The Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships is recognized by Row Ontario and Rowing Canada Aviron and follows the Canadian Rules of Racing as it pertains to indoor racing format.

Race Format:   All races will be held on 32 connected lanes on new Concept 2 Model D Ergometers.  Results will be displayed on enhanced performance monitors and connected to a large screen over the race area.  The screen may not be visible to all competitors and is largely for the benefit of spectators. For more info on race day procedures click here.  

Categories & Eligibility... Prizes & Awards...
Race Distances ... Medal Presentations...
Veteran Age Categories... Win an Erg for your School Rules...
Crash B Qualifying Times... Race Day Procedures...
Para Rowing Classification Opportunity

Crew Racing:   In Crew events, competitors will sit side by side, and each stroke is averaged toward one boat.  A 2:00 split and a 1:30 split results in a 1:45 split. Again the schedule includes the famous Parent - Offspring Double (500m), and Eights Race for University Men and Women's crews (1000m) as well as Recreation Club Men and Women's Four (1000m). There will be no mixed (men and women) crews in the fours or eights. All competitors in a crew will race the full distance listed.  Youth competitors are only able to race in one event at CIRC.

Race Distances:

Individual Open (Jr A, Jr B, Sr A, Sr B, Open) 2000 metres
Individual Lightweight (Jr A, JrB, Sr A Sr B, Open) 2000 metres
Masters 2000 metres
Coxswains 1000 metres
Para - Athletes - LTA, TA, and  AS 1000 metres
Highschool Junior Novice - Age 13-15 1000 metres
University Crew Eights 1000 metres
Club Crew Fours 1000 metres
Parent Offspring Doubles 500 metres
Go the Distance Charity Challenge 4 Minutes