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About the Rowing Stadium

Hosting about eight regattas each year and being at the same time the rowing stadium where Team Denmark coaches the greatest talents within rowing as well as canoeing and kayaking each day, Denmark's Rowing Stadium is the busiest rowing stadium in the country.

Denmark's Rowing Stadium consists of a marked rowing lane, which is 2,102 metres long and 87.5 metres wide. Normally, the rowing lane is marked as six lanes as well as a "return lane". The lane is marked by buoys almost all year round (March-November). Before the starting line the lane has a length of 22 metres, and behind the finishing line the lane has a length of 80 metres.

Denmark's Rowing Stadium also has a grand stand and a judges' stand, located on a grass-grown hill close to the finishing area. The finishing area is located close to the southern part of the wood Hareskoven.

When the rowers need to change, eat, rest or work out, they do so in the Rowing Centre, Skovalléen 40. On this address, the rowers also get their boats ready and carry them out to Lake Bagsvaerd. The public path around Lake Bagsvaerd bring passers-by quite close to the rowers and their preparation area in front of the boathouses.

Vision and purpose

The vision is to develop Denmark's Rowing Stadium at Lake Bagsvaerd for the pleasure and benefit of the sport and the many users of the area.

The purpose is to upgrade, renovate and subsequently maintain the international standard of the facilities at Bagsvaerd Rowing Stadium in order to raise the sports level within both rowing and canoeing and kayaking for both elite and leisure sportsmen, including both children and adults.

The modernisation and development of Denmark's Rowing Stadium is to open up for a flexible use of the facilities, with the aim of the area supporting the interaction of various activities and initiatives in new ways. In short, Lake Bagsvaerd and the surrounding area of the lake are to be a living proof of how to favour both the professional sport and grassroots sports, while creating a wealth of recreational possibilities for a wide number of other users. All of it in careful and respectful balance with nature.

About the Fund

The Fund has been established by the municipalities of Gladsaxe, Copenhagen and Lyngby-Taarbæk together with Team Denmark. The Fund owns Skovalléen 40, the judges' stands at the starting and finishing areas as well as the marked lanes in the lake. In addition, the Fund owns the pontoon bridges and motorboats used in the rowing lanes.

The purpose of the Fund is to upgrade, renovate and subsequently maintain the international standard of the facilities at Bagsvaerd Rowing Stadium in order to raise the sports level within both rowing and canoeing and kayaking for both elite and leisure sportsmen, including both children and adults. The purpose of the Fund is also to own, lend, hire out and otherwise operate (including maintain) Bagsvaerd Rowing Stadium.

The board has four members who have been appointed by the founders as well as two members (with observer status) who have been appointed by the Danish Rowing Sport Association (DFfR) and the Danish Canoe Federation (DKF).

As of November 2015, the board members are:

  • Chairman: Erik Jæger
  • Vice-Chairman: Andreas Christensen
  • Member: Jakob Juul Christensen
  • Member: Rolf Aagaard-Svendsen
  • Observer: Henning Bay Nielsen (Chairman of DFfR)
  • Observer: Ole Tikjøb (Chairman of DKF)

Fund Manager: Klaus Nørskov