Courage Kenny Research
Institute's (CKRI) Sports and Recreation Department is partnering with the
Midwest Ski Otters Water Ski Club to host a Discover Adaptive Waterskiing Day
on June 23, providing lessons for people new to the sport of adaptive
waterskiing. The lessons are designed for sit down and stand up water skiers.
"We are excited to
partner with the Ski Otters to provide this opportunity for folks to get out
and try the exhilarating sport of waterskiing," said Kristi Youngquist,
CKRI Sports and Recreation manager. "As one past adaptive waterski participant
told me, 'I could move and I wasn’t stuck anymore and I was doing the same
thing as able bodied people, and I was out in the air and water.'"
Participants will get one or
two turns out on the water behind an official inboard water ski boat.
Instructors are accomplished water skiers and trained Courage Kenny volunteers.
Safety boats and personnel provide support out on the lake. All ski equipment
The lessons will be offered at
Otters show site on Little Goose Lake, Hoffman Road between Co Rd F and Hwy 61
in White Bear Lake, Minn., on June 23 from 9 a.m. until noon, or 12:30 until
3:30 p.m. Registration is required and there is a $20 fee. Register
online or by calling 612 775-2277. For more information, contact Kristi
Youngquist, 612-775-2277, email@example.com.