Friday, June 24, 2011

Utah Water Ski Club June News

Dear Utah Water Ski Club Members, 
 
-The club is really in need of help from several club members to help set up course #3 this Saturday June 25th . If you can help please call Tim Peterson (801) 652-0089.
 
-Park's Sportsman in Orem is now a new sponsor and supporter of the Utah Waterski Club. They are offering all members and waitlist members of the club 20% off of all items in their Watersports Department and 10% off of everything else in the store.
 
-The normal drop off and pick up location at the east end of course #1 no longer has a dock and there are rocks just under the water that extend about 10' ft out. It is not advised that you take your boat to shore at the east end of course #1 to pick up or drop off anyone.
 
-Reminder that when you show up at the course you need to make sure all buoys and magnets are in place and correctly adjusted BEFORE you ski. Replacement buoys/magnets are in the dock box, a chart of where the buoys/magnets go is in the white sign in binder in the dock box . If you have questions about how to replace buoys please e-mail Tim Peterson waterskinude@yahoo.com. If you need a key (same key as the last several years) for the dock box e-mail hank_cobb@yahoo.com.
 
Utah Water Ski Club's web page. http://www.utahwaterski.com
Utah Water Ski Club's facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128934277184738#!/group.php?gid=6309988762
 
Sincerely,
 
UWSC Board

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Park's Sportsman Teams Up with Utah Waterski Club!!!

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I am excited to announce that Park's Sportsman in Orem is now a new sponsor and supporter of the Utah Waterski Club!! They are offering all members and waitlist members of the club 20% off of all items in their Watersports Department and 10% off of everything else in the store!!! This is really a great benefit being offered to the club and its members by Randy Park of Park's Sportsman.


Park's Sportsman is the biggest sporting good store in Utah County and one of the biggest in the state. They have been in business in the same location for over 50 years! And unlike most other stores of this size they have not been bought out or taken over by a bigger conglomerate. The store is still family owned and operated by the Parks. The store is located in North Orem at 644 North State Street. Their phone number is 801-225-0227.


Last week I met with Randy Park and Cory Gebhardt of Park's Sportsman. They are excited to be involved with the club and anxious for all you members to see just how large their watersports department is and how much they have to offer the members. They actually approached us about getting involved with the club - we did not approach them. That alone says a lot about their commitment to supporting water skiing in Utah and especially in Utah County. And this is just the beginning. They would like to sponsor other events for the club. Some of the things we talked about were having a club night at the store for waterski club members, having a ski tournament sponsored by Park's Sportsman, and having a pro ski clinic also sponsored by Park's.


If you haven't been into Park's Sportsman for a while, you really need to go in and just take a look around. Their watersports department is the biggest in Utah County and one of the biggest in the state. Park's is both a Radar and an HO dealer. They carry both lines of skis. And if they don't have the Radar or HO that you are looking for they can order it and have it in a matter of just a few days. They also carry a large selection of gloves, handles, ropes, etc. And their selection of life jackets is huge! One of the biggest I've seen.


They also have a huge selection of wakeboards. I know, we are skiers not boarders. But most of us have kids and family members who are boarders (unfortunately). Well, Park's has everything a boarder needs. Huge selection of Ronix, Liquid Force, and Hyperlite boards!


In addition to skis and wakeboards, they have kneeboards, wakeskates, all sorts of tubes, and probably the biggest selection of surfboards in the state! They even have standup paddle boards for those of you who prefer manual power instead of motorized power. And if you need new boardshorts, swim suits, bikinis, etc, Park's also has a great selection of those as well.


But it isn't just about water sports. Randy is giving us 10% off of everything else in the store. Mountain bikes, road bikes, comfort bikes, kids bikes, shoes and cleats, athletic gear and equipment for all types of sports, camping equipment, tents, packs, sleeping bags, fishing gear and supplies, clothing and apparel, paintball guns and equipment, pool tables (Park's has been in the pool table business for 50 years!), skiis and snowboards, full service bike shop and ski/snowboard shop. and many more things. I can't list everything. You just need to go in and see for yourself.

When you go in you will need to show your membership/waitlist card to get the discount. By the way, the discount does not apply to Red Tag items. If there are any questions when you go in just ask for Randy or Cory. And make sure you thank them for giving us these benefits and for supporting the club.



Friday, June 10, 2011

June News

Dear Utah Water Ski Club Members, 
 
Course #1 is up with all new buoys and skiing great, course #3 is still not set up due to the cool wet spring. The club plans to set up course #3 some time soon, if you have time to help set it up please call Tim Peterson (801) 652-0089. The normal drop off and pick up location at the east end of course #1 no longer has a dock and there are rocks just under the water that extend about 10' ft out into the water. It is not advised that you take your boat to shore at the east end of course #1 to pick up or drop off anyone. The club was unable to secure a permit for a shore dock in that location this year. To help the club secure a permit for a shore dock next year please e-mail your reasons for wanting one to utahwaterskiclub@gmail.com and the board will use them when applying for a permit. A few reasons why the board wants a shore dock are: 1) Safety when loading/unloading passengers, 2) Emergency situations, 3) Handicap access, 4) Convenience that allows more use of the course/lake , ...
 
A reminder that all club members need to be diligent about following all state boating laws including being wakelsss with 150' ft of any person/boat/shore/dock, wear a coast guard approved vest, and use a flag.

Utah Water Ski Club's web page. http://www.utahwaterski.com
Utah Water Ski Club's facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128934277184738#!/group.php?gid=6309988762
 
Sincerely,
 
UWSC Board