Steel City Dragons News

Try dragon boating at our free community events

Come try dragon boating in a relaxed and fun atmosphere at our upcoming open community events.

All events run 6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • 5/26 sponsored by UPMC
  • 6/2 sponsored by UPMC and Giant Eagle
  • 7/9 sponsored by UPMC
  • 7/16 sponsored by UPMC and Giant Eagle
  • 8/20 sponsored by UPMC

Anyone is welcome, but children must be at least 10 years old. Bring a completed waiver for each participant.

Email to reserve.

Golfers: Support our Breast Cancer Survivors and other programs on June 4

The 11th Annual Carol Raber Memorial Golf Challenge will be held on June 4, 2017 at River Forest Country Club, 130 Clubhouse Drive, Freeport PA 16229. This exciting and fun event supports Pink Steel and the Steel City Dragon Boat Association

Details and registration

Steel City Dragon Boat Festival on September 23

The second annual Steel City Dragon Boat Festival will be held at North Park Lake (near the boathouse) on September 23, 2017.

Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh funding survivor village

Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh is providing funding for the Pink Steel-sponsored Survivor Village at the 2017 Steel City Dragon Boat Festival. This village will have representatives from the services available to individuals along the journey of breast cancer survivorship, including: early detection, treatment options, meals, transportation and support and fitness services.

Steel City Dragons thanks our 2017 program sponsors!

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Giant Eagle Inc.

Try dragon boating – it’s easy and free!

paddling2013Our 2017 paddling season is starting in April or May (depending on weather) and we’re welcoming all new paddlers to the sport!

Attend any of our regular practice sessions to receive a free introduction. Arrive 15-30 minutes early for instructions and gear in our team room inside the Fox Chapel Yacht Club.

For more information, sign up for our mailing list or contact us at

Practice schedule

Monday: Pink Steel 6:30-7:30pm
Tuesday: Mixed team 6:30-7:30pm
Wednesday: Pink Steel 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday: Mixed team 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday: All paddlers 8:30-10:00am

See schedule page for details

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Paypal donations: You can make a difference with your tax-deductible donation. Our all-volunteer organization puts all donations directly into programs for new dragon-boaters, equipment, and facilities. Your dollars make dragon boating accessible to more people and helps send our teams to represent Pittsburgh in cities across the U.S. and around the world.



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