Boasting a Gold Standard certification from the American Sailing Association, Northern Breezes Sailing School welcomes tender-footed sailors aboard a fleet of US Coast Guard–inspected boats for safe, exciting lessons. With a host of courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced dread pirates, Northern Breezes acclimates students of all levels with both the practical and nuanced aspects of the art of wind harnessing.
Helmed by ASA instructor-evaluator Captain Thom Burns, the school has awarded more than 5,000 ASA certifications since its inception. Northern Breezes also offers camps for adventurous whippersnappers as well as boat charters and onshore courses on how to read the wind rippling across the water.
Narrow, tree-lined fairways, undulating greens, and a flowing creek that dips in and out of play make Elm Creek Golf Course more challenging than its nearly 6,000-yard length might suggest. The balanced difficulty means golfers of all ability levels can enjoy an afternoon on the course.
Course at a Glance:
With a stay at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove Nw Mpls-Arbor Lks in Maple Grove, you'll be close to Shoppes at Arbor Lakes and Eagle Lake Golf Center. This family-friendly hotel is within the region of Begin Oaks Golf Club and Bohanon Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 136 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. 32-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a complimentary water park, an indoor pool, and a waterslide. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and an arcade/game room.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and business services. Planning an event in Maple Grove? This hotel has 1887 square feet (170 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities.
Signature service: Paddle-boarding
Staff Size: 2 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Brands Used: Stand On Liquid Paddle-boards
Pro Tip: Have fun.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
Emily, co-owner, is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Paddle Fit Certified. One of our staff is a Personal Trainer.
What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Wear a swim suit and / or comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting wet. Only bring what you need for paddle-boarding with you, since we don't have a place to store any other belongings.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
About four years ago, I was introduced to paddle-boarding and have been an avid paddle-boarder since. I love teaching kids and adults paddle-boarding and seeing the joy on their faces when they stand up and paddle for the first time. I enjoy being able to put all my passions together with Why Not Paddle and offer paddle-boarding for people of all abilities.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Why Not Paddle is excited for our first season. We look forward to meeting you at Weaver Lake Park in Maple Grove, MN. Be sure to check out our website, www.whynotpaddle.com, for details on our wide range of opportunities (rentals, lessons, fitness classes, and camps). Come visit us. Why not?
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