KAYAK INSTRUCTOR COURSES
Paddle Canada Certified Courses
When it comes to the world of Kayaking and Paddleboarding, Liquid Skills offers world class training for those looking to learn and for those looking to instruct. With Paddle Canada Instructor facilitators on staff you can join one of our many Instructor Certification Courses to get you moving into the instructional world and boost your confidence while enhancing your working knowledge of paddling and teaching techniques.
LIQUID SKILLS CORE CLINICS
Signature Clinics. Signature Instruction.
From those just looking into learning to kayak to advance freestyle boaters, you came to the right place. Here at Liquid Skills we offer the most comprehensive paddling instruction in Canada. All of our Core Kayak Clinics are offered in 2, 3 and 5 day options. Check out the clinic descriptions to get a feel for where you would fit in. We try our best to form groups of like-minded individuals and always teach to the student, ensuring that each student receives quality instruction on and off the water.
2-Day Clinics start on Mondays and Saturdays
3-Day Clinics Start on Wednesdays and Saturdays
5-Day Clinics start on Mondays and Wednesdays
LS KAYAK ESSENTIALS
Kayaking for Beginners
June - September
LS Kayak Essentials
Designed for the first time paddler, this introductory course uses the most cutting-edge instructional techniques to get you rolling into the world of whitewater kayaking. We cover the essential skills and concepts, starting on calm flatwater with the fundamental strokes and the eskimo roll. As your comfort level increases, we will progress by practicing these techniques in gradually faster moving currents, and trying more challenging exercises in the flats. The objective of this course is to give you a solid foundation upon which to build and enjoy the wonders of whitewater at your own pace.
LS KAYAK EVOLUTION
Kayaking for Beginner-Mediates
June - September
LS Kayak Evolution
For those already familiar with the basics, but still uncomfortable in whitewater. Who still need to improve upon the roll, and those looking to take whitewater to the next level. The Evolution is about fully equipping you for the transformation into a confident and self-sufficient whitewater paddler. With consistent and accurate feedback, encouragement and lots of practice through structured exercises and boundless play, the Evolution can be painless and even fun! There is no better place for it to occur than the Ottawa River.
LS KAYAK QUICKENING
Kayaking for Intermediates
May - October
LS Kayak Quickening
This clinic is for those with a roll and some whitewater experience. For those looking to hone their river running and playboating skills, and add some new moves to their arsenal. Our most popular course, The Quickening, is designed to give intermediate kayakers the tools needed to start having some serious fun. We have spent years breaking down every intermediate and advanced technique, discovering that the true key to learning is in understanding a set of basic concepts. We will deliver these concepts clearly and link them to a simple progression for each new skill you are ready to tackle. Individual coaching and feedback will help you put it all into action.
LS KAYAK EDGE
Kayaking for Experts
April - November
LS Kayak Edge
The restrictions of what can be done in a kayak are being pushed every day and Liquid Skills specializes in providing advanced paddlers with instruction and coaching that will take you to the edge! This course is designed for kayakers that are serious about taking their paddling to the highest level, learning the hottest moves and maximizing the efficiency of every stroke. With world-class professional athlete-instructors, elite freestyle coaches, and the producer of the most cutting-edge instructional products available, Liquid Skills takes pride in being the world leaders in advanced river-running and freestyle instruction.
LIQUID SKILLS SPECIALTY CLINICS
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better.
For years, professional kayakers from the Liquid Skills Team have strived to create the best clinics possible for a range of students. These specialty clinics can help you zone in on specifics and get you where you want to be with your boating.
LS BIG WATER
Big Volume. Big Waves.
Designed for the Intermediate paddler, the LS Big Water Clinic uses the enormous flow of the Mighty Ottawa River in combination with most cutting-edge instructional techniques to get you riding in the world of BIG whitewater kayaking. We cover the essential skills and concepts, starting on calm flatwater with the fundamental strokesand move downstream into the big water and big waves of the Ottawa. A bombproof roll and cold water gear are a prerequisite for the LS Big Water Clinic.
LS Big Water
LS Whitewater Women
For those already familiar with the basics, but still uncomfortable in whitewater. Who may still need to improve the roll, and those looking to take whitewater to the next level. The LS Women's Clinic is about fully equipping you for the transformation into a confident and self-sufficient whitewater paddler with like minded women learning from professional Whitewater Women. With consistent and accurate feedback, encouragement and lots of practice through structured exercises and boundless play, there is no better place for it to occur than the Ottawa River.
LS Kayak Rolling
1 x 60 min session $40
3 x 60 min sessions $100
This flatwater clinic is for those looking to secure a roll, weather it's your first roll or your practicing nailing down your offside or back deck roll. Rolling is a necessary skill to obtain after learning your foundational strokes and is a key skill to have in your boating arsenal. Start having some serious fun as your confidence increases. The true key to learning is in understanding a set of basic concepts. We will deliver these concepts clearly. Individual coaching and feedback will help you get rolling into the world of whitewater.
LS KAYAK FIT
LS Kayak Fit
1 x 60 min session $40
3 x 60 min sessions $100
The restrictions of what can be done in a kayak are being pushed every day. At Liquid Skills we know the importance of flatwater trading and physical conditioning. This course is designed anyone looking to enhance their physical fitness while having fun on the water as well as for kayakers that are serious about taking their paddling to the highest level. Learn to maximize the efficiency of every stroke and experience unique fitness drills. With world-class professional athlete-instructors, elite freestyle coaches, and the producer of the most cutting-edge instructional products available.
LS KAYAK PRIVATES
ONE ON ONE
Liquid Skills Kayak & SUP School is a camp located in Ontario. Our caring and enthusiastic counselors manage a wide range of creative programs for campers ages 12-16. Our activities and offerings are fun, challenging, and accepting of everyone’s abilities. Our staff takes great pride in providing a loving, safe, and welcoming environment for all our campers.