2023 Theme: Once Upon an Otter

Get ready to have your favorite fairytales come to life on the water, as the Midwest Ski Otters present our 2023 show: “Once Upon An Otter.” Sit back as Grandpa tells us some of the classic bedtime stories and see first-hand that “skiing is believing”. Whether your favorite character is Snow White, Cinderella, or the Big Bad Wolf, you will get a chance to be part of the tale like never before. The story will be just as you remembered, that is, just as long as Grandpa sticks to his trusted story book. Without the book, Grandpa sometimes gets his stories mixed up. If that happens, it is almost certain that anything can occur both on and off the water!

History of the Team

The Midwest Ski Otters were formed in 1995 with just 13 members. We spent our first summers struggling to ensure we had equipment, boats, and costumes so we could perform water ski shows for the community. With a lot of grit and determination (and amazing support from the community), we’ve grown to be a staple of Summer in the White Bear Lake area for over 25 years. In 2001, we added a Jr. Development team to help focus on training the youngest of members the skills necessary to not only ski but show ski. In 2014, we continued to expand making way for a Sr. Development team proving you’re never too old to join the fun. Our Sr. Development team provides adults (and older teens) an opportunity to focus and learn the skills required for becoming part of our Senior Show. The Ski Otters have come a long way since 1995, but our mission and goal remains today what it was back then:

The Midwest Ski Otters Water Ski Team is devoted to providing direction to the young and the young-at-heart, through a positive learning environment of water skiing. We are dedicated to bringing the Twin Cities Metro Area the best in wholesome family entertainment.