Canoe Slalom

What is canoe slalom?

Slalom is a competitive discipline that involves paddling through downstream and upstream gates as fast as you can and as cleanly as you can (avoiding hitting or missing the gates).


Slalom uses divisions similar to football. Starting in Division 4, paddlers can get promoted up to Division 3, then Division 2, on to Division 1 and finally the Premier Division.


There are many classes for canoeing and kayaking slalom. K1 is one person paddling in a kayak. C1 is one person paddling in a canoe. C2 is two people paddling in a two person canoe.


For more information on Canoe Slalom in the UK, pop down to one of our club sessions or have a look at the link below:


Canoe Slalom UK– This website lists all the competitions taking place this year, results, each competitor’s ranking, kit for sale and general news. Events can be searched by division to book.  When you achieve your first promotion, you can apply for your own bib number to race here. If you need any help navigating this system at first, ask, there is always someone willing.


Does Green Star offer slalom?

Yes, Green Star does offer slalom as a discipline

Green Star Canoe Club has slalom paddlers competing in the Premier Division as well as Divisions 1 to 4. Paddlers are in Kayak (K1), Canoe Singles (C1) and Mens’ Canoe Doubles (C2) classes.


We are especially strong in coaching young paddlers as well as competition performance paddlers.

When does Green Star offer slalom?

Green Star Canoe Club offers weekly slalom training sessions at our lake in Finningley, Doncaster, a broad variety of rivers and Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham.


During the summer months Green Star members attend competitions most weekends once hooked on the sport!

During the winter months we continue to offer training and support the training programme offered by Yorkshire Slalom. Details of Yorkshire Slalom winter training can be found here.


As well as training at our regular club sessions, we also take groups to train at the National Whitewater Centre (HPP) in Nottingham, where some of our paddlers are in the Regional Talent Academy and the Super Regional Squad. Some of our paddlers have paddled for England, are in the GB Junior Squad and previous members have paddled internationally.


Green Star Canoe Club also host slalom races. Our div. 4 events make a great entry point to the discipline and, above all, offer great fun!  We encourage all members to attend these events and support them to ‘have a go’.

Book Green Star Canoe Slalom Events

November 21, 2020

Finningley, Doncaster


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