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2020 ARA Carding Initiative

We know that the first half of 2020 has been difficult for all rowers across the province.  Despite some of the hurdles we have faced, the ARA is pleased to inform all athletes that it has reinstated its provincial carding initiative for the remainder of the year.  ARA carding document 2020 erg standards

July Monthly Bulletin

THE ROWING COMMUNITY It has been a long wait, but at long last rowing has returned to clubs across the province and we as a provincial sport organization could not be happier.  As you return to the water we ask that everyone adhere to the protocols that your clubs have put in place so that…

June Monthly Bulletin

THE ROWING COMMUNITYUnfortunately, COVID continues to have a material impact on rowing activities across the province but there are signs that things are returning to normal.  In Calgary, athletes are now meeting regularly in the park for dryland training.  In Edmonton, athletes with their own boats have been seen on the North Saskatchewan River and…

May Monthly Bulletin

THE ROWING COMMUNITY Unfortunately, COVID continues to have a significant impact on communities across Alberta.  At a time when athletes typically dust off their boats and return to the water after a long winter, this year athletes eagerly await news from Alberta Health Services as to when our clubs can open.  Unfortunately, we at the…

April Monthly Bulletin

THE ROWING COMMUNITY We realize everyone is absorbing a tremendous amount of information regarding COVID 19 and its impact on communities here in Alberta.  Within the rowing community the ARA executive has met and has agreed that in the best interests of its members to cancel all provincial related activities until the end of May,…

May 2020 ARA Statement Regarding COVID-19

Within the context of the current COVID-19 health pandemic, the Alberta Rowing Association (ARA) recognizes that clubs across Alberta may be subject to different access restrictions depending on the directives issued by the relevant government. With respect to this, the ARA asks that all club members respect facility access restrictions as issued by local government…

March Monthly Bulletin

World Beaters! At 8am on Monday February 17, 2020, 11 members of the University of Calgary women’s rowing team stared in their attempt to break a world record of rowing one million meters consecutively on an indoor rowing machine.  70 hours, 36 minutes and 49 seconds later the University of Calgary accomplished its goal eclipsing…

2020 Alberta Indoor Rowing Championships

The Central Alberta Rowing Club is hosting the annual Alberta Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday March 7th, 2020 at the Abbey Centre in Blackfalds, AB (North of Red Deer). At the conclusion of the erg competition, there will be a light lunch provided. Registration should be completed online on Regatta Central’s website https://www.regattacentral.com/login by 12:00pm…

January Monthly Bulletin

Happy New Year!A Happy New Year to all of our coaches, officials and athletes.  We at the ARA hope that 2020 is year that we won’t forget.  CSG The 2021 Canada Summer Games is a multi-sport inter-provincial competition that will see the nation’s best young athletes compete against one another across 30 different sports in…

Chris Davidson – RCA Coach of the Year

Calgary Rowing Club Junior Program Head Coach Chris Davidson has been selected as RCA Coach of the Year due to his work leading numerous junior athletes to medals at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta and the National Rowing Championships. Chris is a long-time Calgary coach and coaching veteran of several summer games teams for Alberta….