Ontario Performance Centre


Ontario Performance Centre

The Ontario Performance Centre is a world class training and regatta hosting facility located in Welland, Ontario. The OPC is the new home of all Row Ontario proprietary events as well as the Ontario Academy of Rowing.


About the Ontario Performance Centre

The Ontario Performance Centre is located in Welland, Ontario at one of the most impressive rowing facilities in the country. The facility is capable of hosting multiple flatwater disciplines, including major international events as well as local and regional events. This premiere sport venue consists of two courses, the 1000m North Course and the 2000m South Course, which are both located on the old Welland Shipping Canal on a placid and pristine waterway for training and competition. Nearby accommodation options make it easy for travelling competitors to be housed close to the venue, and both courses are equipped with an international standard Albano Buoy System, marked according to FISA standards.

Row Ontario Proprietary Regattas

The Ontario Performance Centre will host all Row Ontario proprietary regattas including the Row Ontario Championships, Row Ontario Masters Championships, Row Ontario Small Boat Trials and the Tony Biernacki Sr. Memorial Regatta starting in 2021.

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The Ontario Academy of Rowing

The Ontario Academy of Rowing is located at the Ontario Performance Centre and is Ontario’s first and only rowing academy. Modelled after existing sports academies for hockey, soccer and basketball, the Ontario Academy of Rowing features programming developed by a panel of leading advisors targeted at developing the next generation of high performance Ontario rowers.

The Ontario Academy of Rowing provides programming for several groups of athletes at different stages of their development. Ontario provincial team, NextGen, and identified development athletes will have the option to train at the centre on either a centralized or regional basis. All athletes  have access to full-time professional coaching among a myriad of other benefits.

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