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What You'll Get
Whoever said knowledge is power never possessed a monster truck. Accelerate your learning with this Groupon.
$29 for a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson with Rental ($64 Value)
Solo students or groups of up to four learn standup-paddleboard basics during a 30-minute land-based lesson, then test their skills atop the lake for 30 minutes with an instructor. After that point, they are ready to paddle on their own for the final 30 minutes. Lessons are generally held between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturdays on North Lake Beach at the Three Oaks Recreation Area, but they can be scheduled Sunday–Friday upon request.
Alpine Accessories owner Rick broke into the business more than 30 years ago, when he began working part-time at a ski shop. In 1993 he decided to strike out on his own, operating a mail-order catalog for ski accessories out of his basement and garage. Two years later, Rick set up an online store that quickly outsold his catalog, making it more obsolete than an eight-track tape crammed inside a VCR.
The website’s success led to the first brick-and-mortar Alpine Accessories, which opened in 2003. Eventually, its inventory grew beyond ski accessories to also include ski and snowboarding equipment, apparel, and rentals. Today, Alpine Accessories sells and rents K2 skis, Flow snowboards, and mountain garb such as battery-heated gloves and mittens. The store's five standup-paddleboard instructors have introduced the sport to more than 300 students this summer through its lesson and rental program. In addition, its service department tunes and waxes equipment, so skiers can show off their like-new gear when slushing down the slopes or walking along city sidewalks.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Not valid on weekdays unless upon special request. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Alpine Accessories
The Board House is owned and operated by Alpine Accessories that is located at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake, IL. Located on what was a gravel pit, has been converted into a large recreation park with a 330 acre lake with 8 islands, 5 bays, plenty of fish and wildlife to enjoy paddleboarding. There are no motor boats on the lake to create a wake and interfere with you having a good time paddleboarding. Besides renting, the Board House offers beginner and intermediate lessons with trained and experienced instructors. The Board House has given lessons to more than 2,000 students and many come back for more. The Board House also offers sailboarding, SUP Yoga, SUP FIT, clinics, and demos.