Picking a program


Take a look at the programs listed below and find one that is appropriate for you. Before going out on the water, all participants must be paid in full, sign a liability waiver and sign up for a safety training session. If you are unsure or have questions as to which program, please contact:

FRC Athletic Director, Chantelle Hanley at chantelle@frederictonrowingclub.ca or call 506 261 3944.

It is important that you are a competent swimmer, able to swim 50 m, tread water for 5 mins and feel comfortable in and around water. Generally our programs are restricted to ages 12 and over.

To register for a program you can either;
1. Go online to the RCA website. - You will be asked to set up an account with Rowing Canada if you are not already a member.

2. Attend the FRC registration days (at The Cultural Centre, 28 Saunders St.) ;
Sunday 8th April 9.30am to 12 noon
Sunday 6th May 10am to 12 noon
Sunday 10th June 10am to 12 noon
Saturday 28th July 9.30am to 12 noon (At Rowing Club – Small craft aquatic centre)

3. Contact the Athletic Director (details above)

Payment for all programs can be made by any one of the following:
E-transfer to treasurerfrc17@gmail.com (PREFERRED Method!)
Cheque or Cash (at registration) payable to Fredericton Rowing Club
Via Rowing Canada’s Peloton account (when you register online)

  • AGE
    Generally our programs are restricted to ages 12 and over. This is primarily due to a size/strength requirement of the participants. Rowers must be able to help carry the boats to and from the dock and be tall enough to use the equipment properly. We may be able to accept someone younger if they are bigger than average for their age.
  • FEES
    Fees reflect registration in the National (Rowing Canada – RCA) and Provincial (Rowing New Brunswick – RNBA) Rowing Associations, which includes mandatory liability insurance. This will add $20 RCA, $5 RNBA, plus race fees per seat for competitions to your total fees. It is only paid once per year, regardless of how many programs you register for. The $20 safety fee covers annual maintenance and replacement costs of essential safety equipment, such as PFDs, whistles, anti-exposure suits, radios, blankets and pool rental for capsize and rower rescue training . The rest of the fees cover coaching, fuel, boat usage, equipment maintenance, and all the other cost associated with the running of the club. The FRC is a not-for-profit organization.
    We like to be fair and reasonable. We understand that things happen, but to protect our interests, we have the following policy. Refunds are available up to 10 days before the start of a program for which you have registered. Refunds will not include membership fees to Provincial (RNBA) and National organizations (RCA) as we are billed these fees as soon as you register for a program. We will also charge a $25 processing fee. There will be no refunds once a program starts.
    On-water days lost to bad weather are a part of rowing and we will not refund money or offer make-up sessions due to weather-related cancellations. We will, however, offer you land-based training under these circumstances! Regardless of the weather there will be training, but we only row when it is safe to do so.
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FRC programs can be divided into 3 main groups - Programs for Beginners, Programs for Experienced Rowers of all ages, and Programs for Schools & Universities. Get more information on the program that interests you by clicking its name in the tables below. You will be able to register for the program of your choice on that page.
Programs for BeginnersBrief Description
Junior Learn to Row (LTR) (ages 12-18)Introduction to boat handling, safety, the basic rowing stroke, and the art of rowing as a crew
Junior NoviceAn extension of the Middle School, High School and Junior Learn to Row/Beginner programs.
Adult Beginner/Learn to Row (LTR) Introduction to boat handling, safety, the basic rowing stroke, and the art of rowing as a crew
Adult Novice Continue of skill development before progressing into a recreational rowing program
FRC offers 3 memberships for experienced rowers – Performance, Club Competitive & Recreational.

For each of these programs, there are some options for those that wish to row / compete through spring, summer and fall. There are alternative programs for those that wish to row in the early spring and summer or return for late summer and fall rowing. FRC tries to offer a range of opportunities to suit your lifestyle and needs.

All program costs include your Rowing Canada Membership, insurance and club fees, access to appropriate equipment and on water coaching or safety cover.
Programs for Experienced Juniors and AdultsBrief Description
Performance Rowing High performance training through our own Performance coaches, targeted at athletes wishing to compete at the highest levels regionally, provincially and nationally
Club Competitive RowingAimed at Juniors, Seniors and Masters who wish to train and race regularly.
Recreational Rowing For adult rowers that just want to get out on the water in the summer and have fun and get a great work out. No racing, no pressure.
Programs for Schools and UniversitiesBrief Description
FRC U19 High School Rowing Aimed at athletes under the age of 19 years and still attending High School in and around the Greater Fredericton Area
UNB and STU Rowing ClubFor experienced and beginner rowers starting the first week of September and running until mid-November
FRC Middle School Indoor RowingAn indoor rowing program for the Middle Schools in the Fredericton Area