We are happy to announce that Water Ski Wakeboard Nova Scotia is open for the 2020 season, while some programs may look a little different we are excited to get out on the water with you in the ways we can! 

 

A few reminders heading into this season: 

 

  • Please consider registering for your WSWNS membershiphere  These annual fees support all our provincial programs we offer and our government funding is based on how many members we have so please take the time to sign up! 

 

  • Summer Camps, these are running as normal with additional public health measures implemented to ensure safety of campers and coaches. These are filling QUICKLY please book your spot for Morris Lake here or Traveling Camps, here.  If a week appears to be full, please contact us to be put on the waitlist in case additional spots become available. 

 

  • Private lessons, these are available Friday’s at Morris Lake Club to book and for more details click here.  

 

  • Atlantic’s, these we are hoping are a go but waiting on confirmation from New Brunswick- stay tuned! 

 

  • Skiability, sadly currently we are not able to offer this program based on public health requirements (i.e. social distancing), if restrictions continue to lift the organization will revisit this decision for August. 

 

  • Club Skiing Expression of Interest at Morris Lake, we want to hear from you whether you would be interested! Please respond to this email if you are interested, we are specifically wondering: 

    • What time of day would you want to club ski? 

    • Week days or weekends? 

    • How many times a week would you want to have club skiing available? 

    • How much would you pay or have paid at other ski clubs for: 

      • Annual club ski membership? 

      • Per ski set? 

    • Would you be interested in having coaching available during club skiing? 

    • Others comments or suggestions for us on club skiing? 

Covid-19 safety precautions

The health, safety and well-being of our staff, members and community are of the utmost

importance to us. 

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), previously known as the 2019 novel coronavirus, is a

pandemic that already has, and will continue to, imminently disrupt the operations of many

businesses, not just our own.

 

Our Water Ski and Wakeboard Nova Scotia Board felt it was critical to be equipped with an

extensive plan on how we will safely resume operations once able to re-open by government

regulation. The below plan will be in effect only once the government allows our ski

school to re-open for the season.

Policy Brief & Purpose

This WSWNS policy includes the measures we are actively taking to mitigate the spread of

coronavirus, as well as the policies we will implement in the future upon being allowed to re-

open again. You are kindly requested to follow all these rules diligently, to sustain a healthy

and safe space in this unique environment. It’s important that we all respond responsibly and

transparently to these health precautions. We assure you that we will always treat your private

health and personal data with high confidentiality and sensitivity.

This coronavirus (COVID-19) company policy is susceptible to changes with the introduction of

additional governmental guidelines. If so, we will update this document online accordingly.

Scope 

This coronavirus policy applies to all of our employees who physically work on our dock or in

our boats, as well as all students who attend lessons, camps or club sets at our dock.

Policy Elements

Below we have outlined the required actions we have and will take to ensure the safety of all

employees and clients in an effort to prevent potential coronavirus infection.

General public safety measures and hygiene:

  •  Hand sanitizer stations will be available installed at all sites throughout our office and

around our dock and additional hand washing stations have been placed on the dock for

your convenience

  •  Social distancing tape will been placed on the dock to ensure safety requirements

throughout

  •  New occupancy caps will be in place for the following areas (occupancy includes staff

members and students): (5) in the Ski Shed, (5) on Ski Dock – numbers shall not exceed a

total group occupancy of more than (5) as set by Nova Scotia Provincial guidelines.

  •  All employees and clients are required to wash their hands after using the toilet, before

eating, and if you cough/sneeze into your hands (follow the 20-second hand-washing

rule). You can also use the sanitizers you’ll find around the office.

  •  Cough/sneeze into your sleeve, preferably into your elbow. If you use a tissue, discard it

properly and clean/sanitize your hands immediately.

  •  Avoid touching your face, particularly eyes, nose, and mouth with your hands to prevent

from getting infected.

Dock sanitation and safety:

  •  All common areas and items (ski racks, chairs, door handles, reception desk etc.) will be

sanitized between students with commercial grade products.

  •  Employees must wash and/or sanitize hands on a regular basis and other times if needed.

  •  We ask that all clients limit their friends or family travelling with them to drop off. Only

lesson participants will be permitted on the dock. And they have to be 6’ apart.

  •  A staff instructor will be circulating at all times to ensure that social distancing is being

respected at all times and maintaining the flow on and off the dock.

Boat safety:

  •  All drivers will remain at 6 ft or greater distance away from the skier at all times.

  •  All boats will go out with (1) spotter only and will be staff members only staying at

maximum distance apart.

  •  No additional spectators will be permitted in the boat until social distancing measures are

lifted.

  •  We will be limiting the amount of bookings allowed per hour to ensure that all skiers have

enough time to move about freely through their appointment.

  •  All skiers will be asked to maintain flow on the dock and leave shortly after their ski set is

complete if there is a steady flow of incoming participants.

  •  All staff members and students will be asked if they have cold symptoms, such as

cough/sneezing/fever, or feel poorly, please stay home. You will not be charged a late

cancellation fee – we just ask that you call us as soon as possible.

  •  If you have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, you can return to our facility only after you’ve

fully recovered, with a doctor’s note confirming your recovery.

  •  If you have recently returned from out of the country, we’ll ask you to remain home for 14

calendar days and return to our dock only if you are fully asymptomatic. You will also be

asked not to come into physical contact with any other staff members or clients during this

time.

  •  If you’ve been in close contact with someone infected by COVID-19, with high chances of

being infected yourself, please consider the safety of your fellow skiers stay at home. You

will also be asked not to come into physical contact with any other staff members or

clients during this time.

Tournaments and events:

  •  As of now all tournaments and events are pending reclassification, rescheduling or

cancellation, dependent on government guidelines and Water Ski Wakeboard Canada’s

(WSWC) and Water Ski Wakeboard Nova Scotia (WSWO) recommendations.

  •  Further details will be released as to what events may be able to continue, and if so the

strict guidelines we will abide by keep all participants safe. 

Evaluation 

COVID 19 has presented all of us with challenges we have never seen before. It’s important to

consider that any of the adjustments we are making today, may need further adjustment

tomorrow.

It is recommended that you check back on this page regularly as it gets updated according to

Provincial and Federal guidelines. We may adjust any of the above policies if they are not

working well enough or causing other issues within our workplace.

@2018 by Water Ski Wakeboard Nova Scotia. A nonprofit Organization.