The 2018 ICF Canoe Polo World Championships will take place in Welland, ON from August 1 to 5, 2018 with opening ceremonies scheduled for July 31. Three years ago, the International Canoe Federation awarded the Championships to Welland following a successful bid presentation at ICF headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Much planning and preparation has taken place since that announcement was made. Here are five things to know about next year’s Canoe Polo Championships.
5 things to know about the 2018 World Championships
1. 30 countries are expected to participate, making for approximately 60 teams over four classes
2. A test event will take place this year in Welland from September 8–10, 2017
3. Italy and New Zealand are the reigning World Champions in men’s and women’s divisions respectively
4. You can Join the Event on Facebook to keep up to date on the latest news leading in the event
5. Canoe polo is a thrilling sport to watch. Check out the crowd energy at last year’s World Championships in Syracuse, Italy