Festival of Paddling at the Freestyle World Champs 2022

Festival of Paddling

Alongside the 2021 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships we are hosting a festival of paddling. This is to give local people, paddlers from across the country, and competitors from around the world, the opportunity to take part in a number of different activities across the site. Additional details on how you can enter will be provided later in 2020 but the activities that will form part of the schedule are below.

We are aware many people will have concerns over the impact of COVID-19. We will continue to review the possible implications and mitigations we can put in place to protect athletes, volunteers and spectators and make this the safest event possible.

The British Canoeing Events Team

Competitions for accredited personnel

These competitions are open to athletes, coaches and other accredited personnel to take part in throughout the week of the World championships:

  1. Flatwater freestyle
  2. World’s Biggest Loop

Open Competitions

These competitions are open to any paddlers who are competent to compete and will take place in the build up to and during the competition:

  1. Masters World Championships – open to masters not competing in the main competitions
  2. Young Guns World Meet Up – open to juniors
  3. Dream Team Event
  4. Down River Freestyle
  5. Rough Waters SUP X
  6. World Freestyle League – taking place the week commencing 28th June
  7. Inflatable Race

Paddling Activity

The event isn’t just about competition at the festival and there will be plenty of activities for paddlers of all abilities to get involved with, including:

  1. Mass paddle
  2. Have a Go activity