World Dragon Boat Racing Championships

Welland International Flatwater Centre Facts

  • Fully operational state-of-the-art facility; the first TO2015 Pan Am / Parapan American Games venue to be operational
  • Completely accessible venue for training and competition meeting the highest international standards 
  •  Timing Tower and Athletes Centre with key card security access functionality
  • The Venue has wireless connectivity throughout from the 1000 tower to the south weigh-in and medical docks provides easy communication between stations, start towers and officials provides weather monitoring to track current weather conditions: wind speeds, solar radiation, UV rays ect, as well as incoming weather systems 
  • Gigabit speed internet at the venue through our sponsor, Cogeco 
  • 500 plus permanent seats at the venue
  •  Community washrooms with wheelchair accessibility available to the general public at the facility year-round during designated hours
  •  250 tree wind screen 
  • Ample parking with spots for over 500 vehicles 
  • Paved trails along both banks of the canal, allowing for thousands of individuals to follow and watch the races
  • Finish Lynx Timing System with Split Timing Capability allows paddlers and rowers to track their times at three different markers along the course 
  • Fully accessible Poralu docks, make and models used at the last three Olympics including London 2012, meet accessible standards and allows for Paracanoe and Adaptive Rowing to take place
  • Leading the way among Canadian venues with three automatic start systems
  • 35 ft deep water with basin-like characteristics makes it an ideal location for all flatwater sports
  • The course's sloped banks make for great viewing in a natural amphitheatre setting


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