This pool-based clinic is a quick introduction to the basics of kayaking. It is ideal if you are wondering if kayaking is for you, or to prepare for travelling somewhere hot this winter! You will be taught how to safely get into and out your kayak and a few of the basic strokes to get you going.
Upon completion of this clinic, you will learn enough about kayaking that you are hungering to get out on the water! You will have basic boat control skills and be able to safely enter and exit your kayak from shore.
Instructor Student Ratio:
1:6 (MAX) to ensure you of the best instructional experience possible!
Kayak, paddle and sprayskirt are provided by MRU, but if you want to bring your own boat let us know. For space reasons, maximum boat length is 13 feet.
Come prepared to have fun and get wet!
16+ years old (or 12-15 years old with a guardian in the pool).
To ensure everyone has a great time, we cannot accept "drop-ins".
Dates, Times & Locations:
This course runs on sporadic Sundays from 6:00-7:30 pm from January thru June. Check the Booking calendar below.
It takes place at Mount Royal University pool (Google map). Parking is free!
Registration & Refunds
Full payment is due at registration to secure your spot in the course.
On the rare occasion when Undercurrents cancels a lesson, we will issue a full refund or make every reasonable effort to register you in an equivalent program; it is your choice. We need 3 participants to run a course.
If you cancel for any reason more than 7 days (14 days for multi-day courses) prior to the course commencement, you will receive a full refund less our $10 administrative fee.
There is no refund if you cancel for any reason within 7 days (14 days for multi-day courses) of the course.
Courses go rain or shine. Here in Alberta we can have rain, snow, blistering heat or high winds - sometimes on the same day. Don't believe weather forecasts; dress for varying weather conditions. If you need help, our store staff can give you great advice!
A “risk of thunderstorms” forecast does not mean we will cancel a course. During the warm season “risks” are issued too frequently; we only experience thunderstorms at our course locations 10-20% of the time that a “risk” is issued. We will meet at the course location and make an appropriate decision using the outdoor industry’s standard lightning protocol.
See our policies page for more details.