do get wet!). 
    • Running shoes are required for dry-land games. 
    • Sun screen, water bottle, healthy lunches and snacks are needed for each day. Some days the club will have a pizza lunch; more information will be given after registration. 

    Location: 804 Hogs Back Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 0B1
    Contact: canoekids@rideaucanoeclub.ca 

    **Prior to getting in boats participants must show they have the ability to roll into the water and swim 50 metres (any stroke) and stay afloat (tread water) for 1 minute (as per the National Lifesaving Society Swim to Survive standard). Swim ability is assessed without a life-jacket or other flotation device. If your child is nervous about this process we welcome you to swim along with your child to ease the nerves

    REFUND POLICY:

    • Registrations are only considered final when full payment is made.
    • There is no refund available for the Canoe Kids Summer Camp once the camp has started.
    • 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.
    • NO REFUND will be issued if cancellation is done within the week before the camp or once the camp has already started.
    • NO REFUND will be issued if a participant has to leave a camp due to disciplinary issues.
    • All cancellation/refund requests must be done in writing to the RCC Administrator and Program Coordinator. All refund requests will take 4 to 6 weeks to process.

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