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$45M Whitewater Center Grand Opening Set for May 7-8 

RIVERSPORT Rapids, Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center, will hold a grand opening celebration May 7-8, 2016. The whitewater center was built in the city’s Boathouse District as part of MAPS 3, ... Read More

OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew Wins Overall Trophy at USRowing Central Youth Championships

The OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew competed in the 2015 USRowing Central Youth Championships on May 2-3. Twenty crews from around the region gathered in the Boathouse District to compete in several qualifiers for the 2015 ... Read More

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City Leaders Sign RIVERSPORT Rapids Steel Beam

Members of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board, the MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvement Subcommittee and City Council met on April 9 to sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of ... Read More

MAPS 3 Whitewater Construction Update

February 20, 2015 - MAPS 3 Program Manager David Todd provides a construction update on the Oklahoma River Improvements project. Jeffrey Gustin, senior project manager with whitewater consultant S2O Design discusses upcoming project milestones and ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

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Adaptive Rowing

OKC RIVERSPORT is proud to partner with INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation to offer para-rowing opportunities for the visually impaired and for veterans. Current teams include the Visually Impaired Adaptive Rowing Project (VIARP) and the Warriors, and are open to eligible participants free of charge. For more information about the OKC RIVERSPORT Adaptive Rowing program and how to join, contact us online or call us at (405) 552-4040.

VIARP

The Visually Impaired Adaptive Rowing Project (VIARP) Vipers, consisting of visually-impaired rowers, has been practicing on the the Oklahoma River since 2008. Participants are guided by coaches and assistants to carry their equipment to the water and can row in synchronicity by hearing and feeling the rhythm of the boat. The team practices twice a week and is currently training for both the OGE NightSprints and longer head races. The VIARP Vipers are sponsored by INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, NewView Oklahoma, and the OKC Boathouse Foundation.

Warriors

The Warriors rowing team is comprised of veterans affiliated with the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. For many veterans on the team, rowing provides a release from anxiety and allows them to form new friendships with their teammates. The Warriors practice twice a week and are training to compete in local and regional regattas. The team is sponsored by INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation and the OKC Boathouse Foundation.

Wounded Warriors and Para-Athletes to Race at the San Diego Crew Classic [link]

Please join us in thanking program sponsor INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation.

 

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