Indoor heated pool roll practice sessions will be held on Mondays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Warren/Holyfield Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta (map) on the following Monday evenings in 2012:

January 9, 23, 30  Indoor Kayak Roll Pracice - GCAFebruary 6, 13, 27
March  5, 12, 19, 26
April 9, 16, 23, 30

Note: Roll practice will not be held on January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), February 20 (President’s Day), nor April 2 (Spring Break)

The Warren/Holyfield Boys and Girls Club operates on the same holiday/inclement weather schedule as the Fulton County Public School System.  So, if schools are closed due to winter road conditions, roll practice will not be held.

The Warren/Holyfield Boys and Girls Club’s address is 790 Berne St.  It is located at the corner of Berne and Marion Streets near Grant Park.

Directions: (map) Exit I-20 at the Boulevard/Grant Park/Cyclorama exit. Go south about 1/2 mile to Berne Street and turn left. Go another 1/2 mile and you’ll see the facility, a large brick building on the left. Turn left on Marion Street. The pool entrance is in the back. Enter via the gate at the far end of the building to unload boats.

Kayaks and canoes must be cleaned before entering the pool. Use the hose provided near the pool entrance.

This is a great opportunity to learn to roll, practice your roll, work on your off side roll, teach a fellow paddler to roll, or work on other techniques such as wet exits, hand rolls, deep water reentries, etc.

Insurance will be provided by the American Canoe Association (ACA), and an ACA membership is required.  
If you are a current ACA member, please be prepared to provide your current ACA membership number, and there will not be an additional insurance fee for indoor roll practice.

Participants may purchase an ACA membership during roll practice sessions.  The ACA has several membership options.

(A)  GCA club members can get a discounted ACA membership for $30 for an annual individual membership, or $40 for an annual family membership. Just mention that GCA is a “Paddle America Club”.

(B)  Non-GCA members can get an ACA membership for $40 for an annual individual membership, or $60 for an annual family membership.

(C)  The ACA offers a one-time six month introductory membership for $15 if you have not taken advantage of an introductory membership previously.

(D)  Participants may purchase an ACA event membership for $5 for each pool session.

The GCA will collect pool costs to defray pool rental expenses. Current GCA members will need to pay $6 per session and non-GCA members will be asked to pay $9 per session. GCA annual memberships are available for $35 for either individual or family memberships.

The ACA wavier only needs to be completed once per year, except for those opting for the event membership, which requires an ACA waiver for each event. The standard short form wavier for the GCA events will be used each week. All attendees need to sign the GCA waiver at every roll practice session.

Essentially, you must have an ACA membership to be insured and to participate. A GCA membership is not required, but for most of us, it keeps our costs favorable and gets you a discount off the regular ACA membership. Non-GCA members are absolutely welcome. Cash or checks will be accepted.

U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFDs are required while in the pool. Helmets and shoes are encouraged.