WHITEWATER PARKS INTERNATIONAL and the LEE VALLEY
WHITE WATER CENTRE
London 2012 CEO Paul Deighton commends the design
team and the creative planning that went into launching the
world's newest & most accessible whitewater venue.
Being hailed as "best of its type, anywhere in the world"
the Centre hosted more than 10,000 visitors opening weekend, many
of whom decended the same rapids as Olympians did this year.
view of the venue, including the facilities building, the staging
lake environs, and WPI's innovative Olympic and "Legacy Loop"
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne inaugurates Lee
Valley Whitewater Centre at the December 9, 2010 Completion
Ceremony, unveiling the first newly built London 2012 Olympic
Olympic Delivery Authority Chairman John Armitt
offers praise and appreciation during the completion ceremony,
particularly to the many dedicated planning efforts put forward
by the project team during the preceeding
four years under the ODA's direction
Following a media launch earlier in the week, the
Lee Valley White Water Centre ceremoniously opened its gates to
the public on April 22, 2011, providing unprecedented
Legacy benefits a full 15 months before the Games.
Besides a momentous grand opening, the Centre also announced being
awarded the 2015 World Championships and conducted the 2011 British
National Team Selection, all inside its first month of operation.
Over the past year, national teams have been training in anticipation
events. In addition, the venue has been open to the public for
significant portions of 2011and 2012, offering rafting and other
community-based whitewater activities, delivering on its pre-Games
On July 22, 2010, water flowed in this unique dual-channel
facility for the first time, giving birth to the world’s newest
brand of purpose-built whitewater and realizing a vision for the
future that was years in the making.
For more information about the Lee Valley Whitewater
Centre and how to make reservations, go to: www.gowhitewater.co.uk
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