Any Age, Any Disability Adaptive Ski Day – August 9th – East Brookfield
August 9, 2024
We are very excited to return to Lake Lashaway in East Brookfield for an “Any Age/Any Disability” OPEN Adaptive Ski Day. The event WILL be limited to 26 (ish) skiers, with a separate morning and afternoon session. If you came to last years event, you know how much fun we had and what a beautiful day it was on Lake Lashaway!
A $40 refundable deposit will be required to hold your spot (the event itself is FREE). Deposits will be returned (upon request) on the day of the event, if the participant does not request their deposit back the funds go into our Adaptive Ski Budget to offset the cost for lunch and help us bring more events like this to Central Massachusetts.
Lunch will be provided: As part of the event, we will be catering a box lunch or pizza for both the morning and afternoon sessions. We will also have an Ice Cream truck on site for the kids which we will giving each participant a voucher for one free ice-cream treat. Doughnuts and coffee will be available for the morning session as well. All of this is FREE for the participants via donations from our sponsors and donors!
Survey: As part of the grants that help us put on these events, we are asking each participant (especially ones with spinal cord injuries) to PLEASE take the following survey through Move United Sports – https://moveunitedsport.org/education/physical-activity-survey/
T-Shirts: All participants will receive a free t-shirt commemorating our 2024 Adaptive ski season and showing off their status as a full fledged water skier! Please pick your size in the registration form!
Cancellation Policy: We strive to fill all of our events, and will request a 72 hour notice prior to the event of a cancellation in order to receive your deposit back. The 72 hour window will allow us to contact someone on the wait list or try to fulfill the spot that is being vacated.
SKIERS: All skier MUST fill out the questionnaire attached to this registration form – failure to do so will result in your registration being canceled, as the information is essential for our planning and records to satisfy some of our grants that make events like these possible.
Life Jackets: Life jackets MUST be warn by all participants while they are in the water. We do have many different sizes of life jackets available for participants, but highly encourage people to bring their own if they have them. We will conduct a safety evaluation of all skiers prior to their ski run to make sure the jacket properly fits and is secure.
Questions?: Any further questions may be directed toward our Director of Adaptive Skiing at Adaptive@WebsterWaterSki.org
All participants should bring their own bathing suit, towel, sunscreen and snacks to the event. A folding/portable chair is also recommended. If the skier has there own life-jacket, that is also recommended, however there will be jackets on hand for those that need them. Skis, Ropes, and all other water ski equipment will be provided by the Webster Water Ski Collective for this event.
Yes- we will allow for non-participants and parents to watch from shore. Due to insurance restrictions, only approved volunteers and participants will be allowed to handle equipment or be in the water or boats during the event.
Insurance will be provided via USA Water Ski and Wake Sports, whom have a rich history of sponsoring water ski tournaments and water sport events. Each participant and volunteer will need to be a USA Water Ski for that day of the event, and USA Water Ski offers a one day pass for $10 that will be covered as part of the registration fee. Any participant that needs a day pass may get one at the event, and must sign a waiver form. The insurance covers us for general liability as well as for any injuries that might take place. Safety is always our #1 goal and we will have a designated certified safety official on site in addition to our certified instructors and boat drivers to make this as safe and fun of an experience as possible for our participants and guest.
We strive to fill all of our events, and will request a 72 hour notice prior to the event of a cancellation in order to receive your deposit back. The 72 hour window will allow us to contact someone on the wait list or try to fulfill the spot that is being vacated.
We highly discourage this practice as per our insurance rules only members of USA Water Ski and our staff may ride in the boat. Changing out riders in the boat also slows down the event signifigantly, so we try to avoid this unless absolutely nesassary. In certian special situations, we may allow a parent to ride in the boat if the participant sufferes from high-anxiety, and only after the parent/caregiver has filled out a insurance waiver and only if the boat driver allows it. Anyone in the boat must also have a personal floatational device on them at all times. All of our boats are owned personally by our volunteers, so the boat owner has the final say on who is allowed in their vessel.