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Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show

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Address: 1602 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236-1004
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Free And Enjoyable Half Hour

These are amateurs but there are some skiers that have been professional. The Ski-A-Rees pass a bucket for donations, auction off a seat in one of the boats, and sell T-shirts... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 2, 2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

These are amateurs but there are some skiers that have been professional. The Ski-A-Rees pass a bucket for donations, auction off a seat in one of the boats, and sell T-shirts, drinks, candy, pretty much whatever they can think of to raise funds for their equipment, showplace, and competitions. The members pay dues too. It was an enjoyable half hr... More 

Thank RickMIusa
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Whenever I get a chance , I always drop by the city island and watch them perform. Luv it and lots of fun! They are all talented! and I love them all♥ The pictures I will use on this review were taken few months ago.

Thank NEr V
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

I took my husband here because he said that we had done everything there is to see after coming to this area for years. We were both entertained by the ski show. They provide bleacher seating and do have beverages for sale. There is a range of ages of the skiers from small children to older adults and all were... More 

Thank Kurt L
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

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 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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