What is freestyle or playboating?

Freestyle or playboating is staying in a specific area or section of a river to play on waves or drops.


Playboating can occur on moving water and flat water.


Playboating involves performing a range of tricks similar to skateboarding. including turns, spins and flips.


For more information on freestyle canoeing, you can visit the British freestyle kayaking website.

Does Green Star offer playboating?

Yes, Green Star does offer playboating or freestyle.

Green Star Canoe Club has a number of paddlers that are skilled in freestyle but at present do not compete in competitions.


A previous Green Star member is one of the best Freestyle paddlers in the country.


From being a beginner paddler, Green Star members are encouraged to play on waves, drops and river features to build confidence.

When does Green Star offer playboating?

The Green Star Canoe Club offers regular opportunities to participate in freestyle. We also offer pool sessions at the Maltby Leisure Centre during the winter and flat water sessions at our Doncaster lake.

Book Green Star Playboating Events

November 21, 2020

Maltby Leisure Centre, Maltby
November 21, 2020

Finningley, Doncaster
March 29, 2023



Green Star Canoe Club is an all round canoeing and kayaking club based in Doncaster. We offer canoe slalom, polo, freestyle and river running events.

17 Partridge Flatt Rd, Doncaster, DN4 6SB