Indianapolis Rowing Center

Eagle Creek Park

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Competitive-level coaches lead classes that utilize videos & training barges before real-life rowing on Eagle Creek Reservoir.

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Promotional value expires Nov 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. May buy multiple. Valid only for option purchased. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 10 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Extra $5 parking fee for residents; $6 for non-residents. Valid only for class and date registered. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for a three-hour rowing class for one (a $50 value)
  • $45 for a three-hour rowing class for two (a $100 value)

The introductory Quick-Catch rowing class begins with an overview of rowing terminology followed by technique demonstration via video and rowing machine. The second hour of instruction engages students in stationary barge work, during which the class boards the barge's stable platform over the water and rehearses team rowing in a controlled setting. Finally, rowers spend the third hour parting the waters while rowing together on the sparkling marina waters of Eagle Creek Park. Each class holds 6–20 students and is offered several times a month.

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
Such a great opportunity to row with great people!
Heather K. · August 6, 2012

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