Special to Iredell Free News

Skyview Lake Water Ski Club will be the host venue for the 2023 IWWF Pan American Senior Water Ski Championships on September 20-24.

The event will bring together 90 elite skiers from across the Americas, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. The community is invited to attend this event. Skyview Lake Water Ski Club is located off Skyview Lake in Harmony.

Jeff Blair, president of Skyview Lake Waterski Club, said the club is honored to host the event.

“My sons, Will and Wesley, and I have all represented the U.S. in previous Pan American Championships in South America and Mexico, so we know first-hand what an exciting experience this will be for all the skiers who have been chosen to represent their countries,” he said. “We appreciate the support from the local community helping us make this prestigious event possible.”

Cindy Charlton Sutton, executive director of the Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau, said the SCVB is excited to support the championship event.

“Skyview Lake is a true gem in our community, enabling us to attract groups to stay in our hotels and discover all that Statesville has to offer,” she said. “Our city takes immense pride in being a part of these exciting ventures, which not only showcase our beautiful region but also bring together talent from across the Americas. It’s a testament to the vibrant and welcoming spirit of Statesville, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this exhilarating journey.'”

Event Schedule

Wednesday, September 20
• Opening Ceremonies: 5:30 pm

Thursday, September 21
• All Women Slalom prelim
• All Men Slalom prelim
• All Women Trick semifinal
• All Men Trick semifinal

Friday, September 22
• All Women Slalom semifinal (LCQ)
• All Men Slalom semifinal (LCQ)
• All Women Jump semifinal
• All Men Jump semifinal

Saturday, September 23
• All Women Slalom final
• All Men Slalom final
• All Women Tricks final
• All Men Tricks final

Sunday, September 24
• All Women Jump final
• All Men Jump final

About Skyview Lake Water Ski Club

Skyview Lake Water Ski Club is a premier waterskiing destination located in Harmony, North Carolina. With its commitment to excellence and state-of-the-art facilities, it has become a renowned hub for water skiing competitions at all levels. The club is dedicated to promoting the sport of water skiing and nurturing talent in a picturesque, natural setting.

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