This page is a guide only. It contains recommendations from either TMs, Referees or Parents from previous seasons.  Venues or official hotels may change for the current season so we recommend that you check the reglement’s before confirming any travel arrangements.  If you are booking hotels before the reglement is out we advise you may want to consider booking with free cancellation as it is not guaranteed that competition details will stay the same.

The competition take place in November and in 2021 and 2022 was at the same time as Independence Day. Celebrations can restrict travel in the city centre.

Background Info
Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia and is home to 627,487 inhabitants which is a third of Latvia’s population.

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Olympic sport hall “Elektrum”,  Rimi Olympic Center
Grostonas iela 6B, Vidzemes priekšpilsēta, Rīga, LV-1013, Latvia
Venue has a small shop, where fencers can access water, etc. There is also a cafeteria that serves a variety of hot meals.

Nearby Supermarket (to venue)
 Maxima XXX (500m from venue)

2021 season Riga Hotel TIA (900m from venue)
2022 season Radisson Blu Daugava (Taxi/Shuttle Bus from venue)

Flights to Riga are available from airports across the UK.

Official transfers are available through the organisers. There is also an airport shuttle bus available which is easy to use.  The BOLT app is used in Riga as an alternative to taxi’s.


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