WIFC Indoor Paddle Tank Request Form

Booking information

The Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC), featuring multi-sport/dual channel/moving water/adjustable speed training tank. The training tank is designed to accommodate all experience levels in five flatwater disciplines: canoe, kayak, dragon boat, sweep rowing, and sculling. An adjoining 2,000 square foot, divisible, multi-use space is outfitted with free weights, cardio accessories, weight machines, and ergs to allow for full athlete training.

All one-hour rentals will be 50 minutes in length to allow for transition time between rentals.

Renting the facility entitles your organization the use of:

  • The indoor paddle tank
    2,000 square foot room outfitted with fitness equipment
    Space can be utilized for practice debriefs or instructor led fitness group
    Fitness equipment: medicine balls, slam balls, dumbbells, skipping ropes and yoga mats
    Two squat racks, incline/decline benches
    Rowing, canoe and kayak ergs
  • Athlete change rooms and shower facilities
  • Storage shelves are available for storage of personal belongings

How to book:

The Welland Indoor Paddle Tank Request Form must be filled out and returned to paddletank@welland.ca. Once your request has been received, allow 5 business days to process your request.


You will be required to acquire Liability Insurance in the amount of $5 million (minimum) naming the City of Welland as additional insured. All participants are required to complete a Liability Waiver prior to use of the indoor paddle tank or equipment. A copy of the waiver will be provided to each user group upon booking confirmation of their first rental.

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Open December 1 to March 31. We will be closed on the following dates:

  • December 25 and December 26)
  • December 31 and January 1
  • Family Day

Cancellation Policy

  • 60+ days’ notice prior to the scheduled event, a refund less administration fee will be issued by cheque
  • Between 60 to 30 days’ notice prior to the scheduled event — 50% refund, less administration fee
  • Less than 30 days’ notice prior to the scheduled event — no refund