Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta has many options for grassroots programs.  We can provide to you clinics to teach beginners to learn to ski or ride or learn more advanced skills.  We can come to your lake with our trailer full of gear.  We offer Handle to Hand programs, Rip 'N Ride programs, Learn to ski at Shalom Park, Indoor water ski/wake training at the Syncrude Indoor Water Ski Pool.


What Is Rip n' Ride?

Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada's skill development program, called Rip 'N Ride, 

for young skiers and riders will guide kids thru the appropriate skill progression,

provide a solid foundation and knowledge base to build children's athletic abilities.

Rip ' N Ride has 5 levels and starts with safety, basic dock skills, understanding equipment

and getting out of the water on skis or a board. 

When all the skills and levels of Rip 'N Ride are completed, 

skiers and riders are ready to enter local competitions.  


Rip 'N Ride Water Ski & Wakeboard Clinics

BOOK NOW - for clinics at Ghost Lake & Chestermere Lake


Click on the Date below to take you to the online registration page  -- where you can book and pay for the clinic.

FOR:  Children aged 6 years and up AND Youth up to 16 years old

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner to Advanced

LOCATION: Ghost Lake Reservoir  OR Chestermere


These clinics are utilize the Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada's Rip 'n Ride skill progression. The program leads participants through a safe, effective and successful learning progression. We utilize specialized equipment such as training boom, short line, and trainer skis/wakeboards. Fun and playful success is our priority. Participants can achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in both Waterskiing and Wake boarding. Choose from 2 Day, 3 Day or combine on select weeks for a full 5 Day Camp.


COACH: Graeme MacDougall


3 Day Camps: $325/clinic 

2 Day Camps: $239/clinic plus booking/transaction fee

*   20% Discount is offered on the 2 Day Camp when added to the 3 Day Camp.

*   Please email Graeme for the discount code.:



EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED: Wetsuit, Drysuit, Skis, Wakeboard, knee board, Personal flotation device(PFD), bottled water and sunscreen.


EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Swimsuit, sweatpants/sweater (For insulation under drysuit), sandals, towel, hat, lunch and snacks. We stop for ice cream on our way home daily, please give your child $5 daily if you choose.



Ghost Lake Reservoir, 18 km west of Cochrane on Highway 1A.

Meet at the boat launch dock on the NORTH side of the highway, WEST of the bridge.

Chestermere Lake

Meet at the dock at 109 East Chestermere Drive


See Clinic Dates Below

If you are driving out with Graeme:

Transportation from Calgary- Canada Olympic Park is Included

88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary. Meet Graeme and the boat at the North West corner of main ski hill parking lot, by the big yellow school bus.

Loading Time: 7:50am

Departure Time: 8:00am

Return/Pickup time: 6:00pm

If you are driving out yourself:

Meet at the boat launch dock on the NORTH side of the highway, WEST of the bridge.

Meet/Drop off Time:  9:00am

Return/Pickup time:  4:30pm


Each day is subject to acceptable weather conditions. Should days be cancelled a proportionate refund will be issued, or an alternate day may be available. Cancellations are at the discretion of Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta and its affiliate coaches.



If you have any questions contact: Graeme MacDougall (Head Coach) by email or phone:


Cell:  (403)700-6587



Click on the Date to take you to the online registration page  -- where you can Register for your Clinic

If you require any further information on any of our grassroots programs, please email:

Shalom Park Water Ski Club - Learn to Ski Programs

Shalom Park has been offering Learn to Ski programs for over 25 years and has taught more than 2,000 to water ski and build self-confidence. Participants should be comfortable in the water (with life jacket on), but no prior skiing experience is necessary.


What's Included: life jackets, wetsuits, skis, boat, boom, and instruction.


What to Bring: swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, water, and a dry change of clothes. 


Details for each program are on their website, along with links to register. Don't wait because space is limited.  Click here to go directly to their Learn to Ski Page.



Water Ski & Wakeboard Alberta


11759 Groat Road

Edmonton, AB  T5M 3K6

Phone: 780-415-0088

Toll-free: 1-866-258-2754

Cell:  403-620-7259



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