Water Sports Centre
The Water Sports Centre is situated 20 km from Bratislava’s
city centre. Transport options include own cars (parking
facilities next to the Sports Centre) or public transport to
Cunovo (part of Bratislava) followed by 2 km walk. From
Bratislava, take the Rusovce direction, to the state border with
the Republic of Hungary.
The Centre’s facilities and conception meet the criteria of
world’s best sports stadiums. The Centre offers training
possibilities for performance class water slalom racers and
rafters but also for amateur sportsmen. It is possible to hold
European and international competitions in the Centre which
boasts Olympic parameters (World Cup in Water Slalom was held
here in 1997). Sports competitions are held in a closed cycle
which consists of a starting pool, two courses (choice possible),
a boat lift and a reverse and run-down canal.
The courses are designed with recommendations and knowledge of
Mr Cibak, co-author of similar projects in Australia, Spain or
Facts on Centre’s Sports Facilities
- Starting pool (view picture
Sized 20x40 m, depth approx.1500 mm. Through the pool is
supplied (depending on requirements) water to the left or
right course. As it is the end of reverse canal, the
competitors may stay on water longer before the start.
They are called on the lighting board which displays name
of the competitor to prepare for the start.
- Courses (view picture)
Two canals with combinations total up to 5 course
variants with difficulty levels from beginners to top
level sportsmen. Alongside the courses are moving
hurdles, which may change the shape and difficulty of the
course. Right canal is 460 m long, maximum fallout is 6.6
m. Discharge is 7-12 m3/sec. Left canal is 356 m long,
maximum fallout is 6.6 m. Discharge is 7-22 m3/sec. When
opened at one time, both courses can have a discharge of
7 m3/sec in the right canal and 15 m3/sec in the left
- Finish building (view
picture 40 KB)
At competitions, the building serves as an information
system centre which provides timings of competitors,
collection of penalty points, processing of results,
control of result displays in the Centre and gives
information on the competition to local computers as well
as the Internet.
- Boat lift (view picture 66 KB)
serves for transport of boats from finish area to
run-down canal. Competitors can get back to start after
they finished without getting off the boats. Boat lift is
37,200 mm long at the horizontal, angle of climb is 17.5
grades and angle of decline is 14.5 grades. Transporter
is 1200 mm wide, speed of belt is 0.83 m/sec. Time of
boat transport is 45.2 sec. At one time, three boats with
double teams can be transported (C2).
- Reverse and run-down canal (view
picture 34 KB)
is 255 m long, water level is 14 m wide. Comfortable
access from the boat-house. Suitable for heating up of
competitors and training of beginners.
- Stand (view picture 46 KB)
Offers a good view on the most part of the course.
Contains an information centre for journalists and
commentators, rooms for Competition Organization
Committee. Refreshments are served. Information on
competition is provided on-line directly to the computers
in each room.
- Boat-house No. 1 (view
picture 44 KB)
is a two-storey building: garages for boats (6 rooms), a
workshop, a launderette and a drying-room for sport suits
and a service room may be found on the ground floor.
First floor has a club with bar and dressing rooms with
facilities for competitors (showers, WC, lock-up boxes). Boat-house
No. 2 with accommodation facilities is currently
View pictures from
change: 30. 07. 2002