ARC Special Events
Upcoming and Ongoing....
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June 5, 2010
National Learn to Row Day
A FREE Rowing Session with Austin Rowing Club. CLICK HERE to learn more about our next National Learn to Row Day.
April 10, 2010
FREE Learn to Row Day
Spring Season Open House to introduce you to rowing and ARC for free!
From noon-4pm, participants will go out on the water in eight-man rowing
shells with coaches and volunteers from ARC. You will spend
approximately 1 hour on the water. No RSVP necessary, but we suggest
arriving closer to noon. Participants will be boated in the order that
November 26 - December 24
Austin Rowing Club teamed up with the Junior League of Austin to raise money and awareness for FIT - Food in Tummies.
Rowers completed over 4500 kilometers on the Indoor Rower
between November 26th and December 24th, raising over $9,000 for
the Food in Tummies program which provides food on weekends for
children participating in the National School Lunch Program. To see more, CLICK HERE.
Row Free for Austin area non-profits was begun by ARC Membership Director Jack Graham. The Row Free Program offers free rowing lessons to those who work for Austin area non-profit organizations. On Sunday, Row Free hosted a learn to row for several people from the following organizations: Caritas, Breckenridge Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, Hill Country Conservancy, Planned Parenthood, Sierra Club and Texas Book Festival. Find out about upcoming events by following RowFree on Twitter.
Austin Rowing Club sponsored a book signing and talk with DP Ordway, author of "Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better: A Guide to Moderate Exercise" at Flywheel Fitness on 2525 S Lamar. The talk centered around using the indoor rowing machine as a method of moderate exercise similar to walking, or other cardio equipment, but with a total body benefit.
November 8, 2009
Austin Rowing Club once again hosted a special Learn to Row Day for members of the Austin Sierra Club. This continues to be a regular event led by our amazing volunteers who have a hand in both programs.
October 31, 2009
After the racing was over at the 2009 Head of the Colorado,
ARC's rowers, staff and sponsors hosted a Halloween Carnival for the
children of the East Austin Neighborhood. Several Halloween
games and activities were offered from 4-7:30pm at Festival Beach Park. Thanks to everyone who helped out with the creative booths and games, we're looking forward to doing it again next year!
October 10-11, 2009
CrossFit Rowing Foundations Certification
Austin Rowing Club joined forces with Flywheel Fitness to host a CrossFit Rowing Foundations Certification. In 2009, rowing was
a part of every CrossFit regional and was also featured as part of the
CrossFit Games. Olympian Erin Carfaro led this
2-day certification which took place on the Indoor Rowers at Flywheel Fitness on Saturday, and on the water at Austin Rowing Club on Sunday. Click Here to see more about this event.
September 26, 2009
FREE Learn to Row Day
At our Fall Season Open House over 40 people learned how to row for free!
From noon-4pm, participants went out on the water in eight-man rowing shells with coaches and volunteers from ARC. We'll be offering this FREE learn to row day again in the early spring.
August 16, 2009
Austin Rowing Meet-Up - FREE Learn to Row
ARC introduced 28 new rowers to the sport for free with the first ever "meet up" day. Meet-Up.com is a national website that allows users to schedule meet ups to do fun, active things in their city with like-minded participants. With over 70 participants signed up so far, ARC we certainly be hosting more free meet-up days in the future.
August 8, 2009
Good Friends Social Club - FREE Learn to Row
The "Good Friends" are an informal social group for adults with developmental disabilities. There are 24 members at any time--12 male and 12 female. Parents sponsor two outings a month. In August, the Austin Rowing Club hosted an "Evening on Lake Lady Bird" for the group. In addition to rowing, Good Friends members fished from the dock, watched bats, chatted
with each other and with ARC members, and chowed down on sandwiches and
cookies on the ARC deck. A good time was had by all and the evening was a resounding success. Describing the event, Phyllis Hanvey, a parent, wrote: "You ARC Guys and Girls were so thoughtful to take the time and energy to come out and help us (the Good Friends) learn something new. And we had so much fun! I trust you realize that you bolstered the self esteem of these young folks just by helping them be exposed to a new sport. Just sitting in the boat was exhilarating for them. Hope to see you again. Many, many thanks."
Keep Austin Beautiful Lake Clean-up Day
We paddled, we walked, we cleaned! Thatís what at
least 13 ARC members, family, and friends did on Saturday, August 8th.
By land and by water, ARC helped Keep Austin Beautiful during their
quarterly Lady Bird Lake Cleanup. Nine members launched in kayaks and
canoes to pick up trash from the water side. Common finds included
flip flops, tennis balls, water bottles, and an unreasonable number of drinking
straws. Another group attacked the project
via land. ARC members collected trash along
boathouse water frontage including bucketloads of cigarette butts from under
I-35! ARC also loaned a johnboat to haul trash collected by the water teams.
Thanks to all the volunteers for all your hard work. And thanks to all who
cleanup after themselves (and others) every day. Your efforts make a
huge difference and keep Lady Bird Lake beautiful for us and our animal
August 2, 2009
ARC Introduces Sierra Club to Rowing
31 rowers showed up to ARC Sunday morning for a FREE Sierra Club Outing to learn about rowing. Austin Sierra Club Members were introduced to the sport in eight-man rowing shells, rowing around Lady Bird Lake with volunteer coaches from Austin Rowing Club. ARC has partnered with Sierra Club in the past for lake clean-up efforts, and hopes to offer more activities that involve the two clubs.
June 6, 2009
National Learn to Row Day
Thanks to everyone who participated at the 2009 NLTRD!
Austin Rowing Club taught approximately 250 people how to row at this free learn to row event. Thanks to our coaches and volunteers, we had 50 people on the water at a time, learning the basics in eight-man rowing shells. This USRowing-sponsored national event takes place each year, the first Saturday in June.