British Canoeing has today launched the ICF 2019 Canoe Slalom World Cup, London website - to coincide with one year to go to the start of the event.
The website provides information about the World Cup including ticket priority windows, volunteering opportunities and a free sign-up for information about the event.
The World Cup event is being held at Lee Valley White Water Centre, the iconic venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games, on 14-16 June 2019, and will be the first international slalom competition held in the UK since 2015.
The event will be a great opportunity for canoeing enthusiasts, sports fans and the local community to see the Great Britain team take on the world’s best paddlers in their build up to the Tokyo 2020 Games and to experience a world-class, value for money day out at Lee Valley White Water Centre.
Mallory Franklin, Great Britain’s current World Champion in the women’s C1 event said:
“It will be fantastic to paddle the World Cup in front of a home crowd.
“I raced the World Cup at Lee Valley in 2014 and the World Championships here in 2015. Both atmospheres and the sheer amount of people in attendance made it an incredible venue to compete in.
“I love paddling at Lee Valley. It is my favourite course and to be able to race a senior race here again is going to be amazing.”
Tickets for the World Cup will go on sale in October 2018 via two priority windows; firstly for British Canoeing members - who will receive 15% off ticket prices, and secondly for subscribers to British Canoeing’s new free International Events newsletter.
Full details about ticket and priority windows will be announced in September 2018.
The website also provides the opportunity to join the ‘Canoe Crew’ and become a volunteer at the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup alongside other British Canoeing international and domestic events.
Details on how to sign up and a full list of the volunteer roles are available on the website.
In April 2017 British Canoeing was awarded the hosting rights for the ICF 2019 Canoe Slalom World Cup and the 2020 ECA Canoe Slalom European Championships.
As part of an international events strategy British Canoeing has also been successful in bidding for the 2021 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championships which will be held at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham.
Full details can be found on the 2019 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup website.