Kayak Roll Sessions

Kayak Roll Sessions are back with a new format for Spring 2023!

Roll sessions take place (almost) every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.. Below is our calendar for Spring 2023:

  • January 18th
  • January 25th
  • February 1st
  • February 8th *UNC Asheville Students ONLY*
  • February 15th
  • February 22nd
  • March 1st
  • *Closed March 8th for Spring Break*
  • March 15th *UNC Asheville Students ONLY*
  • March 22nd
  • March 29th
  • April 5th
  • April 12th *UNC Asheville Students ONLY*
  • April 19th
  • Closed from 4/19 until the Fall 2023 semester begins.

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

Community:¬†We are again open to community members! We’re modifying our rates this year to reflect the increased demand for pool time:

  • 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)

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 OneCard (students) or Drivers License (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!