Dragon Boating for the Deaf community

The dragon boat event is scheduled for Sunday, July 9 from 6p-8p.

We are located at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club 1366 Old Freeport Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Our website:  www.steelcitydragons.org

Click this link for flyers!!  Dragon boat

What it is and how it works:  A dragon boat is a 40ft canoe. There are ten bench seats that hold 20 paddlers. It is led by a drummer who sits in the front and an oarsman who steers from the back. Dragon Boat racing began 2000 years ago in China and is now a sport played in all areas of the World. Paddlers range from one time team building events, to race teams, to serious paddlers that compete Internationally as part of Team USA.  Steel City Dragon Boat Association is a 501c3 organization that has been promoting dragon boat racing in Pittsburgh since 2005.

The event:   It is free.  You must be at least 10yrs of age. We will provide life jacket and paddle. Wear gym type clothes and shoes that can get wet from splashing. We have locker rooms if you want to change after the event. Please arrive on time, if not a few minutes early. Our team room is located inside the Fox Chapel Marine, in the same building as the Baja Grill. We will have you complete a waiver, or you can download one from our website and bring completed.  We will discuss safety. Then we will proceed to the dragon boats.  We will be out on the water for approximately one hour.  Feel free to bring a water with you. Afterwards we will laugh and chat and take pictures.  Snacks will be provided in the team room. Directions will be given in ASL directly from one of the Steel City Dragon’s members and also interpreters will be there for safety.