Friday, August 20 • 7- 10p
The ICF Super Cup World Party was an exciting evening welcoming the international athletes and coaches who traveled from around the globe to race on the Oklahoma River! These Olympic and World Champions – including Team USA athletes – weren’t able to have an audience at the Tokyo Games, so this was Oklahoma City’s opportunity to show our appreciation.
Kicking off the evening, an Extreme Slalom demonstration featured America’s top kayakers dropping off a platform 12 feet above the water into the rapids, then jockeying for position as they race to the finish. Dane Jackson, one of the world’s top freestyle kayakers, offered up an incredible exhibition on the final drop of the rapids as the crowd enjoyed live music from acoustic guitarist Joey Wallace.
Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt and Oklahoma Department of Commerce Executive Director Brent Kisling welcomed athletes and guests during the event hosted by KFOR sports anchor Dylan Buckingham. The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks display and the promise of a great weekend of racing!