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Stroke and Maneuver Tune-up

This class is for you if you learned how to paddle in scouts or at camp, took a class with Canoe Alaska 20 years ago, or with us last year and you want to refine your skills, improve your paddling efficiency or weed out some bad habits you’ve developed over the years.  The course will be two three-hour sessions. The first session is on a lake where it is impossible to fake your strokes while performing maneuvers. The second session will be on moving water where we will use the current to help us perform our maneuvers.  We will focus on maneuvers such as ferries, eddy turns, peal outs.

Date: June 10 and 11, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for both days

Location: Tanana Lakes and Chena River in town

Class size: 4 participants minimum – 10 participants maximum

Venues are subject to change depending on water and weather conditions.  

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Stroke and Maneuver Tune-up – June 10-11


DATE: June 10-11. 2021
TIME: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COST: $85.00

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  • By reserving a spot in a class, you certify that you are able to perform the following task and meet the following American Canoe Association Essential Eligibility Criteria:

    1. Breathe independently (i.e., not require medical devices to sustain breathing)

    2. Independently maintain sealed airway passages while under water

    3. Independently hold head upright without neck / head support

    4. Manage personal care independently or with assistance of a companion

    5. Manage personal mobility independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance

    6. Follow instructions and effectively communicate independently or with assistance of a companion

    7. Independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket

    8. Get in and out of a paddlecraft independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance

    9. Independently get out and from under a capsized paddlecraft

    10. Remount or reenter the paddlecraft following deep water capsize independently or with a reasonable amount of assistance

    11. Maintain a safe body position while attempting skills, activities and rescues listed in the appropriate Course Outline, and have the ability to recognize and identify to others when such efforts would be unsafe given your personal situation

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Jun 10 - 11 2021




Tracie Pendergrast
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Tracie and Don Pendergrast
Alaska Canoe School
Fairbanks, AK 99709
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