Ski Sharks shows on hold

NEW Media Staff

SHAWANO — The Shawano Ski Sharks announced that the start of their summer shows will not begin at the start of June as they have in the past because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The organization announced the news in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon. Dave Passehl, the president of the Ski Sharks, confirmed that the start of shows are on hold.

“After MANY meetings and planning changes we have decided that until we are allowed to have large groups gather we will not be able to hold shows for crowds, perform our acts with many people on the water at the same time, host our annual learn to ski program for the Shawano youth, and also our adaptive ski day,” stated the post.

The post also noted that community members might still see the team on the water practicing from 5 p.m. until dusk on Mondays and Tuesdays, starting on June 1. The team will follow the guidelines currently in place, so only one driver, one spotter and one skier will be allowed.

The Ski Sharks will keep an eye on the guidelines as the summer moves on, and hopes to be able to put on shows for crowds at some point.

The organization stated it plans to sell raffle tickets and also have cash prizes available for people to win during nights when shows would have normally occurred.