The Mad-City Ski Team is made up of a group of dedicated volunteers that perform free water ski shows for the Madison community throughout the summer and compete in regional and national water ski show tournaments. The team is national recognized for it’s innovative shows and thrilling water skiing. The team has won National Championships in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
The team is made up of children of all ages ranging from our youngest at 6 or 7 years old to skiers in their 50s and a variety of other support personnel that may be even older or younger. Although there are many people that join the team as individuals, there are also many families that join where the parents and children all compete together on the same team together, some may be skiing and some may be helping on shore, the docks or out in the boats. Show skiing is a unique sport where an entire family can compete together.
Many past and present members have skied professional at places such as Tommy Bartlett’s in the Wisconsin Dells, throughout the world in traveling ski shows in Germany, China and Japan and at Sea Worlds, Six Flags and Cypress Gardens.
In addition to performing water ski shows, the team also hosts a disabled skier clinic, runs a learn to ski program and helps run the Clean Lakes Festival that is dedicated to cleaning up Dane County’s lakes.
If you’re interested in joining the Mad-City Ski Team, please visit our information page about how to Join Mad-City.