Share this poster with all your friends to help promote our events all Summer long with competitions in:
Slalom | Freestyle | Extreme Slalom | SUP
Points will be awarded throughout the season with current scores available on www.albertawhitewater.ca. Final overall rankings in FS / SL / XSL / SUP announced with a prize giving at the Harvie Passage Fall Classic this September.
Current Standings available HERE
3 Stages done. 3 stages to go!
On the eve of the official 2022 Canadian Whitewater National Championships beginning right here in Calgary & Kananaskis, Alberta we are elated to announce a new project we are undertaking in collaboration with Alberta Whitewater Association, the Calgary Parks Foundation, and additional support from the province of Alberta's Community Improvements program.
The Harvie Passage Maintenance & Upgrades project has now begun and will enable Alberta Slalom & Alberta Whitewater Association to host the Extreme Slalom event for the national championships at the Harvie Passage Whitewater Park on Wednesday, August 3rd.
The project will include the following improvements:
1. Infrastructure to maintain and upgrade the cables for the full slalom course adding three new sections of gates.
2. All new internationally certified slalom gates which will allow us to host international calibre whitewater races and better serve a wider community to participate in whitewater slalom (SUP, Raft etc). Maybe time to host a world cup soon in downtown Calgary!
3. Newly installed cables and infrastructure to install Extreme Slalom gates which will enable us to host this new Olympic sport in this year's national championships, and whitewater events in the future!
4. Upgraded timing systems and everything else needed to host some of the best whitewater competitions in the country at Harvie Passage and in the Calgary area!
We look forward to hosting Canada this week in collaboration with Canoe Kayak Canada and the Alberta Whitewater Association with the chance to put the new investments form this project into action. Thank you to the Calgary Parks Foundation for its immense impact on our whitewater community, both now in this project and back in 2017 for the rebuild of the whitewater park. Thank you to the additional support from AWA & the province of Alberta's community improvements program which will help support hosting the national championships and support this project as well.
Alberta Slalom Staff & Board of Directors
The Kananaskis Open will be a weekend long event with whitewater competitions and a festival vibe at Canoe Meadows on the Kananaskis River. There will be coached practice for all competitors, spectators attend free! Not paddling? Consider signing up to volunteer and attending the slalom officials workshop.
Event Registration: https://paddlingraces.com/event/kananaskis-open-2022
Registration closes 11:59pm Thursday June 9th.
Stage 1 of the 2022 Alberta Whitewater Series is open.
Harvie Passage Open | May 28th - 29th
Competitions with a Festival vibe. All welcome. Slalom, Freestyle, SUP.
Registration closes 11:59pm May 26th.
Schedule & Registration: https://paddlingraces.com/event/harvie-passage-open-2022
Announcement: New Head Coach!
Alberta Slalom, after assessing and interviewing potential
applicants, is pleased to announce the appointment of Liam Smedley to the
position of High Performance Head Coach. Liam has experienced the full
spectrum of paddling, from canoeing and river running through high performance
C1 racing. Throughout his athletic career he has provided coaching support on
an occasional basis for the Ottawa River Runners and Whitewater Ontario for
age groups 10-18. This included planning and facilitating whitewater slalom
training sessions outdoors and in pool settings, entry level slalom instruction, as
well as recreational whitewater kayaking instruction. He has supported and
instructed at whitewater kayak summer camps, which included supporting river trip leaders and accommodating groups with diverse skill levels.
Along with Liam’s personal C1 National and International achievements, he has
also competed in freestyle and creek racing. He has experience in annual
training plans, physical strength programming and sport specific technical
training for Canoe Slalom. He brings a positive attitude, creative problem solving
and a goal to foster a training environment of support, teamwork and empathy to all paddlers who want to improve their skills. He understands the challenges of high performance training and educational goals and the strategies for time management and planning to achieve both.
Liam’s education includes a Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Conservation & Sustainability
with Certifications in Gender Equity Training, Safe Sport Training and
Activity Leaders Program. He currently is the secretary on the Board of Directors