Winter Pool Sessions


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 2018

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)
6 sessions in Jan-Mar/18,  6:10-7:40 pm 
Jan 27th
Feb 17th
Feb 24th
Mar 3rd
Mar 10th
Mar 24th

Parallel Slalom Race
Mar 17th     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/WO Slalom Kayak Development Group Pool Program

This program is by invitation only, and is coached by Anthony Colin. The registration link is not yet available but will be provided by email to club members.

Schedule (all Saturday evenings)
6 sessions in Jan-Mar TBD        6:10-6:55 pm
Jan 6th
Jan 13th
Jan 20th
Feb 3rd
Feb 10th
Mar 17th

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

Parallel Slalom Race
TBD      6:10-7:40 pm

Cost: TBD  (Might be a cost adder later for the Parallel Slalom Race)
Club Membership required. (2017 membership still valid for 2018 pool sessions)

ORR Kids/Youth Pool Program

Rolling and play sessions for ~11-15 year olds. As These sessions are for a wide range of skill levels. Coached by Anthony Colin and other assistant coaches

Nov/Dec 2017 Schedule (all Saturday evenings)

Nov 18, 25, Dec 2, 7:40-8:40 pm
Dec 9 6:10-7:10 pm

Cost: $100 including equipment. 
2017 Club Membership required (discount for new members)

These sessions are now open for registration and the link has been provided by email to club members.. Please email Roger for more information.

Jan-Mar Schedule (all Saturday evenings)
5 sessions in Jan-Mar      6:55-7:40 pm
Jan 6th
Jan 13th
Jan 20th
Feb 3rd
Feb 10th

Cost: $100 including equipment. 
Club Membership required. (2017 membership still valid for Jan-Mar 2018 pool sessions). The 2018 Membership link can be found here.
If you are currently not a club member and wanting to take these pool sessions, please enquire about the discount available..

These sessions are open for registration at this link. Please email Roger for more information.



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