Compilation of Local Kayak/Canoe Rolling Sessions
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!
2014-15 Dates/Time: 3:00 - 5:30 pm.
November 9 & 22; December 13 & 20; January 17 & 31; February 7, 21, & 28; March 7.
Package rates available. Open Rolling Season Pass $125, 4 practice Sessions
$80, Small Group Lesson $70, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2014 - 15: Nov. 15, Dec. 6, Dec. 20, Jan. 10, Jan 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, Mar. 7, Mar. 14, Mar. 21, Mar 28, Apr. 4, Apr. 11, Apr. 18, April 25.
When: Saturdays, 4:00 - 6:00 PM, November 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.
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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
Valley Mill - indoor pool sessions Saturdays, at the Rockville Municipal Swim Center at 355 Martins Lane.
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. The cost for a private 2hr lesson
is $150(one student) or $100 each (two students). You will be one on one (or two on one) with one of
our veteran ACA certified instructors, which is the best quality of instruction you can get anywhere.
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: http://www.valleymillkayak.com/Pool%20Rolling
See you there!
Valley Mill (301)840-7388
Fairfax Co., VA -- Cub Run RECenter Kayak Rolling Class Listings -- Cub Run RECenter Reservations
Two (3) sessions of three (4) classes (two  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.
Outdoor Excursions 1-800 77-KAYAK;Complete details and online reservation on our website at: http://www.outdoorexcursions.com/courses/home.php
Canoe Cruisers Association Pool Rolling for 2015
What: CCA 2015 Open pool rolling
When: Tuesday evenings, 8:00 to 10:00 PM
The 2015 winter schedule is as follows:
Tuesday Nights beginning January 6th through March 31st
Cost: Sessions are $15 per session; $120 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.
FAIRLAND AQUATIC CENTER; Indoor Pool Rolling.
Chesapeake Paddlers Association.
WHEN: Saturdays, November 1, November 29, December 27, 2014 and January 3,
Feb 7 & 28, March 7, 14, & 21, and April 4, 2015.
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)
March 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2015.
Sundays: 5:00pm-7:00pm $15.00 per
Hagerstown YMCA on 1100 Eastern Blvd N
MDCC membership and waiver required. $10 annual fee per household.
Assistance for learning how to roll/improving your roll provided by members.
For more information, contact Cathy Boyd: email@example.com
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).
Here's the 2015 schedule.
Week Date Time
1, January 11, 6:30 - 8:30
2 January 18, 6:30 - 8:30
3, January 25, 6:30 - 8:30
- February 1 -- NO SESSION - SUPER BOWL
4, February 8, 6:30 - 8:30
5, February 15, 6:30 - 8:30
6, February 22, 6:30 - 8:30
7, March 1, 6:30 - 8:30
8, March 8, 6:30 - 8:30
Cost per session is $5 for BCKC members who have joined/renewed for 2015. (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.)
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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