2013 Events Calendar

The Iowa Whitewater Coalition has scheduled trips for the upcoming season.  Numerous unscheduled trips excursions throughout the season depending on water levels. To learn about these, join the IWC e-mail list by visiting  [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IowaWhitewater].
 
IWC trips are open to members IWC only.*  Schedule subject to change.
 
January 13
Kayak Strokes Work
(An IWC Whitewater Training Clinic Series Event)
 
January 20
Kayak Rolling Work
(An IWC Whitewater Training Clinic Series Event)
 
January 27
Kayak Strokes and Rolls Check-Up
(An IWC Whitewater Training Clinic Series Event)
 
February 8-10  
Iowa Paddlesport Expo, sponsored by CanoeSport Outfitters
more info
 
February 9
IWC Annual Meeting, 5:00 pm, at CanoeSport Outfitters, Indianola
 
February 17
Play Boating Flatwater Skills
(An IWC Whitewater Training Clinic Series Event)
 
February 24
Solo Canoe Strokes Work
(An IWC Whitewater Training Clinic Series Event)
 
March 8-10
Canoecopia 2013 more info
 
March 16-17
MWA 46th Annual Whitewater Championships more info
 
April 6
Kayak Strokes and Moving Water Clinic
(An IWC Whitewater Training Clinic Series Event)
 
April 7
Kayak Eddy Skills and Surfing Clinic
(An IWC Whitewater Training Clinic Series Event)
 
April 13
CanoeSport Outfitters Demofest, Lake Ahquabi more info
 
April 20-21
MWA Beginner/Intermediate Whitewater Clinic  more info
 
May 11-12
* ISU Canoe Kayak Club/IWC/SRP Trip, Jim Falls, WI  more info
 
May 18-19
USACK Junior Team Trials - Wausau, WI  more info
 
May 18-24
National Safe Boating Week
 
May 26 - June 2
National River Cleanup™
 
June 1-2
Wausau Recreational Release, Wausau, Wisconsin  more info
 
June 15-16
Charles City Challenge WhiteWater Weekend, Charles City  more info
Wausau Riverfest, Wausau, Wisconsin  more info
 
June 22
Boone Bash River Dash & Iowa Games Adventure Race, Webster City  more info
 
June 22-23
Iowa Summer Games, Whitewater Slalom Competition, Charles City  more info
 
June 29-30
Wausau Recreational Release, Wausau, Wisconsin  more info
 
July TBD
11th Annual Project AWARE 2013, Watershed TBD  more info
 
July 9-15
Wausau Jr. Slalom Championships, Wausau, Wisconsin  more info
 
July 20
Iowa Summer Games, Family Canoe & Kayak Competition, Ames more info
 
July 31
Wausau Whitewater Weekend, Wausau, Wisconsin  more info
 
August 3
Wausau Recreational Release, Wausau, Wisconsin  more info
 
August 17 or 24
12th Annual River Run Garbage Grab  more info
 
August 17-18
Mid-West Freestyle Championships - Wausau, WI  more info
 
August 26
Buttercup Race, Wausau, Wisconsin  more info
 
August TBD
Waterloo Jaycees Canoe Cedarloo (32nd Annual Canoe Race), Waterloo  more info
 
August 31 - September 2
* ISU Canoe Kayak Club/IWC/SRP Trip (Tentative -- contact Piper Wall)
Wausau Recreational Release, Wausau, Wisconsin  more info
 
September 14-15
Wausau Recreational Release, Wausau, Wisconsin  more info
 
September 21-22
Izaak Walton Outdoors Expo, Des Moines  more info
 
 
Last updated: 11/24/2012
Other Event Calendars
 
Central Iowa Paddlers (Des Moines)
Skunk River Paddlers (Ames)
Rapids Riders (Minnesota)
Pure Water Paddlers (Wisconsin)
Dates listed are geared towards whitewater events in the midwest. Please follow the links for applicable info, fees, registration, or other requirements that may apply.  Dates/times are subject to change without notice.
 
 
Midweek Opportunities
 
CanoeSport Outfitters Weekly Demos Lake Ahquabi State Park near Indianola.  See schedule at CanoeSport Outfitters.
 
Paddlin' at the Pits,  Wednesdays, arrive at Ames' Ada Hayden Park and start gearing up at 6:30 pm. Paddle until dark. (May into Sep) See Skunk River Paddlers.
 
Swiftwater Thursday, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Commerce Ledges on the Raccoon River, West Des Moines. (May into Sep, water levels permitting between 700-3000 cfs. Click here to check the USGS gauge.)
 
Whitewater Parks & Releases
 
East Race Waterway
Black River at Hatfield
Wausau Recreational Releases
 
Pool Sessions
 
Iowa State University Kayak Club
 
* Whitewater paddling is an inherently dangerous sport. Although boaters always try to look out for each other and manage risk, bad things can happen on the river – or while driving to or from there. You must be an IWC member and sign our liability waiver to participate on an IWC outing.
 
 
SYOTR
See You On The River!