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BUCS are working with British Canoeing to get the student nation canoeing. With a flexible activity offer on and off the water, there is an opportunity for all abilities to get involved via U-Canoe and Indoor Kayak Racing

What is U Canoe? 

U Canoe aims to provide the initial excitement of canoeing in virtually any setting. By using the latest indoor kayak machines through Wired, participants can undertake a range of challenges, learn technique, challenge their friends or simply canoe and replicate this on the water.

Watch Canoe England's video to see U Canoe in action and view the University of Nottingham case study to find out first hand the positive impact the programme has had on increasing regular student participation at their university. 

The programme offers two different ways to achieve this, U Canoe Wired and U Canoe Unleashed, both of which are described more fully below.

Universities can now purchase their own resources to help run the programme within their own setting, designed to engage beginners and prolong their commitment. From ACTIVITY CARDS to TRAINING RESOURCES to train Activators to lead the programme, click here

 

U Canoe WiredU CANOE WIRED

U Canoe Wired aims to provide the initial excitement of canoeing in virtually any setting. By using the latest kayak ergometers and software participants can undertake a range of challenges, learn technique, challenge their friends or simply canoe.

U Canoe Wired aims to bring canoeing to those that may not have easy or regular access to canoeing on or off the water. By providing a safe, comfortable and informal setting participants can start to enjoy the wide variety of benefits canoeing has to offer without leaving their setting.

Benefits of U Canoe Wired

- Informal, fun (and dry!) way to experience canoeing activities.

- Wide range of options and outcomes for participants i.e. health, fitness, social, technique, educational

- Canoe in a known, safe and easily accessible location

- ‘Drop in’ style sessions to encourage informality and participant led sessions

- Gain rewards and complete challenges to enhance U Canoe Wired experience

 

U Canoe UnleashedU CANOE UNLEASHED

U Canoe Unleashed aims to provide a fun, informal participant led experience of canoeing. Participants will have the opportunity to try out a range of activities which will test and develop their canoeing skills without having a structured coaching session.

U Canoe Unleashed is the perfect first step to getting on the water and becoming a regular paddler. It will provide participants with a positive experience of canoeing in a relaxed and informal environment, whilst learning through play and developing technique. Participants can decide on their own outcome of the sessions and will be encourage by the activators to progress onto the most suitable canoeing step.

Benefits of U Canoe Unleashed

- Fun and informal introduction to canoeing

- Participants decide their own outcomes

- Variety of exit routes

- Challenges and rewards available

- Range of activities to suit participant needs
 

Indoor Kayak Events

Indoor Kayak Events are aimed at people who have some canoeing experience to offer a wider range of opportunities during the colder winter months to help retain interest and paddling fitness. For more information please contact Howard Blackman at British Canoeing.

For more information on developing canoeing at your university or for universities outside of England who would like to discuss alternative opportunities please contact Amy Seaman, BUCS Development Manager.

 

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