Petrie Island Canoe Club Winter Cross-Training

Petrie Island Canoe Club offers a unique and affordable training program for youth. Whether an athlete is training for competition or simply to stay in shape, our team of qualified instructors will guide them through 26 weeks of rigorous exercise and physical training that will surely get their entire bodies pumping!

Convenient after-school cross-country skiing workouts make great use of our local ski trails and help keep us connected as a team. Pool workouts are super-convenient, and enhance both endurance and strength. Resistance sessions focus on core, agility, balance, power, and speed as well as muscle and joint stability through a variety of interval, circuit, and weight training routines. Coaches emphasize both fitness and fun!

Four times this winter, Petrie Island Canoe Club will meet up with other canoe clubs for a long ski at Gatineau Park. This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy some excellent trails and connect with other paddlers from all around Ottawa, many of whom you probably already know from racing at regattas together!

FAMILIES WELCOME: Saturday Cross-Country Ski / Outdoor Trail Run Sessions are open to members and their families. These days, it’s more important than ever to stay connected to each other, so come soak up some vitamin D while the kids work out! Whether you’re into going fast, or whether you prefer a more leisurely pace, we’re happy to have you on board!

Please contact Sarah at petriecanoe@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns about this year’s winter program, including how to find and purchase skate skis at a reasonable price!  We recognize that many families will need to purchase skis this year, so we’ve made a huge effort to keep program costs very affordable.


Our programs are designed for families with busy schedules:

Winter Training Schedule

Schedule November 2022 to April 2023

Winter Training Schedule
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning OFF 06:00-07:00 Lane Swim at Ray Friel Recreational Complex OFF 06:00-07:00 Lane Swim at Ray Friel Recreational Complex OFF 06:00-07:00 Lane Swim at Ray Friel Recreational Complex 08:00-10:00am U14-U18 Weights @ Kennedy Gym
Afternoon OFF 16:00-18:00 U14-U18 Weights @ Kennedy Gym 16:00-17:15 Outdoor Trail Running / Cross-Country Skiing at Roy Hobbes 16:00-18:00 U14-U18 Weights @ Kennedy Gym 16:00-17:15 Outdoor Trail Running / Cross-Country Skiing at Roy Hobbes OYO Core, Pre-Hab & Mobility Yoga (Assigned Routine) 10:30am – 12:00pm Outdoor Trail Running / Cross-Country Skiing at Roy Hobbes

Winter Training Locations:

  • Ray Friel Recreational Complex – Lane Swim (Map)
  • Weights – Kennedy Gym (Map)
  • Ottawa River Trail – Running and Cross-Country Skiing
    • Roy Hobbes Park (Map)
    • Monthly Winter Multi-Club Skis @ Gatineau Park P8 (Map)