Ken Nelson


Ken Nelson has been around water skiing most of his life.  He has been a builder throughout the water ski community in Canada, having hosted  multiple National and International events at his man-made, self-designed ski lake, Shalom Park. Ken holds multiple national records and still loves to coach, ski and simply be a part of this amazing community of water skiers.  

Book a 15 minute ski set for yourself on MINDBODY. We are open to the public and take all levels, from beginner to pro.  Ski you soon!

What's Going on 2024

Who We Are

Our staff

April 29  -  SEASON OPENS

May 18,25,1 - Enoch Nation Waterski Club

May 19  -  New Kids on the Water (NKOW)

May 26  -  New Kids on the Water (NKOW)

May 20,27,3 - Woman on the Water (WOW)

June 1,8,15,22 - Enoch Nation Waterski club

July 12-14 - JR. CDN OPEN

Aug 8-10 - Western Canadian Championships

August 12,19,26 - Woman on the Water (WOW)

SEPTEMBER 30 - Season Closes






Our History

Kristy Kraus

Manager of Events/Ski School

Kristy has been in the ski business her entire life, skiing on multiple teams for Canada as well as holding multiple national records. Kristy has had the pleasure of coaching the Alberta Water Ski Team over the years as well as her own kids and is daughter to Canadian Water Ski Legend, and owner of Shalom Park, Ken Nelson. Kristy is married to Chuck Kraus, who keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes.

Evan Kraus

Assistant Manager of Events/Ski


Coach/Boat Driver

Evan is a tough act to follow.  Evan knows his technique and has a very sharp eye.  You will enjoy getting coached by Evan. Invest in him, he will invest in you. He loves his proteges. Evan is a Pre-Law student and Ragin Cajun Team member at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

Evan is a member of the Jr. National Team and has skied with Team Canada at CanAms, PanAms, U17 Worlds, & U21 Worlds

Dedicated coaching combined with a fun environment can make all the difference. At Shalom Park, we produce a ski experience that will keep your kid coming back for years. Your athlete will rave about their summer when they spend it water skiing with Shalom Park Water Ski Site. 

Shalom Park has offered Learn to Ski programs for +35 years and has taught more than 3,000 young & old to water ski and build self-confidence. No prior skiing experience is necessary.

Sean Kraus

Coach/Boat Driver

Technical Support

Sean is a gifted coach, whether slalom, trick or jump, skiers respond to his positive approach. He will be happy to sit quiet if that is your preference or if you'd like him to provide coaching he is always eager to help. Sean graduated from University of Louisiana Lafayette and skied collegiately for the Ragin Cajun Team.

He is starting Law School this Fall

Sean is a member of the Jr. National Team and has skied with Team Canada at CanAms, Pan Ams, Jr Worlds, U21 Worlds, & Elite Worlds

1985 – Shalom Park Water Ski Site is the second Man-Made Private Water Ski Lake built in Canada.
1996 – Shalom Park hosted the Junior World Water Ski Championships.
2015 – 

Shalom Park Water Ski Site hosted the first Canadian Open Pro-Tour event.


Shalom Park hosted the U21 World Water Ski Championships and their second CanAm Challenge.






Shalom Park Water Ski Site is host to the JR. Canadian Open 

Shalom Park hosts 2022, 2023 Canadian National Water Ski Championships.