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Wausau Whitewater Park

Wausau Whitewater Park

Category: Activities
200 River Dr, Wausau, Wisconsin, 54403
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Wausau Whitewater Park

Visitors are wowed to discover that Wausau has a world-class canoe and kayak competition site right downtown - it's the Wausau Whitewater Park and it's one of only two urban whitewater race courses in the country. The park hosts some of the world's largest competitions while also bringing the sport to amateur outdoor enthusiasts through introductory and advanced training classes and recreational paddling days.


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  • Midwest Freestyle Championships August 15-16, 2015


  • Canoe and kayak competitions
  • Recreational paddling days
  • Training classes


  • What is Slalom racing?

    The goal of whitewater slalom is to race a canoe or kayak downriver while navigating through a course of gates that are hung over different rapids. The racer with the fastest overall time wins. Racers are grouped into classes: men's and women's kayak - seated with two paddle blades (K1 & K1W), men's and women's canoe - kneeling with one paddle blade (C1 & C1W), and men's double canoe (C2). Most of the equipment is made of hi-tech composite carbon fiber ensuring that it is light but strong. Depending on the set course it can take athletes between 80 - 120 seconds to complete a course.
  • What is Freestyle racing?

    A freestyle kayaking competition consists of paddlers from beginners to experts performing tricks on a wave or in a hole. Each paddler has 45-60 seconds to perform as many tricks as possible. Their score is determined by the variety of tricks performed and the difficulty level and technical execution of the tricks.

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