Lessons

Every year, Rocky Mountain Kayak hosts a variety of training clinics along with weekly roll classes on our 2 acre fresh-water pond. Since it’s wintertime and there are few new paddlers who wish to brave the cold weather, we offer an indoor session.

Annual Southern Trip

April 6th – 15th
River trip with rapids ranging from class III – VI
Contact Jeff with any questions or to sign up.

Loyalhanna Beginners’ Trip UPDATE

UPDATED: Changes to Loyalhanna Beginners’ Trip

Due to low water, the meeting place and time have been changed for Saturday’s trip. Sunday’s meeting place and time will be announced after Saturday’s trip.

UPDATED Meeting place: Ferncliff parking lot, Ohiopyle PA
UPDATED Meeting time: 8:30 a.m.

The current plan is to paddle the Elephant and Z Rapid areas for Saturday.

Except for meeting place & meeting time, the remaining information below is correct.

Loyalhanna Beginners’ Trip

Date: March 24 and 25

Place: Loyalhanna Creek (alternate rivers:

Middle Yough or Casselman)

Coordinator: Jeff Prycl

Phone : 724-925-9675 W

724-331-9566 C

Email: prycl@rockymountaingarage.com

Meeting Time: 9:00 a.m.

Beginners, please note: In order to go on Sunday’s trip, you must attend Saturday’s trip/lesson first.
Directions to meeting place:

From Pittsburgh, take Route 30 east past Latrobe to the intersection of Rte. 217 (Kingston Dam) to the Municipal Water Authority Bldg., on the river right side. Call Jeff with questions.

Trip Description: How to organize a whitewater paddling trip, safety discussion, proper paddling gear, basic to intermediate whitewater instruction, ferrying, eddy turns, peel outs, and paddle strokes.
Experienced boaters, feel free to help with safety and encouragement for the new paddlers. If you have extra equipment, please bring it.

Prepare for cold to warm weather. Clothing can be borrowed from experienced paddlers. If you don’t have proper clothing, Rocky Mountain Kayak has wet suits for rent, booties, farmer john, short sleeve paddle silk, and splash top for $10.

Please call the trip coordinator if you plan on attending or have any other questions. Check the message board for last minute information.
Remember to bring a lunch and something to drink!

Summer Roll Classes

Starting May 9th, RMK will be hosting summer roll classes from 6pm – 9pm on Wednesday nights at our lake in New Stanton.

Costs:

$20.00 with Gear Rental

$15.00 with your own gear.

Contact us with any questions or to sign up.

Sunday Loop Runs

Sunday loop runs will start in June. Call RMK to sign up.
Meeting place: Ferncliff parking lot, Ohiopyle PA
Meeting Time: 11am

Saint Vincent Indoor Winter Roll Classes 2012

Starting January 11th

@ Saint Vincent University, Latrobe PA from 7:00 to 9:00p.m.

Starts January 11, 2012 (Wednesdays) - Ends March 25th.
(No classes on January 18th)

The clinic is 10 sessions and includes a beginners’ river trip on Loyalhanna Creek in March.

Program cost is $50.00. Boats and gear will be available for rental at an additional $50.00. The one time payment covers all 10 sessions. If space is available, walk-ons will be accepted at a flat rate of $6.00 per session.

We stop after each class at a local resturant/bar for food and beverages and talk about paddling in general. This is a great way to meet new friends and get introduced to the sport of kayaking. Oh, and dont bring a dirty boat!

Instructors:

  1. Jeff Prycl, Lead Instructor with 20+ plus years teaching kayaking
  2. Roy Bartoo
  3. Jeff Macklin
  4. Carolyn Devaney
  5. Tom Rapp
  6. …and others who donate their time to teach you how to paddle

Mail payment to:

Jeff Prycl at 319 South Washington Avenue, Greensburg, PA 15601
724-925-9675
prycl@rockymountaingarage.com

Johnstown YMCA Indoor Winter Roll Classes (Benscreek Canoe Club)

Every Sunday in February 2012

This is a free clinic to all Benscreek members and will occur every Sunday in February from 6:30pm – 8pm.

Call or email for more details.

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Rocky Mountain Kayak is the east coasts premier retailer of kayak and outdoor recreation gear. We're located in New Stanton, PA where we have a 2 acre fresh-water pond and training facility run by world class professional kayakers.