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Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show

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Address: 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: (941) 388-1666
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Great Sunday Afternoon and It's Free!

This is old school Florida - a water skiing show. It was truly fun to watch theses kids do their performance. There were water skis, wake boards, and bare foot skiers. They even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Buffalo, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This is old school Florida - a water skiing show. It was truly fun to watch theses kids do their performance. There were water skis, wake boards, and bare foot skiers. They even do jumps and pyramids. Bring a chair or get there early for limited bleacher seats. It was a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. Bring your... More 

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Amherst, Ohio
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great show! Really fun, cool to see so close up and free, they do ask a donation and well worth giving one.

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Sarasota, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Didnt know this existed and I have been here for 10 years. Great ski show, an hour long. Get there early as the limited bleacher seating fills up or take a lawn chair. They just ask for a donation. Great family outing. Loved it

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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a must see show and it is free. The skiers are youth that are interested in learning to ski and they compete on a national level. The event area is set up with bleachers so you can see all the action. The announcer is very good and keeps you entertained between acts. These young people do some incredible... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This free show consists of young children and ski professionals. It is unbelievable the stunts they perform from jumping, crossovers and spinning to water ski ballet and pyramids. The costumes are professional looking as are the performers! This is a must see if you are in Sarasota area during their performance times. Check out their website for the dates and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If Nike says, Just Do It, then I'm saying, Just Go! This is a tremendous show. The youthful enthusiasm of the Ski-A-Rees (and some of the skiers are not chronologically young) is contagious. This show highlights the incredible talent of these skiers in a very down home, intimate setting that is free. Yup, it's free. They will pass the bucket... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

As a 4 member family (an 89 year old mother, brother, husband and myself) we decided to pack a picnic lunch and witness the last day of season training for these stars of the water skis in the making. What a delightful day to witness that these kids were so dedicated to their work in progress! A great way to... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Skilled water skiers, very young, young and some older provide a great water show for the audience. It's always a pleasure to see amateurs who can perform at high skill levels.

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Englewood, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Do go - and with family, especially kids and friends. Great show, talent and hidden gem of Sarasota!!

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is so much fun to watch. It reminds me of when I was a kid and these shows were more common. Now it is very rare to see this on anywhere. Love it! Thank you!!!

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