290 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



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  Andrea Knepper & CAT Youth


www.chicagoadventuretherapy.org

As a child, whenever Andrea's family went anywhere even slightly close to water, her mother would take a spare set of clothes - because Andrea would end up IN the water. The outdoors had a huge impact on her, impacting who she is as a human being. Partly because of this, in 2006, Andrea, by then a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, founded Chicago Adventure Therapy (CAT) and has been the director since. She has a broad range of clinical expertise and outdoor leadership experience. Andrea has been teaching paddlesports and leading adventure travel trips since 1998. In October of 2015 she earned her 5 Star Sea Leader Award, becoming the 7th American woman to hold the award. In August of 2016 she became the second American to earn the UKCC Level 3 Coach Award. She also holds a 3 Star in Open Canoe and in Whitewater Kayak. As a coach, Andrea believes that paddling and learning should be fun, challenging, accessible and engaging. She works to individualize her classes as much as possible in an attempt to provide every student with a challenge and an opportunity to learn in a way that is effective for them.





Presentations

 Let's Talk About Race
Loon - upstairs Sat 11:30am-12:15pm 

At Chicago Adventure Therapy, working with young paddlers in Chicago has forced us to have uncomfortable and illuminating discussions about race in paddlesports. We've also had to talk about gender, nationality, sexual orientation, class, and the variety of "-isms" associated with each. It's been challenging, and we also have one of the most diverse paddling communities we've seen. We'll share some of our experiences creating this community, along with some of the challenges we've had. We'll leave plenty of time for questions and discussion.



 Trouble Shooting Rescue Struggles
Pool - Clarion Hotel Sun 12:00pm-12:20pm 

Do you struggle to re-enter a sea kayak? If so, this pool presentation is for you! This won't be a demonstration of a picture perfect T-rescue or the latest self-rescue technique. The demo will walk you through some guidelines to help you problem-solve when your rescue just isn't quite working. Built from real-life experience and frustration, see solutions to help you figure out how to get yourself or your paddling partner back in the boat so you can safely explore more places.


 
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.