A Careful Restart to Rowing

Current status of rowing in BC as of June 15, 2021:

On May 25, 2021 the Provincial Government announced BC’s Restart: A Plan to Bring Us Back Together

As of June 15, 2021, Outdoor Sports can now enjoy the following loosening of restrictions:

  • Travel for sport is now permitted within BC;
  • Adult Sport (22 years and older) is restricted to maximum gathering sized of 50 people;
  • Youth Sport (21 years and younger) is not restricted to a gathering size;
  • CSI Pacific Identified athletes (of any age) are not restricted to a gathering size; and
  • Spectators are now allowed, up to 50 people.

For more information about this stage of the Return to Sport Restart 2.0 please check out viaSport’s FAQ and staged restart flow chart.  

These changes do not significantly impact the rowing community at this point.  With the easing of travel restrictions, those rowers who hold memberships at multiple clubs are now permitted, from a provincial standpoint, to participate at more than one club.  Please check with your local club, however, to find out if their Restart Plan permits for its members to participate at more than one club.

Rowing BC COVID Updates

Rowing BC Return to Sport Guidelines

Before returning to operation, rowing organizations in BC must:

  1. Successfully complete the Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Risk Assessment and Mitigation Checklist Tool and maintain a copy on file;
  2. Create a COVID-19 Reopening Safety Plan that meets the Rowing BC Return to Sport Guidelines (updated August 25, 2020);  and
  3. Approve and publish and/or post a COVID-19 Reopening Safety Plan

Additional Quick Links (alphabetical listing)

At Home with Rowing BC

From March – June 2020, Rowing BC hosted the “At Home with Rowing BC” section of the website (available here) and parallel series on social media to maintain engagement with rowers across the province while in-person rowing was on-hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit this page to access workout ideas and webinars that were created for the BC rowing community during that time.