Youth Programs

Youth Beginner Intro to Kayaking

11 years old+

A course that introduces youth to the fun, energetic world of kayaking. In the safe friendly environment, the basics of kayaking will be taught. This course gives the foundation to become a river paddler, canoe polo player and/or Summer Games competitor.

Where: Eastglen Leisure Centre
When: Saturdays 8:00PM to 9:30 PM.
What: 4 weeks in duration, exposing the participants to safety and basic skills required for whitewater kayaking and canoe polo.
Dates:

  • Feb 1, 8, 22, 29
  • Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Apr 18, 25, May 2, 9

Cost: $89 (+$20 youth membership)

Our online payment system is currently undergoing an upgrade. To sign up for lessons, please contact us to let us know and we will invoice you.


Kids in Kayak

6 – 10 years old

A progressive and fun approach to introduce young kids to the sport of kayaking.

The emphasis is on having fun while learning some basic kayaking skills.

We are offering a course at Kinsmen for more experienced younger kids, but are also offering a series of courses out of the Eastglen pool for beginners. Please see below for the dates.

Where: Kinsmen Sports Centre
When: Sundays 6:30PM to 7:30PM
What: 6 weeks in duration, exposing the participants to some basic skills and games in a kayak.
Cost: $30 (+ $20 for annual youth membership)
Dates:

  • Jan 5, 12 Mar 8, 15, 29, Apr 5

Where: Eastglen Leisure Centre
When: Saturdays 6:45PM to 7:45PM
What: 4 weeks in duration, exposing the participants to some basic skills and games in a kayak.
Cost: $20 (+$20 kids/youth membership)
Dates:

  • Feb 1, 8, 22, 29
  • Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Apr 18, 25, May 2, 9

Our online payment system is currently undergoing an upgrade. To sign up for lessons, please contact us to let us know and we will invoice you.


Intermediate Youth/Alberta Summer Games Training

11 years old+

This course teaches advanced strokes for slalom, canoe polo, games and general kayak practice. This is aimed at those that already know the basic kayak strokes and want to improve their technique. It also is the next course if interested in getting involved in the sport of kayak polo. The next Summer Games will be held in Lethbridge in 2020 (dates TBA). Check this out for more information.

This group will practice together on the following nights:

Where: Kinsmen
When: Sundays 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dates:

  • Jan 5, 12 Mar 8, 15, 29, Apr 5
  • Pembina river trip – TBA for the summer months
  • Wave pool session at World Water Park – TBA

Cost: $120

Our online payment system is currently undergoing an upgrade. To sign up for lessons, please contact us to let us know and we will invoice you.


Youth/Student Drop In Sessions

Young paddlers who have some experience and do not want to enrol in a course can still drop in to paddle on Thursday nights (9:00-10:00pm).

EWP membership is required to paddle and to use the club equipment.

Cost:

  • $10 per 2 hour session
  • $60 for 8 sessions

Payment for sessions must be made before getting on the water. Usage is tracked through our online system every evening.

Our online payment system is currently undergoing an upgrade. To sign up for lessons, please contact us to let us know what you would like to purchase and we will invoice you.


Youth/Student Drop In Sessions (Advanced Polo)

Youth paddlers with substantial polo experience can play polo on Thursday nights (9:00-11:00pm) and Sunday nights (7:00pm-9:00pm) with the adult advanced polo group. There is extra cost to joining this group compared to the general youth drop-in rate.

EWP membership is required to paddle and to use the club equipment.

Earn a discount when packages of 8 sessions are purchased.

Cost:

  • $15 per 2 hour session
  • $80 for 8 sessions

Payment for sessions must be made before getting on the water. Usage is tracked through our online system every evening.

Our online payment system is currently undergoing an upgrade. To sign up for lessons, please contact us to let us know what you would like to purchase and we will invoice you.

Canoe Kayak Polo

EWP provides the opportunity to get involved in the exciting team sport known as Canoe (Kayak) Polo at any age and competition level. Members can transition to polo from our various lessons, and the club hosts several opportunities to drop in and play or participate in tournaments throughout the year. EWP is the premier Canoe Polo club in Canada. Click the button below to find out more.

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