Brace & Roll at Juniper (winter)

Brace & Roll at Juniper (winter)

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Whether it is your first time in a white­wa­ter kayak, or you need a thor­ough refresher after years out of your boat, Tumalo Creek’s Brace & Roll Classes are a great place to start. Tumalo Creek offers a two-hour and three-hour winter Brace & Roll Class at Juniper Swim & Fit­ness Sun­day evening through the end of April (except during holidays).

SPECIAL 2017 PACKAGE DISCOUNT NOW OFFERED THROUGH APRIL! This consists of three consecutive Sunday Brace & Roll Classes (the first, a 3-hour and the following two, 2-hour) for $65, plus a 10% discount on follow-up course options Full Immersion or Women’s Whitewater Weekend when all three Brace & Roll Sessions have been completed consecutively. Call store for sign-up and details!

Tumalo Creek guides are American Canoe Association (ACA) certified and have been guiding on the Deschutes and other rivers for decades.

Note: Please call the shop directly for reservations occurring 24 hours or less from class start date, 541.317.9407. Minimum enrollment needs can periodically result in course rescheduling.

Participants are asked to book instruction with Tumalo Creek (through our online system Xola) AND register with Bend Parks and Recreation separately. Thank you for your under­stand­ing and we apologize for any complication.

Sign up instructions:

• First decide on the date or dates of your roll class.
• Reg­is­ter for those dates online with Bend Park and Recreation by fol­low­ing this link.
• Cre­ate your account. Once you have been redi­rected back to the main reg­is­tra­tion page, scroll down a lit­tle and look for a box that says “Activ­ity Num­ber” on the right mid­dle of the page. Enter activ­ity num­ber: 405100
• Sign up for the dates you would like to join our roll ses­sion class. It is $12 in dis­trict, and $16 out of dis­trict (district being Bend Parks and Recreation).

Please also sign up for the class with Tumalo Creek through Xola by fol­low­ing the BOOK NOW links in the sidebar.

Where 3-hour Class: Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe 805 SW Industrial Way, Suite 6, Bend OR 97702.

Where 2-hour Class: Juniper Swim & Fitness, 800 NE 6th St, Bend, OR 97701.

Three-hour class:
Meets at Tumalo Creek where we’ll take the first hour to get to know each other and get to know the sport, with a com­plete intro­duc­tion to the roll, an instruc­tional video, plenty of time to learn about gear and get com­fort­able in boats. If you are new to paddling and have never been introduced to the roll, wet exits or t-rescues, this is the class for you.
After 45 minutes of instruction, participants and instructors depart for Juniper Swim & Fitness for the pool portion of class.

Two-hour class:
The two-hour class is just the “pool time” por­tion of our three-hour class. If you have com­pleted the full three-hour class or one of our Intro to Whitewater Classes, you are wel­come to join us every week for the two-hour class. This class is most appropriate for those who have at least some familiarity with wet exits and t-rescues.

In the heated pool participants will learn­ and prac­tic­e hip snaps, high and low brac­ing and t-rescues. Plenty of one-on-one time with each pad­dler will be available to intro­duce and refine roll technique.
We are happy to pro­vide gear, so please be sure to fill out your height and weight when reg­is­ter­ing online.

$35 for the three-hour class
$25 for the two-hour class
OR special pricing for 3-pack offer, please call the shop for details

3-6pm, three-hour class
4-6pm, two-hour class
Sunday’s through April except holidays

Tumalo Creek provides:

  • kayak
  • paddle
  • spray skirt
  • PFD
  • guide

Participant provides (dress to get wet):

  • Swim suit/shorts
  • Synthetic top or
  • Rash guard
  • Dry towel
  • Change of cloths

Gear required for this trip is available for purchase at Tumalo Creek and other local retailers.