ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships - 16th to 20th Sept 2015
|Author: Kate Towerzey||Published: 10th July 2015 13:50|
See world's top canoe slalom athletes at Olympic venue
The 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Champions are coming to Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, EN9 1AB on 16th to 20th September 2015. Can Team GB capture the excitement and success of 2012 Olympics?
300 of the world's top Canoe Slalom athletes will descend to battle it out at the largest global canoeing event outside of the Olympic Games.
The 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships will see competitors from 55 countries taking on the technically demanding Olympic course, the scene for Team GB's stunning double-medal triumph at the 2012 Games.
The event will see the World Championships return to the UK for the first time since 1995 and comes hot on the heels of last year's Canoe Slalom World Cup, where the British team scooped an impressive medal haul of seven golds and one silver.
Enjoy a white knuckle of a family day out at the ICF 2015 Canoe Slalom World Championships, click on the arrow below to see live adrenalin fuelled action:
World Champions will be crowned in five disciplines and with qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics also up for grabs, the five days of fierce competition will witness some nail-biting action and you could be there to see it all!
For many, Canoe Slalom is the ultimate challenge, bringing all the excitement of whitewater rapids and a gruelling test of speed, agility and precision and intense thrills for the spectators too.
Paddlers must navigate a sequence of gates in number order set up over challenging rapids, waves, eddies and currents on a 300m stretch of whitewater. The gates consist of pairs of poles, if the paddler touches a pole or misses a gate altogether then penalty seconds are added to their timed run (2 seconds for touching a pole with any part of their body, boat or blade, 50 seconds for missing a gate).
As well as world-class sport, there will be plenty of free family-friendly activities on offer, with a bouncy castle, climbing walls and even an opportunity to try your hand at paddling, making it a great family day out!
Prices start from £10 for adults and £5 for children. Family tickets, multi-day tickets and group discounts are also available.
Click on the link below to buy your tickets via Ticketmaster:
To find out more about this event please see website: ICF World Championship website
For more information on the Lee Valley White Water Centre venue and their activities and events please see Go White Water website
Please let the organisers know you found their details on AboutMyArea EN9 website!
Photograph above of Team GB Canoe Slalom athlete Lizzie Neave and Richard Hounslow by AboutMyArea/EN9 Site Editor Kate Towerzey taken at Lee Valley White Water Centre.