Steel City Dragons News

Organizational changes coming

The Steel City Dragon-Boat Association is saying farewell to Executive Director and Head Coach Lynne Franks-Meinert, who is stepping down after the current season. The team is grateful for the dedication and passion Lynne brought to the team. Board Chairperson Barbara Mitchell and Director Dawn Franks-Meinert will also be stepping down after this season. New coaching will be in place for next season and a plan is in place to bring in new leadership and board members. We’re looking forward to a great 2018 season for Pink Steel and the Steel City Dragons Mixed Team!

Thanks to 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 underway 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.

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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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