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|About||The Gloucester Water Ski Association brings together water ski enthusiasts - both recreational and competitive - with a passion for carving the calm.|
|Mission||We aim to promote the sport of water skiing in Ottawa and beyond by encouraging participation regardless of skill level. From beginners and pros to retirees and everyone in between, we want to motivate members to stay active and healthy, for the love of the sport.|
Gloucester Water Ski Association (www.gwsa.org)
Come and share your enthusiasm for recreational or competitive water skiing with the Gloucester Water Ski Association (GWSA), the largest waterski club in the Ottawa area open to the general public. The club operates out of Eccolands Park on River Road, just south of the Hunt Club bridge.
We are a member run, water skiing club, supporting traditional two-event (slalom, trick) and barefoot enthusiasts in pursuing their on-water activities. We are not a ski school however we welcome novices, either youth or adults, to come out and learn the basics of waterskiing from us.
The GWSA ski club offers:
- A Ski Nautique 196 boat equipped with StarGazer (GPS speed control system)
- A professional SLALOM COURSE
- A barefoot boom
- Skiing equipment
- Corporate events
- And most of all... a lot of fun!
The club operates from mid-May to mid-October primarily in the evenings after 16h00, but skiing is often organized for early mornings as well.
How does it work? It’s simple. When someone wants to ski, they send out a request through the club group email indicating the date and time they want to ski. As long as three people jump in and agree to come out (with at least two being drivers), the event is a go.
The club is an incorporated, not-for-profit, member-run association. All club members are entitled to the use of the club facilities and are expected to contribute to the upkeep of the club. A driver training program is in place to certify experienced drivers and provide training to new members who want to become a driver.
Fee Structure (2017)��Non-Member rate: Non-members can ski at a rate of $5 per minute up to a maximum of $40. Note that non-members can only ski up to 4 times without becoming a member of WSWO (Water Ski Wakeboard Ontario) or FQSN (Fédération Québecoise de Ski Nautique). After becoming a member of an association, a non-member can ski as many times as they want, but may determine that becoming a me