WHAT          2024 Olympic Team Trials Canoe/Kayak Slalom and Kayak Cross
WHEN           Friday, April 26, 2024 – Saturday, April 27, 2024
WHO             Top Whitewater Slalom Athletes from across the US
WHERE          RIVERSPORT OKC – 800 Riversport Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73129 

OKLAHOMA CITY – RIVERSPORT is pleased to announce the arrival of the 2024 Olympic Team Trials for Canoe/Kayak Slalom and Kayak Cross, scheduled to take place on Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3 whitewater rapids on April 26 and 27, 2024.

Top canoe slalom athletes from across America will gather in OKC to compete for a spot on the US Olympic Team which will represent the nation at the 2024 Paris Games in July. The event is open to the public and free to attend; parking is $10.

Competition begins Friday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and continues Saturday at 9 a.m. Racing concludes at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by live music from the Jeremy Rowe band and the announcement of the athletes who will compete in Paris. The evening will culminate in a firework show over the whitewater center.

The Canoe/Kayak Slalom event will feature athletes navigating the rapids through both downstream and upstream gates for time, with spectators positioned along the channel to watch the action. Kayak Cross, a new addition to the Olympic Games which will debut in Paris, promises an exciting race as kayakers launch side-by-side from a ramp 10 feet above the water, then race to the finish line while executing a series of maneuvers including a 360 roll.

The weekend’s activities will also include the Olympic Experience, a fan fest opportunity where both youth and adults can try Olympic sports including indoor rowing and kayaking, climbing, gymnastics, climbing and esports. Kids can earn a gold medal by completing all of the activities.

Friday, April 26
9a to 1:30p Canoe/Kayak Slalom Qualifiers
10a – 1p Olympic Experience
10a – 1p OKC Schools Field Trip Day

Saturday, April 27
Men’s C1, Men’s K1, Women’s C1, Women’s K1, Men’s X1, and Women’s X1
11a – 6p Olympic Experience Interactive Fan Zone
9:00a – 1:30p Canoe/Kayak Slalom Finals
4:30p – 7:00p Kayak Cross Competition & Finals
7:00p – 9:00p TEAM USA Announcement Celebration!

ABOUT: RIVERSPORT OKC is a US Olympic and Paralympic Training Site for both rowing and canoe/kayak. The nonprofit organization has hosted numerous national and international canoe/kayak race events including 2016 US Olympic Team Trials for Canoe Slalom, 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint Super Cup and 2022 Stand Up Paddling World Cup. RIVERSPORT has been selected to host several upcoming international events including the 2025 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup and 2025 ICF Canoe Slalom and Sprint Super Cups. In 2026, RIVERSPORT will host the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships. RIVERSPORT is a 501c3 nonprofit located in Oklahoma City.