Operation: Charlotte Invasion vs. Green River Revival

February 1, 2012

I posted a couple of weeks ago about my scheme for Operation: Charlotte Invasion, to converge on Charlotte for the opening weekend of rafting season… Now I’m contemplating a slight change of plans.

You see, the U.S. National Whitewater Center is taunting me with a big event on the second weekend of the season: the Green River Revival.
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Labor Day Celebration

August 11, 2011

Labor Day is a special holiday for me, as close friends can attest. And the U.S. National Whitewater Center is a special place for me, as damned near anyone who’s friends with me on Facebook or in Charlotte can attest. So merging the two together for a big special event sounds like a hell of a lot of fun.

Fortunately, the USNWC is accommodating, with the 2011 Labor Day Celebration.
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When Worlds Collide

July 31, 2011

Ever since I first heard about “Gay Splash Day” at the US National Whitewater Center, I anxiously waited to see how it would turn out. I had envisioned many things, but in retrospect, it turns out that I really didn’t have a CLUE what it was going to be like.
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Gay Splash Day at the Whitewater Center

July 19, 2011

On July 30th, “The Gays” are invading the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Consider yourself warned.

“Gay Splash Day” is being organized by the folks at Pride Charlotte, as one of several events leading up to the Pride Charlotte festival at the end of August. I’m about 2/3 excited and 1/3 terrified.
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4th of July festival

June 9, 2011

I’ve heard about the big 4th of July festival at the Whitewater Center each year, but I’ve never actually attended… This year will be the first, I suspect, judging from the great time that I had at the Memorial Day Celebration.

Considering the information the USNWC is posting about the 4th of July weekend, I’m pretty excited already.
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River Jams return!

May 17, 2011

It’s official — RIVER JAM season is upon us at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Every Thursday between now and September, there will be a live band out at the USNWC from 7:00-10:00.
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Memorial Day Celebration

May 11, 2011

The next big event in the U.S. National Whitewater Center’s River Jam series has been announced: the Memorial Day Celebration on Sunday, May 29th. There will be live bands, fireworks, great food and drink, and of course a day full of fun outdoors.

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Spring Fest at the Whitewater Center

May 6, 2011

If you’ve ever wondered why I love the U.S. National Whitewater Center so much — if somehow, my ranting and raving about it’s pure awesomeness in GatorUptown.com hasn’t won you over — then this video is for you.

Spring Fest 2011 at the USNWC:
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Canopy Tour

April 17, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about two exciting new activities at the U.S. National Whitewater Center: the Canyon Crossing and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding. Now, they have a brand new activity that seems destined to blow both of those previous additions away: the Canopy Tour.

Check out this video:
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New Whitewater Center activities!

March 22, 2011

The AllSport pass at the U.S. National Whitewater Center is your ticket to whitewater rafting, but it includes a lot more than that. There’s always been a full day of other activities, such as kayaking and rock climbing and mountain biking, but now they’ve added some NEW things to keep you busy when you’re not out in the rapids.

Canyon crossing, and stand-up paddle boarding.
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