Open House

National Learn to Row Day

Learn about rowing, tour our boathouse, practice the rowing stroke on an erg, and experience rowing on the Hudson River.

This is a free event, but let us know you are coming. RSVP by emailing...

  • Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Albany Rowing Center Boathouse
  • 9:30am - 12:00pm
About National Learn to Row Day

US Rowing

Organized by USRowing to bring attention to the sport of rowing and the lifelong benefits it can provide. Albany Rowing Center participates in this event by offering community members the opportunity to experience rowing on the Hudson River for free. The intent of the event is to educate and make community members aware of rowing in the Capital Region.

Where to go?

Directions to Boathouse

What to wear?

Comfortable clothes suitable for the weather. Bring drinking water. Please leave backpacks or other belongings in your car as there is no room for them in the boat.

What to Expect

Volunteers will be on hand to walk you through the different stations. The whole process will take about 45 minutes, depending on how many people arrive at a given time..


Sign in, fill out a waiver and learn about rowing


Get a tour of the boathouse and boatyard.


Learn about different boats and rowing terminology.


Practice the rowing stroke on a stationary rowing machine.


Get in a boat and row on the river.