Compilation of Local Kayak/Canoe Rolling Sessions

October, 2016

Pool Rolling with Potomac River Outfitters    (See .pdf)

Pool Rolling instruction and practice sessions in Alexandria, VA provided by
Nathan Nahikian and a talented team of ex NOC instructors. Open practice sessions
with tips from other paddlers and staff. Lessons for beginner through
advanced paddlers, kids and adults. Our goal is to teach the roll that suits
you, not the one that suits us; whether that be a sweep roll, c-c, sweep to
back deck roll and others. A small class size of 3 students per instructor in
an un-crowded and relaxed pool setting helps to maintain the highest quality
lessons and ensures that you get plenty of attention on your roll. Our expert
instruction will help you meet your goals quickly and effectively. We hope to
see you this winter!

2016/2017 Dates/Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm., Saturdays.
November 19, December 3 & 10, 2016;
January 7 & 21, February 4, 11 & 18, March 11 & 18, 2017.

Package rates available. Open Rolling Season Pass $160,
4 practice Sessions $80, Season Pass holders can bring a
friend for $10, Walk on for Open Session $30

Location: Chinqaupin Rec Center
3210 King Street Alexandria VA 22302

Contact: Potomac River Outfitters - Nathan Nahikian
703 338 9790; Email:

Valley Mill - indoor pool sessions at the Rockville Municipal Swim Center at 355 Martins Lane.
2016: Saturdays 4:15-6:15pm: Starting November 5, 2016.

PRACTICE SESSIONS: $20 per session (with own gear), $30 per session if renting VMKS gear.
(This DOES NOT include instruction.)

Buy a package of 6 PRACTICE SESSIONS for $100 (with own gear), or $150 (renting gear) (This
DOES NOT include instruction). You MUST use all sessions by the end of our schedule - no carry
overs into next year.

PRIVATE LESSIONS can be arranged by calling (301)840-7388. Buy a three session lesson package for $99.00.

Space is limited, so call to sign up and pay be credit card over the phone -- (301)840-7388.
Payment in advance is required -- DO NOT just show up without reserving your space ahead of time

All boats must be cleaned out before entering the pool (there is a hose there at the pool for your use if needed).

Session times vary. See the full schedule of pool sessions up on our kayak school
website at:

See you there!
Valley Mill (301)840-7388

Liquid Adventures Kayak School - INDOOR POOL ROLLING INSTRUCTION!

Lessons for absolute beginners: our friendly instructors take you through careful learning steps.

Lessons for Intermediate and Advanced paddlers who want to improve their technique: C-C roll, sweep roll, off-side, hands-only roll, combat roll, and rodeo roll.

Lessons for youth, ages 12 - 16 yrs. - Private Instruction Available - ask us about our Play-Boat Instruction in the pool.

Winter pool rolling 2016: Jan 10 & 24, Feb 7 & 21, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2016.

When: Sundays, 2:00 - 4:00 PM, January thru April. See Calendar.

Where: Piney Branch Pool, 7510 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912.

What to bring:    Classes include equipment rental, however you can bring your own boat and equipment if you prefer.    Please remove airbags and wash your boat thoroughly prior to entering the pool.    
You should also bring a bathing suit and towel.   It is recommended that you wear a fleece or polypropylene top.   You may wish to bring nose clips or goggles.

Cost: For adults, Three, 2 hour lessons for $195 ($65/lesson). A single, 2 hour lesson for $75.
         For youth, sessions are $30.00 each
         Open rolling practice sessions: $20 for single session. Equipment rental for an open session is $20 per session for
         a boat, skirt, life-jacket and helmet (Equipment for instruction class are included in the price of the class).

Prerequisites: Being a competent swimmer.

To Register: Please consult the
calendar for dates.

Instruction by LAKS professional staff.

Potomac Paddlesports - Expert instruction-- DC area kayak school & shop.

Looking to improve your bracing or rolling technique and make more friends somewhere besides Facebook this winter? Potomac Paddlesports invites you to join us at the world-class Audrey Moore Recreation Center Saturdays from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM for either lessons or coached practice time in a toasty-warm 300' pool. Our Founder and ACA award-winning instructor Sunny Pitcher will be personally coaching the practice end of the pool, offering video analysis and placing extra-special emphasis on proper bracing technique. The rest of our top-notch team of ACA instructors will be teaching lessons in the shallow end in a 1:5 ratio, structured lesson format. We guarantee that you'll make progress and meet friendly people at our indoor sessions!

Be sure pre-register and then arrive at the back door of the pool with a properly sized and outfitted kayak, paddle, pfd, skirt, helmet, and completed Waiver no later than 6:45 PM.

All boats must be clean inside and out.

Also be sure to get permission to join us for the post-pool libations at Killroy's!

Click the links below for more details and visit our Potomac, MD shop for assistance with proper outfitting of your kayak where necessary.

Whitewater Kayaking

Sign up here:

Sea Kayaking

Sign up here:

Our goal is not to offer the cheapest indoor rolling lessons - just the best! We hope you'll join us on the water on Saturday!

Potomac Paddlesports Incorporated
Paddling School and Specialty Store
In the Mall next to Citibank
9812 Falls Rd.
Potomac, Maryland 20854
301-881-BOAT (2628)

Outdoor Excursions 1-800 77-KAYAK;

Complete details and online reservation on our website at:

Fairfax Co., VA -- Cub Run RECenter Kayak Rolling Class Listings -- Cub Run RECenter Reservations

Two (3) sessions of three (4) classes (two [3] hrs each)

Fee: (for each four (3) class session) (in/out of county): $58.00 / $73.00.

Location: Cub Run RECenter, 4630 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151

Directions: From I-66 west, follow signs for Virginia 28 N (53B) and merge onto VA-28 N/Sully Rd. Turn left onto Willard Rd. Turn left onto Stonecroft Blvd. See: Map Link.


Chesapeake Paddlers Association.

WHEN: January 2, 2016
February 27, 2016
March 5, 2016
March 12, 2016
March 26, 2016
April 16, 2016

TIME: 2 Sessions: 4:00 - 5:50 pm; 6:00 - 7:50 pm.

For more information click Here.

WHERE: Fairland Aquatic Center; 13950 Old Gunpowder Rd. Laurel, MD 20707.

COST: $7.00 per person; Pool Phone: 301-362-6060.

Mason Dixon Canoe Cruisers (MDCC) 2016 pool roll sessions.

Where - Hagerstown YMCA. 1100 Eastern Blvd N., Hagerstown, MD, 21742
When - Sunday mornings from 9:00am - 11:00am on the following consecutive dates: 2-28, 3-6, 3-13, 3-20, 2016.

Cost Details -

- Pool sessions are $15 per session
- You must be a MDCC member to attend
- Membership is $10 per year per family
- Credit cards are accepted at the pool. (+$1 transaction fee which covers our cost)

Contact - Nancy Kell,, 240-329-8995 (cell).

Conewago Canoe Club.

Saturday March 12, 2016, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Friday March 18, 2016, 7:00 - 11:00 pm

WHERE: NEW Location: CENTRAL YORK HIGH SCHOOL 601 Mundis Mill Road, 17406.

COST: $20.00 membership (required) and $10.00 per family per night

We WILL be inspecting ALL boats with flashlights and you WILL be denied pool entry if your boat is not clean. This means NO airbags and NO debris. We have worked hard to get a new facility for the club to practice in. Please don’t ruin it for your friends by trying to sneak in your dirty boat – take some time this week to rinse it off in advance.

Baltimore Canoe & Kayak Club;

Goucher College pool on Sunday evenings beginning Sunday, January 11, 2015, Goucher College, Towson, MD.
Directions: Take Baltimore Beltway to exit 27 - Dulaney Valley Road, Go South on Dulaney Valley towards Towson;
Goucher College is first left at bottom of hill. Follow the drive all the way around to the pool.   Look for all the boats
on the cars.   (If you haven't been there before, here's a link to a map of the Goucher campus: Campus Map.
The pool is building 19c).   Helmets are required in the pool.

Here's the 2016 schedule.

Week Date Time
1,     January 10,       6:30 - 8:30
2      January 17,       6:30 - 8:30
-      January 24,       Cancelled
3,     January 31,       6:30 - 8:30
-      February 7   --   NO SESSION - SUPER BOWL
4,     February 14,      6:30 - 8:30
5,     February 21,      6:30 - 8:30
6,     February 28,      6:30 - 8:30
7,     March 6,             6:30 - 8:30
8,     March 13,          6:30 - 8:30

Cost per session is $5 for BCKC members who have joined/renewed for 2016. (Annual Club dues are $20 per family/household. You can join/renew either at the roll sessions or online or by mail.)

In addition, if you are not a Club member, then - unless you are a member in good standing of the American Canoe Association (ACA) - you must pay a one-time fee of $10, which will buy you a six-month introductory membership to the ACA (including all ACA member benefits, including ACA's Paddler magazine).   Note that this is how we get insurance for the roll sessions.   Without the ACA we wouldn't be able to do this.
(If you are a Club member, the Club will cover the cost of your ACA introductory membership, unless of course you're already an ACA member, in which case you don't need it.)

Canoe Cruisers Association Pool Rolling for 2016

What: CCA 2016 Open pool rolling

When: Tuesday evenings, 8:00 to 10:00 PM
The 2016 winter schedule is as follows:
Tuesday Nights beginning January 5th through April 19th

Cost: Sessions are $15 per session; $150 for the season. All proceeds go to CCA

Location: Piney Branch Pool, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912.

**During inclement weather, if Montgomery County Schools are closed, pool rolling is cancelled.

Please remember, your boat must be clean, inside and outside, when attending these sessions.

This problem has caused us to lose the use of pools in the past.

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