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Whether your interested in learning how to kayak for the first time, brushing up on your skills or taking your skills to the next level, we have the class for you! The City of Tempe offers several kayaking opportunities for youth and adults as well as novices and experienced paddlers.

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Winter Classes - Registration Starts 12/7 for Tempe Residents and 12/14 for non-residents

Adult Classes
Boom Kayak
Are you looking for a fun way to stay active and beat the weekend warriors? Join us during the week and our certified instructors will focus on physical fitness and basic stroke technique in a low-stress/low-impact fun environment. Fee: $30. 480-350-8069

47556 50 yrs+           W        1/13    9-11 a.m.       TTLM
47557 50 yrs+           W        1/27    9-11 a.m.       TTLM
47558 50 yrs+           W        2/10    9-11 a.m.       CANCELLED due to lake Closure
47559 50 yrs+           W        2/24    9-11 a.m.       CANCELLED due to lake Closure

Kayak Fitness (18years+)
Taught by ACA-certified kayak instructors; this is a perfect class for all levels of paddling experience. This class will focus on basic strokes and maneuvers as well as fitness, boat-handling and rescues in “sit-on-top” kayaks. All necessary equipment will be provided. No experience necessary. Fee: $70. 480-350-8069  

47440 18 yrs+           Sa       1/30-2/20       8-10 a.m.

Essentials of Kayak Touring (18years+)
This class has been developed by ACA certified kayak instructors and is appropriate for all levels of experience. Taught in touring boats (sea kayaks), with a focus on advanced stroke techniques, maneuvers, kayak fitness and rescues, this class will challenge you to learn and refine your skills in a fun and low pressure environment. All equipment provided. Fee: $80 480-350-8069 

47422 18 yrs+           Sa       1/9-1/30          7:30-9:30 a.m.           TTLM
47423 18 yrs+           Sa       2/6-2/27          7:30-9:30 a.m.           CANCELLED due to lake Closure

Half-Day Kayaking Trip to Canyon Lake
Apply what you learned from Kayak Fitness or Essentials of Kayak Touring in this half-day trip to Canyon Lake. Space is limited and this class will fill up quickly. Your instructor will need to sign off on your skills and ability prior to the trip. All necessary boating equipment and a travel to and from the lake will be provided. 480-350-8069

Glow Paddle at Kiwanis Lake (10years+)
The wildest and brightest Glow Paddle on Kiwanis Lake Lake. Join us for a night under the stars while we glow and glide across the water. In addition to all necessary kayaking equipment, participants will receive glow in the dark accessories. Feel free to wear glow in the dark clothing items that you don’t mind getting wet. Youth ages 10-17 must be accompanied by an adult. Register early. Fee: $15. 480-350-8069
Bar Code: 48671    Fri    Mar 11    6-7:30 p.m.  Kiwanis Lake Tempe


Valentine’s Day Kayak
Come down to Dobson Ranch Lake to celebrate Valentine’s. All will enjoy an evening on the water under the stars and the lights of the Mill Ave bridges. Fee: $35 per person. 480-350-8069

47441 18 yrs+           Sa       2/13    6:30-8:30 p.m.           CANCELLED due to lake Closure


What to Bring and Wear for a Paddling Day 

What to wear:
Clothing that the participants do not mind getting wet.
Some sort of water shoes or sneakers the participants do not mind getting wet. Sandals are permissible as long as they are not open back, flip-flop type sandals.
Hats or Visors
Loose fitting comfortable t-shirt. Depending on the participants sun tolerance they may want to wear an SPF coated top shirt, or a long sleeve t-shirt.
If a participant wants to wear long pants, it is permissible, however they should not be cotton or denim, they should be Polyester or Lycra.
Not Allowed:  Jeans of any kind, including Jean shorts
Long pants that are non-athletic type pants; jeans, cotton or corduroy are not allowed. Hiking boots or dress shoes

What to Bring:
Water Bottles
Dry Clothes to change into