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March 2020
3/1 – Open Pool*
Pool Session 5:00-7:00pm
Cost $10. No Preregistration required.

Please don't enter the pool area before 4:55pm. The Community Center asks that we don't disturb the group using the pool before our time slot. You can leave your boat by the door and wait in the lobby if you like. Helmets required for kayak polo. BOATS MUST BE CLEAN.   Thank you!

Brooklyn Center Pool
3/2 – Paddling Film Festival
Rapids Riders is excited to bring The Paddling Film Festival World Tour to the Twin Cities. The festival has been showcasing the very best paddling films since 2006.

You'll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes, and oceans, push extremes, embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the wild places.

Monday, March 2, 2020, at 7 pm.
At Forgotten Star Brewery
38 Northern Stacks Dr, Fridley (Map)

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(Or Earlier If We Sell Out)
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3/8 – Open Pool*
Pool Session 5:00-7:00pm
Cost $10. No Preregistration required.

Please don't enter the pool area before 4:55pm. The Community Center asks that we don't disturb the group using the pool before our time slot. You can leave your boat by the door and wait in the lobby if you like. Helmets required for kayak polo. BOATS MUST BE CLEAN.   Thank you!

Brooklyn Center Pool
3/13 - 3/15 – Canoecopia 2020
A Midwest Tradition!  Everything about paddling.  More information here.
3/15 – Rolling Clinic and Open Pool*
Pool Session 5:00-7:00pm
Cost $10. No Preregistration required.

 Learn how to roll or fine tune your roll and be ready for spring paddling.  Please don't enter the pool area before 4:55pm. The Community Center asks that we don't disturb the group using the pool before our time slot. You can leave your boat by the door and wait in the lobby if you like. Helmets required for kayak polo. BOATS MUST BE CLEAN.   Thank you!

Brooklyn Center Pool
3/22 – Safety Skills and Open Pool Session*
When was the last time you threw a rope?
When was the last time you practiced rescue and recovery?
This Safety Skills Clinic Session is recommended for all paddlers.
The Clinic will use one-half of the pool, the other half open to everyone else.
No polo (unless all the open session users agree)

5:00-7:00pm
Cost $10. No Preregistration required.

Brooklyn Center Pool
3/29 – Open Pool*
Pool Session 5:00-7:00pm
Cost $10. No Preregistration required.

Please don't enter the pool area before 4:55pm. The Community Center asks that we don't disturb the group using the pool before our time slot. You can leave your boat by the door and wait in the lobby if you like. Helmets required for kayak polo. BOATS MUST BE CLEAN.   Thank you!

Brooklyn Center Pool
April 2020
4/5 – Open Pool* Last open pool session of the year
Pool Session 5:00-7:00pm
Cost $10. No Preregistration required.

Please don't enter the pool area before 4:55pm. The Community Center asks that we don't disturb the group using the pool before our time slot. You can leave your boat by the door and wait in the lobby if you like. Helmets required for kayak polo. BOATS MUST BE CLEAN.   Thank you!

Brooklyn Center Pool
4/16 - 4/20 – Pesh Fest! 2020
A weekend of whitewater fun and racing.  Rafting! Kayaking! Canoeing!  More information can be found here Pest Fest!
May 2020
5/3 – Canoe U Intro Night*
Introductory classroom and pool session for all Fundamentals students.
(Not for Refresher or Continuum students.)
5-9pm at the Brooklyn Center Pool
About Canoe U

5/16 - 5/17 – Canoe U Weekend*
Saturday & Sunday on the water classes.
Details about Canoe U!
5/30 - 5/31 – Canoe U - Graduation Weekend*
Saturday & Sunday on the water classes.
Details about Canoe U

June 2020
6/13 - 6/14 – Iron Bull Downriver Race and Rec Release
Saturday there will be a downriver race with more details to follow as theycome available.   Wausau Whitewater

Sunday is a recreational release as usual. 
6/27 – Charles City Challenge 2020
Join us for fun on the Cedar River at this year's event in Charles City! The Charles City Challenge will include competitive kayak and SUP events for whitewater paddlers as well as fun for everyone else! Registration fee includes competition entry, event t-shirt, and chance to win one of many prizes.
6/27 - 6/28 – Wausau Recreational Release
Wausau Recreational Release.  Free camping on site.  Cost per day to paddle is 15 or 25 for the weekend.  Season passes avaiable.  More information can be found here.
July 2020
7/11 - 7/12 – Wausau Recreational Release
Wausau Recreational Release.  Free camping on site.  Cost per day to paddle is 15 or 25 for the weekend.  Season passes avaiable.  More information can be found here.
7/18 - 7/19 – Team River Runner Veterans Event
For more information follow their Facebook page here.
7/25 - 7/26 – Paddlemania 2020
Paddlemania and Blast to the Bridge down river race. Swiftwater Adventures hosts the annual celebration on the St Louis River in Carlton MN. For more information click here.
August 2020
8/1 - 8/2 – Iron Bull Triathlon and Volunteer Paddle
More information to follow as it becomes available. 
8/13 - 8/14 – Jackson Freestyle Clinic
Jackson kayak instructors hold an indepth freestyle clinic each year before the Midwest Freestyle Championships.  Learn those moves to make yourself a top competitor and have fun!  This class sells out each year so make sure you sign up early to reserve a spot. 
8/15 - 8/16 – Midwest Freestyle Championships 2020
Midwest Freestyle Championships!  Competion from beginner to Pro. Look for more information at Wausau Whitewater Whitewater Park
8/29 - 8/30 – Wausau Recreational Release
Wausau Recreational Release.  Free camping on site.  Cost per day to paddle is 15 or 25 for the weekend.  Season passes avaiable.  More information can be found here.
September 2020
9/26 - 9/27 – Wausau Recreational Release
Wausau Recreational Release.  Free camping on site.  Cost per day to paddle is 15 or 25 for the weekend.  Season passes avaiable.  More information can be found here.