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Canoe U - Whitewater Kayak and Canoe Classes

Canoe U is a series of whitewater canoe and kayak courses taught by American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructors. Most classes consist of one pool session and two river weekends.

If you are interested in learning how to handle a canoe or kayak on whitewater or looking to refresh and hone your whitewater paddling skills, Canoe U is for YOU.

Dates: May 5,[masked] pm, May 18-19, 2013 and June 1-2, 2013
Location: Brooklyn Center Community Center Pool, St. Croix State Park, and Robinson Park in Sandstone, MN

You will need a boat, paddle, spray skirt, PFD, helmet and river clothing. If you don’t have what you need, or are unsure if what you have is appropriate, contact us and we will help you find the necessary gear.

Detailed course descriptions are available on the RapidsRiders website (.org) We will send out an update when registration is open. RSVP here and mark your calendar.

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  • Kathy H.

    I have scheduling conflict with the June weekend. Would I be allowed to join for the May events?

    May 4, 2013

  • Veronica

    Hi I would love to come to this course but unfortunately do not have any gear.

    April 4, 2013

    • Veronica

      Thank you :)

      April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      we will review all gear and clothing requirements at the first class, just show up with a swimsuit (birthday suits and street clothes aren't allowed in the pool) ;)

      April 30, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Brooklyn Center Community Center

    April 26, 2013

  • Kathy

    I'm thinking of doing this. I don't have a white water kayak or any accessories. Is there still time to sign up?

    April 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Kathy, there is still time to sign up. You can rent boats from Midwest Mountaineering and we can help get you set up with the rest of your gear. Feel free to message me if you have any questions

      April 21, 2013

    • Kathy

      Thanks.

      April 23, 2013

  • Alanna

    I just put a bid on ebay for a kokatat drysuit! I hope I win it!

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rapids Riders will be at the ACA booth at the Midwest Mountaineering Spring Expo this coming weekend. Stop by and say hi and we can help you determine what gear you need and where to get it. There is also a boat auction if you are interested in buying a used boat. I will be at the expo Friday night.

    April 21, 2013

  • Sarah

    Coming from AZ I have no idea what to wear or where to rent my kayak. I'll come if someone will help me by answering these questions.

    April 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Sarah, Midwest Mountaineering on Cedar Ave in Minneapolis rents boats, they are also having their spring expo this coming weekend so you can get a good deal on other gear. We can help get you set up with what you need.

      April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When's the next session?

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, if you don't yet have a whitewater boat (or are looking to add to your fleet), come to the open pool session tonight (Sun. 3/17 at 5 pm Brooklyn Center Community Center) and try out the following boats provided by Midwest Mountaineering:

    Jackson Karma S,M and L
    Pyranha Shiva S,M and L
    Wave Sport Recon 83 and 93
    Dagger Jitsu 5.9 and 6.0
    2013 Jackson Star, All Star and Super Star

    $10 admission

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    registration is now open
    http://www.rapidsriders.org/canoeu

    February 23, 2013

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