Events Update

  • Nationals & Westerns

    • Dates & Event Overview

      Dates & Event Overview

      Dates: July 30 – Aug 2, 2021

      Location: Lake of KastynStone – Predator Bay Water Ski Club

      Site Address: #100 – 48071 – 230 Ave East, Foothills AB, T1S 4A8



      • Both Westerns and Nationals will run on the August Long Weekend July 31-August 2.
      • Westerns is a 1 Round  Event for slalom, trick and jump.
      • Nationals is a 1 Round Event  for slalom, trick and jump.n (remove the n)
      • The goal is every athlete can register and ski in 2 Rounds.
      • Western Province athletes have priority to ski in Westerns over non-Western Province skiers. Depending on registrations, athletes from the East can compete in  Westerns, for a score, but cannot place at Westerns.  So if you are from the East, please register as your intent to compete at Westerns.
      • Athletes must have a qualification score for Westerns/Easterns/Atlantics based on the WSWC Rulebook to compete at Westerns. Scores can be from 2019 to current.
      • If athletes do not have a qualifying score for Nationals, they can compete in Round 2 (Nationals), only for a score, but cannot place at Nationals. This is dependent on registrations. Please register as your intent to enter Nationals even if you do not have a qualifying score.
      • A skier will be able to compete for placement at Nationals if they obtain the qualifying score at Westerns in Round 1.






      Entry fees for WESTERNS 
      1 event $80
      2 events $100
      3 events $120
      Entry fees for NATIONALS 
      1 event $80
      2 events $100
      3 events $120

      Practice  CASH ONLY $20/set on site


      Login to your Water Sports Connect membership account to register for the event. Please see the instructions below. 

      CLICK HERE to register



    • About the Host Site


      The Predator Bay Water Ski Club is proud to host both the Western Canadian Water Ski Championships and the Canadian National Water Ski Championships on July 30-Aug 2, 2021.  Predator Bay is going into its 24th season.  The club is proud to have previously hosted 4 Canadian Nationals; 4 Canadian Westerns; multiple Provincial championships; 3 MasterCraft Pro Water Ski Events;  and the 2009 World Water Ski Championships.

      “We are thrilled to once again be welcoming our nation’s top water ski athletes to Calgary,” said Jeff Daniels, Executive Director, Sport, Culture & Major Events, Tourism Calgary. “Hosting the 2021 Western Canadian Water Ski Championships & the Canadian Water Ski Nationals Championships  this summer is welcome news to our live events sector and tourism economy which have both been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. We are pleased to support the Predator Bay Water Ski Club in the delivery of a first-class event which undoubtedly further enhance Calgary’s reputation as Canada’s Ultimate Host City.”


    • Accommodation & Travel


      Major Airport: Calgary International Airport YYC

      Rental Car Partner: Enterprise Car Rental

      On-Site Lake Parking Charges: None


      Here’s your reservation link your guests can use to make reservations:
      You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.
      Event Summary:
      2021 Water Ski Western Canadians
      Start Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
      End Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
      Last Day to Book: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
      Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
      Courtyard Calgary South for 149 CAD per night
      Residence Inn Calgary South for 169 CAD – 239 CAD per night
      Marriott Courtyard Calgary South – $149.00 for our Standard King or Two Queen guestrooms
      Marriott Residence Inn Calgary South – $169.00 for our Studio Suites (with full kitchens and breakfast included).

      Or contact here:   contact the properties directly at or by phone 587-349-7599 for the Courtyard or 587-349-8633 for the Residence Inn Calgary South.

      We are working with Tourism Calgary and they will send us the best rates for hotels in the area.  This information will be updated on the EVENT REGISTRATION PAGE and emailed to competitors that register.

      Tourism Calgary: CLICK HERE



    • Athlete Check-In


      Date: Friday, July 30  7:30am and Saturday, July 31 7:30am at Predator Bay


    • Ceremonies, Banquet & Meetings


      Officials Meeting: TBD – Predator Bay Water Ski Site

      Participant/ PSO Rep Meeting: TBD – Predator Bay Water Ski Site

      Awards & Banquet: Awards on Site.  No official banquet.  BBQ on site, Saturday evening. (TBD)





    • Eligibility, Rules, Records & Sanctions


      Official Event Rule Book: 2021 IWWF Rule Book & 2021 WSWC Rule Book

      Records: WSWC Record Capable Event & IWWF Ranking List

      Sanction: WSWC/ IWWF Sanction


      All skiers must be a member in good standing with a provincial water ski/wakeboard association in good standing with WSWC, be properly registered and be either a Canadian Citizen or a Canadian permanent resident.

      The 2021 Western & Canadian National Water Ski Championships are subject to in-competition testing by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. If you have questions about testing procedures or the Canadian Anti Doping Code be sure to consult with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport on their website at or via phone at 1-800-672-7775.

    • Event Towboat and Equipment


      Official Tow Boat Partner
      2021 MasterCraft ProStar

      Dealership Partner
      Lake House Marine

      Official Ropes

      Official Handles

    • Schedule & Familiarization


      Date: Friday, July 30

      Time: 8am – 2pm

      Cost: $20 / set – you can familiarize only once for each event you are registered for

      Familiarization Procedure(s): A set is defined as:  For SLALOM – 4 passes or 2 falls, for JUMP – 2 jumps, for TRICK – 4 passes or 2 falls.  Familiarization – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED – $20 CASH ONLY

      How: First come, first served by booking sets online. Booking link will be emailed to competitors.

      *Booking link will be posted soon!


      Friday, July 30th Practice for Westerns & Nationals 8am-2pm
      Friday, July 30th Westerns Round 1  3pm – 6pm
      Saturday, July 31st Westerns Round 1 7am – 6pm
      Saturday, July 31st Awards & BBQ on Site  6pm 
      Sunday, August 1st Nationals Round 1 8am-6pm
      Sunday, August 2nd Nationals Round 1 8am – 5pm 
      Monday, August 2nd Awards on Site End of day


    • Communication Platforms & Updates

    • Contact Information & Organizing Committee


      Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada

      Kyle Hunter
      Phone: 613-526-0685

      Predator Bay Water Ski Club

      Suzanne Velcic



      Chair of Westerns & Nationals: Suzanne Velcic & Dan Velcic

      Chief of Competition: Peter Person 

      Office Staff Lead: Kyle Hunter

      Event Registration: Katie Bice

      Chief Driver: Russ Dickson

    • COVID - 19 Protocols


  • Atlantics

    2021 ATLANTICS
    Location: Butler Lake
    Dates: July 24.
    Registration: COMING SOON
    *You must hold an active membership to register for the event
  • Easterns

    2021 EASTERNS
    Location: Spray Lake
    Dates: July 23-25
    Registration: OPEN – Water Sports Connect (link in bio)
    *You must hold an active membership to register for the event
  • COVID-19 Resources

    CLICK HERE for more information