Bulletin # 1 is now available for the 2020 Canadian Water Ski National Championships. The Nationals will take place on Aug. 4-9 at Shalom Park Water Ski site in Edmonton, Alberta. 

  • Event Cancellation Notice

    Water Ski Canada and the Shalom Park host committee have been actively monitoring the COVID-19 crisis and its implications for the 2020 competitive water ski season, including the 2020 Canadian Water Ski National Championships, slated for Alberta in August.

    The Chief Medical Officer of Alberta delivered an update on COVID-19 on April 23rdthat specifically addressed the mandatory restrictions on gatherings of over 15 people as it relates to summer events. This update provided clarification that summer events will not be allowed if they violate the gathering restrictions. A transcript of the announcement can be seen here- https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=701519ADB9F71-9BB3-65BA-DEBCAF1D54416B96

    Due to this clarification from the Government of Alberta, it is with great regret that Water Ski Canada and the Shalom Park host committee have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Canadian Water Ski National Championships. Our foremost concern is to ensure the safety and well being of all participants. We know how important the Canadian Water Ski National Championships is to our community and we do not make this decision lightly.

    We are still hopeful that our clubs and schools will be able to run some programming this summer and we will continue to support those activities under local and federal legislation requirements. Our staff remains available to answer your questions and support your activities where legal mandates provide. 

    We wish everyone the best of health and safety in these difficult times and encourage you to follow the directions of the Public Health Agency of Canada and your local health officials.   Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada (WSWC) has create a page with useful links related to COVID-19 information here-  https://wswc.ca/covid-19-resource-hub/

    We look forward to the resumption of Water Ski activities once the crisis has passed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  Water Ski Canada will continue to update the community on the status of Water Ski events as the information becomes available.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Kyle Hunter Kyle@wswc.ca

    Relevant Transcript from Alberta CMO:

     The weather is finally getting nicer, and I know many of us want to be outside. I have repeatedly said that being outdoors and active is important for maintaining our mental health during these tough times.

    However, we need to remember that a single case of COVID-19 can spread like wildfire in large groups of people.

    That is why, today, I want to clarify that the mass gathering restrictions currently in place also apply to all summer events or festivals in Alberta.

    To be clear, the orders in place prohibit gathering of more than 15 people. They also require people gathered in groups of fewer than 15 to maintain a distance of 2 metres from one another.

    Albertans are prohibited from attending any event that would violate these orders.

    I know summer festivals and events are incredibly important for many people. They provide fun and entertainment in every part of our province, and many people depend on them for livelihood.  

    This decision was not made lightly, but we must do everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    We have seen that festivals and large gatherings hold the potential to be super-spreader events, where one sick person can expose many others to the virus, spreading COVID-19 across households, communities, and even large geographical distances.

    Many event organizers in Alberta have already taken it on themselves to cancel or postpone events this summer, but I also know that others were waiting for clarification from me.

    By providing this clarification now, I hope that organizers will be able to provide advance notice to help them limit unreasonable expenditures and cancel contracts in a timely manner.

  • Event Overview

    Event Overview

    2020 NATIONALS

    It is our pleasure to invite the Canadian water ski community to the 2020 Canadian Water Ski National Championships to be held at Shalom Park Water Ski Site in Edmonton, Canada, from August 4-9, 2020. 

    At the 2020 Canadian Water Ski National Championships we will crown Nationals Champions in slalom, trick, jump, overall in multiple divisions, and crown one participating Province with the award of Provincial Champion. Details are still being worked out, but on Sunday we plan to bring back a modified version of the Canadian Open, including a Junior Open and Senior Open, in addition to the traditional Open Event held at Nationals. Additional information will be provided in a subsequent bulletin.




    Shalom Park Water Ski Site is a man-made water ski lake located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Shalom Park was built in 1985 and has been host to a multitude of events, including the 2019 IWWF World Under 21 Waterski Championships, the Canadian Open Elite Event, the 1996 IWWF World Junior Waterski Championships, multiple Canadian National Waterski Championships and a multitude of other events. Shalom Park is located 20 minutes away from the Edmonton International Airport (YEG).

    Google Map Location of Shalom Park Water Ski Site: MAP



    The average temperature forecasted by AccuWeather for the dates proposed for the
    2020 Canadian Water Ski National Championships are:

    Dates: Aug 4-9
    Average High Temp: 23C / 74F
    Average Low Temp: 12C / 54F



  • Accommodation & Tourism


    The host hotel for the event will be the Wyndham Garden Edmonton Airport.

    Hotal Name: Wyndham Garden Edmonton Airport

    Address: 8016 Sparrow Drive, Leduc, AB, T9E 7G3

    Phone: +1 780-769-0188

    Room Rate – Single (Standard King): $115.00 (CDN), includes free hot breakfast for all guests

    Room Rate – Double (Two Queens): $119.00 (CDN), includes free hot breakfast for all guests

    Credit Cards Accepted: All major credit cards

    Hotel Website: CLICK HERE

    Email for Booking: groupsales@wgiedmonton.com

    Booking Deadline: June 30, 2020

    Distance from Event Venue: 18.5km

    Notes / Comments: 20% off food at Hotel Restaurants

    Dinner reservations: To avoid long waiting times for dinner, make your reservations early




    There are many options for tourist activities in Edmonton and greater Alberta. Visit Travel Alberta and Explore Edmonton for options and help in planning your trip. 

  • Canadian Anti Doping Code

    The 2020 Canadian Water Ski National 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 www.cces.ca or via phone at 1-800-672-7775.

  • Ceremonies, Banquet & Meetings


    Lunches on site will be provided free of charge to appointed Officials on tournament days (August 5-9). Competitors, family members and companions may purchase food from the food trucks that will be located on site.

    The Host hotel offers a complimentary breakfast each day. 

    Other than the Thursday BBQ and the Saturday night Awards Banquet, evening meals will be self-funded and options can be found near the Site and Hotel.


    Shalom Park will host a BBQ on Thursday evening free of charge to Athletes, which will include a Provincial Line Dance Competition. Details will be included in a subsequent Bulletin. Additional tickets will be available for a cost of $20 (CDN).


    The Saturday night Awards Banquet is offered free of charge to Athletes and Officials. Additional tickets will be available for a cost of $60 (CDN).

  • Communications


    Official Website: CLICK HERE

    Hashtags: #2020CDNWaterSkiNats, #didyouseemyspray




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  • Eligibility, Rules, Records & 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.

    Official Event Rule Book: Water Ski Canada

    Records: WSWC Record Capable Event & IWWF Ranking List

    Sanction: WSWC/ IWWF Sanction

    Registration Limit: None

  • Event Schedule & Tournament Format


    The provisional schedule for the 2020 Canadian Water Ski National Championships is as follows. This Schedule is subject to change, and can be modified by the Chief Judge or the Tournament Director.

    Unofficial Practice: Before August 4, 2020

    Official Familiarization Officials & Captains Meetings: August 4, 2020

    Competition: August 5-8, 2020

    Thursday BBQ and Provincial Line Dance Competition: August 6, 2020

    Free Night: August 7, 2020 (Free Night – check out West Edmonton Mall or book an Urban Pedal Tour and check out the sites in style.)

    Saturday Night Awards Banquet: August 8, 2020

    Canadian Open Sunday: August 9, 2020



    Tournament Format details will be included in Bulletin #2


  • Event Towboat and Equipment

    All official practice and tournament events will be pulled by the all new Ski Nautique


  • Familiarization & Athlete Check-in

    Familiarization & Athlete Check-in details will be included in Bulletin #2


    Shalom Park is open to the public and offers a variety of pricing packages for unofficial practice prior to August 4, 2020. Visit www.shalompark.com/pricing for more information. 

  • Organizing Committee & Contact Info


    Contact: Ken and Donna Nelson/ Chuck and Kristy Kraus

    Email: Nationals@shalompark.com

    Website: http://www.shalompark.com



    Contact: Kyle Hunter

    Email: Kyle@wswc.ca

    Phone: 613 697 6324 

    Website: www.waterskicanada.ca



  • Registration Fees & Form

    Registration & Entry Fee details will be included in Bulletin #2



  • Site Details


    Massage and chiropractic services will be available on site during the competition. The price of massage will be:

    • $20 for 15 minutes
    • $35 for 30 minutes
    • $60 for an hour

    The price for chiropractic adjustment will be $40. Sign up will be available on site. 


    The organizer will supply storage for competitor equipment in a specific building with shelving It is locked overnight. The organizer is not responsible for equipment that is lost or damaged. 



  • Travel Information


    The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is only 18.3 km away from Shalom Park Water Ski Site, an easy 20 minute drive.  http://flyeia.com/ 


    The Official Hotel provides free transportation between the airport and the hotel for all guests.  


    Edmonton International Airport is served by the following rental car companies. Taxis and ride sharing options (including Uber) are also available. 


    1 877 222 9075
    780 890 7345


    1 800 879 2847
    780 890 7596


    1 800 268 8900
    780 890 4801


    1 800 261 7331
    780 980 2338


    1 800 263 0600
    780 890 4435


    1 800 227 7368


    1 800 847 4389
    780 890 4436





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