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Boathouse District offers something for everyone

Katelyn Kelly Modified: June 12, 2013 at 2:50 pm •  Published: June 12, 2013
A view of the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower that offers a panoramic view of the race course on the Oklahoma River. Photo by Katelyn Kelly.
A view of the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower that offers a panoramic view of the race course on the Oklahoma River. Photo by Katelyn Kelly.

Sherry Andrusiak still remembers what it felt like the first time her teammates rowed together in 2006.

“We hit this groove and rowed together,” she said. “It was such a rush to feel the [quad] glide over the water.”

Her enthusiasm for the growing community was evident as she described the different things the Boathouse District offers, and she has experienced all of it. She said it was key because she wants to be able to tell someone what the experience is like.

A year after she began rowing, Andrusiak started coaching and soon became a graduate coach for Oklahoma City University.

The district has become a place for people across the area to come together and it doesn’t always involve being on the water.

With the SandRidge Sky Trail, the Youth Zone and the RIVERSPORT Run & Walk, everyone has an opportunity to come to the district and it be whatever you make of it, Andrusiak said.

If you prefer to work out in a gym, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training center is open to the public and offers daily fitness classes. There are also lessons offered for people wanting to learn to row, and who knows, an Olympian may row by you.

“[The Boathouse District] is a magnet for people who want to enjoy the outdoors,” she said. “You decide what activity you want to be apart of.”

The Boathouse District is at Lincoln Boulevard and  S.E Six. RIVERSPORT adventures are open, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.