Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club


Indoor Rowing on Ergs

Winter erging is available to all WRRA members.

Once on-water rowing programs have ended and temperatures drop, WRRA rowers have two options for the winter: a) hibernation until the warm weather returns, or b) taking your rowing activities indoors and onto the ergs.  You know choice “b” is the right choice — for you, for the team, for the club — so join in. Please find below the details and cost of winter erging with WRRA.

  • If you were registered to row in BOTH the Summer AND Fall during 2017, you are already eligible to participate.
  • If you have only rowed ONE season in 2017 (Summer OR Fall), you will need to register for the Winter Erging Fee which provides access to the CRF boathouse and erging facilities during the winter months. The fee is $93.

Open Erg Sessions

Open erging sessions are informal and loosely structured.

  • Traditionally, more experienced rowers help to organize workouts based on coach or trainer recommendations, or participants can choose to do their own workouts.
  • Ergs are first-come, first-served during WRRA practice times.
  • In most cases one of the members of the Masters Team at the Tues, Thurs, and Sat sessions will lead an erg work-out and may also mix in occasional calisthenic / weight-bearing exercises. You are free to join that workout or do a different workout of your choice.
  • The ergs are also available to WRRA members on MondayWednesday and Friday.

Session times and days

  • November - February: 
    Monday - Friday evening , 6-8 PM; Saturday morning, 8-10 AM 
  • These are times during which the ergs are reserved and available for WRRA members. REMEMBER: Do not plan to come erg unless you know there is someone able to open and close the boathouse (see below).
  • The erg reservation schedule for March has not yet been determined.

Session Managers allow WRRA access to the boathouse

  • Boathouse access during WRRA practice times is dependent on having someone who can open and close the boathouse. This means there may be some days when erging cannot take place if an authorized WRRA member is not available.
  • An email list will be set up so that the members who open and close the boathouse can stay in touch with the erging group. Please email to be added to the email list to be kept up to date on practice changes and cancellations.

If you have questions about Winter Erging structure, schedule or contact list, please contact

Coached Erg Sessions 

6:00-7:30PM every Monday and Wednesday
Nov 27, 2017 - April 11, 2018
(Christmas/New Years Day excepted)

Coached sessions are available to any WRRA member eligible for winter erging. If you registered for a summer and fall program in the 2017 season, you are eligible for winter erging at no additional fee.

If you only registered for one season (summer or fall), there's an additional assessment ($93) fee for the winter. Register for Erging

Let the coach know you're coming, sign up on ROSTERBOT. Signing up on Rosterbot allows the coach to communicate with the rowers regarding cancellations due to weather. 

Session description:

  • A structured work out of roughly one hour on the erg with warm up and cool down
  • Stretching and light strength training session (roughly 15 mins) following the erg workout
  • Coach will work with individual rowers throughout the session on technique
  • Incorporation of drills as necessary 

  Registration opens soon

If you have any problems or questions with registration, please contact Membership.