It isn't often you see five people standing around a canoe on the Chicago River.
Not "by the Chicago River" or "near the Chicago River" but "on the Chicago River".
So I haven't a clue what this scene was all about. It didn't really look like a racing scull and, if it was, why was it on the ice -- the river hadn't thawed enough yet. I also don't know how they got on the ice or where they went.