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Skim across the open water in style

July 7, 2016 06:48 AM

(Peoria) – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to skim across a flat water lake in a kayak? Wonder no more, adventurous first-time paddlers now have an opportunity to attend a Get Wet: Introduction to Kayaking class that covers safety, paddling techniques, navigation tips, equipment and practice time on the lake.

“Lake Pleasant has teamed up with Cabela’s again this summer to host three Get Wet: Introduction to Kayaking on-water paddling sessions,” stated Rich Glinski, Park Supervisor for the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant.

“The class is $40 per person (cash or check only) which includes a one hour class at Cabela’s and three hours of on-water instruction at the Desert Outdoor Center from the park rangers. We’re committed to making this an enjoyable experience for those enrolled in the class so we provide the kayaks, paddles and life-jackets. We just ask that everyone come prepared to have a good time,” added Glinski.

The first of three classes is on Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m. in Cabela’s Painted Desert Conference Room located at 9380 W. Glendale Avenue in Glendale. Reservations are not required. Participants must be 12-years or older to attend the on-water portion of the program.

On Saturday, July 23 participants will be able to test their skills at a three hour on-water session in Honeymoon Cove at the Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant.  The Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant is located at 41402 N. 87th Avenue in Peoria. Participants will be instructed on what to wear and where to go for the on-water session.

For more information on the event or upcoming Get Wet: Introduction to Kayaking programs, visit www.maricopacountyparks.net/things-to-do/activity/get-wet-beginner-kayaking/.

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Classroom Instruction:
9380 W. Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305
7/22 @ 6 p.m.
8/12 @ 6 p.m.
9/9 @ 6 p.m.
Reservations not required.
No charge.
On-water Instruction:
Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant
41402 N. 87th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85383
7/23 @ 7 a.m.
8/13 @ 7 a.m.
9/10 @ 7 a.m.
$40 per person – cash or check only
Individuals must register and pre-pay for on-water sessions prior to Saturday events.










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