Outrigger canoeing provides a wonderful way to experience the outdoors, play on the water, and get great exercise - all in the social setting of an 8 person boat.
An outrigger canoe is the most stable boat that you can paddle. Step into this canoe with confidence, knowing that you will stay dry and steady. The canoe has two hulls that are connected together, similar in style to a catamaran, making it very stable.
A trained steersperson is always in the boat and is responsible for helping you into the boat, steering and directing the canoe, and docking safely. You get to paddle and enjoy the scenery of our beautiful waterways.
Adapted equipment is available, including modified paddles and seats, to meet the needs of the indivdiual. There is also a mechanical hoyer lift on the dock to assist with getting in and out of the boat, if needed.
Fitness: Participants in the Fitness Program use the Outrigger Canoe for a unique exercise program. Participants focus on improving speed, endurance and aerobic condition by steady pace and interval training in the canoe. Paddlers may achieve personal fitness goals whle paddling in teh great outdoors. Appropriate for individuals or groups, 14 years of age or older who wish to focus on fitness training.
Recreation: Enjoy a leisurely paddling pace as the group paddles the canoe toward the Rochester skyline, up the scenic Red Creek, or along the Erie Canal. You can enjoy the fun of the outrigger canoe while viewing architecture of Frederick Law Olmstead, wildlife sightings of kingfishers, egrets, Great Blue Heron, and turtles sunning on submerged logs. Appropriate for individuals or groups, 6 years of age and older (children and youth to age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Groups: Sign up with family, friends and co-workers to celebrate your special occasion! Great for birthdays, anniversaries, team building, networking, and everything in between!
Programs run in collaboration with the Genesee Waterways Center.
1. Review the Program Schedule for location, dates, registration fees for Outrigger Canoe.
2. Complete the SportsNet Registration Form and return with your payment to the address below.
3. You may also complete a SportsNet Interest Survey and indicate other programs you may be interested in learning more about.
Return survey via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 585.442.6883, or mail to:
Rochester Rehabilitation - SportsNet
1000 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620
For more information, please contact: Anita O’Brien, SportsNet Manager at 585.271.1894 ext. 1742 or email@example.com.
SportsNet is an inclusive sports and recreation program of Rochester Rehabilitation. We are located at 1000 Elmwood Avenue on the corner of Elmwood and South Avenues (Door 6) on the Al Sigl Community of Agencies campus.