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Adult Learn to Row
MRC is dedicated to redesigning our Learn To Row and Experiential Rowing Programs for 2021 to ensure we meet or exceed public health and social distancing guidelines. Please check back late winter/ early spring for more program updates.

Try Rowing: Sculling 101

Welcome to the new Minneapolis Rowing Club program, Try Rowing: Sculling 101. In this 3-hour class, MRC seeks to provide a brief introduction specifically to sculling (rowing with 2 oars) in singles or, if two members of the same household sign up together, they may row a double.  


The class will include a section on land where we introduce ourselves, the boathouse, and the basic rowing stroke on the erg (ergometer=rowing machine). While we will quickly progress you to getting out on the water in a single or double, you will have a coach in a launch as well as an experienced rower out on the water with you.


As the health and safety of all club guests, members, and coaches is of the utmost concern, participants will be required to wear a face mask or other covering over the nose and mouth at all times while on land, including on the erg. Prior to registration, please review the MRC COVID-19 Procedures.


This program is open to adults and high school aged youth. The minimum is age 14 and entering high school, and participants aged 14-17 (or entering grades 9-12) must register with and row a double a parent/guardian. The cost is $75 per participant and includes a t-shirt.

Please also note, the ability to hold this session safely is heavily dependent on favorable rowing conditions including light to no wind. If there is any concern conditions will be unsafe, participants will be notified by 8:00pm the night before. In the event of a cancellation, a make-up session will automatically be offered the following Sunday. Refunds will be offered if we are unable to hold this class on either Saturday or Sunday. Please sign up with the intention that you are potentially available on Sunday if we cannot row on Saturday. 

LTR Program Suspended for 2020

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, MRC is unable to offer our Learn to Row program in it's traditional 5 session format in our training barge and 8 person boats.

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MRC's Learn to Row program is a group learning environment which we do not believe we can safely offer at this time under current social distancing guidelines. However, we remain extremely hopeful and committed to offering some type of Learn To Row programming later this summer. Please check back for additional updates.

MRC welcomes adults who would like to get a sense of the beauty and camaraderie that can be found rowing in the heart of the Twin Cities.
This class provides a more in-depth introduction to sweep rowing than our Rowing Adventure classes. No previous rowing experience is necessary. Our coaches teach the basics of the rowing stroke and how to handle the rowing equipment at our award-winning boathouse.

Historically, we offer morning, evening or weekend sessions that meet for a total of five classes. Given the progressive nature of this course,
attendance to all five classes in the session is important. Cost is $200 for a session consisting of 5 classes. 

Cost: $200

Learn To Row Schedule - For reference only, program suspended for 2020

Session I (Weekend) 
  Session II (Morning)
  Session III (Evening) 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
May 30
May 31
June 6
June 7
June 13
  6:00 am - 8:00 am
June 1
June 3
June 8
June 10
June 15
  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
June 2
June 4
June 9
June 11
June 16

Session IV (Weekend) 
  Session V (Morning) 
  Session VI (Evening) 
  Session VII (Morning) 
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
June 13
June 14
June 20
June 27
June 28
  6:00 am - 8:00 am
June 17
June 22
June 24
June 29
July 1 
  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
June 17
June 19
June 24
June 26
July 1  
  6:00 am - 8:00 am
June 18
June 23
June 25
June 30
July 2 

Session VIII (Morning) 
  Session IX (Evening) 
  Session X (Weekend) 
6:00 am - 8:00 am

July 6
July 8
July 13
July 15
July 20
  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 8
July 9
July 15
July 16
July 22 
  *6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, July 10
*12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


July 11
July 12
July 18
July 19  

More questions?  Check out our MRC Learn to Row Q&A

Experiential Rowing Programs

Experience the fun of rowing on the beautiful Mississippi! We have additional options for both individuals and groups to learn more about the Minneapolis Rowing Club and to explore the sport of rowing. 

Click here for more information

Experience Rowing and Ready, Row! for Groups 

Schedule your own 3-hour rowing adventure! Based on our popular Rowing Adventure classes, our “adventures” are ideal for book clubs, birthday, retirement, graduation parties, etc. Class size of up to 12 rowers. Cost: $600.

Corporate Team Building

If you are looking for a fun and challenging team-building event for you and your co-workers, Minneapolis Rowing Club offers a unique way to “pull together” your crew through the rowing experience.

MRC offers a 3-hour program which includes introduction of the equipment,  basic rowing skills, on water exercise and ending with a short race piece to demonstrate your success.


Physical Address: Mailing Address: Club Administrator:
2968 West River Pkwy PO Box 583102 Jen Sowins
Minneapolis, MN 55406 Minneapolis, MN 55458 612-469-7999
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