Kayak Polo @ the Aquatic Centre
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UBC Aquatic centre, heated outdoor pool
The cost of a 1.5h pool session is split between everyone who shows up at the pool on a particular evening, but we do fudge a bit to even out the cost in case only a smaller number of people come. Sample costs per person: If we get 8-12 folks to come out it will be $15 per person. If more than that come, it'll be cheaper. If only 6 can make it it'll be $17 each.
Details about the session
The sessions now have two parts:
- First Half
For beginners and those wanting to work on specific skills, club members will have time to go over the basics of rolling and some flat water boat handling with direct instruction. For those who just want to get exercise and play, the games can begin right at opening.
- Second Half
For the second half of the time a larger organized game of polo will be the main focus. The Polo part is more fun than you might think; it gets your mind away from over-thinking the rolling process and is good practice for working on boat control and balance.
Tuesday, November 9 , 2010
7:30pm-9:30pm (meet in the parking lot behind the pool)
- Jeff T
- Dan E
--Extra Boat/paddle/skirt available--
- Erik (1 extra)
- Club boats (3)
- Piotr (1)
- Big red boat at the pool(1)
For sanity's sake there'll be an 18 boats limit for the pool session - we officially only have half the pool so it would be very crowded with any more than that...
bring a waterproof / windproof coat if you dont have a wetsuit or drytop it should not be too cold but it will be wet (even if it doesn't rain)
How it works: We look at the numbers signed up each week who say they need to borrow gear, and miraculously between the club's fleet of kayaks and awesome club-spirited boat lenders, we always seem to have enough. (Do expect to share some, but that's pretty usual at a pool session anyway)
IMPORTANT: If you signed up and then change your mind PLEASE take yourself off the wiki list before noon on the day of the session (or email the organizer). First, your spot might be one someone else would like, and second, it can take up to an hour of driving for our volunteers to bring a borrowed boat in for you. Keep your VOC volunteers happy, not grumpy!
If you have any questions post on the trips message board.