The University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) pool sessions will begin on Wednesday December 5, 7 p.m. UI-C pool is located just west of the the intersection of Halsted & Roosevelt Rd. The entrance is behind the Flame Center Athletic facility. In past years admission was $10 and boats were available for rent for $10. All boats need to be clean and free of river crud. A hose is available at the pool to rinse out your boat. Sea kayaks and white water boats are welcome. As well as paddlers of all ages. Look for my 4 year old daughter in her pink sea kayak.
Pool sessions are a great opportunity to work with more experienced paddlers on rescue and safety skills. I have been a "regular" at the pool for 5 years. My first year I learned rolling. And I have not stopped learning since. CASKA members are great teachers and the pool is a supportive learning environment. Kayak Chicago also has classes available. Hope to see you soon.