• Welcome to the Ohio Valley Rowing Club

    Youth and Adult Rowing for the Ohio Valley

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  • Our facilities includes an Erg Room:

    * Including Mens and Womens Locker Rooms. With showers

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  • Our facilities include Natilus Equipment

    * Including free weights

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  • Our facilities include Rowing Equipment

    * Including: Singles, Pairs, Doubles, Fours, Quads, Eights

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  • Adult Rowing

    Recreational or Beginners Lesson.

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Welcome to the

Ohio Valley Rowing Club

Youth and Adult Rowing for the Ohio Valley

  • 2201 Keever St
  • Parkersburg, WV 26101


Basic Club Dues

Basic Membership grants adults 18 and over voting privileges, as well as use of OVRC indoor equipment and facilities. You may use your own equipment on the water.

Adult -

Youth - Junior = rowing under the age of 18

Rack Fees

To qualify for storage you must be an OVRC member in good standing. Rack space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Single -

Kayaks -

Junior Seasonal

Spring: January through May


Summer: June through August


Fall: September through November


Winter - Nov through Jan

Equipment Fee

Allows access to the OVRC rowing equipment.

Fee is waived for those participating in some OVRC programs including adult group and private lessons.

Equipment Fee.

All fees are based on a calendar year beginning January 1 and ending December 31. New members joining after September 30th will be given a membership that will be paid up through the following year. Fees may be paid weekly or monthly upon prior arrangements.

We look forward to having you join as a club member. To join, please download the OVRC Membership Application Form and mail or bring it on down to the boathouse.


Membership Application Form


Waiver Form

A signed OVRC Waiver form must accompany the membership application for each individual who plans on rowing.

Learn To Row

We offer a flexible and affordable introduction to the sport of rowing through our learn-to-row programs.

Youth - Learn to Row Any high school or middle school student can try out rowing and learn basic rowing skills during one of our introductory programs, which are scheduled at varying times throughout the year, including the summer.

Adult - Learn to Row A program focusing on the beginner rower or those returning after a long break from rowing. This program stresses rowing safety and rowing fundamentals such as introductions to rowing shells, stroke technique and conditioning. Lessons costs will be deducted from membership fee. Contact
Les Pritchard
for information on learn to row group classes and group rowing with experienced rowers. 304-483-1825 pritchardles@sudddenlink.net

Individual - Adult rowing Adults pay for basic membership and get 3 semi-private lessons. If you wish to continue rowing you will need to pay an equipment fee. Contact: John Apgar for more information 304-488-3082 or 304-464-5213

  • Youth - Learn to Row
    Contact Les Pritchard,
    cell 483-1825

  • Adult - Learn to Row
    Group Lessons - $10 per lesson.
    Contact Les Pritchard,
    cell 483-1825

  • Individual - Adult rowing
    Basic membership required.
    Contact: John Apgar
    304-488-3082 or 304-464-5213

Doubles Rowing

The Docks

The ERG Room

The Boat Bay

Contact Us

Feel free to send a message

  • Ohio Valley Rowing Club
  • Address: 2201 Keever St, Parkersburg, WV 26101
  • For more information or group lessons
  • Contact: Club President : Les Pritchard
  • Phone: 304-483-1825
  • For youth membership
  • Contact: Club President : Les Pritchard
  • Phone: 304-483-1825
  • For adult membership
  • Contact: Jon Apgar
  • Phone: 304-488-3082