Kayak Roll Sessions

Kayak Roll Sessions are back in Spring 2024!

Roll sessions take place (almost) every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. Below is our calendar for Spring 2024:

  • January 31st *student only*
  • February 7th
  • February 14th
  • February 21st
  • February 28th *student only*
  • March 6th
  • No roll session during Spring Break, March 13th
  • March 20th
  • March 27th *student only*
  • April 3rd
  • April 10th
  • April 17th
  • April 24th *student only*

UNC Asheville: FREE for all current UNC Asheville students, staff and faculty.

Community: We are open to community members most Wednesdays! Due to large participation numbers, we reserve the last Wednesday of each month for UNC Asheville students only.

  • If you have your own boat, gear, and do not require any instruction: $10
  • If you need to borrow gear, but do not need instruction: $15
  • If you need instruction: $20 (gear use included)
    • At the moment we are only able to process payments with cash or check (no card). Exact change is preferred!

How it works:

Roll session starts at 7:30 p.m.! Plan to arrive before 7:45 p.m. if you’re interested in renting gear or receiving instruction.

Already have experience and are comfortable wet exiting? Know your roll and want to practice, or even have your own gear? We welcome paddlers with experience to choose their own adventure. Drop in at any time, staff will check you in and cover any gear you may need, review the wet exit with you, and then step back to allow you access to the deep end of the pool for your own time to play. This is uninstructed time, as our instructors will work in the shallow end with small group lessons.

Tips for your First Visit: Bring a towel and change of clothes! Wear a bathing suit, and a long-sleeve, non-cotton shirt if you tend to get cold easily. Arrive on time for your appointment to get help from our staff in getting sized for gear and learning the basics. Bring your RockyCard (students) or Drivers License and cash or check (community members) to the pool as our staff will hold onto that while you have equipment checked out.

Rules for the Pool: We like a clean pool. Please hose off personal boats before getting in the pool.

Rules for Playboating: Playboat in the deep end only, helmets are required (we are happy to provide you one).

If you have any questions, please contact us at outdoorprograms.rec@unca.edu!