Program Logistics

Background:

The Rebel Rowing season consists of three stages. In the Fall months, the Novice Program runs to introduce new rowers to the sport and teach basic skills. Starting in November, we move into our winter training program consisting of strength and conditioning as well as working on the ergometers. In February, we enter the regular high school rowing season and will begin training more on the ergometers and in the tank at the Edmonton Rowing Club. In mid-to-late April, we begin our on-water training season. The exact start date for the on-water training season depends on when the ice melts on the North Saskatchewan River.

 

 

Fall Training (Novice & Club):

During the Fall, we offer our novice program for students who are new to the program and wish to try it out. The program consists of Learn-to-Row training on-water to teach basic rowing skills as well as an introduction to strength training and preparation for the winter and spring seasons. This is the time where students find out what rowing is like and can decide if it is something they wish to continue with.

During this time, it is highly recommended that experienced rowers join the Junior Development program at the Edmonton Rowing Club to maintain and expand their skills in preparation for the general rowing season.

The Fall schedule is as follows (subject to change)

  Time Location
Sunday    
Monday    
Tuesday 4:00 – 6:00 ERC
Wednesday    
Thursday 4:00 – 6:00 ERC
Friday    
Saturday 11:00 – 1:00 ERC

Note that the times or locations may change due to weather or water conditions.

 

Winter Training:

During the Winter, all high school rowers return to the program and transition into strength and conditioning training. During this time we will train on the ergometers as well as work on strength and conditioning to prepare for the competitive season. Erg and tank training will be at the Edmonton Rowing Club while strength training will be held at the Jasper Place Fitness Centre under the direction of a strength and conditioning coach.

It is expected that all rowers who do not participate in another sport attend the winter training.

The Fall schedule is as follows (subject to change)

  Time Location
Sunday    
Monday TBD  
Tuesday 4:00 – 6:00 ERC
Wednesday TBD  
Thursday 4:00 – 6:00 ERC
Friday TBD  
Saturday    

Note that the times or locations may change due to events in the fitness centre.

 

High School Rowing Season:

In February, the regular high school rowing season commences consisting of erg and tank training during the winter and until the river melts and then moving onto the water. During this portion, high school athletes participating in club rowing or other sports will return to train along with the novices as we prepare for regattas. Training will include a strength portion.

The TENTATIVE training schedule is as follows:

  Time Location
Sunday    
Monday    
Tuesday 4:00 – 6:00 ERC
Wednesday    
Thursday 4:00 – 6:00 ERC
Friday    
Saturday 11:00 – 1:00 ERC

Note that this schedule is not currently finalized.

 

Spring Break Training Camp:

This year, we will be holding a Spring Break training camp to extensively work on rowing skills while on a break from school. We are currently working on hosting the training camp away from Edmonton (on-water) however plans are not finalized. We are asking all rowers to not make plans for this week however as it is an expectation that all rowers participate.