Canoecopia is presented by
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event
Access for 90 days
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center
||"Since my initial introduction to paddling in 1988, it has remained a favorite past time. Rafting is awesome, especially for multi-day trips. I SUP race, tour and run whitewater. I fish from a kayak, run rapids and love to play in the ocean. I've even done some canoe racing! Best of all I get to enjoy paddling with my best friend, my wife Celeste, and our awesome dog Teddy." Danny Mongno comes to us from our friends at NRS and is celebrating his 18th Canoecopia in 2022. When not on the water, find Danny out for a run or bike ride, strapped into a snowboard, at the Nordic center, or at a favorite hangout of paddlers... the bar stool.
To truly enjoy the sport of kayak fishing, the angler must embrace the paddling side of it. With proper skills, you can spend more time out on the water by using significantly less energy. You can also move more effectively and quietly, positioning your boat for the perfect cast, to unsuspecting fish. Lastly, there is the safety element, how do you avoid a flip and what to do when one occurs. Join 18-year veteran Canoecopia paddle sport instructor, Danny Mongno, as he demonstrates how to perform at your best when fishing from your kayak.
One of the main draws to stand-up paddling is that it seems SO simple! And, it is, to some extent. Certainly there are some tricks in essential skills and strokes that will flatten the learning curve and have you enjoying the sport sooner. Join 18 year Canoecopia veteran, Danny Mongno, as he demonstrates these skills in the pool. Bring a note pad, bring your camera and get ready to learn and have some fun. Danny is brought to us by our friends at NRS.
To truly enjoy the sport of kayaking we need to be more efficient in our strokes. The less energy we use, the longer we can stay out, the more fun we will have. A key element of efficiency in your paddling is making sure you have the proper design and fitted paddle. Join 18 veteran Canoecopia presenter, Danny Mongno, as he explains all the aspects of selecting the perfect kayak paddle. Once each and everyone has their perfect paddle fit dialed in, he will spend the remainder of the class working on some exercises for you to take home and get you ready for the paddling season. Efficiency covered from all angles!
To enjoy the sport of paddling we want to use less energy, stay out longer, maybe go faster, not be sore. To reach those goals we need to work on the most important stroke of all, the Forward Stroke. Join Danny Mongno, 13 year Door County Sea Kayak Symposium coach, as he breaks things down. His method presents things in a very easy to follow, step by step process. This is an interactive class, so be ready to participate and have some fun. To wrap things up, he will send you off with exercises to do at home, to help develop your new techniques. Danny comes to us from our friends at NRS.