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 Sprint program is for children aged 9-14, although younger children may be included with Head Coach approval. The summer program runs in July and August from 9-4, Mondays to Fridays, excluding the last week of August and it also includes spring paddling for 3 days per week. This is an amazing value and a great way to keep children active and engaged for the whole summer. PRCC also has a 2-week option in the “Intro to Sprint” program at Rouge Beach. Summer programs include weekly pizza lunch, games, beach time and regattas. 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 Spring & Summer Program
May 6 – June 27 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons, 4:15-5:45
July 3 – August 24 on Mondays to Fridays, 8 weeks, full-days from 9:00-4:00
Register for the Fall Program
September 9 – October 11 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons 4:30-6:00 pm
Register for Intro to Sprint at the Rouge NEW Moved to Rouge Beach in Scarborough
2-week summer camp sessions from July 3 – August 24 on Mondays to Fridays from 9:00-4:00
The Sprint Racing 15 Up program is an introduction to competitive canoe and kayak for teens aged 15 and older. This program helps athletes to transition into more competitive phases of their athletic career. Athletes compete in local regattas, as well as Provincial and National Championships if they qualify. Most regattas are included in program costs.
April 13-May 3 (approximately) – weights & cardio
Training 6 times per week
May 4-June 27 (approximately) – on water training
Mon-Fri 6:00-7:30 am; Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 4:15-6:00 pm; Sat 9:00-10:30 am
July 2-August 23 – on water training
Mon-Fri 9:00-11:00 am; Mon-Fri 3:30-5:15 pm
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.
The Master’s summer program runs Tuesday and Thursday evenings and 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.
Register for Master’s Program
May 21 to September 26, 2019