Outdoors | Recreation,
Some call it "Kayak drop-in," "Albuquerque pool session" or "kayak roll session" - but we call it the "Wednesday night Pool Party", and for good reason; this is bound to be the most fun you'll have all week!Come join us for a variety of fun skills building games, socialization and to get a little extra time in the seat. Each month will feature a different game or theme to keep things fun, fresh and entertaining! It may be "Indoor Pool Slalom" one month, Kayak Polo or Ultimate Kayak Frisbee, or some other skills-building event!All skill levels welcome; Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.
The games we play help beginners learn the basics, while challenging advanced boaters to become more proficient. Everyone benefits from meeting like-minded paddlers and staying connected to the kayaking scene.What to expect:7:45 - 8pm; Arrive and unload gear
8:00 - 8:10; Sign in, pay entry/use fee, change clothes, enter pool
8:10 - 8:30; Warm-up and practice
8:30 - 9:50; Divide pool. 1/2 for games, 1/2 for recreational use
9:50 - 10pm; Pull swimming lanes back across pool, exit pool, exit buildingNOTE - Summer hours (typically May 15 through August 15) start times are 30 minutes later. There is no formal instruction at these events, but private lessons are available upon request. Price:$8 "cover charge" per person (pool rental)+ $5 if you need a boat and gear+ $15 if you would like to demo a specific model. Up to $50 in demo charges may be applied to the purchase of a new kayak if done within 30 days. 24hr advanced registration is required if you need a boat and gearIf you request a boat and gear, you must arrive by 7:45 to get your gear. After 8pm, all unclaimed boats & gear will be locked down for security for the remainder of the night. No exceptions. Private instruction is available upon request; $35/hr, 2hr minimum, pre-paid. May include up to 2 people.
Payment: Pool rental - $8; This fee applies to everyone who paddles.Boat & Gear - $5; This fee applies only if you request a boat and gear. Please note your height & weight in your RSVP, so I know what size boat to bring.Kayak Demo - $15; This fee applies if you request a specific boat. Please note the boat you want to demo in your RSVP.Private Lessons - $75; 2-hr Private "Intro to Kayak" or "Kayak Roll" Lessons are available with advanced notice. Pool and gear rental fees are waived for private lessons. Private lessons may include up to 2 individuals covering the same content.Why RSVPs are so important....
The pools are expensive to rent, and this time New Mexico Kayak Instruction covers the pool rental as a community service to local paddlers. RSVPs are needed to ensure we have a minimum number of people to cover the pool rental fees, and to limit enrollment so that the pool does not become over-crowded. Also, by RSVP'ing, we are able to communicate via email about last-minute changes, which often include cancellation due to lightening, or other pool closures.If you RSVP for yourself and/or a guest (ie - you reserve a spot), and no-show, you will receive a Pay-Pal request for the pool rental fee ($8); this balance must be paid in full before your RSVP will be accepted for the next pool partyIf you request a boat and/or any gear, and cancel after the gear has been loaded (typically 3hrs in advance), you will receive a Pay-Pal request for the gear ($5); this balance must be paid in full before your RSVP will be accepted for the next pool partyIf you show up and have not RSVP'd, (ie -you have not reserved a spot), you may be asked to return another time if the maximum number of paddlers has been reached (typically 30) at Los Altos Pool. If there is additional space, or someone has no-showed, you'll be admitted after 8:15.Please RSVP, and keep it current.