Hit the rapids and zip your way to adventure

Join CTW for a thrill-a-minute at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

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Aug. 26, 2014 – CTW visited the U.S. National Whitewater Center, home to the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. The center is dedicated to the promotion of the active, outdoor lifestyle. Since 2006, the USNWC has promoted access to the outdoors for all levels of participants through its all-day pass programs, instruction, leadership school as well as festivals, races and other outdoor events. The USNWC’s 500+ acres offer a wide variety of outdoor options for all ages and skill levels. Guests can enjoy whitewater rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rock climbing, zip lines, ropes courses, a canopy tour, and mountain biking on the 25+ mile trail system.
 
The main gate and trails are open, weather permitting, 365 days a year, from dawn until dusk. The availability of activities and related operating hours vary with the seasons. AllSport passes allow guests daylong access to activities and are $54 for adults and for $44 for children 9 and younger. The center also offers group activities as well as individual QuickSport passes for more than 27 different outdoor activities.
 
For more information on the U.S. National Whitewater Center, located at 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway in Charlotte, call 704-391-3900 or visit www.usnwc.org.

Watch this week's episode of CTW for details on the following events and programs:
  • Cabarrus County Fair, September 5-13, Cabarrus Arena
  • Salute to Seniors, September 11, Cabarrus County Fair
  • Pool closing, September 1, Camp T.N. Spencer Pool
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word, August 26, Kannapolis Library
  • Hoop and Holler Class, Tuesdays & Fridays, Cabarrus County Senior Center, Concord
  • Basic Computers, August 28, Concord Library
  • Street Dance, September 2, Cabarrus County Senior Center, Concord
  • Celebration Picnic, September 18, North Cabarrus Park
  • Disc Golf League, September 18-November 20, Frank Liske Park
  • Buzz Word Event- Cabarrus Literacy Council, September 4, Davis Theatre
  • Rider Transit Public Workshop, September 4, Rider Transit Center
  • Nutrithon 5K and 8K Run, September 6, North Carolina Research Campus
  • Outdoor Movie- Planes, September 12, Harrisburg Park
  • Safety Palooza, September 20, Super K-Mart, Concord
  • What Happened? Historical Book Discussion, September 8, Concord Library
  • Harrisburg Couch to 5K, September 14-November 17
  • Bridal Fair, September 28, Cabarrus Arena