FAQ - National Training Centre Request for Proposals

Rowing Canada Aviron launched an RFP process with Expressions of Interest for the National Training Centre in May 2018.

Please read FAQ's in conjunction with the NTC Strategy Document, the RFP document and the NTC RFP Scorecard (available upon request).

There have been a number of questions about anticipated capacity including:

Anticipated athlete population over the course of the year / quadrennial this should include day to day expectations (Winter / Summer) as well as peak numbers for integration and other camps.

What is anticipated capacity in terms of #’s of athletes and types of shells on the water + #’s of coach boats?

The athlete pool within the National Training Centre to support an Olympic and Paralympic Program is cyclical in nature, peaking the pre-Olympic/Paralympic year. Below is a generalization of how the athlete pool numbers at a national training centre fluctuates.

            Year 1              Fall/Winter:                 45 – 60 Athletes            Senior Sport Canada Carded

                                    Spring Summer:          60 – 100 Athletes          Senior & NextGen Worlds Teams

            Year 2              Fall/Winter:                 45 – 60 Athletes            Senior Sport Canada Carded

                                    Spring Summer:          60 – 100 athletes          Senior & NextGen Worlds Teams

            Year 3              Fall/Winter:                 45 – 60 Athletes            Senior Sport Canada Carded

                                    Spring Summer:          60 – 100 Athletes          Senior & NextGen Worlds Teams

            Year 4            (Olympic / Paralympic Games Year)

        Fall/Winter/Spring:        50 – 75 Athletes           Olympic/Paralympic Camp Invited

                                                Spring/Summer:           30 – 50 Athletes           NextGen Worlds Teams

How wide of a 2k course?

At least 2 lanes (13.5m wide) with the capacity for 6 to 8 lanes is preferred

On water…

 

Regular Training Winter

Regular Training Summer

Peak Times (Integration Camps and Selection)

Time and Hours on Water

7am – 12pm

2pm – 4:30pm

 

7am – 12pm

2pm – 4:30pm

February – Integration Camp

 

 

April – Selection Camp

 

June – Selection Camp

 

Games Year Camp

#’s and Types of Shells

AM: Small Boats

PM: Big Boats

 

AM: Selected Crews

PM: Selected Crews

#’s Coach Boats

6 to 8

 

6 to 8

 

Dry land…

 

Regular Training Winter

Regular Training Summer

Peak Times (Integration Camps and Selection)

#’s of athletes per session

10 to 25 Athletes (Varies between: Para, Men’s & Women’s Programs)

10 to 25 Athletes (Varies between: Para, Men’s & Women’s Programs)

February – Integration Camp

 

April – Selection Camp

 

June – Selection Camp

 

Games Year Camp

Timing and Hours on Ergs

AM:

1-3 times per week

(2 hrs / session)

AM:

1-3 times per week

(2 hrs / session)

Timing and Hours for Strength and Conditioning

PM:

2 to 3 Times per Week

(2 hrs / session)

PM:

2 to 3 Times per Week

(2 hrs / session)

 

What are the specifications of a boathouse / dryland facility including the configuration, footprint and capacity?

It would be our preference to lease a facility, but we would be happy to consider alternatives such as ownership where that makes more sense.

We are happy to consider development of an existing facility or a new build.

It would be preferential to have dryland facilities co-located or in close proximity (within 20 minutes drive) to the boathouse and/or primary body of water.

Boat House / Dry Land Facility Specifications

There was a very detailed specification prepared by JSA Sport Architecture in 2015 that provides a comprehensive overview of the various elements that may be included in a world class NTC Facility.

Additional Requests

Please send any additional questions to NTC committee chair - ntcproposals@rowingcanada.org.