New Meetup: Rolling class @ SRU

From: Mike C
Sent on: Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:26 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Pittsburgh Kayakers (ka-"yack"-ers)!

What: Rolling class @ SRU

When: Friday, October 29,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Aebersold Recreation Center @ Slippery Rock University
Stadium Drive
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Want to learn how to roll your kayak? Then come out with us Friday evening for a pool class at Slippery Rock University.

Why would you want to learn to roll? Among the reasons:

  • Builds self - confidence
  • Improves your safety in challenging paddling situations
  • Great way to cool down during summer trips
  • Makes you more relaxed on the water
  • Entertain others, especially land-lubbers


The class starts at 7:00 PM at the Aebersold Recreation Center (ARC) pool. The cost is $8 for a one-day pass for the ARC - the class is cheap, and the water's warm! Show up a little early to register, and to get a boat (first come, first served, they supply the gear). They use whitewater boats, but the instructor assures me that the skills are the same for touring & sea kayaks.

They hold the class once a week on staggered days. I plan on going to multiple classes to get good at it and get comfortable under water. If you're interested, you can meet me off the I-79 Zelienople exit and we can ride up together. More info at the SRU Web site. Bring a bathing suit, change of clothes, a lock for your locker, etc. Many people feel more comfortable using nose plugs.

P.S. If you already know how to roll, you can still join us and come to practice.

RSVP to this Meetup:
http://www.meetup.com/kayaking-129/calendar/15190790/

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