Hey this might be a record! We have officially opened registration for the 2016 LOL located in Munising Michigan. We have been really busy planning an awesome event based on feedback from last years participants and coaches. Here are some of the most important things to know for this year:
With planning an event like Ladies of the Lake many logistical problems come up and year after year we try our best to fix them to offer a high quality experience for our participants. Over the past few years we have had the problem of keeping the correct ratios of participants to coaches. Our issue has been we really want to keep this an all female event and to be honest- sometimes it is hard to come up with enough coaches to meet our needs. Having said that for the first time in our history we are capping our event at 130 participants. By doing this we know exactly how many coaches we will have to hire to meet industry safety standards. What does that mean for participants? It means folks will have to sign up early if you want to guarantee yourself a spot!
Just like last year all registration will be done online. We’ve changed our registration a little in order to make it easier. You will no longer have to sign up on one page and then pay at another. It’s all done in one place this year. In past years you’ve had to fill out a waiver when you arrived at the event. This year we’ve wrapped that into your registration. PLEASE REMEMBER TO USE THE COUPON CODE: EarlyBird to receive your discount!
Last year we offered online scheduling and it was a huge success. We will be doing the same thing this year. You’ll be able to select all of your classes and tours while you’re signing up. Again this year we will be using a color coding system to help you build the perfect schedule and make sure you get into classes that are best suited for you and your paddling goals. To learn more about this year’s scheduling check out this post: LOL 2016 Schedule. Some classes and all tours have a limited number of available spots. We’d recommend signing up early to ensure that you get what you want.
In the past we have carried all canceled registrations forward to next event, sometimes for multiple years. This became more complicated with higher attendance. We are no longer carrying registrations forward. We will offer partial refunds to all cancellations. If you sign up and are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible. If you let us know you can’t make it before April 15th we will refund 75% of your registration fee. If you cancel between April 15th and July 1st we will refund half of your registration. No refunds will be given for cancellations after July 1st.
Munising is a paddler’s paradise with great access to Lake Superior and some of the most beautiful shoreline you’ll find anywhere on the planet. LOL headquarters will be located upstairs at Sydney’s Restaurant where the always friendly staff do their best to cater to our every need.
Werner Paddles Theme Party – This is it. The one you’ve heard about. The now famous, or infamous, Ladies of the Lake theme party. It’s hard to describe the unbridled fun that comes from 100+ women dressed in costume and partying down. In the past themes have ranged from Woodstock to the Oscars; from Pirates to the Wild West. This year we are taking it under the Big Top with a Circus Themed party! So grab a friend, listen to the Ringmaster, and get ready for the greatest show on earth!
One great thing about registering early is that the sooner you register, the less you pay. If you sign up any time between this Friday and March 10th, your registration will only cost you $200! PLEASE REMEMBER TO USE THE COUPON CODE: EarlyBird to receive your discount!
If you sign up between March 10th and June 1st, registration will cost $300. After June 1st, the price will rise to $350. This fee gets you world class instruction and all of the breathtaking tours that are offered at the event.
If you have any questions or if there is anything we can help you out with please email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 906.226-7112