‘Virtual’ Membership & Summer Sign Up Night

As you know in response to the Government and British Canoeing advice on Coronavirus outbreak we have stopped club activity until 30th April, including cancelling our sign up night.

We now bring you our ‘Virtual’ Sign up and Membership Night ! (ok it’s not just one night, but you get the idea)

Club Memberships are due for renewal at the end of March. You can renew or take out membership using our Webcollect membership system, existing members will have had a reminder email.  When you do this you will need to check the details for each person the membership cover (or complete any missing details for each person).

Please renew your membership before signing up for sessions.


We are still planning for a summer of paddling with river sessions getting underway at the beginning of May.  Obviously in the current situation things are uncertain and the start of session may be delayed further, but please sign up for the sessions you want to do and we’ll keep you updated about start dates etc.

Summer River Sessions – what’s available?

We’ll be running sessions in two 6-week blocks which will take us up to the start of the school summer holidays. After that we’ll be offering a range of skills sessions through late July, August and into early September.

River Sessions Block 1

Most sessions will start in week commencing 4th May  and all will run until 11th June (we will confirm the start date to those booked on). Spaces on each session is limited due to the number of coaches and equipment available.

What sessions will be running:


  • Adults Learn to Paddle course – for those aged 14+ that are new to the sport and want to learn to kayak.
  • Adult Intermediate Coached session – for those age 14+ that have completed a Learn to Paddle course with the club and are looking to progress their skills further.


  • Start Slalom sessions – an opportunity for paddlers of all ages to develop their all-round paddling skills by training for and going slalom racing. Open to those that are comfortable on our white water and wanting to try slalom training and racing
  • Junior and Senior Slalom training – for existing slalom paddlers wanting to train regularly and committed to racing regularly throughout the season.


  • Club Night – for intermediate paddlers who just want to meet up and paddle. There will be club coaches running the session to look after you and offer tips and advice if you need it, but its not a structured coaching programme.


  • Adults Learn to Paddle course – for those aged 14+ that are new to the sport and want to learn to kayak.
  • Intermediate Coached Session – for those that have completed a Learn to Paddle course with the club and are looking to progress their skills further. This session is open to all ages.

Junior ‘Learn to Paddle’ course – this will run in the second block of river sessions when the weather should be warmer and the nights are lighter (on a Thursday evening). Email info@halifaxcanoe.org.uk to register your child’s interest in these

How to book onto sessions:

Coached Sessions – only existing members are able to view and book on to these.  So first renew your membership (or if you are a new member buy your membership) through our Webcollect membership system. You’ll then be able to see the session and book the place(s) you want.

‘Learn to Paddle’ courses – these are listed on our events list.  Select the course you want to do and book the number of places you need.  You will then go through our online checkout..  We’ll check and confirm your booking as well as adding the relevant membership to your account.  You’ll get an email confirming your place and with details of how to pay for your membership.



River sessions Block 2

These are expected to run from week commencing 15th June through to the end of July.  These will include sessions as above and an extra ‘Learn to Paddle’ course starting for new paddlers.

Full details and how to book/transfer from the block 1 session will be sent out closer to the start these sessions.


Skills Sessions

This is a new idea to offer drop in sessions on various skills and activities over the summer months. We know with summer holidays members struggle to commit to a block of sessions during this time, so the idea is you can simply sign up and come along to the sessions that interest you or that fit with how you want to develop your skills. Hopefully sessions will run a number of times during the period to ensure you have the opportunity to join them even if you are away for one session.

We’ll put out a full list of these in the run up to these sessions and you’ll be able to book on through our membership system.  If you have anything you want to try or develop let us know by emailing coaching@halifaxcanoe.org.uk.