Indianapolis Rowing Center

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Experienced coaches introduce students to basics of rowing at Eagle Creek Park’s scenic world-class rowing venue

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Promotional value expires Sep 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 10 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Min 6 people per class. Max 20 people per class. Extra $5 fee for parking at Eagle Creek Park. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The repetition of rowing can be difficult to maintain, which is why rowers train by relentlessly creating tomato-can pop art. Tap into your inner Warhol with today’s Groupon to the Indianapolis Rowing Center. Choose between the following options:

  • For $25, you get a three-hour rowing class for one person (a $50 value).
  • For $45, you get a three-hour rowing class for two people (a $100 value).

The Indianapolis Rowing Center’s Quick Catch program introduces adults and children ages 10 and up to the basics of rowing with an intensive workshop taught by the center’s experienced staff members. Students perform the motions of rowing on a stable platform designed for beginning boatswains while learning rowing history, stroking techniques, and methods for defusing tense encounters with Viking raiders. During the final third of the class, students set off in eight-person boats along the scenic Eagle Creek Reservoir, laying the groundwork necessary to enroll in the Indianapolis Rowing Center’s multiweek rowing and sculling courses. The Indianapolis Rowing Center has hosted numerous competitive crew events, including more than a dozen USRowing Championships and numerous Olympic and National Team Regattas, and its 2,000-meter course along the reservoir remains one of the country’s premier rowing venues. Students are advised to arrive 10 minutes before the start of each class and bring sunscreen, water, and comfortable clothes that won’t turn evil after contact with water.

Indianapolis Rowing Center

At any given time, the rowers making their synchronized strides across the Eagle Creek Reservoir could be adults or youths, Olympic-level competitive athletes or recreational paddlers out for exercise and sun. This variation in ages, backgrounds, and skill levels is in keeping with the Indianapolis Rowing Center's mission of popularizing the sport regardless of socioeconomic status or past experience. Upon opening the center in 1982 at Eagle Creek Park, the founders began to instill their nonprofit, Olympic-level training and competition knowhow unto rowers of all levels. Oarsmen buzz about the boathouse March–November, getting tips and taking lessons from a staff that includes a 2008 Beijing Olympian as well as collegiate-level competitors. Over time, the IRC has created a regional hub for rowing with its many programs for high-school, collegiate, and adult athletes as well as hosting collegiate rowing championships.

Customer Reviews

Loved our instructor, Jen! We will definitely go back if time permits.
Julie H. · September 24, 2012
We had a great time! We went to IRC as a family and it was a wonderful afternoon. We learned a lot about rowing and got a good try at it, too! The barge is very steady and there's no chance you will end up in the water. Courtney was a delightful host! We'd recommend this experience to everyone!
Jamie S. · September 23, 2012
Lots of fun!
Jodi R. · September 23, 2012
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    7350 Eagle Beach Dr.

    Eagle Creek Park

    Indianapolis, Indiana 46254

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