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2019 Season Kick-Off Party

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Posted April 2019
 

Season Kick-off Party: Sunday, April 28, 5:00 p.m.

The annual club boating season kick-off party will be Sunday, April 28, 5:00 p.m. at
N3 Taphouse

(817 W. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80905).

It is across the street from the Dunkin’ Donuts at Colorado and 8th. The Taphouse is a refurbished fire station – very cool – and is the new place of Southside Johnny’s. Many, many beers on tap and much, much better food than Southside’s (the Reuben rocks!). Please join your fellow club members, boaters, and significant others for a great time! Kayak porn on the big screen tv’s with the 2nd floor reserved exclusively for the club! Mark your calendars now!

Please come! Send an RSVP to , or call Aimee at (309) 642-2593 so we know how many members to expect! Spouses, kids, potential friends who want to learn more about kayaking and joining our club are ALL welcome.

Thank you,
Aimee St Andre
PPWC President

Organized by:
Kurt Schroeder
PPWC Treasurer

Beginner/Intermediate Class starts April 14th

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Posted February 2019
 

Beginner/Intermediate skills Class: April 14th, 20th and 27th!

Sign up today to reserve your spot!

To sign up: Please message Aimee St Andre at , or by phone at (309) 642-2593.


The kayak beginner class will include one pool session and two river sessions:

April 14th (Sunday): 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Location: Indoor Pool Session at Cheyenne Mountain High School Aquatic Center

️We will go over paddle strokes, general safety, gear education and roll practice with instructors. Bring your kayak, paddle, helmet, PFD, sprayskirt and be ready to LEARN!

April 20th (Saturday): 8 a.m.

Location: First session on Class I to II whitewater on the Arkansas River near Canon City. Meet up time 800am to set up car pool at King Soopers off of HWY 115.

We will be learning down river techniques, reading water, ferrying, Eddies, rolls if desired, etc.

April 27th (Saturday): 8 a.m.

Location: Second session on Class I to II whitewater on the Arkansas River near Canon City. Meet up time 800am to set up car pool at King Soopers off of HWY 115.

Refinement of river day 1 techniques with more progression. Opportunity to try a class III rapid during the class.


Cost of beginner class is $125 per person. Make checks payable to PPWC. Early registration (now) is preferred so we know how many support boaters need to join us so sign up now and message Aimee so she can send you the waivers to sign for the class!

Participants should have their own gear for the class but if anyone is in need of a specific item then please reach out to us and we will try and accommodate what you need for the class.

Items needed:

  1. Whitewater helmet
  2. Kayak
  3. Paddle
  4. PFD
  5. Wetsuit or drysuit as water will be cold!

If you are interested in taking our kayak beginner class please reach out to Aimee at: , or by phone at (309) 642-2593.

Jose Nunez is a Big Fan of the Pikes Peak Whitewater Club

We're big fans of Jose Nunez!

Jose Nunez of Colorado Springs said it was difficult to learn to kayak, but joining the Pikes Peak Whitewater Club helped him learn the skills to tangle with the rapids. "For me, learning was hard because I weight 253 pounds," he said. "I lack flexibility, but what I lack in athletic ability I make up in pure determination."

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