248 days left until Canoecopia!     March 12 - 14


Canoecopia is presented by Rutabaga Paddlesports

Location
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours
Friday: 4 PM to 9 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Advance Tickets
1-Day: $13.00
3-Day: $26.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE

Day of Event Tickets
1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only

Parking Fees
1-Day: $7.00
3-Day: $19.50
Cash only, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center



Request a Show Guide

  Wayne Horodowich


www.useakayak.org

Wayne Horodowich is an experienced paddler, educator and adventurer. He directed "Adventure Programs" at the UC Santa Barbara for twenty-five years and was their head kayak instructor. Wayne has filmed and produced the popular USK "In Depth" Instructional video series specifically for sea kayaking and authored the book "Practicing Good Judgment - Adventurer's Guide to Making Critical Decisions." He is very active in teaching instructor development clinics around North America and was a former captain of the U.S. Surf Kayak Team. He is the founder of the University of Sea Kayaking, an organization for the promotion of sea kayaking education, which hosts an incredible web site (www.useakayak.org) providing an educational resource to sea kayakers.



Presentations

 How to Choose the Kayak that Works Best for You
Caribou - upstairs Fri 4:30pm-5:15pm 
Caribou - upstairs Sat 9:30am-10:15am 

Trying to choose a kayak can be overwhelming with the seemingly endless variety of boats available in the marketplace. Your goal is to find the boat that fits your needs and your budget. If you want a step-by-step approach to finding the kayak that works best for you, then join Wayne for a dynamic and detailed discussion. He will draw upon his 32 years of teaching kayaking and fitting paddlers into kayaks so they can have an enjoyable experience.



 The Art of Staying Upright in Your Kayak
Caribou - upstairs Sat 3:30pm-4:15pm 

Staying upright is far better than risking exposure and expending energy getting upright. Having a roll and/or knowing recovery techniques are important. However, if you have good paddle support skills you minimize your chance of capsizing. When the wind picks up and the water gets rough your need for support increases. This discussion focuses on reliable stroke techniques to give you support when paddling in rough water and skills for maneuvering against the wind.



 Using Your Boat, Body and Blade for Efficient Paddling
Caribou - upstairs Fri 5:30pm-6:15pm 
Caribou - upstairs Sun 10:30am-11:15am 

Paddling a kayak is more than just taking strokes with your paddle. Kayaking is a true marriage of your boat, body, and blade. All three must be working together during all aspects of kayaking to get the most out of your equipment. We will discuss body position and movements, boat positions and movements, and closely view how to properly use and manipulate your paddle to get the results you want when kayaking.


 
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours:
Friday: 4 PM to 9 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM

Parking:
1-Day: $7.00
3-Day: $19.50
Cash only, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center
Ticket Prices:
1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE.

Tickets may be purchased at Rutabaga or online at www.rutabaga.com through March 1, 2020.
At Canoecopia, tickets can be purchased with cash or check only.