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Ski Sprites Make New Waves This Season

after hitting the pause button due to COVID-19, local water ski team is back on the lake

Rebecca Mennecke, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

TA DA! THEY'RE BACK! The Ski Sprites Water Ski Team are back on Lake Altoona after a year without shows because of you-know-what.
TA DA! THEY'RE BACK! The Ski Sprites Water Ski Team are back on Lake Altoona after a year without shows because of you-know-what.

While members of the Chippewa Valley Ski Sprites may look like they’re simply gliding on water, their striking shows require nearly eight months of rigorous practice.

Each show includes a theme or storyline intended to entertain, including nearly 250 different costumes, set designs, equipment, choreography, music, and scripts.

And, after their last season hit the brakes due to COVID-19, the Ski Sprites are ready to make a splash at their summer season, with performances at 6:30pm every Wednesday and Sunday through Sept. 1.

Hit up Altoona Beach on Lake Altoona (with $5 for a county parking pass, along with any extra moolah you might want to donate to the team!) to check out their stunning displays of the techniques of waterskiing.


Learn more about the Chippewa Valley Ski Sprites on Facebook or at skisprites.com.