Thrill seekers are being given the opportunity to try a London 2012 venue even before the world’s greatest sporting event comes to a close next month.
The Lee Valley White Water Centre hosted the hugely-successful, five-day Canoe Slalom event during the first week of the Olympic Games. It will open to the public once again on Saturday 8 September and tickets are already on sale.
See video of the final White Water Olympic competition day below.
The Centre was the only brand-new London 2012 venue to open ahead of the Games and there has been a huge demand for white water rafting and paddling ever since.
Councillor Liz Webster, Epping Forest District Council’s Olympics Champion and Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Wellbeing, said: “Lee Valley White Water Centre has already given thousands of people the chance to experience the thrill of the rapids so far. I am delighted that it will be re-opening just four weeks after the Games and will continue the fantastic legacy that this venue has already provided. I am sure many more thousands of people will want to experience it for themselves.”
Councillor Webster concluded: “This is an excellent facility right on our doorstep. It is a tremendous legacy not only for the people of Waltham Abbey but people all over the country. I would encourage everyone to visit and whilst there to enjoy many of the other attractions the Epping Forest district has to offer.”
Tickets for the new season are available from Lee Valley White Water Centre or the booking and enquiry hotline on 08456 770 606. You don’t have to be an Olympian, the Centre is suitable for paddlers of all abilities, from grassroots to elite.