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Membership

How to join:‌ 

All ages and all abilities are welcome. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and for more information click here: (Link)

Jr Development Team 

Our youngest members and newer skiers participate and grow as part of our Jr. Development Team. They practice one night/week and focus on waterskiing basics and show skiing basics. All Jr members are part of our development shows on Sundays.

Sr Development Team 

Our older teens and adults who are not new to water skiing, but new to show skiing have a special practice night dedicated just to them. Our goal is to mentor and train them to learn the skills necessary to be part of the main show.

‌ Sr Team 

Our most seasoned show skiers are part of what we call the “Sr. Team” – it is senior in skill (not in age). This is the group that performs the main show and practices 1-2 times/week.

Membership FAQs

There is no skill requirement to join the team. The majority of the members learn almost everything once they join.

All ages are welcome. We have a Jr. Team that is designed to train those 16 and under and a Development team that is designed to work with our older teens/adults that are new to show skiing. However, if you are under the age of 13, a parent is required to be involved (see Jr. Team FAQ). You are never too old to join – we welcome experience and wisdom.

You need a swimsuit and a life vest (wetsuits are optional). The team provides skis, ropes and boats. We provide some specialty equipment for learning purposes (wakeboards, trick skis, jumpers, swivel ski), but when someone wants to improve at these skills, they should purchase this equipment on their own.

No. The club has four boats and at least two of them will be available for most practices.

We practice one-two times per week, in addition to our weekly shows. In addition, we do have some free ski opportunities throughout the summer. If you are willing, you will get wet several times each practice you attend. We emphasize that you will get out of the team what you put into it.

There are several ‘experts’ and ‘ex-professional’ water skiers on the team. There is always someone available to instruct from the basics to the most difficult maneuvers. In addition, the team offers several ski clinics throughout the summer to its team members (Barefoot, Wakeboard, Jump, and Swivel) where we often fly in expert instructors for special, individualized training.

Membership prices vary by location (White Bear Lake residents are offered reduced rates, as new members) and vary by number joining (individual vs. family).

There is also an insurance fee (USA WaterSki Insurance) prices vary depending on membership type.

Your membership gets you a lot of water time, excellent training, opportunities to get individualized expert training, and a chance to learn and try a lot of disciplines of the sport where all equipment, boats, and a lake are provided. Most importantly, the chance to work with a diverse team and be a part of something spectacular.

Because our Jr. members are our youngest and smallest assets, they are unable to help with a lot of the work involved in putting on a ski show and practices. Therefore, we look to their parents to help with some of the tasks that are required to put on our shows and practices. The Jr. Team is also responsible for putting together and organizing one fundraiser each year. In the past, this has been volunteering to work a shift at our Culver’s fundraiser.

Because our Jr. members are our youngest and smallest assets, they are unable to help with a lot of the work involved in putting on a ski show and practices. Therefore, we look to their parents to help with some of the tasks that are required to put on our shows and practices. The Jr. Team is also responsible for putting together and organizing one fundraiser each year. In the past, this has been volunteering to work a shift at our Culver’s fundraiser.

The team practices one-two times per week. We ask that members try to make at least one of the weekly practices. How often you practice is up to you, but we feel it is important to note “you will get out of the team what you put into it”.

The shows are every Sunday at 6pm with some exceptions (see our website for a complete schedule www.skiotter.com).

Jr. Team FAQs

There are many kids on our Jr. Development team and the coaches’ job is to get kids/acts on the water and keep things moving. They do not have the ability to watch your child while doing their job. Because they are around water, we want to make sure that someone is responsible for them. Parents are needed to assure their children show responsible behavior around the docks and boats. In addition, we believe water skiing is a family sport and we hope that the parents will get involved with the team as well.

You need to stay off the dock and let the coaches do their job. You can help out by encouraging your child and making sure they are helping. If you are willing to help out, please let us know and we will utilize you where we can.

Yes. As long as there is a parent there who is responsible for watching your child, you need not be present, but please let the coaches know so they are aware you are not “dropping-and-dashing”.

Yes. As long as there is a parent there who is responsible for watching your child, you need not be present, but please let the coaches know so they are aware you are not “dropping-and-dashing”.

We are always looking for help with fundraisers, getting ads for our program, distributing our posters, and any of the behind-the-scenes jobs listed above.

We are always looking for help with fundraisers, getting ads for our program, distributing our posters, and any of the behind-the-scenes jobs listed above.

Your child should know the basics of water skiing. If they are beginners, we have a Stepping Stones program (1/2 day clinics) throughout the summer where we can teach them the basics. Please inquire at info@skiotter.com for more info.

Your child should know the basics of water skiing. If they are beginners, we have a Stepping Stones program (1/2 day clinics) throughout the summer where we can teach them the basics. Please inquire at info@skiotter.com for more info.

Because our Jr. members are our youngest and smallest assets, they are unable to help with a lot of the work involved in putting on a ski show and practices. Therefore, we look to their parents to help with some of the tasks that are required to put on our shows and practices. The Jr. Team is also responsible for putting together and organizing one fundraiser each year. In the past, this has been volunteering to work a shift at our Culver’s fundraiser.

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