Team Hoyt New England Adaptive Ski Day – June 26 – Holland, MA

Lisa getting ready for her ski run at our Holland Adaptive Event in 2023.

Event Date:

June 26, 2024

Event Time:

8:30 am

Event Location:

Aqua Riders of Holland

We are VERY Excited to partner once again with our friends from the Aqua Riders of Holland Show Ski Team as well as Team Hoyt New England for our first Adaptive Ski Event of 2024 which will take place at the Aqua Riders home ski site at 163 Mashapaug Rd, Holland, MA.   The event will run from 8:30am-4pm, with two different sessions of about 13 skiers each (26 total) and will include a lunch for all participants and volunteers.  

This event will be dedicated in the memory of Lisa Fracalosi, who was a member of Team Hoyt New England and who skied with us last season and became instantly hooked on waterskiing, joining us for multiple events and always having a huge smile on her face.     She will be skiing with us in spirit this year, and I am sure will continue to provide us all with a loving smile from above.

Registrations ARE NOW OPEN!

TEAM HOYT MEMBERS – Select “Check payment” when checking out –  Team Hoyt New England is covering your deposit! (You MUST be a member of THNE!)

A $40 refundable deposit will be required to hold your spot (the event itself is FREE, Team Hoyt Members –  see above).    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 give 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 waitlist or try to fulfill the spot that is being vacated.     

SKIERS:  All skiers 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 worn 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

About Team Hoyt New England:

Throughout over 1100 events during their forty year racing career, Dick and Rick Hoyt touched the lives of many around the world. Hailing from New England, it is only fitting that this duo inspired the creation of Team Hoyt New England.

Team Hoyt New England aims to pair athlete riders with teammates from across New England. The goal is to not only carry-on the legacy of the Hoyts, but to also ensure that no single person is ever left on the sidelines.

About the Aqua Riders of Holland:   

The Aqua Riders are a non-profit, family oriented, competitive water ski show team located in Holland, MA. We volunteer our time and talents and work together as a team to put on incredible water ski shows for everyone to watch! We have Friday night shows at our home site on Hamilton Reservoir during the summer and compete in the Eastern Region Show Ski Competition against other water ski teams in New England.

Register Now:

Ticket type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
Morning Session

Morning Session - 8:30-Noon

No Seat Availables
0 Left:
$40.00
Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session - 1pm-4pm

1 Left:
$40.00
Quantity: Total

Event FAQs

What do I need to bring?

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.

Can non-participants watch?

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.   

What about Insurance? Are you covered if anything goes wrong?

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.

What is your 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.     

Can I ride in the boat as a caregiver?

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.    

Event Location:

Total Seats: 26 (1 Left:)
  • Aqua Riders of Holland
  • 163 Mashapaug Rd
  • Holland
  • MA
  • 01521
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • June 26, 2024 8:30 am   -   4:00 pm
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