PRCC offers sprint canoe and kayak programs for children and youth, competitive training and racing for teens (High Performance), PaddleALL for people with mental or physical challenges, and Master’s program for adults. Paddling programs run in spring, summer and fall with training continuing during the winter at a nearby gym. We welcome all abilities, from beginners to future Olympians.
The Bantam Sprint program is for children aged 9-14, although younger children may be included with Head Coach approval. All Sprint programs teach fundamental paddling skills and provide a comprehensive physical activity program that involves paddling, balance drills, games & activities in a positive fun environment.
Register for the Fall Program
September 9 – October 11
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons 4:30-6:00 pm at Rouge Beach in Scarborough
The High Performance (HP) program is designed for experienced paddlers aged 15 and older with aspirations of training competitively and making the national team. Development athletes are younger and train less intensively. HP and Development athletes typically train 10 times a week. Programs focus on extensive paddling and on-water training combined with cardio, weights and calisthenics.
Fall Paddling Programs running at Rouge Beach in Scarborough (on Pickering border)
September 9 to November 1, 2019
The Master’s summer program is designed for both experienced and beginner paddlers of all skill levels. It is open to adults aged 18 and over. Participants have the opportunity to paddle canoes or kayaks with the K1 being the most popular. Paddling is a low impact activity that provides an aerobic workout while building flexibility and core strength. If they choose, Master’s athletes can compete in regattas and participate in monthly events at different canoe clubs.
The Master’s winter program builds general fitness through weights and body weights and runs out of The Shed gym in Pickering.
Registration for Master’s Winter Program coming soon!
Registration for 2020 Master’s summer program will be available in January.