• Pool Sessions in the River Valley - Mercy Fitness Center

    The River Valley Chapter of the ACC will hold roll sessions at the Mercy Fitness Center at 7600 Dallas Street in Fort Smith on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of January, February, and March (1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22) from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Three lanes of the pool will be available for practice. The cost will be $5 per session for Arkansas Canoe Club members and $8 for everyone else. You must be a paid member of the ACC to get the ACC rate; if you need to know if you are current with your dues, please let me know. (Mercy Fitness members and roll session instructors will be admitted free). Please sign in at the front desk first; there are towels and lockers available. Before bringing you boat into the pool area from the side door, use the hose outside the door to wash your boats; their will be some bleach/water mix available inside to use as well. Get those leaves and other river crud out of your boat please! All participants must shower before entering the pool. We are very fortunate to be able to use the nice facilities at the Mercy Fitness club, so please honor these requirements and make sure that everyone follows their rules.

    These roll sessions are intended for boaters who own and bring their own equipment; participants will usually allow others to try out their equipment, but please do not expect someone to supply equipment to you for the whole night unless you have worked that out with them. We hope to have several volunteer instructors at each session to assist people working on their rolls but can not promise the availability of instructors.