Indoor Kayak Training

Now that rivers are icing up in the Upper Midwest, it may finally be time to declare the end of the 2015 late-fall, early-winter whitewater paddling season. Some hardy sea kayakers will still be at it wherever they can find open water. While most kayakers wait for warmer weather, pool sessions offer a great opportunity to learn and practice strokes and maneuvers. Here’s a list of some of the pool sessions we are aware of. If you know of others, let me know so I can add them to this list.

A pool session at the Schroeder Aquatic Center, Brown Deer, Wis.

A pool session at the Schroeder Aquatic Center, Brown Deer, Wis.

Green Bay area – Badger State Boating Society

Broadview YMCA (380 Broadview Dr, Green Bay, WI)

  • January 17, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
  • January 31, 4:00 – 5:30 PM
  • February 14, 6:15 – 7:45 PM
  • February 28, 6:15 – 7:45 PM

Appleton and Green BayNortheast Wisconsin Paddlers

  • Classes and open pool sessions

Milwaukee area – Badger State Boating Society

Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center (9250 N. Green Bay Rd., Brown Deer, WI)

  • January 3, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
  • January 10, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
  • February 21, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • February 28, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Chicago area – Chicago Whitewater Association

Rakow Center (665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville, IL) Contact Bill Silva at kayakersilva AT gmail.com with questions. All times are 5:30 – 7:30 PM

  • January 9
  • January 23
  • February 13
  • February 27

Vernon Hills High School (145 Lakeview Pkwy. Vernon Hills, IL)Community Kayaking

All times are 6 – 8 PM

  • Jan 9
  • Jan 23
  • Jan 30
  • Feb 6
  • Feb 20
  • Feb 27
  • March 5
  • March 12
  • April 2
  • April 9

Minneapolis areaRapids Riders

  • Jan 10 – Open Pool
  • Jan 17 – Rolling Clinic & Open Pool
  • Jan 24 – Pool Session
  • Feb 07 – Open Pool
  • Feb 14 – Rolling Clinic & Open Pool
  • Feb 28 – Open Pool
  • Mar 06 – Open Pool
  • Mar 13 – Open Pool
  • Mar 20 – Open Pool
  • Apr 03 – Final Pool Session

Minneapolis – Inland Sea Kayakers

 

 

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