Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships

  • Hosted By: Canadian Indoor Rowing Association
  • Sanctioned by RCA and ROWONTARIO (2019)


The Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships is sanctioned by Rowing Canada Aviron, Row Ontario & Concept 2. The sanctioning by Concept 2 means CIRC competitors who meet the time standard as set out on Concept 2 website are eligible for a travel stipend to compete at the U.S. Indoor Rowing Championships (USIRC) in Boston, on March 1, 2020.  

CIRC follows the Canadian Rules of Racing as it pertains to indoor racing format.  For more information about the race click here.  

Race Format:   All races will be held on new Concept 2 Model D Ergometers using PM5 monitors connected into 32 lanes for simultaneous racing in each category.  Heats may be held if more than 32 entries in one category, however all results will be tabulated across the category to award medals.  Results will be displayed using the Time-Team Race Platform online and on the overhead screen placed in the centre of the arena for spectators at the PFFC venue.  Click here for more info on Rules & Race Format.

Age and Category Definitions of Competitors     Must be minimum age 13 to compete at CIRC.    

Junior HS Novice
Age 13, 14 or 15 to December 31 2020. Must be born in 2005 or later and must be enrolled in High School. 
If you are turning 16 in 2020 you must row U17.
Must be in their first year of rowing   This race is for novice athletes and the distance of the race is 1000m

Under 17 / U17
Age 16 years and under to December 31, 2020 inclusive. Born in 2004 or later. 
If you are turning 17 in 2020 you must row U19.

Under 19 / U19
Age 18 and under to December 31 2020 inclusive and enrolled in high school.  Born in 2002 or later.
If you are turning 19 in 2020 you must row U23 or Open.

Under 23 / U23
Age 22 and under to December 31 2020 inclusive. Born in 1998 or later.
If you are turning 23 in 2020 you must row Open.

Open to all ages

Para -Adaptive
Refer to the FISA Adaptive Rowing Classifications used by Concept 2 
and select the statement that best applies to your Para Adaptive rowing ability.  

Racing / training experience limited to role of coxswain having coxed a
rowing race in a sanctioned regatta at least once during the 2019 regatta season.
There are no age or weight restrictions.

Registered in a Full Time Program at a recognized Canadian or U.S. University or College

Parent / Offspring
Must be legal guardian or biologically related as per categories listed
Any combination of father/son, mother/son, father/daughter, mother/daughter, or grandparent

Male maximum weight of 75 kg  (Weigh scales are in metric)
Female maximum weight of  61 kg

Must be 30 years of age or older on Race Day
Age is as of Race Day and determines Race Category
Medals will be awarded within 10 year age categories based on raw scores in the Masters and Senior Masters Events. 
Medals will be awarded within 5 year age categories based on raw scores in the Veteran Masters Events. 
Medals will be awarded in both the open weight and li
ghtweight divisions. 

Go the Distance Charity Race

This race is a special event open to all participants at the end of the day.  All entry fees ($30) will be donated to charity.  The race will be a four (4) minute race.  Winners will be determined by the number of metres pulled in that timeframe.  From all participants in this race, by random draw one competitor will win a new Concept 2 Ergometer. 


Report race withdrawals to by  02-February 2020 23:59 EST.  Any race withdrawal or scratch made after 02-February will not be refunded.  If you are unable to participate due to a medical reason, a  note must be sent to by 02-February before a refund will be considered.