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Amateur Slalom superstar - (non-open skiers)           Sunday, 8 – 11:30 am
We are excited to offer the slalom superstars for our non-open skiers.  Those who qualify for open are not eligible to compete in the Amateur Slalom Superstars. Your slalom scores from the event will be used to determine whether you have qualified for the Slalom Superstars.

Divisions will be based on speed, adjustments will be made after registration is completed.


                                                                                                   Women                 Men            

                                      35yrs+ Slalom (55&52Wm*/55Mn)               
                                      Legends 65+ Slalom (52&49 Men)                
                                      Superstar (U26 see below)                                                             
                                                                   49k/30mph                                                      
                                                                   52k/32mph                                          
                                                                   55k/34mph                                         
                                                                   58k/36mph   

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CANADIAN NATIONALS - August 2 - 7, 2022
GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION


Registration: (click HERE)


Familiarization

August 2, 8am – 7pm

Tournament Format

WRL/CRC with one round. A Superstar second TBD. It will be referred to as the “Amateur Slalom Superstar”.

Tow Boats

The unequaled, World Record holder, Ski Nautique will be the official Tow Boat of the Nationals.





Organizing Committee

Contacts:

Kristy Kraus: 651-600-1309

Chuck Kraus: 817-964-4597

Donna Nelson: 780-717-0519

Ken Nelson: 780-616-1206

Email: nationals@shalompark.com

Website: http://www.shalompark.com

Training at Shalom Park

Training is open to anyone interested in booking through Mindbody.

Download the app from our website and complete your bookings up to two weeks in advance.

Host Hotel

Wyndham Garden Edmonton Airport     8016 Sparrow Drive, Leduc, AB T9E 7G3 780-769-0188

Use the Block Name “National Championships” to receive the discounted rate. Each guest will receive a 10% food voucher for the restaurant. Each guest will also enjoy a free Hot Breakfast.

Airport

The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is only 18.3 km Away from Shalom Park. http://flyeia,com

It is about 4 minutes from the Host Hotel.

Tourist Information

There are many options for tourist activities in Edmonton and greater Alberta.

Visit Travel Alberta and Explore Edmonton for options in planning your trip.

Official Functions

Shalom Park will host a BBQ on Thursday evening.

The Awards Banquet is Saturday night.


Host PSO

Water Ski and Wake Association of Alberta


Executive Director: Suzanne Velcic

780-415-0088
suzanne@wswa.ca

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PRESS RELEASE

JUNIOR CANADIAN OPEN:
FIELD OF COMPETITORS ANNOUNCED
By Water Ski Wakeboard Canada,


May 31, 2022

The field of competitors for the Junior Canadian Open is now available. 

The Junior Canadian Open will be hosted July 8-10, 2022 at Shalom Park Water Ski Site in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The 2-round, world record-capable event will feature U21 Junior Men/Junior Women and U17 Boys/Girls athletes. The Jr. Canadian Open will be home to the world's top junior water ski athletes competing in Canada this 2022 summer. 

These extraordinary athletes will be competing for titles in the Slalom, Trick, Jump, and Overall Events.   

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Junior Canadian Open 2022



ATHLETES NAMES ANNOUNCED ON SHALOM PARK HOME PAGE      

TOURNAMENT FACT SHEET

The Junior Canadian Open Water Ski Championships will be a two-day/two-round World Record Capability competition with a preliminary and final round. This event is sanctioned by the Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada. Current International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation rules apply in all cases, except as listed herein. The event will be towed by Nautique Boats.

Divisions
There will be four divisions: U17Boys, U17Girls, U21Men, and U21Women.

Boys and Girls must have been born in the year 2005 or more recently.
Men and Women must have been born between 2000 and 2004 inclusive.

Preliminary round event qualification and seeding
There are no minimum qualifications. Each athlete must submit two scores per event performed at two separate WSWC Canadian Record Capable (CRC) or IWWF World Ranking List (WRL) sanctioned tournaments between Friday, May 1, 2021, and May 30, 2022.

Proof of performances must be submitted to: kristy@shalompark.com  

Max Number of competitors in each event of the preliminary round


                                    Slalom               Tricks               Jump
U17Boys                          8                      8                       8
U17Girls                          8                      8                       8
U21Men                           8                      8                       8
U21Women                      8                      8                       8
These numbers include overall skiers described in provision #1 below.                                                 

Method of filling the list:

1. The #1, #2, and #3 ranked skiers on the April 2022 IWWF Junior and U21 World Ranking Lists in overall and posted as final will be selected first and seeded in the final running order according to the average of the two scores submitted in each event.
2. The remaining positions (up to 8) in each event will be filled according to the average of the two scores submitted in each event.
3. All ties, whether for a seeding position or for the last qualifying position, will be broken by looking at the first highest individual score, then the most current published IWWF ranking list score.
4. Where there are skiers still tied for the last qualifying position, all will be entered.
5. Using the above procedures, replacements will be made due to withdrawal by the end of the 6:00 p.m. mandatory skiers meeting at the tournament site the day before the start of the event. No further changes will be made after that time.

Overall
If the event qualification process does not produce at least three (3) overall competitors in each of the four divisions for the preliminary round, additional overall competitors will be invited to compete in all three events of the preliminary round. (This may exceed the 96 total pulls for the tournament.)

These overall competitors will be selected according to the highest overall score, second highest, etc., on the World Junior and U21 Rankings Weekly rankings (last one before above end dates) in overall and posted as final until three competitors are confirmed in each of the four divisions. Overall skiers will only ski in the final round if they make the cut for that round. The overall skier’s highest event score from either round in each event will be used in the calculation for overall placement with the thousand points attributed to the top score by an overall skier only.

Final Round
The following number of skiers from Saturday’s preliminary will advance to the final round held on Sunday: U17/U21 Men Slalom (4), Tricks (4), Jump (4); U17/U21 Women Slalom (4), Tricks (4), Jump (4).

Seeding for Sunday’s final round will be based on Saturday’s preliminary round results with the skier with the best score skiing last. Ties in seeding will be based on the competitor with the higher-seeded position in the preliminary round. Ties for the last qualifying position will be run off according to IWWF rules. In the finals, any ties other than first will be awarded to the higher seed. Ties for first in slalom will be a one-time run-off where the top skier has the choice to go 1st or 2nd and whoever skis 2nd must beat whoever skis first.

Registration
All entries must be done online. All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. MST, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The entry fee is $285 USD regardless of the number of events.

There will be a mandatory skier’s meeting on Friday at 6:00 p.m., July 8, 2022, at the Ski Site. Roll call will be taken at this meeting. Unless a skier or his representative (on an exception basis) is present to sign in, the skier will be scratched and replacements to the running order made with no further changes after the conclusion of the mandatory skiers meeting. If a representative will be present to sign a skier in, that skier should advise the tournament director Kristy Kraus (Kristy@shalompark.com) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting to indicate that the skier will be unable to attend and provide the tournament director with the name of the skier’s representative.

Hotels

Wyndham Garden Edmonton Airport

8016 Sparrow Drive, Leduc, AB T9E 2G3

Reservations: (780)769-0188

To receive a special rate please contact reservations and give them the block name: Jr. Canadian Open

Additional Notes
Entry fee is $285.00 USD. Included in the entry fee are: meal and refreshments on Friday evening, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday for the athletes.

Familiarization ($25USD per set) will be available from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday, July 8.

All skiers booking at the Wyndham Garden will receive a Free Familiarization set: (4 passes slalom or 2 passes trick or 2 jumps).

Practice may also be available Saturday, July 2, thru Thursday, July 7, by paying for and booking sets on the Mindbody booking system used at Shalom Park.

 
Information on how to sign up for Friday practice will be communicated early June. 


For updates, please check www.shalompark.com.


Refund Policy

There will be a refund processing fee of $75 for all those who enter, are selected to compete, and choose not to do so. All requests for refunds must be submitted within 24 hours after the completion of the tournament to be considered. Refunds will be paid by Shalom Park within 60 days after the conclusion of the tournament.

Skiing for the press will be at the discretion of the Tournament Director and Chief Judge.

Current IWWF Rules will apply, other than any exceptions noted herein.

Minimum slalom speeds: NONE

For overall calculations using the 1000 point system, 18 slalom buoys are subtracted for U17Boys/Girls; 24 for U21Men/Women.

The ramp heights are listed in IWWF Rule 13.01 for both U17Boys/Girls Competition & U21Men & Women.

Awards
Awards will be based on final round results only except for overall (to be scored as described above in the Overall section) and given to first, second and third in each event and overall.