Madison Log Rolling


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In a Nutshell

  • Historically inspired sport
  • Experienced instructors
  • Improves strength & agility
  • Held at scenic Lake Wingra

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Promotional value expires Aug 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Working out is No. 3 on the list of most popular daily activities in America, behind not working out and teaching dogs to swear. Spend your time wisely with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a beginner's package of six logrolling classes from Madison Log Rolling (a $60 value). Classes are held at the Wingra Canoe and Sailing Center; this Groupon expires August 26, 2011.

Founded by Shana Martin—a three-time logrolling world champion and two-time boom-running world champion—Madison Log Rolling preserves the rich history of Wisconsin logging by growing the sport of logrolling. Madison Log Rolling gives go-getters the opportunity for to transform themselves into burly, timber-twirling birlers during one-hour classes held Monday–Friday. Led by passionate instructors, budding Bunyan impersonators take to the waters of beautiful Lake Wingra to gracefully learn the ropes of a sport that improves balance and agility, builds core strength, and tones the leg muscles of even the most indulgent flapjack lovers.

Twinkle-toe lumberjacks should come wearing clothes they can move in and don't mind getting wet, and check the FAQs for more information. Beginners can expect a challenging workout and the occasional shin bruise while taming the currents in a bipedal aquatic rodeo, which may inspire envy in local waterskiing squirrels.

Madison Log Rolling

On the waters of Lake Wingra, Madison Log Rolling's seasoned lumberjacks and jills channel the pastimes of 19th-century loggers, who would spend downtime competing to see who could balance the longest atop logs that were ferrying downriver. In 2010, Olivia Judd and Shana Martin started their log-rolling requiem to preserve and share this regional sport with newcomers. Instructors demonstrate the art of softly skimming the feet across the surface of the log to stay balanced. Beginner classes allow students to practice log rolling while showing how the sport can improve one's balance, agility, mental fortitude, and ability to pull off a plaid flannel tuxedo. Madison Log Rolling offers log-rolling classes, boom-rolling classes, and events for team building and birthdays.

Customer Reviews

My 14 and 16 year olds really enjoyed it and looking forward to going back.
Tracy D. · August 6, 2015
Very fun, should absolutely try this activity!
Justine C. · August 9, 2013
it is a fun experience and we will keep coming back.
James C. · July 24, 2013
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    824 Knickerbocker St.

    Madison, Wisconsin 53716


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