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

Next event 8/18 sponsored by UPMC

All events run 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Past events

  • 7/9 sponsored by UPMC
  • 7/16 sponsored by UPMC and Giant Eagle

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

Email to reserve.

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 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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