Paddling Programs and Courses

About Frontenac Outfitters Courses & Instructors

We believe that educated paddlers are safer more confident paddlers! Frontenac Outfitters has been successfully introducing people to kayaking for over 30- Years. We offer a wide range of Paddle Canada certified & non-certified Kayak Courses, Clinics & Paddle Days to satisfy paddlers of all ages and experience levels. Our courses are designed to develop the connection between the paddler & kayak to best enable you to get more enjoyment & performance from your kayak. The sheltered, warm waters of our own beautiful Pearkes Lake provide the perfect on-site location to refine your techniques.

Zack Fiddis (owner) is a Paddle Canada certified instructor, and teach all Frontenac Outfitters Courses. With an emphasis on safety he shares his experiences, knowledge, and love for kayaking in a relaxed, enjoyable environment.

Our Paddlesports Centre’s massive selection of kayaks, paddling gear, and secluded campsites enhance your experience with us.

Our lifelong passion for paddling has led us around the globe from the rugged Coast of B.C.’s Vancouver Island, to Florida’s everglades and the sparkling waters of the Florida Keys. We’ve experienced the splendor of Australia’s Sydney Harbor, the magnificent waterfalls of New Zealand’s Fjord Land, beyond to Central America’s Belize and both the U.S. & British Virgin Islands.

We are kayakers, let us share our expertise & passion with you!

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Sea Kayaking Easy Rolling Basics: Private Lesson



Kayak Rolling Course

The ultimate self-rescue technique, a Bomb Proof Roll is the Holy Grail of kayak skills to be learned. Our Kayak Rolling Course takes a step-by-step teaching approach has helped many paddlers achieve their goal to roll a Sea Kayak. Together we will explore and discover the progressions that will work best for your individual needs. So if you like the idea of purposely tipping over to see if you can come back up, don’t mind getting wet and like the idea of hanging out up upside down have we got an experience for you!

Note: Best results our Kayak Rolling Course is taught as a private course with 2- students per session in two to three sessions.

“I know what the bottom of your lake looks like… but I’ve also now got an awesome roll!”
– M. Lee

Kayak Rolling Course

 

Prerequisites: Recommended completion of our Intro. to Sea Kayaking is or equivalent experience

Length: Determined by participant: 1-2 hour session is recommended

Location: Frontenac Outfitters Canoe & Kayak Centre

Cost: $75.00 (per hour) + 13% HST

Note: For group sessions, a charge of $35.00 an hour is applicable per additional student.

How to Book

Contact Us about customizing a date for a Kayak Rolling Course!

Techniques

  • Stretches
  • How to stay relaxed & loose
  • How not to over-extend or over-exert
  • Wet-exit (lets see how long you can hold your breath)
  • Low & high brace
  • Proper set-up
  • Gentle sweep
  • Lay-back
  • Hip flick
  • Head dink
  • Finish position
  • Tricks to catch errors, correct & refine your roll yourself

Note: we normally teach a Gentle Sweep Roll but you can also learn C-to-C and Pawlata Rolls.

How to Book

  • Class dates & size are limited & book up quickly
  • To sign up please refer to our online registration package
  • Courses run rain or shine

What we Provide

  • Sea Kayak or bring your own (proper fit is essential)
  • PFD
  • Paddle
  • Paddle Leash
  • Spray Skirt

Stuff to Bring

  • Swim wear
  • Complete change of clothes & towel
  • Wide brimmed hat, sunglasses eyeglass straps (we sell here)
  • Water bottle & snacks
  • A Positive Attitude

Optional

  • We sell nose plugs & eye glasses holders, and a mask can be provided

Should you have any questions about our Kayak Rolling Course please do not hesitate to call 613.376.6220  or email us at: frontenacoutfitters@gmail.com

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Additional Information for other paddlers

If you reserved for more than one space, kindly include the following information of your co-paddlers:

  1. Name
  2. Gender
  3. Height (cm)
  4. Weight (kg)
  5. Birth Date
  6. Skill Level (Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced)
  7. Are they renting or bringing their own kayaks? if Yes, what make and model?
  8. List any health or medical condition they have that we need to know about.

PLEASE NOTE:

In order to secure your spot in the course of your choice payment in advance is required. Payment can be made by calling in your Visa or MC number and expiration date to (613) 376-6220 or print it and bring it with you when you come!

E-mail: frontenacoutfitters@gmail.com
Phone: 1.613.376.6220 (Everywhere)

Places are filled on a first come first serve basis.

Please download, print and send in the following signup and release forms.

Please note: To reserve your spot you can pay for your course using the form below or call us at 613-376-6220 to process your payment over the phone.


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