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Ottawa River Runner Pool Session

March 23 @ 6:10 pm - 7:40 pm


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 2019

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 5 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 sometimes 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)
5 sessions in Jan-Mar/18,  6:10-7:40 pm

  • Jan 26th
  • Feb 23rd
  • Mar 2nd
  • Mar 9th
  • Mar 23rd

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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.

Contact us or Ian Thomson, keep an eye out for emails or watch social media for more information.


Carleton University Pool
1125 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa, ontario K1S 5B6 Canada
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