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Pool Sessions

Our open practice sessions allow club members to practice their flatwater techniques. They also provide an opportunity to meet other members and share tips on technique. You must be a current member of CCKEVM (please provide your name to the reception desk). Membership and renewal must be completed BEFORE attending the activity. No reservation is required.

Where? The next open practice sessions in the pool will be held at COLLÈGE AHUNTSIC

When? Saturdays from January 27 to April 27, 2024 *** except for 4 Saturdays when there will be NO open practice!!! See dates below.

Time? 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Address? Access via 825 av. Émile-Journault, Montréal (access on the ground floor, at the back of the parking lot, with visible doors in the center)

Parking? Paid at all times ($4.50/hour) by debit or credit card, but the first 15 minutes are free (for unloading kayaks). It is usually easy to find free parking on Emile Journault.

Equipment? Unfortunately, no equipment loans from CCKEVM. Therefore, you must ensure to bring your own equipment. Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is not mandatory, but ensure you have your helmet on.

* IMPORTANT: Kayaks must be brought in through the locker rooms, being careful not to damage the facilities. Therefore, LIFT the kayaks to avoid scratching the floor AND be cautious not to scratch the walls (maneuvering inside the locker rooms).

* CLEANLINESS OF OUR EQUIPMENT AT ALL TIMES: Your kayak must be rinsed and free of dust, sand, dirt, etc. Any dirt affects the quality of the pool water, and therefore our pool rental. Therefore, RINSE all kayaks BEFORE PUTTING THEM IN THE WATER and ensure that the residues go into the floor drain and do not remain on the floor.

We would like to thank Mathieu Leclerc and other members and board members of the club who worked hard to find us a pool for this winter. We also thank the volunteer lifeguards who will be present at each open practice. It is thanks to their involvement that we can have open practices.

Note: if you want to invite a non-member, all the information and the method are available on this link: INVITE A GUEST

Date Details:

  • January 27
  • NO PRACTICE on February 3
  • February 10
  • February 17
  • NO PRACTICE on February 24
  • March 2
  • March 9
  • March 16
  • March 23
  • NO PRACTICE on March 30
  • NO PRACTICE on April 6 ... but a CCKEVM sugar shack!!!
  • April 13
  • April 20
  • April 27

Regulations for Kayaking Practice in the Pool during Activities and Courses Organized by CCKEVM:

  1. Only current members are allowed access.
  2. Wearing a securely attached safety helmet is mandatory at all times.
  3. Wearing a personal flotation device (PFD) is highly recommended.
  4. The use of springboards and starting blocks (in kayaks or otherwise) is prohibited.
  5. Swimming is prohibited (except during capsizing).
  6. No kayak lessons are allowed during open practices.
  7. All kayaks must be clean and rinsed (inside and outside of the kayak) with fresh water (hose) before being put in the water in the pool.
  8. Do not block doors and passages with your equipment.
  9. Children must be supervised by their parent or guardian at all times.