Covid-19 News:
The SkiAbiity Ottawa management team is assessing possibilities for a 2020 season. As the situation and movement to open services continue to evolve it is impossible to predict what will be possible this summer season.
The health and well-being of all our members is our primary concern - in keeping with our motto: Safety, Fun, Learning! We will comply with all relevant government and health regulations and recommendations but will also consider our how our own safety and sport protocols are impacted on top of any regulatory demands.
     In brief:
  • We have not cancelled our season - cancelling is our last resort! However registration will remain closed as this time.
  • While we are looking into several options for our season, we do know that we won't be operating until at least mid-July.
  • We will be assessing our options as the situation evolves and as the governments allow services to re-open and further provide guidelines
Watch this site for future upadtes or follow SkiAbility Ottawa on facebook.
Please let us know if you have any concerns or questions.

We hope each and everyone one of you are safe and healthy during this covid situation. Our thoughts are with each of you and your families during this time.

SAO Coordinators Chris, Ross, Celina, Jill & Julie
Stay safe Eh!

—— Last updated May 2020 ——

 
 
About SkiAbility:

SkiAbility is an approach to providing access to the sports of water skiing and wakeboarding for persons with a disability. It emphasises the "ability" in disability and aims to remove the various barriers to this great summer activity. SkiAbility is an initiative of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada.

 

About SkiAbility Ottawa:

Are you ready to ski? Oh yes! The SkiAbility Ottawa program, serving the Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec regions (Ottawa, Gatineau and surrounding areas), accepts persons with any type or level of disability, any age, and any experience level. The program accepts participants at the novice level and up and has a competitive stream including world class athletes.

The program uses various types of adaptive equipment and teaching techniques to ensure participant success. The boats are equipped with a ski boom to optimize learning and training. The participant may choose, depending on ability, sit-skiing, stand-up skiing, wakeboard, or barefoot.

SkiAbility Ottawa staredt in 2003 as an ad-hoc program, then, in 2005, when Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada launched SkiAbility, they joined the national movement and adopted the name SkiAbility Ottawa.

Objectives:   To provide a safe, fun, successful learning experience for all persons with a disability regardless of their previous watersport experiences. Age and disability are not limitations, they merely change the approach to the sport. At SkiAbility Ottawa we believe in adapting the equipment to the skier not adapting the skier to the equipment!

Organization:   SkiAbility Ottawa is a Not-for-Profit organization that is volunteer driven. It is an independently managed program operating under the under the SkiAbility Canada umbrella program and Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada. 

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Funding:     Funding is achieved through user fees, donations, and sponsorship.

Web site:   The purpose of this web site is to support the activities of the program, solicit volunteers, and facilitate information exchange.

 

More Info?
Volunteers, participants, donors, and sponsors if you would like more info on the program please email Info@SkiAbilityOttawa.ca. Thanks!