347 days left until Canoecopia!     March 8 - 10
Canoecopia is presented by

Presenting Sponsor

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Show Hours
Friday: 3 PM to 8 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM

1-Day: $15.00
3-Day: $30.00
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Cash or check only for tickets purchased at the event

Parking Fees
1-Day: $8.00
Cash or credit, fees collected by Alliant Energy Center


  Danny Mongno


"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 19th Canoecopia in 2023. When not on the water, find Danny out for a bike ride, strapped into a snowboard, at the Nordic center, or at a favorite hangout of paddlers... the bar stool.


Danny Mongno
 Selecting the Perfect Kayak Paddle
Atrium - upstairs Fri 4:30pm-5:15pm 
Atrium - upstairs Sun 11:30am-12:15pm 
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 19 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!

Danny Mongno
 The Kayak Forward Stroke
Atrium - upstairs Fri 3:30pm-4:15pm 
Atrium - upstairs Sun 2:30pm-3:15pm 
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, we need an efficient Forward Stroke. Join Danny Mongno, with 13 Door County Sea Kayak Symposiums as a coach under his belt, 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.