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FAQ

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).

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