The club has a range of facilities and sessions that provide lots of options for its members. This means whether you’re totally new to the sport or a seasoned pro, we have something that will suit you. the main aim of the club is to progress members to being white water paddlers. This means we’ll support and develop you to be able to run rivers across Scotland.

Between March and October the club has its outdoor sessions which are held at  Pinkston Watersports. These sessions start at 7pm and end at 8.30pm. Please bring appropriate clothing and be there sharp with time to get ready.

Between October and March the winter pool sessions are held at The Time Capsule pool, Coatbridge on a Wednesday evening from 7pm. We ask all members to arrive 15 minutes before to get ready and get equipment.  We use a booking system to allow us to manage numbers at the pool. More information on this can be found below.

The club also runs white water sessions at Pinkston Watersports and do these in 2 formats;

Coached sessions

There will be coached sessions put on periodically by the club where the target groups will range from intro white water paddling, to 3 star level training. These sessions will be organised by a coach who will set the skill level required.

To take part in one of the session pre booking is necessary. Due to the format of the booking we will also require the fee to be paid up front as the club are required to make non refundable commitment to the centre 2 weeks before each session.

Open Sessions

The open  sessions are aimed at those that have built up a level of knowledge of white water and are looking for the opportunity to develop and practice those skills or just to have a play. Where required experienced paddlers can be arranged to  be on hand to support you and provide hints and tips, but there will be no direct coaching during these sessions. Participants will be required to take a short assessment to show a level of competence before taking part in one of these sessions. These sessions will help paddlers become self sufficient and held develop them to become more independent paddlers.

For those with less experience there is a requirement for at least 2 paddlers to be in attendance to work with each other, with a more experienced paddler arranged in advance of the session to assist you. This can be done by emailing info@monklandscanoeclub.co.uk at least 1 week in advance of the session.

To take part in one of the session pre booking is necessary. Due to the format of the booking we will also require the fee to be paid up front as the club are required to make non refundable commitment to the centre 2 weeks before each session. Cost for each session is £10

Any new members for the white water sessions are required to contact us before booking.  Information how to do this can be found on the contact page of this site.

New comers are eligible for 2 introductory sessions (water usage charges are £4 for kids and £6 for adults, but the first Pinkston session is totally FREE) before you are asked to become a member. This allows you the opportunity to see if the sport is for you.

What you need

The club has all the equipment you need to get into the sport. We are able to provide you with boats, paddles and spray decks.

Outdoor flat water Sessions

When attending a flat water session please make sure you bring the following equipment with you

  • Wet / dry suit if you have one. Otherwise old clothing that you don’t mind getting wet is the best option
  • Old pair of trainers or wetsuit boots
  • Sun cream, It’s easy to get burned on the water if the weather is nice.
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes to change into afterwards
  • Other items that may be useful are goggles, nose clip and rash vest.
  • If you have any of your own paddling/watersports gear we encourage you to bring this as club equipment is limited.

Pool Sessions

When attending a pool session please make sure you bring the following equipment with you

  • Swimming costume/shorts
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes to change into afterwards
  • Other items that may be useful are goggles, nose clip and rash vest.

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