FREE admission for all 4 days. Bring the family down to the WIFC for the championships and enjoy the shoreline festival!
The Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC), located in the heart of the Niagara Region, is thrilled to be hosting the 2013 Junior and Under 23 Canoe Sprint World Championships in August 2013! The Recreational Waterway is the perfect location, with some of the most placid and beautiful flatwater in the world and nearly 8km of uninterrupted flatwater, consistent depth and basin-like characteristics!
The Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC)
The Welland International Flatwater Centre (WIFC) North Course will be the host venue for the 2013 ICF Junior and U23 World Championships.
With nearly 8km of uninterrupted flatwater, consistent depth and basin-like characteristics, as well as some of the most placid and beautiful flatwater in the world-the Welland International Flatwater Centre and Recreational Waterway is the perfect location for the 2013 Junior and Under 23 Canoe Sprint World Championships!
The course is more than 100 metres wide with multiple access points for safety. Paved asphalt trails for viewing and safety considerations border each side of the course which is supplied with clean, fresh water of the highest quality. The Welland Recreational Waterway boasts some of the cleaniest water available at any sports venue in the world and is the city’s source of drinking water!
Every aspect of this unique venue meets or exceeds all existing international standards:
Width: 125 – 135 m wideDepth: 9.2 m depth over full distanceSides: Uniform slope of 29º; docking facilities extend the length of the racing area for easy embarkmentCurrent: Negligible to none – scientifically measured and confirmedWater Quality: Excellent quality freshwater – source of municipal drinking supplyAvg. Water Temp.: 21-24ºC in AugustOther: Sheltered from the prevailing SW winds; paved walking paths along both sides of the race area with full visibility for spectators, suitable for rollerblading or biking. Note: nothing will be provided – please bring your own.
List of Events
Each of these 14 events will be held in both the Junior and U23 age categories for a total of 28 events.
|MK1 – 200m
MK1 – 1000m
MK2 – 200m
MK2 – 1000m
MK4 – 1000m
MC1 – 200m
MC1 – 1000m
MC2 – 1000m
|WK1 – 200m
WK1 – 500m
WK2 – 500m
WK4 – 500m
WC1 – 200m
WC2 – 500m
Date: August 1, 2013 – August 4, 2013
Canoe Niagara Address:16 Townline Tunnel Rd. Welland, Ontario, Canada, L3B 3X4
Phone: (905) 788-9511