Winter Programming 2023 Masters Competitive

Overview: The Wascana Racing Canoe Club offers winter training programs for Masters who are looking to take the next step in their sprint canoe/kayak journey. Our winter programs are designed to help athletes develop specific strength and fitness elements that contribute to on water success in our sport. Winter training is extremely important for athlete development, and is a great way to stay strong, fit, and healthy in a fun and knowledgeable environment.

Our 2023-2024 winter programs will begin on Monday, December 4th, 2023 and will continue until Saturday, April 27th, 2024. Please note that the program will not be running between December 25, 2023 to January 6, 2024 inclusive.


Training Approach: Training sessions will utilize a well-rounded approach to achieve these goals, incorporating various activities such as cross country skiing, ERG training, and functional and dynamic strength training. 


Importance of Winter Training: Winter training is a crucial component of long-term success in our sport. It provides athletes with the opportunity to:

  1. Build a Solid Foundation: Lay the groundwork for future success by strengthening essential skills and attributes.
  2. Maintain Fitness: Keep up with physical conditioning and avoid setbacks when transitioning back into competitive seasons.
  3. Have Fun and Learn: Enjoy the training process in a supportive and knowledgeable environment that fosters growth and camaraderie

Program Details

Fee: $200

Training will be put on 3 times a week, and a minimum of 6 participants is required to run the program.

Mondays:  6:30pm - 7:30pm  Coached session on ergs in Boat Bay 1.

Tuesdays: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Weight training in Canada Games Room (volunteer-led or self-directed).

Thursdays: 7:00pm - 8:00pm Stretch and Mobility in Canada Games Room (volunteer-led or self directed).


Program Goals:

  1. Functional Strength: Develop functional strength to improve athletic performance, training capacity, and injury prevention.
  2. Fitness Enhancement: Enhance overall fitness levels, including endurance and speed, which are major components to excel in our sport.
  3. Performance Development: Optimize performance through tailored training sessions and targeted exercises.


Participants are also invited to Cross Country Ski with the rest of the WRCC group when the Wascana Lake trails are ready. There are also two Cross Country Ski trips (price not included in registration fees) planned for the 2023/2024 season where Masters are invited to as well. 


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