Special Events

Special Events

Overview

The Aquatic Center hosts many special events throughout the year and everyone is always welcome to attend.  Some events include rowing, kayaking, sailing and triathlon races.  There is always something going on at the Aquatic Center, so please check the schedule below to find out the special events that will be happening.

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2020 Schedule

Date Day Event Location
January 25th Saturday Golden State Indoor Rowing Championships Boat House
February 8th Saturday Special Olympics Polar Lunge AC Beach, South Canal
March 7th Saturday Sac State Men’s Crew Dual Nimbus Flat
March 14th Saturday Sac State Invitational (Humboldt, UCSD, OCC, St. Mary’s, Portland, Mills) Nimbus Flat
March 21-22 Saturday – Sunday HORNET Invite (SDSU, Kansas St., SMC) Sunday Racing 8-10am only Nimbus Flat
March 22nd Sunday Lake Natoma Junior (High School) Invitational (Marin, OAK, MAC) Nimbus Flat
April 18-19 Saturday – Sunday Lake Natoma Invitational (Women’s Collegiate Crews – Cal, Stanford, Gonzaga, Notre Dame, Brown, TBA) Nimbus Flat
April 18 Saturday CC League Race Nimbus Flat
April 25-26 Saturday – Sunday (4/26 practice) Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships (WIRA) Nimbus Flat
May 1-3 Friday – Sunday Southwest Junior Rowing Association Championships Nimbus Flat
May 9 Saturday Gold Rush Masters Regatta Nimbus Flat
May 16 Saturday (5/15 practice) West Coast Conference Championships/Men’s Western Sprints/Pacific Coast Rowing Championships   Nimbus Flat
May 17 Sunday PAC 12 Rowing Championships Nimbus Flat
October 24 Saturday (10/23 practice) Head of the American Regatta (Masters, Collegiate & Youth) Nimbus Flat

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Helpful Tips

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center is located on an 8 acre piece of land which resides within a State Park. Lake Natoma and Nimbus Flat are both part of the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area.

Parking

There is a parking fee for entering the State Park.  This is controlled by California State Parks and is subject to change. 

During major special events there will be a shuttle service to alternative parking areas. Please do not park in the neighboring business’s parking lots. You may be towed. Please only park in designated parking spots. Violators will be cited and/or towed.

Entrance Fees (vary per car and will change according to season)

Car – $10.00 per car
Car with boat - (+ $10.00) $20.00 per rig
Passenger vehicle -  (10-24) $50.00 a day
Passenger vehicle – (+24) $100.00 a day

Special Event Admission Fees

Certain rowing events like PAC 12, NCAA and Junior Rowing Championships will require an additional charge per person as well as per vehicle. Admissions vary from $10 to $16 per day, per person.

All State Park rules apply – no glass and no alcohol.

Special Event

Golden State Indoor Rowing Championships

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Golden State Indoor Rowing Championships

Our annual Indoor rowing competition on our ergometers for high school, college and adults.  This event is open to the general public and we encourage all to participate.  The distances are 500m, 1000m, 2000m.  

Special Event

West Coast Conference Championships

May 15th-16th, 2020

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center would like to welcome everyone to the WCC/AAC/Western Sprints & PCRC championships.  Below is information for teams, parents, guests and boosters.  The championships will be held on Lake Natoma at the Nimbus Flat State Park.  We are fortunate to have such an amazing venue and ask that everyone respect and follow State Park rules and guidelines. For more information about WCC click here!

Special Event

PAC 12 Conference Rowing Championships

May 17, 2020

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center would like to welcome everyone to the PAC 12 championships.  Below is information for teams, parents, guests and boosters. The PAC 12 championships will be held on Lake Natoma at the Nimbus Flat State Park.  We are fortunate to have such an amazing venue and ask that everyone respect and follow State Park rules and guidelines.

Visit PAC-12 website for more information about the event. 

2020 Race Results (not yet posted)

Special Event

Head of the American Regatta

October 24th, 2020

Hosted by the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.

The Sacramento State Aquatic Center would like to welcome everyone to the Head of the American Regatta.  Below is information for teams, parents, guests and boosters.  The Head of the American championships will be held on Lake Natoma at the Nimbus Flat State Park.  We are fortunate to have such an amazing venue and ask that everyone respect and follow State Park rules and guidelines.

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