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Address: 1602 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone Number: (941) 388-1666

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We stumbled upon this Ski Team on a visit to Sarasota last Winter... WOW! Don't miss this awesome group perform! We were so impressed with the talent, we went back this Summer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this Ski Team on a visit to Sarasota last Winter... WOW! Don't miss this awesome group perform! We were so impressed with the talent, we went back this Summer, just for the Southeastern Regional Show Ski Competition. The Ski a Rees put on the best show imaginable. They were unbelievable! Our family and extended family attended and... More 

Thank HTBMartin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This is a fun and unique Sunday afternoon activity. The stunts are very impressive. The view on water is amazing.

Thank Kelly C
Peterborough, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We went here in March, although they are only 'practicing' the show is free and great fun for the family! I suggest arriving at least 30-45 min before the show starts, as parking is limited and the bleachers fill up. It is cool to see the experienced skiiers and the rookies working together on their show, they are definitely talented... More 

Thank 468DMTravels
Columbus, Ohio
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I have been to this show 3 times now, and have loved it each time. The skiers are a variety of ages, all in costume and very talented. They do pyramids, ski around the boat, and sometimes start and end on land! The show is free, but they ask for donations. Plan to donate - it's well worth it! There... More 

Thank dawn h
Bentonville, Arkansas
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83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

In February through May (I think it's May), Ski-A-Rees puts on a wonderful water ski show near the Mote Aquarium in Sarasota. I have seen many shows, including the ones on Lake Monona in Madison, WI, and the Tommy Barlett Ski Show in Wisconsin Dells, among others. We went last Sunday and the place was packed!! Be sure you donate... More 

Thank Nancy M
Medford Lakes, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

The Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show is a free event put on every Sunday from Mid February to early May. It may be free but there is no lack of professionalism and talent of the mostly young skiers. The event lasts a little over an hour. It started on time and moved quickly from event to event. There were three sets... More 

Thank Kathy_Roberts
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We paired the Ski-A-Rees with a visit to Mote Aquarium. The show was fantastic. Our family thoroughly enjoyed it. We packed a picnic lunch, found a shady tree, and ate while watching the fun. It is definitely on our list of things to do again.

Thank Cafly73
Acworth, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Great Ski Show. We lived in Sarasota and never went to see the ski show. It was great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Ted S
Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a FREE attraction and one of the top ski shows in the United States. A great time for all ages. There are rest rooms and a snack shop. These folks build pyramids, jump over a ski jump with acrobatic style. Highly recommended. Show changes regularly.

2 Thank Andrea M
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Found this next door when we visited the MOTE aquarium. This is a free event, run by an enthusiastic and skilled team of water skiers of all ages. There are staged seats available and a small shop selling drinks etc. The compare and backing music add to the spectacle of ski jumps, acrobatics and gymnastics on water. Donations are encouraged,... More 

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