Level Six regrets to say this years Capital Cup has been canceled due to falling water levels.
"We have been following the rivers closely for a few days now and the trend is not looking good. " States Tyler Lawlor Level Six Co -owner and organizer.
"There is a lot of planning and organizing that goes into it and it is unfortunate."
The wave feature will simply not be in the condition it needs to be in to hold a competition worthwhile.
Unfortunate, is the SUP component downriver is cancelled as well.
For Questions and more information, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org attention to Tyler Lawlor
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Freestyle White Water Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Event
Sunday May 3rd 2015
Champlain Rapids, Bates Island
The Capital Cup is Ottawa’s longest running Whitewater Kayaking and Paddle Sport Festival. Included this year is and Stand Up Paddling.
Kayakers are judged on their technical skill, style, overall performance and of course big air! Points are awarded for each trick, and the participants with the highest scores after the preliminary competition will go to a finals. There will be three classes; pro, amateur and masters for both men and women. Young and the young at heart can compete at the level that matches their skills. The pace will be fast and the level of entertainment high for all involved.
Location: Bate Island
The city and region of Ottawa/Gatineau is well known for such recreational sporting venues as the Canal, Gatineau Park and of course the Ottawa River which is world renown as one of the greatest kayaking rivers in the world. We are fortunate to have this venue in our own backyard.
The Level Six Capital Cup will take place on Bates Island, off of the Champlain Bridge on the Ottawa River (near The Ottawa River Parkway and Island Park Drive). The rapids beside Bates Island offer fantastic surf waves, perfect for performing tricks and aerials for paddlers of all levels. Bates Island is a great venue for both athletes and spectators, offering a clear view of the waves in a beautiful park setting. There is parking, washroom facilities and shady picnicking areas maintained by the NCC, making this a great outdoor venue for local sports enthusiasts and spectators. We have also added live DJs to the show to keep the crowd entertained, and the athletes inspired as well as a grand stand for your viewing pleasure.
The Level Six Capital will also have information stands available by:
- Mountain Equipment Co-op
- Madawaska Kanu Center
- Ottawa Kayak School
- OWL Rafting
- Wilderness Tours
- Werner Paddles
- Watershed Sales Agency
Freestyle Kayak event // $25 for first category and $10 for each category thereafter.
SUP Race // $25 for 5km $25 for Surf Comp $40 for both
IMPORTANT: INSURANCE [All participants] $10 Whitewater Ontario single day insurance fee or $30 for season and Whitewater Ontario Membership. Existing WO members no charge. Up to date proof of WO membership required no exceptions.