Slalom Racing World Championships in Prague

If you like white water sports, let me invite you to ICF Canoe and Kayak Slalom Racing World Championships. It takes place at Troja area (near the zoo) in Prague on 2.8.-6.8.06. I found this coincindetally as I live nearby and sometimes I go running along this slalom course. And there was too much activity and construction going on so I had to investigate what’s happening. Well, the organizing committee must have had a stressfull time when two months ago Vltava flooded out. And a month ago again, this time it was not that serious. The water is going down, though, and everything will be ready on time.

Among many participants, one should not miss Štěpánka Hilgertová, the olympic winner from both Atlanta and Sydney in category K1-women. I’m especially looking forward seeing C1-men final on Sunday 13:30. I hope to see there one or more Czech or Slovak guys such as Ježek, Indruch or Martikán and Minčík. If you need tickets, they are still available e.g. at Ticketstream network, and 4-day pass costs 450 CZK. One can buy ticket for each day as well. There is also a possibility to become a volunteer, and therefore to meet the Olympic winners personally.

If you are considering a visit, to make the most out of it, you can also visit the famous zoo, the botanical garden and Troja castle. That is more than enough for one day. The easiest way to get there by public transport is to take tram no. 17 or 14 and get off at stop Trojská or take bus no. 112 from Nádraží Holešovice to Trojská. Hope you are interested and maybe we will meet on the opening ceremony on Tuesday evening August 1, at Krizik’s fountain at Exhibition area at Holesovice.

Aug 1, 09:14 (Filed under: Sport in Prague, Prague events )

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