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.
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.
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:
Participant provides (dress to get wet):
Gear required for this trip is available for purchase at Tumalo Creek and other local retailers.