Welcome to the official Quinte Rowing Club website (QRC Belleville)

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Quinte Rowing Club (QRC) offers all its rowing programs from its boathouse and training facilities located on the Waterfront Trail at 35 Keegan Parkway in Belleville.

The Club has an indoor exercise area complete with indoor rowing machines and weights as well as an indoor rowing tank for year-round training.

Make new friends and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a leisurely row on the beautiful Bay of Quinte. Rowing utilizes all the major muscle groups, encourages a great sense of rhythm, timing and coordination, while at the same time increasing aerobic fitness level.

For those who may be interested in joining the club, under the Programs section we provide details of the wide range of rowing programs that we offer for participants from high school to senior adult.

Club History

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The Quinte Rowing Club traces its roots back to 1985. Scott Withers, now with the Durham Rowing Club, had been employed in the Brighton area, and approached ex-Olympian rower (Rome 1960) Frank Zielski about starting a rowing club in the Quinte region.

In 1986, along with other individuals such as Frank Pinder, efforts were made to acquire rowing shells and other equipment. The new group eventually managed to secure the use of a former bottling plant along the bayshore in Belleville, near the foot of Herchimer street, from the City. A major construction expansion was undertaken in 1996, with a tremendous amount of volunteer time and labour involved. This expansion added washroom and shower space for both male and female rowers, a workshop bay, an indoor rowing training tank a second storey exercise room with weights and rowing ergometers, and a small office.

Today, the club boasts a premier rowing facility for Eastern Ontario and serves as a regional training centre. Rowers from other clubs and even from the national junior level, have used our facilities.

The club has always prided itself for its contributions to the development of young rowing athletes. The spring high school rowing programs attracts nearly 100 participants from area high schools, and we have rowers that have gone on to Canadian National, Canadian University as well as US NCAA levels of competition. There is also a growing dimension to the sport in the adult segment that engages in recreational touring events, as well as adult masters competition.

Body Conditioning (Year Round)

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Members use the facility year-reound for dryland conditioning to prepare for on-water training and workouts.

Great for basic full body strength training/cross-training for teens, adults, seniors alike! Join us at Quinte Rowing Club to learn proper technique on Concept 2 rowing machines as directed by a Concept 2 rowing instructor.

Use this Fall and Winter to condition yourself for next Spring on the water!

Personal Training

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Personal training is occasionally offered to both rowers and non-rowers.

Please contact
us for more information.

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