Ready, set, row – Rowing PEI hosts Red Island Indoor Rowing Challenge 2018

Prince Edward Islanders of all ages are invited to hop on a rowing machine and be part of a movement sweeping the world in February 2018 with the first ever World Rowing Indoor Championships in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A.

Here on P.E.I., Rowing PEI will host its first ever Red Island Rowing Challenge at the Stratford Town Hall on Saturday February 10, with a storm date of Sunday, February 11, 2018.

Kicking off at 9:00 a.m., there will be a multitude of events, including 500 metre, 1,000 metre, 2,000 metre individual events as well as team relay events. The challenge is open to all ages and skill levels.

If you’ve never been on a rowing machine, or just at the gym, there will also be an opportunity to get some coaching or find out more about the Learn to Row program on the Charlottetown Harbour with Rowing PEI, starting in May 2018.

The event at Stratford Town Hall will feature Concept 2 rowers, connected through a racing program, so competitors can see the race projected on the wall.

The relay event features 4 rowers doing 500 metres each, with exciting transitions, and lots of team spirit.

Registration will start at 8:00 a.m. at Stratford Town Hall. It’s just $10 per competitor. Everyone is welcome.

To find out more including details on how to register, check out Rowing PEI on Facebook or

You can also contact organizers at

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