Frisco Rowing Club holds open house |

Frisco Rowing Club holds open house

Janice Kurbjun
summit daily news

The Frisco Rowing Center is holding an open house at their Frisco Bay Marina home in and around the tent across from the light house Saturday.

From 8-10 a.m., people can talk to club members, see the fleet of rowing shells and learn what the club has to offer. There will be a free breakfast and a free rowing clinic. Visitors can also give the rowing machine and a rowing simulator a shot before getting on the water in a shell. Newcomers can sign up for lessons at the open house.

Shells range from singles to doubles and a quad, from racing shells to recreation shells.

The group currently has 55 members, and is always looking to show off the sport to newcomers. They get together for barbecues, brunch and just to enjoy each others’ company. The club is also looking to form teams to row multiple person boats in competitions. They host two regattas, the Dillon Challenge and the Head of the Wolf.

“Most people in the community still don’t know there is a rowing club,” said the club’s Joanne Stolen. “Some former collegiate rowers want to come back into rowing and learning to scull.”

She added that the club has rowers aged 14 to 85, from beginner to advanced experienced rowers.

“The added perk is being able to row in one of the most scenic venues in the country,” Stolen said.

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