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$45M Whitewater Center Grand Opening Set for May 7-8 

RIVERSPORT Rapids, Oklahoma City’s new $45.2 million whitewater rafting and kayaking center, will hold a grand opening celebration May 7-8, 2016. The whitewater center was built in the city’s Boathouse District as part of MAPS 3, ... Read More

OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew Wins Overall Trophy at USRowing Central Youth Championships

The OKC RIVERSPORT Junior Crew competed in the 2015 USRowing Central Youth Championships on May 2-3. Twenty crews from around the region gathered in the Boathouse District to compete in several qualifiers for the 2015 ... Read More

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City Leaders Sign RIVERSPORT Rapids Steel Beam

Members of the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board, the MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvement Subcommittee and City Council met on April 9 to sign a steel beam that will be used in the construction of ... Read More

MAPS 3 Whitewater Construction Update

February 20, 2015 - MAPS 3 Program Manager David Todd provides a construction update on the Oklahoma River Improvements project. Jeffrey Gustin, senior project manager with whitewater consultant S2O Design discusses upcoming project milestones and ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

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OKCBF Hires New High Performance Training Center Coach

OKLAHOMA CITY – The USRowing National High Performance Center at the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation has named Reilly Dampeer as the new head coach. Dampeer will work in collaboration with USRowing in providing coaching and training ... Read More

RIVERSPORT Rapids in the News

Looking forward to the RIVERSPORT Rapids Grand Opening on May 7-8? Read the latest national news stories that mention RIVERSPORT Rapids and share in the excitement! Learn more about RIVERSPORT Rapids or buy your All Access Annual Pass ... Read More

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Dragon Boating Teams

Dragon boating is the world’s fastest growing water sport, and OKC RIVERSPORT offers many ways for you to try it! Race competitively in our Dragon Boat League, form a team for the PaddleFest Dragon Boat Festival, or grab a group and rent a dragon boat!

Dragon boat rentals cost $125 per hour for a 10-person dragon boat and $225 per hour for a 20-person dragon boat. Each rental includes a steerer who will facilitate the group on the water. On-land instruction as well as on-water dragon boating are both included in the one hour rental.

You’ll meet the dragon boat steerer at the dock to start your experience. After putting on a PFD, you’ll learn the basic paddle stroke on land, then move to the dragon boat for your Adventure experience. Each paddler is seated on a wooden bench with two paddlers per seat. A drummer keeps time as your dragon boat steerer gives the command to paddle. You’ll be out on the water in no time!

Questions? Contact us online or call (405) 552-4040.

Weight requirements for dragon boating: 300 lbs. maximum.

 

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Dragon Boat League →

Dragon boating is the world’s fastest growing water sport, and it’s a great way to get on the water with family, friends or colleagues. The oversized canoe has a dragon head and tail, and everyone paddles to the beat of a drummer.
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Wise Dragons →

“Wise Dragons” is a separate Dragon Boat League race category for senior participants. To be considered a “Wise Dragon,” all paddlers on the same team must be a minimum of 60 years of age. “Wise Dragons” will follow the same league format, with one 90-minute practice per week for 10 weeks.
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About Dragon Boating →

Dragon boating is the world’s fastest growing water sport. Dragon boats have been popular for centuries in Asian countries and in recent years have been celebrated in festivals around the world.
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