Winter Pool Sessions

Overview

The Ottawa River Runners offers winter pool sessions each year so that members can keep their skills sharp, and practice skills year-round. Sessions are typically held at the Carleton University Pool, and may require advance reservation of spaces. Unless otherwise indicated, sessions are 'open' or uncoached, and members work on their skills with friends or sometimes play some friendly kayak polo. Some programs are offered in the pool, including kids sessions and rolling clinics. Please inquire if you are interested in a particular type of program, as we schedule them based on demand.

Pool Sessions 2017

The pool that we have booked is the Carleton University pool (the shallow end) and the timeslots are Saturday evenings. There is boat storage available on the pool deck. There is now a cost for parking at the Carleton Athletics Facility on weekends, $4/day.

Open Sessions

The ORR has booked 6 open sessions this winter. These sessions are open to members and non-members, and are done on a drop-in basis. Typically paddlers come to get some boat time in, practice rolling, and there is often a kayak polo game! If you are planning to attend several sessions and would like to store your boat at the pool, you can bring your boat on the first evening and then leave it with the rest of the ORR equipment. The pool staff ask that boats be clean of leaves and dirt, and that we bring them in through the external entrance (not through the change rooms). The schedule and pricing are below.

Schedule (all Saturday evenings)
January 21    6:10-7:40 pm 
February 18    6:10-7:40 pm
February 25   6:10-7:40 pm
March 4          6:10-7:40 pm
March 11        6:10-7:40 pm
March 18       6:10-7:40 pm

Parallel Slalom Race
March 25       6:10-7:40 pm

Fees for Open Sessions
$20 ($25)/session for members (non-members) for 1.5hr sessions.
(price will be reduced by $5, if the attendance is higher than 8/session)
Payments accepted by cash or cheque in person at the pool. No advance registration required but an email to indicate you are going is helpful for us to gauge numbers.


ORR Kids/Youth Development Slalom Kayak Pool Program


The registration link has been provided by email to club members.

Schedule (all Saturday evenings)
January 7        6:10-6:55 pm
January 14      6:10-6:55 pm
January 28      6:10-6:55 pm
February 4      6:10-6:55 pm
February 11    6:10-6:55 pm
April 1              6:10-6:55 pm

Times are official in-water time, but you need to be changed and on-deck ready to go by 6pm

Parallel Slalom Race
March 25       6:10-7:40 pm

Cost: $120 including equipment.  (Might be a cost adder later for the Parallel Slalom Race)
Club Membership required. (2016 membership still valid for 2017 pool sessions)

 

ORR Kids Pool Program

Rolling and play sessions for ~11-14 year olds. (Continuation of the Nov/Dec pool sessions)

The registration link has been provided by email to club members.

Schedule (all Saturday evenings)
January 7        6:55-7:40 pm
January 14      6:55-7:40 pm
January 28      6:55-7:40 pm
February 4      6:55-7:40pm
February 11    6:55-7:40 pm
April 1              6:55-7:40 pm

Cost: $120 including equipment. 
Club Membership required. (2016 membership still valid for 2017 pool sessions)

These sessions are now open for registration. Please email Roger for more information.

 

 

 

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