2021 Program Safety Policies

Programs are planned as outlined below, but the Rice Creek Boat Club will follow any Minnesota Department of Health recommendations and make changes as needed as the COVID-19 pandemic health progresses. We will prioritize the safety of our participants and coaches.

    • Face coverings are not required outdoors.
    • Face coverings are required to enter the boathouse.
    • Physical distancing of 6′ must be maintained at all times. The exception would be for those in the same household or “bubble” or for participants who are vaccinated. If participants agree to share a boat with seats greater than 6′ apart, they will be allowed to share a boat.  For boats with seats closer than 6′ seats will be kept empty to maintain physical distance unless participants are from the same family or are vaccinated.
    • Per recently updated guidance by CDC minimizing the roll of transmission via surface contact, we will not be disinfecting shared equipment (e.g.: paddles, boats) between users.  RCBC will make disinfecting wipes* available for participants use if they wish to disinfect equipment before they use it.   *Disinfectants used must be on the EPA “N” list and required contact times observed.
    • Participants will be encouraged to bring their own lifejackets, and wash hands following sessions. If an RCBC lifejacket is borrowed, we will leave the lifejacket untouched for a 3 day “wait” period between users.
    • Participants and coaches are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water frequently and at the end of each session. We will have hand sanitizer available, and the public bathrooms are easily accessible for use.
Juniors Canoeing is Full

Registration is full for Junior Canoeing

Juniors: Ages 12-18. Whether you are learning to paddle or want to push your skills further, this program will explore efficient canoeing technique and will work with you on your unique goals. We have a variety of canoes, including solos, doubles, stock and racing boats. Our goal is for you to feel confident and safe on the water, and have some fun learning how to make the boat go fast! All boats provided by the club.

When: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Long Lake Beach House

Session I: June 7, 14, 21, 28

Session II: July 12, 19, 26, August 2

Price: $40 per session

Register now! 

Juniors Kayaking & SUP

Juniors Kayaking & SUP: Ages 12-18, all skill levels welcome! Instruction in kayak, surf-ski and stand-up paddle-boarding. Options for racing, but focused on skills development. All boats provided by the club.

When: Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


Session I: June 7, 14, 21, 28 *FULL*

Session II: July 12, 19, 26, August 2

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When: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.


Session I: June 9, 16, 23, 30 *FULL*

Session II: July 14, 21, 28, Aug 4 *FULL*

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Where: Long Lake Beach House

Cost per session:

Register now!

Please email PaddleRCBC@gmail.com to be added to a waitlist for any full sessions.

Junior Racing

Juniors: Ages 12-18. If you are excited about paddling fast and want to take your paddling to the next competitive level, join this group for technique refinement, tactical development and workouts that will make you stronger and quicker in the boat. We will target local races including the Hoigaard’s Derby races, the Long Lake Lap, and determine an end of summer goal to drive our training forward. We have a variety of stock and racing boats – all boats provided by the club. We’re excited to help you meet your goals!

When: Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Long Lake Beach House

Session:  June 9 – August 3

Price: $90

Adult Learn to Paddle: Ages 18+ Beginner/Intermediate

Adult Learn to Paddle: Ages 18+.

Interested in refining your paddling technique, considering racing, or just want to try out different styles of paddling? Learn efficient paddling technique and build fitness through workouts, all while enjoying summer on the lake! We will explore canoeing, kayaking/surf-skiing and stand-up paddle-boarding. All boats provided by the club.

When: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Long Lake Beach House


Session I (Beginner): June 8, 15, 22, 29

Session II (Intermediate): July 13, 20, 27, August 3 (Min: 4, Max: 5)

Cost: $60/session

Register now!

Adult Boat Club

Adult Boat Club: Ages 18+, all skill levels welcome! Gather at the boathouse, borrow a boat and train with a group of paddlers! Coaches will be available to offer a workout plan and technical focus and will work with you to achieve your summer goals.

When: Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Where: Long Lake Beach House

June 8 – August 17

$15/practice, or $100 for the full summer

Register now!

Family Learn to Canoe

Going on a trip, need some outdoor family bonding, or just want to spend more time on the lakes of Minnesota? Learn to paddle in your “bubble”!

Dates: Saturdays, 10 – 11:30 AM

  • Session I: June 12, 19, 26
  • Session II: July 3, 10, 17
  • Session III: July 24, 31, August 7

Need-based scholarships are available – please inquire at 651-706-4765 or paddlercbc@gmail.com.

Rice Creek Boat Club

PO Box 120642
New Brighton, MN 55112