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.

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