Whitewater Paddling Clinics

Last updated: 11/24/2012
IWC is pleased to announce continued joint collaboration with the Iowa State University Kayak Club (ISUKC) to provide classes to the Iowa whitewater kayak paddling community during 2013. Piper Wall, IWC and ISUKC member and ACA certified whitewater kayak instructor, will be the head instructor for the sessions. She will be assisted by IWC volunteers. All who know Piper will attest to her skill and enthusiasm to help people to become better paddlers.
 
Class sizes are limited, so be sure to register early. Payment is required for registration and is due 2 weeks before each class. All but $5 are refundable prior to 2 weeks before each class, and are non-refundable after 2 weeks before each class.
 
Free overnight lodging with training video watching available at Piper Wall's for travelers so inclined.
 
Solo Canoe Strokes Work
Sunday, February 24, 2013, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm
Class size:  limited to 3 students, minimum of 1
Location:  Iowa State University, Forker pool followed by video critique at 912 Clark Ave., Ames
Short description:  improve your boat control - weight over boat and edging control, keeping your shoulders safe, various braces, various fiddling strokes - work on your ability to be where you want to in flat and moving water, improve your use of powerful torso muscles to move your canoe
Click here for more information or to register for this class.
 
Kayak Strokes and Moving Water Work
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 9:00am to late afternoon
Class size:  limited to 10 students
Location:  Skunk River most likely, Ames or Story City; possibly Winnebago River, Mason City - dependent on water levels and resulting current and eddy lines
Emphasis:  good techniques working with moving water
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Kayak Eddy Skills and Surfing
Sunday, April 7, 2013, 9:00am to late afternoon
Class size:  limited to 10 students
Location:  Winnebago River, Mason City - dependent on water levels and resulting eddy lines and waves (Skunk River at Ames or Story City as alternate)
Emphasis:  surfing
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2008 Rolling Work Clinic
Kayak Strokes Work
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm
Class size:  limited to 6 students, minimum of 3
Location:  Iowa State University, Forker pool followed by video critique at 912 Clark Ave., Ames
Short description:  improve your boat control - weight over boat and edging control, keeping your shoulders safe, various braces, various fiddling strokes - work on your ability to be where you want to in flat and moving water, improve your use of powerful torso muscles to move your kayak
Click here for more information or to register for this class.
 
Kayak Rolling Work
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Class size:  limited to 6 students, minimum of 3
Location:  912 Clark Ave., Ames; then at Iowa State University, Forker Gym pool followed by video critique at 912 Clark Ave., Ames
Short description:  improve your rolling success, learn more ways to roll, learn roll finishing techniques, improve your bracing
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Kayak Strokes and Rolls Check-Up
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm
Class size:  limited to 6 students, minimum of 3
Location:  Iowa State University, Forker pool followed by video critique at 912 Clark Ave., Ames
Short description:  see and improve your body and boat control and maneuvering strokes, improve your ability to be where you want to in rapids and to avoid hazards and to play features
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Play Boating Flat Water Skills
Sunday, February 17, 2013, 11:30 am to 6:30 pm
Class size:  limited to 6 students, minimum of 3
Location:  Iowa State University, Forker pool followed by video critique at 912 Clark Ave., Ames
Short description:  work on the skills to take you vertical without whitewater, improve your play and boat control skills for use in whitewater
Click here for more information or to register for this class.