The Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association (BSRA) will showcase their new boathouse and provide information on all rowing programs during an open house event from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. The Patrick J. Paladino Boathouse is located at 405 Ohio St. in Buffalo.
“We are beyond excited to finally offer tours of our new state-of-the-art boathouse to the community, and to promote all of our programs to rowers of all skill sets,” said BSRA Executive Director Hilary Epes-Oballim. “We are an inclusive facility and offer programs for everyone, so I encourage anyone with an interest in rowing to stop by.”
Located on the banks of the Buffalo River, the spacious 16,000-square-foot facility includes four boat bays that accommodate 75 shells, a workshop area, large locker rooms, conference room, office, kitchen space and a great room used for indoor training as well as events. A veranda overlooking the Buffalo River offers the perfect location to watch regattas and host events. Rental information will also be available during the open house, as well as details regarding kayak storage.
Guests at the open house event will also learn about BSRA’s many rowing programs, including BSRA Juniors, BRRC Masters, Scholastic, We Can Row (a program for female cancer survivors), Independent Rowing and more. BSRA also offers Inclusive Rowing, an adaptive program for teens and young adults, and Modified Rowing, a non-competitive recreational program for seventh and eighth graders. BSRA is also home to the Canisius High School and Buffalo Seminary rowing teams, and the BSRA Juniors has participants from numerous public schools as well.
Erg Workout Classes for rowers and non-rowers of all levels are also offered at BSRA. Additionally, a BSRA member and Air Force serviceman will be on hand with information about his Atlantic Ocean row in support of veterans’ mental health and suicide prevention.
For more information, please visit rowbuffalo.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (716) 855-4618. The Dec. 11 event is free and open to the public.