Welland International Flatwater Center
WIFC - Welland International Flatwater Centre


Rowing is a demanding endurance sport requiring focus and discipline. It has been an Olympic sport since 1900. FISA has held annual World Rowing Championships since 1962.

Flatwater racing boats (sculls) are unique in their design with sliding seats and attached oars. Their long and narrow shells are designed for speeds of up to 10 meters per second.

Boats have one, two, four or eight rowers. Men and women can compete in single, double and quadruple sculls.

Regattas held at the WIFC can vary from 500 m to 2,000 m and accommodate up to 6 designated lanes. They can include all weight, age and skill divisions including Adaptive.

Rowing events can be held on either the North Course or South Course of the Centre.

The course is also home to the Head of the Welland 5 Bridges Fall Classic. Individually timed races on the 4.8 km course are a great challenge for competitors and an exciting time for spectators.

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WIFC is home to:
South Niagara Rowing Club
Notre Dame High School Rowing Team
E.L.Crossley Rowing Team