Welland International Flatwater Center
WIFC - Welland International Flatwater Centre

Flatwater Canoe Racing

Also known as sprint canoe, flatwater canoe racing is an extremely specialized sport. Paddlers kneel on one knee and only paddle on one side to maintain a straight course. A one-person racing canoe measures 5.2 m (17 ft) and is designed for speed on a calm surface.

Flatwater canoeing has been an Olympic sport since 1936. World championships are held annually. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia hosted the event in 2009.

Sprints are held on the North Course portion of the Centre.

WIFC is an IFC (International Canoe Federation) sanctioned venue.

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WIFC is home to:
South Niagara Canoe Club  

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