Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Friday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
$15.00 for a day pass
$25.00 for a weekend pass.
Note: Ages 17 and under: free.
Tickets may be purchased in advance before March 1, 2019 at www.rutabaga.com or at Rutabaga.
At Canoecopia, tickets can be purchased with cash or check only.
$7.00 per car per day
Weekend pass: $19.50
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||Wayne Horodowich is an experienced paddler, educator and adventurer. He directed the Adventure Programs at the UC Santa Barbara for twenty-five years and was their head kayak instructor. Wayne has filmed and produced the popular USK "In Depth" Instructional video series specifically for sea kayaking. He is very active in teaching instructor development clinics around North America and was a former captain of the U.S. Surf Kayak Team. He is the founder of the University of Sea Kayaking, an organization for the promotion of sea kayaking education, which hosts an incredible web site (www.useakayak.org) providing an educational resource to sea kayakers.
Trying to choose a kayak can be overwhelming from the seemingly endless variety of boats available in the marketplace. Your goal is to find the boat that fits your needs and your budget. If you want a step-by-step approach to finding the kayak that works best for you, then join Wayne for a dynamic and detailed discussion. He will draw upon his 32 years of teaching kayaking and fitting paddlers into kayaks so they can have an enjoyable experience.
Why not stay upright rather spending all that energy getting upright? When you capsize, having a roll and/or knowing recovery techniques are important. However, if you have good paddle support skills you minimize your chance of capsizing. Traditional bracing classes focus on the slap brace, which is a one-shot attempt at staying upright. This discussion focuses on stroke techniques that give you more support and that are more reliable especially when paddling in rough water.
Paddling a kayak is more than just taking strokes with your paddle. Kayaking is a true marriage of your boat, body, and blade. All three must be working together during all aspects of kayaking to get the most out of your equipment. We will discuss body position and movements, boat positions and movements, and closely view how to properly use and manipulate your paddle to get the results you want when kayaking to get the most out of your equipment.