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.

2020 –Shalom Park Water Ski Site is to host the 2020 Canadian National Water Ski Championships.

Ken Nelson

Ken 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.  He holds multiple national records and still loves to coach, ski and simply be a part of this amazing community of water skiers. 

Who We Are

Evan Kraus

Evan is a tough act to follow.  Evan knows his technique and has a very sharp eye.  You will enjoy getting coached by Evan. If you invest in him, he will invest in you. He loves his proteges. Evan is training hard this year to make the Junior World U16 team.

Evan has been a member of both CanAm and PanAm teams and U21 Worlds.

Evan will entering Grade 11, starting fall on 2020.

What's Going on 2021

Our staff

Kristy Kraus

Kristy has been in the ski industry 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.

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 +25 years and has taught more than 2,000 young & old to water ski and build self-confidence. No prior skiing experience is necessary.

Sean Kraus

Sean knows his skiing, slalom, trick and jump and the skiers respond to his positive approach. Sean is both driver and coach.  He will be happy to sit quiet if that is your preference or if you'd like him to offer some coaching please ask him his availability. 

Sean has been a member of both CanAm, Pan Am, Junior World Team 2018 and U21 World team 2019

Sean has been accepted at the University of Louisiana Lafayette and will ski collegiately as part of their team in 2021.

Jaret Steinhilber

Jaret has been around Shalom Park since he was young, training with his father.  His family continues to pursue and enjoy their love for water skiing both at Sylvan Lake and at Shalom Park.  Jaret is a very accomplished slalom skier and we hope to see him knock down some bouys at 39off before the season is up.  Jaret has many years of experience as a boat driver and this will be his second year on staff with us at Shalom Park. 

Our History

MAY 1   - Season Open





SEPTEMBER 30 - Season Close