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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!