On April 1, 1980, the Republican School of Higher Sports Mastery in Water Sports was founded, which was later transformed into the Republican Center for Olympic Training in Rowing Sports. The center is located on a rowing canal in Zaslavl.
The Republican Center is the leading institution in Belarus for the preparation of national teams for rowing and canoeing.
The rowing canal is located in the northwestern part of the Zaslavsky reservoir at the confluence of the main channel of the Vileika-Minsk water system near the city of Zaslavl and has a length of 2150 meters, the width of the rowing canal is 130 meters, and its depth is 3-3.5 meters.
On the territory of the rowing canal there is a finishing stand for 152 seats and an intermediate stand with a capacity of 480 seats. The competitive process can be observed on the largest LED display in Belarus (66 sq. Meters).
On the territory of the complex is the training process of national teams, as well as international competitions. The Center hosted the European Canoe Sprint Championship among juniors (U18) in May 2013, the World Canoe Sprint University Championship (2014) and the Junior & U 23 Canoe Sprint World Championship in August 2016.
Along with training and competitions, the republican center provides tourism services. The successful location of the complex and wildlife allow organizing family and corporate vacations here.