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Courses & Tours

River Kayaking - The Next Step

Skill Level

Step 2 - Intermediate

Pre-Requisites

Beyond the Intro Course (or equivalent)
5 - 10 days paddling Class II whitewater.  
Ability to perform eddy turns, ferries etc in Class II with little guidance.
Able to complete a roll in flatwater and attempt consistently in moving water

Course Price

$299 + gst

Includes

All paddling related equipment

Duration

2 day and 1 x 2 hour session

Ages

16 + years

Instructor : Student ratio

1 : 5 (max)

Environment

River

Start Time - Finish Time

Friday:  6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday:  8:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday:  7:00am - 4:30pm

Location

Meet at Aquabatics Calgary all 3 days though river sections vary depending on group focus and water levels.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Next Step Weekend is a Friday evening and 2 full days on the water.

GOALS

The aim of this program is to continue in the development of paddling skills for participants.  At this stage we are looking to have paddlers very self directed in performing skills in Class II whitewater and introducing basic maneuvers in straightforward Class II+/III rapids.  There is a strong leadership and safety component with the goal of having participants comfortable picking lines and performing rescues in Class II whitewater

OUTCOMES

After completing this course participants coming to the program with the correct skill set can expect to be able to paddle Class II rivers as a confident and competent team member.  Able to scout, choose lines, perform basic safety and rescues.  After this course paddlers can also expect to know what Class II+/III whitewater is like and to have a good idea of the next steps to continue to improve their personal paddling 

 NOTE:  To get the most out of this program participants should be able to paddle the Lower Kananaskis or Ghost Dam to Gas Plant with some control and confidence.  If that is maybe not the case the Beyond the Intro is a great bridge course to prepare for this program.

Session Dates

May 18-20, 20185 spots leftRegister Now
May 25-27, 20189 spots leftRegister Now
June 8-10, 201810 spots leftRegister Now
July 20-22, 201810 spots leftRegister Now