Competitions Programme

Thursday 16/08/2018 CANOE SLALOM
07:30 – 08:30 Course Tuning
08:45 – 09:15 Full run Technical Rehearsal
09:45 – 09:49 Forerunners
10:00 – 12:01 Junior K1M 1st Run
12:04 – 12:35 Junior C1W 1st Run
12:38 – 13:35 U23 K1M 1st Run
13:38 – 14:06 U23 C1W 1st Run
14:06 – 15:15 lunch break
15:15 – 15:56 Junior K1M 2st Run
15:59 – 16:15 Junior C1W 2st Run
16:18 – 16:55 U23 K1M 2st Run
16:58 – 17:11 U23 C1W 2st Run
18:00 Water Off

K1M Prelims
9:00 Heat 1
9:30 Heat 2
10:00 Heat 3
10:30 Heat 4
11:00 Heat 5
11:30 Heat 6
12:00 Heat 7
12:30 – 13:30 lunch break at Divoka voda (free training 12:45 -13:30)
C1 Prelims
14:00 Heat 1
14:30 Heat 2
K1W Junior
15:30 Heat 1
16:00 Heat 2
16:45 Free kayaking

Friday 17/08/2018 CANOE SLALOM
08:45 – 08:49 Forerunners
09:00 – 09:41 Junior K1W 1st Run
09:44 – 10:22 Junior C1M 1st Run
10:25 – 11:00 U23 K1W 1st Run
11:03 – 11:41 U23 C1M 1st Run
11:41 – 11:50 Break
11:50 – 12:16 Junior K1W 2st Run
12:19 – 12:42 Junior C1M 2st Run
12:45 – 13:05 U23 K1W 2st Run
13:08 – 13:31 U23 C1M 2st Run
13:31 – 14:45 Lunch break
14:45 – 15:27 K1M  Junior Teams Final
15:32 – 15:55 C1W  juniors Teams Final
16:00 – 16:47 K1M U23 Teams Final
16:52 – 17:12 C1W  U23 Teams Final
17:17 – 17:47 K1W  Juniors Teams Final
17:52 – 18:17 C1M juniors Teams Final
18:22 – 18:50 K1W  U23 Teams Final
18:55 – 19:17 C1M U23 Teams Final
19:30 Course setting for semi finals – finals

K1W Prelims
10:00 Heat 1
10:30 Heat 2
11:00 Heat 3
11:30 Heat 4
12:00 Heat 5
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break (free training 12:45 – 13:30)
K1 Junior Men Prelims
14:00 Heat 1
14:30 Heat 2
15:00 Heat 3
15:30 Heat 4
16:30 Free training

Saturday  18/08/2018 CANOE SLALOM
07:00 – 08:00 Course setting for semi-finals – finals
08:00 – 08:30 Full run demonstration
10:00 – 10:04 Forerunners
10:00 – 10:45 Junior K1M Semi-finals
10:50 – 11:20 Junior C1W Semi-finals
11:25 – 12:10 U23 K1M Semi-finals
12:15 – 12:45 U23 C1W Semi-finals
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:03 TV Introduction
14:06 – 14:36 Junior K1M finals
14:41 – 15:01 Junior C1W finals
15:06 – 15:36 U23 K1M finals
15:41 – 16:01 U23 C1W finals
16:06 – 16:13 C2M Demonstration
16:16 – 16:25 C2Mx Demonstration
16:30 – 16:55 Medals Ceremony Individual K1M, C1W
16:55 – 17:20 Medals Ceremony Teams K1M, C1W
18:05 Water Off

K1M Junior Semifinal
10:00 Heat 1
10:30 Heat 2
K1W Semifinal
11:30 Heat 1
12:00 Heat 2
12:30 – 14:30 Lunch break (free training 12:45 -15:00)
K1M Semifinal
15:30 Heat 1
16:00 Heat 2
17:00 Free training

Sunday  19/08/2018 CANOE SLALOM
10:15 – 10:19 Forerunners
10:30 – 11:00 Junior K1W Semi-finals
11:05 – 11:35 Junior C1M Semi-finals
11:40 – 12:10 U23 K1W Semi-finals
12:15 – 12:45 U23 C1M Semi-finals
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:03 TV Introduction
14:06 – 14:26 Junior K1W finals
14:31 – 14:51 Junior C1M finals
14:56 – 15:16 U23 K1W finals
15:21 – 15:41 U23 C1M finals
15:50 – 16:15 Medals Ceremony Individual K1W, C1M
16:15 – 17:00 Medals Ceremony Teams K1W, C1M + Closing Ceremony
17:15 Water Off

10:00 K1W Junior Final
11:00 C1 Final
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 K1M Junior Final
14:00 K1W Final
15:00 K1M Final
17:00 Medal Ceremony






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How to get to Čunovo–Divoká voda

Don’t you know how to get to Čunovo? Don’t worry, we have several information how to get to Čunovo–Divoká voda venue by public transport or by car

Bus service

18-19 August, Route 190

Special Bus Service, 8:30-20:00, 20 minutes interval

Route: Most SNP, Panónska cesta, cesta č. 2, Rusovce, Areál vodných športov (Divoká voda)

Stops: Most SNP, Aupark, Dvoryu, Rusovská cesta, ŽST Petržalka VŠ Manažmentu, Kolmá, Nákupná zóna Lúky, Jasovská, Slnečnice, Gerulata, ŽST Rusovce, Gaštanová aleja, Pieskový hon, Čunovské jazerá, Schengenská, Čunovo-záhrady, Čunovo-priehrada, MVE Mošoň, VE Čunovo, Areál vodných športov


15-17 August, Route 90

Standard Bus Service

Free parking:

Parking for the spectators is provided free of charge close to the venue entrance.

Areál Divoká voda

Divoká voda (Areál vodných športov)

Venue Location

Canoe slalom venue is 20km south of Bratislava.

GPS Coordinates

48.031944, 17.229167
Latitude 48º 01’ 55”
Longitude 17º 13’ 45”

Bratislava, Slovakia, European Union

Bratislava is capital city of Slovakia located in Central Europe.
City is well connected with neighboring capitals and international airports by international highways.

By road

Bratislava is situated directly on country boarders with Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary. Bratislava is well connected to neighboring capitals by international multilane highways. Within Slovakia, the D1 motorway connects Bratislava to the east of the country (direction Košice, Krakow), the D2 motorway connects Bratislava with Hungary to the south and the Czech Republic to the north and D4 motorway connects Bratislava with Vienna.

By air

If you want to fly to Bratislava, you can choose between the city’s own international airport and Schwechat airport in Vienna, which is about 45 km from Bratislava and connected by regular shuttle buses. Regular flights link these airports with many major European destinations.

Vienna international airport (VIE)

Bratislava airport (BTS)

By train

International trains to Bratislava’s main railway station run from Vienna (1 hour), Budapest (3 hours), and Prague (4-5 hours) several times a day. There are less frequent direct connections to Berlin, Bucharest, Kiev, Moscow and Warsaw.
The main railway station is a short distance from the centre and there is a good connection to city public transport; alternatively, walking to the centre takes 15-20 minutes. Trains from Vienna also arrive at Bratislava–Petržalka Station, which is to the south of the city centre across the Danube River and has direct bus connection with Čunovo (Public transport, Bus 91).

By boat

Perhaps the nicest way to arrive in Bratislava is by riverboat, via the Danube. The Rhine–Main–Danube Canal links Bratislava with the North Sea; the Danube River connects it to the Black Sea.

Cruises along the Danube have been a big hit with tourists for many years. River cruises go to and from Budapest, and a scheduled passenger service, the Twin City Liner, connects Bratislava and Vienna by high-speed catamaran several times a day during summer.


  • Areál Divoká voda
  • 9:00 - 21:00
  • 48.031944, 17.229167
    Latitude 48º 01’ 55”
    Longitude 17º 13’ 45”


About the Championships


ECA Junior & U23 Canoe Slalom European Championships 2018 is returning after 16 years again into the capital city of Bratislava. The top youth international competition will be held again in the Areal of Watersports (Divoka Voda) – Cunovo, in the second half of August.
You can see the best of canoe athletes from more than 35 European countries and over 400 competitors participating in the delta of Bratislava Danube.
This championships with the accompanying activities belongs to the most important cultural events of the year 2018 in Slovakia.

The most successful Slovak sport thanks to our athletes

“Just to stay relaxed and dont make any mistakes, I told myself before the start. There was only one chance for us. The presure was extremely high, but fortunately it worked out so perfectly. I was watching the brothers Hochschorner when they won at the Olympic games and believed, that gave us the power we needed” said Peter Skantar (the cousin of his team mate Ladislav ), the new winner of men´s doble canoe in Rio de Janeiro 2016. When the Brazilian Olympic games closed successfully the season, after that our Olympians have qualified and hoping their´s dreams come true in Tokyo 2020.
In 2017 with the motto – Journey to Tokyo starts in Čunovo – ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships Junior&23 taken part in the Areal Divoka voda. The young Slovakian athletes won seven medals, three of them were winners of single canoe. In total overal, Slovakia came in third place, but the most successful was the single category.
As we can see, the popularity of waterslalom has rised. By our successful competitors, accomplished canoeing became the most prosperous Olympic sport in Slovakia. So far we won 14 medals and we are ready to achieve greater results also this year.
Freestyle kayaking is a young, dynamic, adrenaline sport. As a sport discipline, it is part of the International Canoe Federation (ICF) and ECA (European Canoe Association), and it belongs to wild water canoeing disciplines. The competition is based on official rules, where the figures are also defined and their score is scored. The essence of the sporting performance is to get the maximum points for the completed figures in the water roll / waves in 45 seconds. This year, Slovak Canoeing has a unique opportunity to host the European Championships in this extraordinary audience-sporting discipline, which has its rules full of dynamics, adrenaline, and action.
That´s the reason why we made the strategic decision and thanks to positive feedback from the International Canoe Federation (ICF), we will be organising more sport events in Cunovo for the next few years:
2018 – ECA Junior&23 Canoe Slalom European Championships
2018 – ECA Freestyle European Championships
2019 – The second round of the World cup
2020 – The Final of the World cup
2021 – The World Championships
The Organisatial commitee would like to continue to arrange another water events in Danube. Lead by example of World Championships 2011, which was the qualification for the Olympic games in London 2012 – that time evaluated by ICF as the the best organised canoe event in history.
Slovak canoeing is very grateful of the opportunity given to it by the International Canoe Federation by the attribution of the events mentioned above, enabling it to strategically plan and improve the quality of the events. Our goal is to move forward year after year and ten years after the successful World Championship, confirm the status of the elite organizer and allow Slovak athletes to perform top performances in front of home fans.
We believe that together with you we can prepare excellent conditions for our athletes so that we can jointly say that we have participated in the titles of world champions, European champions, World Cup winners or gold medalists.