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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Spring Classes - Registration Starts 2/18 for Tempe Residents and 2/24 for non-residents
This is a perfect class for beginners or experienced kayakers. Class will include stretching, warm-ups and on-the-water fitness exercises with a focus on the basic strokes and maneuvers and training in kayaks. Kayaks, personal floatation devices and paddles are provided. Fee: $75. 480-350-8069
37450 18 yrs+ Sa 2/8-3/15 8-10 a.m. TTLM
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38358 18 yrs+ Sa 3/29-4/26 8:30-10:30 a.m. TTLM Fee: $60
38384 18 yrs+ Sa/Su 5/3-5/11 8:30-10:30 a.m. TTLM Fee: $60
Essentials of Kayak Touring
This class is taught by ACA certified kayak instructors and the program includes an introduction to kayak touring and on-the-water safety and rescues. There will be a focus on fitness, boat handling and stroke technique. All necessary equipment will be provided. No experience necessary 480-350-8069
38388 18 yrs+ Sa 3/29-4/26 6:30-8:30 a.m. TTLM Fee: $60
38389 18 yrs+ Sa/Su 4/26-5/4 6:30-8:30 a.m. TTLM Fee: $60
38390 18 yrs+ T/Th 4/1-4/10 5:45-7:45 p.m. TTLM Fee: $60
38391 18 yrs+ T/Th 4/15-4/24 5:45-7:45 p.m. TTLM Fee: $60
38392 18 yrs+ T/Th 4/29-5/8 5:45-7:45 p.m. TTLM Fee: $60
Kayak Trip to Roosevelt Lake
Take what you learned in Essentials of Kayak Touring on this self-sustained overnight trip to Roosevelt Lake. We meet on May 10th to cover trip planning and logistics and learn how to properly pack your kayak. Register early; space is limited and this trip will fill up quickly. You may register for this class prior to finishing Essentials of Kayak Touring, but the coach needs to sign off on your skills and ability. All necessary boating equipment provided. 480-350-8069
38393 18 yrs+ Sa/Su 5/10 & 5/17-5/18 TBA TTLM Fee: $150
Spend an enjoyable evening on Tempe Town Lake while paddling in the moonlight. No experience necessary. Bring clothes that you don’t mind getting wet, a towel, dry clothes, and prepare to howl at the moon. Kayaks, equipment and personal floatation devices will be provided. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Fee: $30 per person. 480-350-8069
37457 18 yrs+ Sa 3/15 6:30-8:30 p.m. TTLM
38360 18 yrs+ F 4/18 7:30-9:30 p.m. TTLM
38398 18 yrs+ F 5/16 7:30-9:30 p.m. TTLM
Moonlight Kayak for Valentine’s Day
Come on down to Tempe Town Lake to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the night of the full moon. All will enjoy an evening out on the water paddling in the moonlight and the lights of the Mill bridges. Fee: $30 per person. 480-350-8069.
37456 18 yrs+ F 2/14 6:30-8:30 p.m. TTLM
Wildest and Brightest Glow Paddle on Tempe Town 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 to wear while we paddle. Feel free to wear other glow in the dark clothing items or accessories that you don’t mind getting wet. Participants must be 18 or older.
38394 18 yrs+ F 4/4 7:30-9:30 p.m. TTLM
38395 18 yrs+ F 4/25 7:30-9:30 p.m. TTLM
38396 18 yrs+ F 5/9 7:30-9:30 p.m. TTLM
38397 18 yrs+ F 5/23 7:30-9:30 p.m. TTLM
Youth Paddling Expo
Don’t miss this fun spring splash as we prepare to kick off our Youth Summer Paddling Program. Participants will have the opportunity to try paddling in kayaks, dragon boats and SUP’s. Fee: $15
38380 10yrs+ Sa 5/10 10 a.m.–1 p.m. TTLM
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:
Dry Clothes to change into
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